What is Raiz? With bank interest rates so low, is there another option that can make your money work harder for you? What is micro-investing? Is it worth doing? Is Raiz good? I’ve talked briefly about Raiz a number of times in the past, but I have never done a proper Raiz review and really … Read more
If you’ve followed me on Twitter or Facebook for a while, or have read a few of my blog posts, you might be aware that I am a big fan of Wise (formerly TransferWise) for international transfers and payments. Wise keeps foreign exchange fees extremely low and gives customers a better exchange rate than most … Read more
So, you’ve booked yourself a cruise on a big, beautiful cruise ship. Hopefully, you got yourself an awesome deal (if you haven’t booked one yet, read this blog post for the places I check for cruise deals) and you’ve budgeted out paying off the cost of the cruise, but, how much should you allocate for
The Bankwest Qantas transaction account is one of a very small number of Qantas Frequent Flyer Point earning cards that is not a credit card. So if you can’t or don’t want to get a credit card, it presents a way to earn points on all eligible card transactions as well as your balance. Now,
One of the big things we utilise our Bartercard membership for is travel. Bartercard is only available in a limited number of countries, and outside of Australia, New Zealand is one of the bigger ones. This makes it perfect for use when travelling. There are, however, a few caveats that Bartercard won’t tell you. Ironically
ING Australia has recently informed customers of a new savings service called Everyday Round Up, which is nearly identical to the Acorns investment model. It’s a great offering that I think will help customers get saving. Is it worthwhile though?
I’ve just been skimming through the Found Money participating merchants on and have noticed a few new ones have joined the ranks over the last couple of months. This is great news, especially as more and more retailers that I buy from on a regular basis have become available. Sadly, a few of the previous
I’ve blogged about Raiz (previously Acorns Australia) a few times now, and in some of those blogs, I make mention of ETF’s. Now, if I’m completely honest, I had to go and look it up myself to find out what ETF stands for and what an ETF actually is. It’s something that gets thrown around
(previously Acorns Australia) have introduced a new investment portfolio called “The Emerald Portfolio”. I thought I’d share this one with you because it is exciting to see a platform like Raiz recognising the demand for socially responsible investments. Not only that though, but it also enables you, as an investor, to encourage the growth and
Let’s just say, it isn’t cheap, and you can only withdraw USD. If you think ATM fees in Australia are bad, think again. The ATM’s on board Royal Caribbean ships (or at least all the ones I’ve been on) charge a fee of USD$6.50. As far as I am aware, this fee applies to all cards.