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Alba Iulia
Friday, July 10, 2020

Managing Your Money

Early access to superannuation a “last resort”: retirement advocates

One of the ways the Australian government is responding to the needs of those who lost jobs caused by COVID-19 is by easing the rules around early access to superannuation. Many Australians are now...

RBA makes historic rate cut

Following an emergency board meeting held on 19 March 2020, the Reserve Bank of Australia has announced a rate cut of 0.25% to a new record low cash rate of 0.25%, in an effort to help the...

The sensible Pinoy – Getting the best value when buying a car

Next to buying real estate, buying a car probably represents the second-largest major expense for any family. It is not uncommon for a family in Australia to own several cars --- one for each family member old...

The generous Pinoy

Holidays always bring out the best qualities in every Filipino family. Our generosity and hospitality are legendary amongst our peers the world over. An invitation to celebrate the Holidays in a Pinoy household always...

How to stay out of debt this holiday season

Christmas is a great time of year for most Australians. It’s a time of eating and drinking, giving and receiving, spending time with loved ones and taking a holiday. Australians also like...

Hоw to rераir a bаd credit rating

Yоu mау hаvе discovered that if уоu hаvе a bаd credit rating, it iѕ еxtrеmеlу difficult for уоu tо gеt financing, loans, and реrhарѕ еvеn employment. And hаving a bаd credit rаting оftеn leaves уоu fееling helpless...

Golden wedding anniversary celebration on a budget

The perfect golden wedding anniversary celebration doesn't have to be expensive, although it can still be elaborate. What matters is that you celebrate it with people closest to your heart. How do you throw...

Hosting a 50th Birthday party on a budget

Reaching the golden year is one of the greatest milestones one can achieve in life. After all, that's half a century, not too young yet not too old. At this stage, you probably have the time and...

5 practical tips for avoiding debt during wedding season

Let’s talk about the elephant in the bridal chamber: the wedding budget. Look, I get that for some (okay, fine, several) people, your wedding day is supposed to be...

The best time to refinance your home loan

Have you had a look at your home loan statement lately? Have you noticed that lenders have slowly raised your interest rate? The major lenders – CBA, ANZ, Westpac and NAB have lifted their variable mortgage rates last September...
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Our lives as Filipino-Australians may never be the same again

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Metropolitan Melbourne and Mitchell Shire return to lockdown

By Philip Russo, Monash University and Brett Mitchell, University of Newcastle Metropolitan Melbourne and the shire of Mitchell will...

Manila ranks among world’s top emerging startup ecosystems

The Philippine startup ecosystem is once again featured in the annual Global Startup Ecosystem Report (GSER) by Startup Genome. In its inaugural...

Pivoting back from a global pandemic

As I am writing this, I am sitting here in the quiet space of the kitchen. The birds have not yet begun...

Protecting the community from Coronavirus (COVID-19): information for Filipino-Australians

As we move towards living COVIDSafe, it is important that you stay home if you are unwell. If you have cold or...