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It is common for one generation to blame a previous generation when discussing finances, or living or housing costs. Perhaps blame is even too strong a word. Maybe it is more correct to say that the Gen Y generation, or Millennials, look back enviously at previous generations. In particular this is often driven by the […]
Avocado toast could be given many labels. The most famous is that it’s a home ownership barrier for millennials, according to Tim Gurner, who famously stated that when he was saving for his first home that he “wasn’t buying $19 smashed avocado and $4 coffees.” Gurner said it, millennials hit back, Gurner retaliated, and so […]
What do you need right now? Whether it’s a new car, to cover the cost of medical expenses, or even to take a vacation, what are you doing to make it happen? If you’re trying to save some money each month and failing miserably, don’t worry, because you’re not alone! We know that life can […]
Melbourne is one of Australia’s most beautiful cities, and is just as popular among those migrating from abroad wanting to live there as it is among Australians who move into the city. Although living in Melbourne is 10% cheaper than living in Sydney according to the Expatistan website, it is still an expensive place to […]
Although personal loans are still regarded as something of a taboo subject when discussing finance with friends, they are more common than you might think. There are numerous reasons why people want to take out personal loans, and here at NOW FINANCE we offer a wide variety of personal loan options to fit the needs […]
A lot is said and written about the difficulties that millennials face in being able to afford their first home. While for some millennials the traditional ‘Australian Dream’ has moved away from home ownership and is now based more around general lifestyle such as owning a nice car and taking regular vacations. Essentially, these millennials […]
The beauty of the internet is that an answer to a question or a piece of advice on any subject is usually only a click or two and the typing of a few words into a search engine away. Yet, even this can prove difficult. A search for “personal finance blogs” returns around 24 million […]
Equifax figures for the first two quarters of 2017 highlight a significant evolution in the use of credit by Australians. In the first quarter of 2017, Equifax reported a year-on-year decline in credit card applications of 3.8%, while personal loan applications for the same period rose 13.5% on a like for like basis. Into quarter […]

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