Using Apps to Save Money in the Family Budget

Australian families spent a combined $666 billion on basic living expenses in 2016. And part of running a family means trying to budget your spending among the chaos of working, feeding the kids, taking them to school/ practice/clubs/etc, and spending quality time with them. So it’s easy to overlook certain spending habits when your life is as […]

Simple ways to save money on your financial separation

Any relationship breakdown is hard. With kids it is harder still. Emotions run high with sense and reason sometimes taking a back seat. The main focus is on protecting your children and rebuilding your future throughout this difficult time. You will make some of the biggest decisions of your life whilst trying to stay sane […]

Mistakes dads make when trying to get out of debt

Being in debt can feel like the weight of the world is on your shoulders – similar to having kids depend on you. When you have both of those at the same time, it can seem impossible to find a solution. Being a parent in debt means that as well as trying to pay it […]

Getting rid of credit cards once and for all

Over Christmas I read a book by The barefoot investor. It made a lot of sense, more sense than I have heard before about getting on top of finances. If you’re having trouble getting control over your money, don’t worry, there is a way of getting rid of your debt & loans and enjoying financial […]

It’s expensive to break up

I don’t think the expense of breaking up is ever considered when we are thinking about breaking up? If we did, we might try a little harder to stay together because it can put an enormous amount of strain on the hip pocket! When we know it’s over or when we know this person we […]

Dads saving dollars by DIY at home

You don’t need to have a huge knowledge about cars and their parts to maintain a car. A little bit of knowledge and some DIY can save you from spending hundreds of dollars. You can use scheduled maintenance guides, fact sheets and watch instructional videos on YouTube to familiarise yourself with cars, their parts, tools, […]

Can my ex claim anything to do with my future new property

Often we get asked interesting questions, so we nicely ask our professional friends of Dads Online to help provide answers to them. Remember this is not official legal advise as everyone’s situation is different, it is only an experts opinion. All names and identifying remarks have been omitted. Question: I have been separated from my […]

How to stop spending more than you earn

Spending more than you earn is the quickest way to get into financial stress, Lets say for example your take home pay is $4,000 a month but you actually spend $4,800. You ask how? Credit card debt, that’s how! Spending more than you earn is common & so easily done that you may not even […]

Never test the depth of the water with both feet.

Warren Edward Buffett; born August 30, 1930, is an American business magnate, investor and philanthropist. He was the most successful investor of the 20th century. He has 6 good financial tips that we can all use and adopt into our life. On Earnings – Never depend on single income. Make investments to create a second […]

Adjusting to a change in income

We all know it’s sometimes hard to make ends meet even when we are living as a couple.  It can get harder when living as a separated dad as it is more expensive living as a single.  Not only are you now paying all your living expenses on your own but you most probably have […]

Aussie parents increasingly helping their children with home loans

Today it’s becoming far more common for parents in Australia to help their adult children buy their first home. Many young couples are turning to this option since breaking into the market is more difficult than it was in the past. There are actually several ways that parents are assisting their kids make this major […]

Cutting costs – 3 Ways to keep down your home bills

Bills are some of the biggest financial strains that people have to deal with week to week. Most people have to deal with more than a few different kinds of utility bills. The biggest problem people have with bills is the fact you cannot really do anything about them. You need your utilities so you […]