Whether you’re a lover or a hater of the WFH life, there are more costs involved beyond your tax deductible power bills and office supplies, so bear these sneaky spends in mind if you’ve been tasked with deciding how you’ll work in the future.
At the start of every year, household CFO and happy saver Ruth Henderson uses PocketSmith to plan her family’s finances for the year ahead. Budgeting, she says, is the key to financial freedom. Find out which three PocketSmith features she considers essential to helping her family achieve their money goals.
With international travel off the cards for most of us, the past year has forced those of us looking to take a break to consider holidaying locally. But that doesn’t mean you need to miss out on the fun, or some savings! Amanda shares five tips on having a cheap holiday in your own backyard.
How does a self-confessed lover of fashion and shopping survive one year without buying any new clothes? Hear from Dora as she shares the lessons she learned, some tips on running a successful clothes swap, and the surprising amount of money she actually ended up saving.
Have you been making more unnecessary online purchases than usual in the past year? We're all guilty of buying something ridiculous like a tub of hummus in response to the pressures of lockdown. The Broke Generation's Emma reminds us that it's not the end of the world!
As we fervently sing Auld Lang Syne to bid farewell to 2020 (no offence, but man, are we glad to be seeing the back of you!), Ruth The Happy Saver sits at her desk in her new garden shed, to share with us what she does every New Year’s Eve (hint: it’s not what you think).
Last Christmas, I gave you my… what? If holiday gifting has gotten a little out of hand for you, Ruth The Happy Saver has six handy tips to help avoid that end-of-year overspend! Paraphrasing Mariah, ultimately, all most people want for Christmas… is you!
Couples who talk about money with each other have stronger relationships. The same applies to families! Ruth The Happy Saver shares how she uses PocketSmith’s tools to help have productive financial conversations with her family!
When it comes to your finances, are you a Chandler or more of a Monica? Guest writer Emma uses her unagi to assess how the characters of Friends handled their money.
Globally, 2020 will be a hard year to forget. We've had to rapidly adjust to COVID-19 and its effects, and our money habits are no exception. Here are nine tips to help you adjust your finances to the new normal.
Talking to your partner about money can be stressful. Our friend Ruth, The Happy Saver shares 8 steps she uses to have positive money conversations with her husband.
Feeling stressed or worried about your finances? It's normal to experience financial anxiety. Emma from The Broke Generation shares some tips you can use when you're feeling in over your head.
Did you take out the 6-month mortgage holiday when COVID-19 hit? That six months is coming to an end in Australia. Here’s what to do next if you’re reaching the end of your mortgage holiday.
Side hustles are a great way to make extra income. Learn how to commit to the hustle with PocketSmith.
Millennial money guru Emma is back to answer more of Gen Z Maddie's money questions. We find out that you're never too young to start thinking about your credit score and saving for retirement.
Whether you’re self-employed or just thinking about freelancing, here are three tips on how to manage your money as a contractor.
If you’re committed to achieving FIRE, you’ll need to track your finances carefully and meticulously. We’ll show you how software like PocketSmith can help you do the heavy lifting!
Our resident Gen Z, Maddie, asks our resident millennial money guru, Emma, her burning money questions. She might not know TikTok, but she knows taxes.
It takes incredible levels of grit and motivation to achieve Financial Independence and Retire Early (FIRE). How have those who’ve FIREd actually done it? Ruth The Happy Saver shares some inspirational examples with us.
Earning more than one stream of income? Welcome to the new normal! We've put together five tips that we hope will save you time and stress when managing multiple incomes.
Amanda Konyn's best friend and best dog Fritz not only brings her immense joy on a daily basis, he’s also taught her some valuable lessons about money.
Followers of the FIRE (Financial Independence, Retire Early) movement aim to create a large nest egg that will produce an income of its own, letting them step away from paid work.
The Broke Generation’s Emma Edwards shares how mindful spending can help you feel more in control and confident with your money.
Our friend Ruth Henderson, The Happy Saver shares eight bad money habits she sees too often. Many of these habits are not about dollars and cents, but more about our own behaviour.
What are credit scores or ratings and how do they work? Learn how to check your credit score.
‘Getting out of debt’ is a phrase used often in personal finance. Learn how to get out of debt with PocketSmith.
Our friend Ruth Henderson, The Happy Saver joins us again to talk about all things credit.
We sat down with Ruth Henderson, The Happy Saver and asked her some big questions about our spending habits.
Debt can come in many forms. Credit cards, student loans, and medical costs are some of the most common. Despite its reputation, debt isn’t inherently bad either.
The Barefoot Investor is a financial guide followed by thousands of people around the world. Find out how to structure this unique system in PocketSmith!
If you’re looking for a celebrated financial plan to help you take control of your money, we encourage you to read this post, watch videos and to get a copy of the book.
Keeping a budget helps you manage the balance of income versus expenses. Learn how to keep to your budget with PocketSmith.
Calculating your personal net worth means knowing your exact financial position. It gives you a simple strategy for planning ahead.
With the cost of living rising, financial stress can easily take hold. Learn how to manage your money with Pocketsmith.
Over the last 10 years, we’ve learnt a thing or two about financial advice. Our best advice, when it comes to finances, is that there isn't one solution that suits everyone. There’s no magic cookie cutter solution. Financial advice isn't a one-size-fits-all glove. It depends on who you are, and what your situation is.