The Siren

The Siren is your helpful resource for life’s important issues, such as finance, education, property and travel.

The Siren

The Siren covers information on the important issues in finance, education, property and travel. The articles are designed to be insightful, entertaining and informative.

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The pros + cons of buying brand new vs existing homes

How do you know which option is right for you?

What are the pros and cons of buying a brand new vs an existing home?

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Your home loan application - set yourself up for success

How do you set yourself up for home loan success?

Getting your ducks in a row before you apply can fast track the process and help make sure that you meet key lending rules.

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Smash your first home savings goals with these simple tips

Build your deposit and put your own financial goals in motion

Smash your savings goals and buy your first home sooner rather than later!

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Government schemes to help you buy a home sooner

An overview of incentives assisting essential workers get on the property ladder

Could you buy your own home sooner with a little assistance? Read our article to find out more.

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Make the most of your tax return

Put this year’s return to good use with our tips!

Check out our ideas on what you could do with your tax return this year.

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A couple sit at the kitchen table using a laptop, working out what is tax deductible as a firefighter.

Tax tips for firefighters

What can you claim as a firefighter?

When the end of financial year rolls around, here’s what you can claim as a result of your firefighting duties.

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