In this episode of Searle Sitdown, we explore the dangers of 'Cross Collateralising' your home loan and the other options that you have at your disposal.

In this episode of Searle Sitdown, we find the answer to a commonly asked question 'Do I need to be wealthy to seek financial advice?'.

In this episode of Searle Sitdown, we explore 'Why 55% of Australians go to Mortgage Brokers?'

Keep an eye out for more episodes to drop over the coming weeks.

The sun is shining, the days are getting longer, flowers are blooming, the department stores are bringing in their Christmas stuff... yes, spring is finally here. Everyone knows that spring is the season of fresh starts. Most people will take the opportunity to do a bit of spring cleaning, getting to all those pesky once-or-twice-a-year jobs around the ho...

Whether you’re after lower repayments or want to tap into the equity sitting in your home, refinancing can offer a world of benefits. Here are some things to be aware of so that you don’t find yourself hooked into a bad deal.

Don’t be fooled by the interest rate

Finding a lower interest rate doesn’t necessarily mean you’ve scored yourself a better deal. In...

When purchasing an investment property, there are a number of factors that could increase or reduce your potential return on investment. In this case it's not just location, location, location.

When considering a property for investment purposes, the most important question to ask is 'will be attractive to tenants?'.  But how do you know what will appeal t...

Asking how long it takes to get a loan approved is like asking how long a piece of string is. Every application is unique, so the time between your first contact with your bank or broker and approval can never be predetermined. There are, however, some things you can do to help hurry your application along.

Although very rare, same-day loan approvals are p...

Do you ever take your child to the supermarket and let them hand the money to the cashier? Perhaps they’re applying their newfound counting skills to sorting out your spare change? Or maybe they’ve got their first piggy bank to stash away a few cents here and there? These things aren’t just cute ways to keep them entertained. Whether you know it or not, y...

Anyone who has ever moved will tell you how painful it can be… You tend to find things at the back of rarely looked in cupboards that you probably should have moved off to Lifeline five years ago. But you keep it just in case!

As a family, we have moved several times, and none of them was particularly fun.

So, it was with a slight feeling of nervousness, th...

How we behave with our money affects almost every aspect of our lives.  Some people are naturally great at saving money, others not so.  What makes us tick in terms of how we spend our money?

Well that’s a one word answer.

Emotions.

How we feel about money, what we perceive as meaning to us, what we believe it can do for us is the driver behind a lot of...

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