The Finance Team needs no introduction as no doubt you have dealt with them many times in the past to discuss rent, water invoices and anything finance related.
Rob, Jess and Trudi make up the team, but behind this hardworking trio are three engaging personalities.
Funny guy Rob lights up the office with his jokes, crazy dance moves and his versions of the 80’s and 90’s hits. He is active in community service and is a mad Hawthorn supporter.
Jess is a busy mother to two young boys, a gym junkie and an outdoor activity enthusiast. She will bundle up the troops for a caravan expedition whenever the opportunity arises.
Trudi on the other hand, is a devoted mother to 3 adult children. Aside from being our office fashionista, she is also famous for her lasagna, lemon cake and almond biscuits.
Please don’t hesitate to call the Finance Team for any rent queries or to discuss payment plan options for your water or repair invoices.
You should have received a letter from our Finance Team regarding the upcoming rent review. This is YourPlace Housing’s first scheduled rent review for 2020. You may recall that the rent review scheduled in April 2020 was postposed as a result of the COVID-19 legislative changes.
Unless you have already done so, it is very important that you return the required information outlined in the letter as soon as possible. Failure to return the required information will result in market rent
If you have any queries regarding the rent review, please contact our Finance Team on 8351 8466.
It’s not called the silly season for nothing. The end of the year presents a delicate balancing act between having fun, being generous and not starting the New Year with a financial headache.
If you’re determined to avoid a post-Christmas budget hangover this year, it’s time to start planning. Try out these Christmas budgeting tips to ensure you stick to a budget and avoid a financial hangover come January.
Make Christmas fun – not financially stressful.
1. Stick to a Budget
- Budget for each area of spending including gifts, food, drinks and decorations.
- Most importantly it has to cover all your usual overheads: don’t miss rent and utility payments.
2. Make a List
Making a list, checking it twice and sticking to it will help you avoid a yuletide budget blowout.
3. Forget the Credit Card
Do your shopping in cash – don’t use expensive credit cards (you’ll be thankful in January).
4. Shop early and on-line
Avoid the cost and poor selection of last-minute spending.
5. Shop solo and Shop around at Christmas
- Shopping is business, not a social outing with friends.
- Buy joint gifts – team up with friends or family.
6. Don’t buy on store finance or special terms
They always cost you more.
7. Track your expenses
Use apps to track your spend. There are many free apps such as PocketGuard, Wallet, MoneyStrands, Money Lover, Dollarbird, Honeyfi, Fudget. Search “best budgeting and personal finance apps for 2020” to find the right one for you.
8. Embrace your Creative Side
A quick online search will reveal thousands of ways you can create, make or bake personalised Christmas gifts, saving you big money.
9. It’s the thought that counts
Instead of purchasing gifts, shower your loved ones in experiences they’ll never forget. Slip a note in their Christmas card promising a one-on-one experience with you, in lieu of a gift. Take them on a picnic, have a day out exploring your local area or offer to come over and make them dinner. The gift of time and undivided attention is priceless.