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Financial wellbeing tips and guides

On topics from managing your income to setting yourself up for your financial future, here you’ll find guides to help you feel more on top of your money.

Along with our program, these tips, tricks and stories are here to help you along your path to better financial wellbeing.

Save Smarter

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Six ways to save on your grocery shop

How do you keep your grocery costs to a minimum, without ruining what you love about your shopping list? Here are our six top supermarket hacks that can help you save money on groceries.

   

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How to save $10K for a rainy day

A $1,000 financial cushion is good, but a savings goal of $10,000 will help you prepare for any rainy day. These savings hacks are here to help you get there.

  

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5 smart ways to save, no sacrifice needed

Luckily, saving doesn’t have to come with extreme sacrifice. Here are 5 easy ways to reduce your spending and save more money, without cutting anything out of your life.

  

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The snowball effect of compound interest

The earlier you plan to invest in your future, the bigger difference it will make.

 

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15 Cheapy McCheap ways to save a few bucks

They say if you look after the pennies the pounds take care of themselves.

   

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4 healthy habits to boost your bank balance (and your energy)

Take a deep breath and use these tips to start setting real healthy habits.

  

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Top 5 clever cash habits in a digital future

Budgeting tips from the good old days of cash.

 

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Is your budget in hibernation? Try these winter savings tricks

Our three easy savings hacks will save you money this winter.

 

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Cosy up on cash: Winter swapsies to boost your bank balance

The winter months are a brilliant time to save. Here’s how..

 

Spend Carefully

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The art of spending mindfully: A Psychologist’s take

Dr Suzy Green, clinical psychologist and positive psychology expert, takes us through the ins and outs of mindful spending and how we do it.

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Cancel or continue? The subscription clean-up you need

For many, a world without our favourite subscription services is now almost incomprehensible. But not every automatically-billed app or service is worth the cash.

   

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Treat yo’self: How to become your own rewards program

Feeling good doesn’t have to break the bank. Learn how to reward yourself for sticking to your financial goals – a little bit at a time. 

   

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Date now, without breaking the bank

A cheap date doesn’t have to be a bad date with these thrifty (but romantic) ideas.

  

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The scientific way to beat buyer’s remorse

It’s even got a fancy name: cognitive dissonance in your spending habits. Learn all about it so you can send your online shopping packing.

  

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Lights off, cash on: Sustainability tips that help you save

A lot of money can go out the window when you’re not using your energy wisely.

  

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How to plan (and budget) a homegrown holiday

You don’t have to travel far to plan a much-deserved holiday. 

  

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A thoughtful guide to gift-giving (that won't hurt your budget)

Your Christmas budget has probably taken a hit with everything the year has thrown at you, but good gifts don’t require a Christmas miracle.

  

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Sweating over your summer spend? Here’s how to restart your budget

Looking for security, comfort or a better handle on what you’ve got? Read on to see how we’re tackling financial wellbeing in 2021.

  

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The six-step method to tidying up your finances

Tidying up your finances may just change your life. Here’s how to manage your money in six easy steps.

  

Life Hacks

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Is there a right way for couples to combine their income?

You know what they say, couples who finance together.... Have joint accounts? Not always! Here’s three different ways couples manage their money.

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Tax tips: Can I claim my onesie?

What you need to know about tax claims when you’ve been working from home.

   

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Puppy love: Can you afford a dog?

We think it’s a good idea to paws and think about the responsibilities and cost of owning a dog before you commit to bringing home your new fur baby.

 

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One car or two?

The struggle is real, and so are the petrol costs. So can you really afford a second car?

  

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I do, take two: The real cost of postponing your wedding

Long engagements are all the rage now, so get your budget ready for your vows.

  

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Budget hacks for small to super-sized home renos

From quick fixes to big builds, your budget will thank you.

  

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You've just won $1million*

*Except you totally haven’t. Don’t be fooled by fraudsters.

   

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Not the couch, Fido! The real cost of owning a naughty pet

Real life pet owners share the most expensive things their pet has destroyed – from designer sunglasses to flat screen TVs.

  

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New year, new goals: here's how to plan your finances a year ahead

New year, new financial plan. Where to start planning now.

  

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The interest-ing bits about interest rates

The subject of interest rates isn’t just interest-ing – it’s downright fascinating. Really! Here’s what you need to know.

  

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Navigating tax time for different ways of working

Back to the office full-time, or living the WFH dream? Here’s how to ace your tax return – whatever your work arrangements.

  

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The terrific trifecta: 3 easy ways to make the most of your tax return

Follow these three steps to make the most out of this year’s tax return and reap sweet financial dividends long into the future.

  

Resilience

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Plan, don’t panic: budgeting in a crisis

We need to take a different approach when we’re budgeting in a crisis. It may mean putting savings goals on the backburner while we’re budget planning until we get to the other side.

  

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The brilliance of resilience: How to build a financial buffer

It’s a crucial part of your financial wellbeing, but how do you actually build financial resilience?

   

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How to spend your rainy day fund (wisely)

Saving for a rainy day isn’t about short burst of sacrifice, but long term saving strategies to develop financial resilience.

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Your four-step ANZ Financial Wellbeing Check-In

This year has been…big. Get back on top of your money with the ANZ Financial Wellbeing Check-In. Take that 2020.

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How COVID-19 has impacted Australia’s financial wellbeing

Read on to learn more about current sentiment and improving financial wellbeing in these times.

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Get your economic endorphin hit with this feel-good financial workout

There are lots of ways to really look after yourself – and financial wellbeing can support them all. Learn more about the new money workout.

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Like a book: How to nail financial literacy

How financially literate are you? Become the master of money matters with our quick guide to common financial terms.

  

Real Voices

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Why I focused on my debt when times got tough

Fitness expert and celebrity trainer, Libby Babet, paused her home loan repayments when times got tough. But as soon as she could, she prioritised repaying her debt, knowing it would save her money in the long run.

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My money leaks and how I plugged them to save hundreds

Katie Williams finds financial balance, and more than a few spending leaks, during the ANZ Financial Wellbeing program.

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How to apply fitness goals to your finances

Chris Nayna on setting the right goals whether working on your burpees or your budget.

 


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How I improved my Financial Wellbeing Score in 3 months

Caroline Groth tackles her fears of her finances and debts, learning to use her money better to improve her financial future once and for all.


The information set out above is general in nature and has been prepared without taking into account your objectives, financial situation or needs.  Before acting on the information, you should consider whether the information is appropriate for you having regard to your objectives, financial situation and needs. By providing this information ANZ does not intend to provide any financial advice or other advice or recommendations.  You should seek independent financial, legal, tax and other relevant advice having regard to your particular circumstances.

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