Follow these Christmas budgeting tips to avoid financial strife and simply enjoy family, friends and fond memories, writes Effie Zahos.
Money magazine editor Effie Zahos started out as a graduate trainee for one of Australia’s major banks. She moved to TV in 1997, kick-starting her career in finance journalism as head researcher for Channel Nine’s Money Show. A regular finance commentator on TV and radio, she is the author of The Great $20 Adventure.
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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.
A new platform means some Aussie workers can access their wages daily instead of waiting till payday, so what’s the catch?
A package home loan combines your mortgage with additional products such as fee-free credit cards or discount insurance, but these perks come at a price.
Banks are wary of older first-time borrowers, unless they want finance for an investment property. Effie Zahos looks at how age affects your mortgage eligibility.
Are you better off with a packaged home loan? Should you pay your mortgage weekly or fortnightly? We sort fact from fiction on these mortgage myths.
Retirees who plan to draw on the equity in their home for a reverse mortgage need to run the numbers first, warns Effie Zahos.
You earn 1% more on your savings while helping your kids out with their mortgage. Being the Bank of Mum and Dad has its perks, writes Effie Zahos.