Building an emergency fund

ASIC’s MoneySmart

An emergency fund (also known as a rainy day fund or savings buffer) gives you some breathing space to deal with life's ups and downs. You can use this money if something unexpected happens to you or your family, like your car needs major repairs, or you need to buy a new washing machine.

The key points are as follows:

  • What is an emergency fund?

  • Start small to build your savings

  • Automate your savings

  • Ways to save everyday

  • When to use your emergency fund

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Insurance through super

This article explains what types of life insurance you can get through your super and the pros and cons of this type of insurance.

The key point are as follow ":

  • What types of life insurance are offered by super funds?

  • Why get life insurance through your super?

  • How to check the insurance you have through super

  • Claiming on insurance through super

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Lunar New Year money tips

ASIC’s MoneySmart

Eight money tips for a prosperous Year of the Pig

The Year of the Pig represents wealth and fortune, a great time to assess your finances and make a plan to improve your financial position. Our eight money tips will help you to take the first steps to creating your own prosperity.  

The main points are as follows:

  • Focus on your money goals

  • Take charge of your money

  • Create a financial calendar

  • Change up your spending habits

  • Track your progress

  • Clean house and clean up your home loan

  • Plan for your future wealth

  • Become a savvy investor

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Teaching kids about money

In a rapidly changing world, teaching your children about managing money has never been more important. Here we explain how to raise money smart kids.

The key points are as follow:

  • Why teaching financial skills is important
  • When should you talk to your kids about money
  • MoneySmart Teaching in schools
  • Which money concepts to teach for different ages
  • Practical ways to raison money smart kids

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