With slick technology, no branches and limited products, neo-banks are on the rise in Australia, but can they match the big banks on price?
Effie Zahos is a finance editor, commentator and financial literacy campaigner with Bauer Media. She is the author of A Real Girl’s Guide to Money: From Converse to Louboutins, and a regular money commentator on TV and radio across Australia. In 1999, a background in banking Effie helped kickstart Money, which she edited until 2019. Effie holds a Bachelor's degree in economics.
It is with a very heavy heart that I write this editor’s letter for Money magazine knowing that it will be the last one from me, writes Effie Zahos.
Has the voice in your head ever asked, “Where the hell is your money going?” A Real Girl’s Guide to Money by Effie Zahos has the answer.
If you’ve got the time and the right personality you may be able to bypass a real estate agent – and their fees – and sell your home yourself.
The interest rate earned on “lost” bank accounts for the 2017-18 period was 2.13%. The average interest rate on a transaction account over the same period was a measly 0.11%.
Want to apply for a home loan? Expect to have your spending – especially Netflix and Uber expenses – scrutinised. Here’s how to impress your lender.
Follow these Christmas budgeting tips to avoid financial strife and simply enjoy family, friends and fond memories, writes Effie Zahos.
How much are you paying for your mortgage? What about your credit card? You’d be mad not to have a peek at some of our Best of the Best winners here to compare what you’re paying or earning.
Putting aside the ridiculous fees and unconscionable interest rates, there are six other things that annoy Effie Zahos about credit cards
When it comes to selling, the name of the game is to get the best price. Here are five ways to sell your home, from going through a buyer’s agent to doing it yourself.