Top 11 apps for saving money on groceries

Supermarket apps. Even though most of the apps above can be used anywhere, sometimes it’s better to have an app that’s specific to your favourite store. Below are the three top apps being offered by the big supermarket chains. Coles

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Tax Claiming Apps Compared

(9 days ago) In Australia there are many apps to choose from, with varying costs and feature lists, but what you might not know is the ATO has its own expenses feature in its app called myDeductions - and it’s free. We’ve detailed a few more in the table below, with pricing information correct as …

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Fuel Finder Apps Compared

(3 days ago) What are the top fuel finder apps? From a fuel finder app you want an easy-to-plug-in location and a range of fuel prices. These apps all offer that, plus a few other features. Petty. Unlike the others in this list, Petty is a paid app, at $4.49 per year on the iOS App Store. However, it does offer a few distinct features, including Siri voice

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WeMoney app: What it is, how it works

(3 days ago) How does WeMoney compare to other budgeting and savings apps? WeMoney features in's 'Top 10 Budgeting and Savings apps', and offers many of the features offered by other apps, such as: Spend tracking and categorisation; Budgeting software; Net wealth overviews

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How to save with 'Petty', the Fuel Finder App

(2 days ago) While other fuel price apps are free, Mr Simone says Petty is "worth the few bucks a year subscription asked for in the savings you'll make by using it". The app is also distinct in that it uses government-sourced fuel price data, as opposed to crowdsourced data as seen on other apps. Source: Petty. Petty currently has a 4.5-star rating.

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What is H&R Block's 'MoneyHub' platform

(7 days ago) See also: 10 popular mobile apps for budgeting and saving. According to H&R Block, the platform also makes money via "commissions for referrals from a range of providers, including financial services and telcos, when you visit and click on offers displayed on the MoneyHub website and in MoneyHub’s communication to you." Image via H&R Block.

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How to save money when you're bad at saving

(7 days ago) To read more about savings apps and find one that’s right for you, read our article on the best budgeting apps.’s two cents. If you’re a bad saver, disciplining yourself to save money can be hard. But you don’t have to go to extreme measures to live a more frugal life, like showering every third day to save on your water

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How to save money on groceries

(7 days ago) Read our article about some of the best apps to save you money on your grocery shop. 17. Don’t waste food. We’ve all let bags of spinach go to rot before (I’m pretty sure there’s one in my fridge doing that right now) but you’re literally throwing money away by wasting food. Throwing away a bag of rotten spinach or shrivelled-up

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Top 11 real estate apps in Australia

(2 days ago) 6. TenantApp. TenantApp is a property search app for renters created by Brisbane-based property management software company InspectRealEstate (IRE). This app has had over 50,000 downloads from Google Play and is ranked at #4 on Google Play’s top apps for “House & …

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Who offers micro-investing apps in Australia

(8 days ago) Micro-investing apps are designed as a gateway into the world of investing for beginners and while it’s definitely a great way for newbie investors to dip their toes in, don’t expect to see massive returns, particularly if you’re not investing regularly. According to Raiz data for 2019-20, the Moderate portfolio generated 2-year returns

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Popular savings app Moneytree launches new budgeting tool

(1 days ago) Mobile finance app Moneytree has launched a new budgeting tool called Moneytree Grow, a paid service it says will help Australians better manage their daily expenses and plan for their future. Moneytree, one of Australia’s most downloaded budgeting and savings apps, connects to over 50 different financial institutions to help users get a

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Frollo: What is it & how does it work

(Just Now) It is similar to other popular apps like Pocketbook and MoneyBrilliant, and has proven very popular in Australia, with more than 100,000 users at the time of writing and more than $100 million in active savings goals. But according to Mr Zmarzly, Frollo’s biggest growth is yet to come.

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What is Raiz and how does it work

(7 days ago) The appeal of micro-investing apps like Raiz is that you really don’t need to know much about investing, nor do you need a lot of money to get started. Young people have always had two things working against them when it comes to investing: a lack of knowledge and a lack of funds.

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Money Saving Tips: Guides to Saving More Everyday

(7 days ago) There are plenty of smartphone apps that will budget and track every dollar you spend as well. Choose a budgeting method. A few common techniques include: the ‘buckets’ or ‘percentage’ method, the 50/30/20 method, pay yourself first and the zero-based budget. Alternatively, you …

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What is the sharing economy

(2 days ago) Shebah is a female-only ride-sharing service, helping to overcome the vulnerability and fear some women feel when using other ride-sharing apps. The cars are kid-friendly, with most equipped with baby seats and a focus on providing safe transport to and from school for girls and boys.

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5 most common types of credit card frauds

(7 days ago) In the eyes of scammers and thieves, credit cards are the holy grail. Data from the Australian Payments Network shows that over the 2017-18 financial year, credit card fraud grew by 4.8% to $565 million – more than five times the amount lost to other scams put together.

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Guides To Savings Accounts

(Just Now) In today’s marketplace, most banks have mobile apps that allow you to set up automatic transfers to your savings account and can do things like sending you reminders when you’ve spent too much or track and manage your expenses for you. Interest rates on savings accounts.

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Sharesies review: What is it and how does

(Just Now) Investing has grown in popularity amid the proliferation of easy-to-use investment apps, while dismally low savings account interest rates drive many people to chase a higher return for their spare cash. A report from Investment Trends found 435,000 Australians joined the share market during COVID for the first time.

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Wildcard: The reverse budgeting app

(8 days ago) Wildcard: The reverse budgeting app. It can be hard to resist spending your entire paycheck sometimes, particularly with the temptation of buy now pay later services like Afterpay and Zip. Most young Aussies (aged 18-29) have less than $5,000 in the bank, with nearly a quarter (24%) having under $1,000, according to a 2018 triple j survey.

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Best Ride: New app compares Uber, DiDi and Ola to find

(2 days ago) Photo by Dan Gold on Unsplash. New app 'Best Ride' has launched, marketing itself as a one-stop-shop for rideshare comparison. Available now on iOS and Android, users can plug in their destination and Best Ride will display real-time price comparisons across rideshare providers Uber, DiDi and Ola, with more to be added shortly.

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Ways to save money during COVID-19

(4 days ago) New neobanks such Up, 86400 and Xinja come with a swathe of handy financial tools to help you save, while the big banks such as Commbank, which have very modern banking apps, are also highly recommended on this front (although again, consider the interest rate too).

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Sipora is the latest round-up app. So how does it work

(1 days ago) Unlike other round-up apps which often invest your spare change into an ETF portfolio, Sipora is designed to combine your favourite retailers with round-up technology, allowing you to save quickly and then splurge on your dream item – with no debt and no accumulating interest. Sipora connects with your everyday bank account and rounds up each

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Genuine savings: how much is enough for a home loan

(3 days ago) Track spending with apps ; To make sure you don’t spend any of it and miss out on the genuine threshold, keep it in a separate, no-fee savings account that makes it hard to withdraw. Other costs of getting a home loan. The way home loans are talked about online or in the news, you’d think the deposit was the only thing needed to get one.

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The pros and cons of downsizing your home

(6 days ago) You can rent out that spare room through Airbnb or other apps and make some extra cash out of it if you don’t mind sharing. According to consulting firm EY, if the 1.5 million empty spare rooms in Sydney within 20km of the CBD alone were used, $750m each year would be …

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Money saving app Moneytree to shut down in Australia

(6 days ago) Popular budgeting app Moneytree will cease operations in Australia in January. Launched in 2017, Moneytree connected to over 50 financial institutions in Australia and created a total net worth based on the user's bank accounts, debts, loans, investments, and superannuation. The app boasted more than 100,000 downloads from Google Play and an

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CommSec Pocket review: What is it and how does it work

(5 days ago) The popularity of apps like Raiz and Spaceship Voyager has seen micro-investing take off in recent years - so much so, the Commonwealth Bank (CBA) decided to get in on the action with a micro-investment platform of its own. Launched in mid-2019, CommSec Pocket is designed to be a cheaper alternative to CBA’s trading platform, CommSec.

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Why Judo is rising while other neobanks fall

(9 days ago) After being awarded banking licenses by the regulator APRA, neobanks seemed to be all the rage in 2019 and early 2020, particularly 86 400 and Xinja, which both experienced explosive deposit growth thanks to market-leading savings account interest rates (at the time) and flashy banking apps.

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Sniip app review: What is Sniip and how does it work

(4 days ago) Sniip is a mobile app which allows bills to be digitally-scanned, stored and paid for via the app. Essentially, Sniip can scan the bill’s BPAY biller code, generating a digital bill that can be paid for through the app with the user’s stored payment method such as a credit or debit card. This saves the user from the tediousness of having to

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ANZ program offering up to $500 for struggling savers

(6 days ago) “There are many apps and great tools that can help you. Have a look at ASIC’s” Some of Australia’s most popular budgeting and savings apps include the likes of Pocketbook, Frollo, Moneytree and Raiz, which is also a micro-investing app. Set small, specific and achievable goals

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Outsourcing household chores costing families up to

(9 days ago) 'Tourism', mainly arranging transport like Uber, car sharing/renting through apps like Car Next Door, or finding accommodation (18.5%) Meals, mainly meal deliveries through the likes of Uber Eats and MenuLog (14.4%) Childcare (6.4%) Financial services (3.9%), such as receiving financial advice or paying for banking services

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The bank accounts and credit cards that block gambling

(6 days ago) Suncorp. Virgin Money. Westpac (optional) There are more credit cards that ban gambling at the moment compared to debit cards because there are already restrictions placed on the use of credit in gambling facilities. Between the years 2001 and 2003, all states and territories banned credit use in gambling venues.

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Limepay: New buy-now, pay-later scheme here to disrupt

(4 days ago) Limepay: New buy-now, pay-later scheme here to disrupt Afterpay and Zip. Limepay is the newest buy-now, pay-later (BNPL) kid on the block but functions very differently to other payment platforms. While other BNPL players target consumers, Limepay is retailer-focused, allowing merchants to keep customers on their site and maintain their branding.

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Compare high interest savings accounts for children

(6 days ago) Some banks provide free resources to teach children good money habits (like Commonwealth Bank Dollarmites program), such as how to budget and save through online activities, videos, games and banking apps. These resources can make learning about money fun for children and give them the tools to make smart financial decisions as they grow up.

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Latest High-interest Savings Accounts June 2021 Savings

(3 days ago) Some of these apps come with useful features for managing budgeting and spending. A savings account with such features can provide a lot of value, as long as you’re satisfied with its rates and fees. So don’t just pick the savings account with the highest interest rate.

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Gambling statistics in Australia: how much money we lose

(3 days ago) Try one of the highly-recommended budgeting and savings apps from this list to help you with this. However, if you do think you have a problem with gambling, then don’t hesitate to contact one of the places listed above. Latest Articles Mastercard introduces near-instant refund times June 22, 2021;

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Revolut Junior: The money management app for families and kids

(5 days ago) Apps like Revolut or Spriggy could fill this void. "Australians have been underserved by the same big banks for far too long, so it’s a step in the right direction when we’re encouraging kids and parents to look at alternative providers - especially those that actually give customers a richer experience and a better deal," Mr Baxby said.

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How Does Bundll Work, And What Does It Cost

(1 days ago) Bundll told that the only possible fees come from using ‘superbundll’ where larger purchases up to $3,000 can be combined with regular purchases and repaid over 12 weeks at a cost of 5% of the total balance. “Instead of monthly fees or charging interest, we’re making the banks pay,” Ms James said.

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Subscription intervention: What is it and how much could

(9 days ago) “Many also subscribed to fitness apps to fill the void left by gym closures or learnt a new language to fill in the time and are unknowingly still paying a monthly fee even though they are not using it. “It’s easy to rack up bills without realising with everything paid by direct debit – but now is the time to get finances in order.”

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Eftpos acquires Beem It payments app from big banks

(1 days ago) These apps make life easier and add value, seamlessly and securely." A spokesperson for the three banks selling Beem It said the announcement "marks a significant step forward" for the app and the expansion of digital wallets in Australia.

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Which banks offer Samsung Pay in Australia

(2 days ago) What are the alternatives to Samsung Pay? Samsung phones use the Android operating system, which is the biggest in the world. Android phones account for 63.5% of the global market while domestically, Android is the slightly more popular option at 53% compared to …

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Unclaimed money: What it is & how to check if it’s yours

(6 days ago) There are some budgeting apps that can help you do this, such as Pocketbook, which also tracks spending and saving. You can also check out our ultimate guide on budgeting and saving for more info on how to keep track of all your money.’s two cents.

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Claiming car on tax: what you can and can't claim

(5 days ago) Renting-out personal vehicles is becoming more and more prevalent thanks to share-economy apps like Car Next Door, and Mr Davies said the clarification around car sharing tax requirements comes at a time of significant growth.

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Savings account rates vs term deposit interest rates

(Just Now) One year: 2.20% p.a. Three years: 2.45% p.a. Across all terms at the time of writing, the average term deposit interest rate is just 0.30% p.a from the big banks and around 0.43% p.a across the market (the same as savings accounts). Average Term Deposit Rates - January 2020 - Infogram.

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CommBank, Menulog offer food delivery cashback

(9 days ago) An easy way to do this is through food delivery service apps, but what you might not know is the cut each service takes out of the bill, on top of the delivery fee. Many delivery services have since taken to reducing their commission during the crisis. Two weeks ago, UberEats temporarily dropped its commission from 35% to 30%.

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Tax On Rental Income: How Much

(5 days ago) The marginal tax rates for 2020-21 below show how much tax you may have to pay on your rental income: Taxable income. Tax on this income. 0 – $18,200. Nil. $18,201 – $45,000. 19c for each $1 over $18,200. $45,001 - $120,000. $5,092 plus 32.5c for each $1 over $45,000.

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How to finance your HomeBuilder construction

(Just Now) The HomeBuilder scheme provides a $25,000 grant for new home builds and renovations for contracts entered into between 4 June 2020 and 31 December 2020. To be eligible for the HomeBuilder scheme, you must: Be an Australian citizen aged 18 years or older and be an individual, not a company or trust. Be on a taxable income of less than $200,000

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