CashMaking ends meet can be stressful, but there are lots of creative (even fun) ways to get the most out of your finances. We have loads of tried and tested tips and advice from people who understand. Take the stress out of money with a little bit of common cents.

Avoid the takeaway trap: Meal planning 101

After a long day at work, cooking's the last thing you feel like doing, but is that takeaway habit sending you broke? We break down meal planning so you don't have to keep reaching for Menulog.

Finding cash for your start-up

Got a great business idea but need the cash to get started? Don't fret – where there’s a good idea, there will be a way. Here are some top tips to find start-up money, from those who’ve done it before.

Starting a business on a shoestring

You don't need a fortune to start your own business. You don’t even need to be fully qualified in every aspect of the business you run. Here are some things to think about when looking to set up shop.

Things you should always buy second-hand

Second-hand doesn't mean second best. Here are the ten things that - when you need to buy them - you should always consider second-hand first to make sure you are getting quality bang for your buck.

Save money and the planet during Buy Nothing New Month

October is Buy Nothing New Month. And it's easy. Here's some ideas as to how you can join the second-hand revolution and see how much you save.

Clever ways to save for a home loan

We look at five clever Australians using ingenious ways to save for their very own house deposit.

How to work out if a loyalty scheme is right for you

Many businesses now have customer loyalty programs. But which ones are truly providing rewards?

Become a financial whiz for free

We all wish we were a little smarter with our money. Don't wait. Take control of your finances today by learning some new tricks online for free.

Having kids doesn’t have to break the bank

Everyone talks about how much kids cost, but it’s still possible to have a baby on a budget. We talk to blogger and businesswoman Jody Allen from Stay at Home Mum about how to keep costs down while still giving your kids everything they need.

Get the kids into music – for less

Are your kids interested in learning a musical instrument? Here’s how to let you little maestro find their beat without going broke.