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Understanding your finances and how to make the most of them helps reduce the burden of finance-related stress.


Familiarise yourself with the different types of financial support offered by the Department of Human Services through Centrelink. Check your eligibility and explore your options here. You can also download the Express Plus Centrelink app (iOS and android) or visiting your local Centrelink office.


Using a budgeting app can be a practical way of managing your finances and learning to make your budget work for your needs. Apps like MoneyBrilliant (iOS and android) offer a range of services to help you achieve your budgeting goals, including the ability to sync and track your bank accounts, loans and superannuation.


The ATO app (iOS and android) offers useful tools for calculating how much of each paycheck you will receive after tax, as well as information about lodging and tracking your tax return.

Their website also provides useful information about lodging your first tax return, including videos to guide you through the process.


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