Interest rates are rising, rents are going up and the cost of living is the highest it’s been since the 1990’s. So, if you don’t already have a budget in place it might be time to put one together. Making a budget can be tedious, or even overwhelming but it can really help you feel more on top of your finances and hopefully save some money too.
US stock indexes have slipped as worries of a global economic downturn from aggressive central bank rate hikes and risks of potential contagion from a turmoil in UK markets turned investors risk averse.Out of the 11 S&P; sector indexes, six of them dropped more than 2.
Premier Investment shares have soared to a four-month high after the Smiggle, Just Jeans and Peter Alexander brand owner announced an almost five per cent rise in full-year profit and a share buyback of up to $50 million.2m in statutory net profit after tax in the 12 months to July 30, up 4.
As the cost of living increases many Australians are cutting back on expenses, and streaming TV subscriptions like Netflix are often the first things to go. But does this short-term sacrifice pay off financially in the long term?
As we head into peak wedding season the question of wedding gifts, or more accurately wedding cash gifts comes up. Is it okay for couples to request money instead of gifts and if yes, just how much is expected?
An emergency fund is a great way to cover those unexpected costs that crop up because life can be unexpected. You might lose your job, your car might need repairs or you might get hit with a big dental or medical bill. But despite the best of intentions 1 in 5 Australians say they don’t have any emergency savings to fall back on at all. So how do you build an emergency fund - and how much should you aim to save? In a perfect world experts say that you should have 6 months salary stashed away, but if this just isn’t realistic for you - then set something that is - after all something is better than nothing.
Wall Street has ended sharply higher following its recent sell-off, helped by falling Treasury yields, while Apple dropped on concerns about demand for iPhones.The strong gains came after the S&P; 500 on Tuesday closed at its lowest since late 2020, dragging US stocks further into bear market territory.