personal finance

Five first home buyer traps to avoid

Date Published: 22/05/2019
Category: Member Benefits

The number of first home buyers in Australia’s housing market has hit a six-year high, according to new ABS data, but when it comes to buying a home, errors can prove costly.

Five money sinkholes to avoid

Date Published: 30/04/2019
Category: Member Benefits

You could be throwing big bucks into a financial pit without even knowing it.

Improve your credit health

Date Published: 20/02/2019
Category: Member Benefits

You stay active, try to eat from a variety of food groups and aim for a decent amount of sleep each night.

Spend wisely this festive season

Date Published: 05/12/2018
Category: Member Benefits

The festive season beckons, with end-of-year parties and gift giving characterising the last month of the year.

Member Benefits Update November 2018

Date Published: 08/11/2018
Category: Member Benefits Super

In the November Member Benefits Update we pose the question ‘are you missing out on some super?’ We bring you some terrific union member discounts on accommodation, tips on how to be a better saver, there’s an update on our Change the Rules rallies across the country, we highlight some exciting job vacancies here at the ACTU, plus you could win a $100 WISH gift card (which you can spend at Woolies, Big W or Dan Murphy’s).

Five signs you could be saving more

Date Published: 31/10/2018
Category: Member Benefits

Is it time to show your savings some love? Check out industry super fund-owned bank ME’s five telltale signs that your savings could do with an uptick.

Member Benefits Update October 2018

Date Published: 05/10/2018
Category: Member Benefits

The October Member Benefits Update looks at ways to consolidate your super, there are tips on how to get financially fit and we tell you how to get 5% discount on groceries and fuel by using our Member Benefits program.

How to get financially fit

Date Published: 03/10/2018
Category: Member Benefits

Just like physical fitness relies on eating well and exercise, your financial fitness depends on making positive steps in the right direction.

Member Benefits Update September 2018

Date Published: 05/09/2018
Category: Member Benefits

In the September edition of your Member Benefits Update we bring you a special union member discount on tickets to see, ‘Madiba the Musical’, we look at ways to spring clean your finances, there’s tips on preparing for bushfire season, an update about our recent national door-knock and we pay tribute to former ACTU Assistant Secretary, Laurie Carmichael.

Spring clean your finances

Date Published: 22/08/2018
Category: Member Benefits

Give your finances a clean sweep to get your money matters in great shape for summer – find out how from ME.