A smarter, fairer and wiser way to approach your finances

Most renters and homeowners are too busy trying to figure out where to live (and in a renters’ case who to live with) that...

How often can my landlord increase the rental price?

Renting a property is no doubt expensive, but costs can become unmanageable when the rent you pay is continually increased by the Landlord. Guest post...

7 simple tips to help reduce your utility bills

Looking to cut your costs? Use these handy tips to save money on your utility bills throughout the year. 1. Unplug appliances and electronics Appliances are...

My rental is not separately metered. What do I do?

“I live at a property where the owner occupies upstairs but doesn't stay there often. We're virtually borders living downstairs. The owner has not...

You’re paying too much for electricity, but here’s what the states can do about...

State-owned power networks have spent up to A$20 billion more than was needed on the electricity grid, and households and businesses in New South...

Playing games on your phone could cut your power bill

Summer has arrived, and with it, soaring energy bills. Australian households are paying more for their power as generators struggle to meet consumer demand. By Rebekah Russell-Bennett (Social...

Save money while you study: Your budgeting guide

When you start studying, it's worth weighing up the costs of living against your budget and looking for ways to save money. Here's our...

What to do when your tenant can’t pay the rent

A tenant who can’t pay the rent is a key concern for landlords. After all, you have expenses that need paying whether the tenant has paid their rent or not.

How do I show I can meet weekly rent payments?

"I’m applying for a property. How can I show the landlord / agent that I can meet weekly rent payments?" Feature agent: Jarrad Mahon, Managing Director/Licensee at...

Use RentConnect to connect your utilities for free

Arranging connections and disconnections is a major frustration for many renters between properties. Rent.com.au has the solution: RentConnect - a free utility connection service. Let's help...

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