We’ve almost sold our house

It’s been a hectic last couple of weeks around here. Between getting our house ready for sale, buying a new block of land, building our new house, going to work, operating our online businesses and planning for our holiday (i’m on holidays now) things have been super crazy. I’m so glad that everything is finally

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5 Things You Should Know Before Refinancing Your Home Loan

Refinancing your home loan could be one of the best financial decisions you ever make. From helping you consolidating your credit card debt to choosing a better home loan – refinancing your home loan can be surprisingly simple. However, before you make the decision, here are five things you should know

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How Getting The Right Home Loan Can Save You Money

If you want to get into the property market there is a good chance that you will need to borrow money from a financial institution. I recently had to do this in order to finance the house and land that my wife and I recently purchased. For many people the whole loans process can seem

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Selection Process For Our New Home

Last week I spoke about how we started the process of building our new house. Today I am continuing with the next part of the series, which is all about the different selections we had to make with the design consultant. I must admit, I forgot just how many things needed to be selected when

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Building a House Step by Step – Part 1

If you regularly follow my blog you will be aware that my wife and I are about to try and sell our house. We have also recently been through the process of buying land, and are now embarking on the next phase, which is building the house. Last time we built a house it was

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The Types of Loans That Improve Credit Scores

When used responsibly, loans can actually help to improve your credit score. While the initial credit inquiry does cause the score to lower slightly, it is easy to rebound when you make on-time payments. It is ideal to maintain financial responsibility by only applying for a loan that you can repay even if one member

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I’m paying for G20 to come to town this weekend

In case you hadn’t heard, the G20 summit is in Brisbane this weekend. It’s pretty much the only thing the news stations are talking about. First the talking heads on the TV were talking about all the road closures, then it was how the protesters billboard advertisements were going to be banned, next it was

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Online Business Update 2

It’s been about 7 months since I last did an update on our business that sells physical products. I know that last time I posted about it there was a fair bit of interest, and plenty of people were stating that they wanted to open an online store, but either didn’t have time or hadn’t

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How I Accidentally Learned to Invest Like Warren Buffett

The following is a contribution from Kalen Bruce at MoneyMiniBlog. If you’d like to contribute to Monster Piggy Bank, please contact me I still remember walking to the back restrooms of Walmart and seeing the stock price on the wall. I don’t know why they thought that was the best place for it, but there it

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Tools to Help Figure out Final Expenses

To protect your family from the expenses that would occur in your unfortunate death, it’s important to go over the potential final expenses. This will allow you to get the proper coverage you need from an insurer. Whether you’re growing old or have failing health, figuring out your final expenses should be done well ahead

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What does the Best Income Protection Insurance Provide?

Australia is one of the most underinsured countries in the developed world; according to insurance industry body Lifewise. Income protection is an essential consideration for anyone who relies on an income, and is one of the simplest and most affordable ways to protect you and your family. If you are unable to work and earn

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Basic Troubleshooting Steps for Credit Card Errors

Credit cards are the most common mode of payment method for customers. Based on a report by the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, 80 percent of consumers hold a credit card. A close second are debit card holders with 78 percent, while prepaid card users are at 17 percent only. Usage may not be on

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