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Me and my money – free financial wellbeing resources for Aboriginal communities

Buying a car

Phone the ASIC Indigenous Helpline – 1300 365 957

Watch online the ASIC Money Smart – Take a minute with your money - Buying a car – take a minute with your money video

Remember these 3 things:

  • Only buy a car you can afford
  • Shop around for the best loan
  • Check the condition of the car

Go online to the Fair Trading NSW – Buying and selling a car web page

Superannuation

Before setting up a super fund, go online and have a look at these websites and resources:

Electricity bills

Go online and have a look at these websites and resources:

Renting things for your home – whitegoods, furniture, electronics

Phone the ASIC Indigenous Helpline – 1300 365 957

Watch online the ASIC Money Smart – Take a minute with your money - Renting things for your home - take a minute with your money video

Remember these 3 things:

  • Renting can be expensive
  • Only rent what you came for
  • Know your options

Go online to find out how to apply for a No interest loans service (NILS). These loans are for individuals and families on low incomes who need safe, fair and affordable credit.

NILS loans can be used for:

  • Household items like fridges, washing machines, TVs, furniture
  • Medical procedures and dental services
  • Education essentials such as computers and text books
  • Car repairs or registration

NILS loans cannot be used for:

  • Rent
  • Bills
  • Cash
  • Debts

Borrowing money

Phone the ASIC Indigenous Helpline – 1300 365 957

Watch online the ASIC video - Sorting out your money problems video

Go online to the Financial Rights Legal Centre Mob Strong Debt Help website or call – 1800 808 488

Funeral funds

Call the ASIC Indigenous Helpline – 1300 365 957

Watch online the ASIC Avoid a funeral rip-off video

Remember to check

  • Do you already have funeral cover – insurance or superannuation?
  • What financial help may be available?

Options available to pay for a funeral

  • Set up a savings account
  • Pre-paid funeral plan
  • Funeral bonds
  • Funeral insurance or plan

Never feel pressured to sign up for anything

Be careful signing up children

Before you sign up speak to someone you trust

Planning Ahead

Go online and have a look at these websites and resources:

Buying things – your consumer rights

Watch online the Fair Trading NSW – My Consumer Rights videos (English)

There are six topics

  • Contracts
  • Guarantees and warranties
  • Lay-by agreements
  • Shopping refunds
  • Resolving issues and lodging complaints
  • Your shopping rights

ACCC Indigenous Consumers

Phone the Indigenous information line – 1300 303 143

Go online and sign up to the ACCC – Your rights mob – Indigenous consumers facebook page

Door to door sales

Go online to the ASIC Dealing with pushy door to door salespeople

Watch online the ASIC – It’s OK to walk away video

My rights as a tenant

Go online to Tenants Union of NSW and find: