15/02/2017 I have great expectations for the future Because the past was highly overrated – Sylvester Stallone Who would have thought that Sly had it in him to come up with a nifty quote (to be fair he has come up with a couple of others). But whether you agree with the above quote or […] The post Economic & Financial Market Comment: Great Expectations appeared first on Blog@BOQ.
When was the last time you had a disagreement with your partner about your finances? It may not have been long ago – money is a source of stress for many people, because it’s what we rely on to live the way we want. Money is also a very emotional thing for people. If we […] The post Eliminating Money Arguments in Relationships appeared first on Blog@BOQ.
Are you in the market for a used car? If so, it might be time to look at what’s out there. You never know what you might find, and it could be that your dream car turns up for a great price, with low kilometres on the odometer and it’s in mint condition. Or is […] The post What To Look For When Buying a Used Car appeared first on Blog@BOQ.
07/02/2017 Summary: The RBA kept the cash rate at 1.5% following its February meeting; Despite the economic ups and downs, the RBA looks to have largely kept their forecasts unchanged; The most likely outcome is no cash rate change this year; But if there is to be a move this year we believe that it […] The post Economic & Financial Market Update: A certain start for an uncertain year appeared fir...
You learn a lot at school, but are you being taught the important lessons? Here are four money-based classes that should be in the curriculum. The post Money Lessons We Wish they Taught in Schools appeared first on Blog@BOQ.
Stuck for ideas for Valentine's Day? You don't have to break the bank - here are five affordable but meaningful ways you can spend time together this Friday! The post Valentine’s Day on a Shoestring: 5 Great Ideas appeared first on Blog@BOQ.
Looking for inspiration while taking the next step with your start-up? Here are three stories to help motivate growth. The post From Small to Big: Inspiring Stories of Business Growth appeared first on Blog@BOQ.
Have you ever put much thought into buying items second-hand? It’s a great idea for saving money, and can allow you to buy more of what you love for less. Take clothes, for example. There are so many great vintage and op-shopping spots around Australia, and you’ll find plenty of clothes in excellent condition for […] The post One Person’s Trash is Another’s Treasure appeared first on Blog@BOQ.
By BOQ Intern Jasmin McGaughey This summer I was lucky enough to participate in a Career Trackers internship with Bank of Queensland (BOQ). The 12 week program consisted of a wide range of activities that proved insightful and challenging at the same time! About me I have a pretty diverse cultural background. My father is […] The post My Summer Internship at BOQ appeared first on Blog@BOQ.
Have you got young kids who need to learn about personal banking? Here are three quick tips for getting those money lessons right. The post 3 Tips for Teaching Kids Dollars and Sense appeared first on Blog@BOQ.
19/01/2017 Summary: Today’s jobs numbers highlight that the economy is doing ok, but has the ability to do better; A jobs market growing a touch weaker than the average will not help inflation get back towards 2%; The type of jobs available have changed over the past decade. The jobs numbers always get plenty of […] The post Economic Update: The more things change… appeared first on Blog@BOQ.
What do Michael Caine, Yoko Ono, Roger Federer and Britney Spears all have in common? They were all born in the year of the rooster. The Chinese New Year kicks off on January 28 in 2017, and this year is once again the year of the rooster. This Chinese zodiac sign and special holiday can […] The post Let the Chinese New Year Inspire Your Savings appeared first on Blog@BOQ.
16/01/2017 Summary: The Markets’ view on the economy at the start of 2017 is the exact opposite it was at the start of 2016; The most likely outcome is that the economy will have a fair year, with no change in interest rates; But identifiable risks remain, most of which have the potential to lead […] The post Economic and Financial Market Update: The 2017 Fairytale appeared first on Blog@BOQ.
Would you like to learn how to turn 17 days of annual leave into 43 days off? We thought you might, and all you have to do is organise your annual leave around public holidays! Thanks to our friends at Mantra Hotels, they’ve identified four great opportunities throughout the year (though you’ll find the New […] The post Make the Most of Your 2017 Annual Leave appeared first on Blog@BOQ.
Has your home been damaged in the recent storms across Australia? Here are some tips for getting prepared before a tropical cyclone. The post Preparing your Home for a Tropical Cyclone appeared first on Blog@BOQ.
Is 2015 the year you purchase your dream car? Here are three tips for new car buyers to make the sale worthwhile. The post New Year, New Car? appeared first on Blog@BOQ.
Is your money working hard for you? These financial fitness tips could help your personal bank account stay healthy. The post 3 Ways to Improve your Personal Finance Fitness appeared first on Blog@BOQ.
One of the great social scenes of the modern day are groups of men and women traversing our roads on bicycles. While cycling has been linked to many social movements, and more recently environmentalism, we’re here to discuss the lighter side of the cycling movement that has captured the attention of the nation; nay, the […] The post The Latest Cycling Social Scene – The BOQ It’s Possible Ride! app...
Throw back the curtains, fling open the doors, and let the sunshine in! BOQ Guest Blogger Helen Nixon shares her best tips for getting started on your spring clean. Spring is a wonderful time of year no matter where you are in Australia, but all that lovely light can show up the corners of your […] The post Four Tips To Start Your Home Spring Clean appeared first on blog@boq.