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Protect Yourself Against Claim Harvesting Scams

If you have been in a road accident, you might have suddenly started receiving emails, brochures, calls etc from solicitors claiming you have a case for a compensation. Road accident victims often fall into “claims harvesting”. “Claims harvesters” are scammers who sell private information to solicitors who encourage them to lodge exaggerated and false injury compensation claims. In Wester... Read more
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6 Thing You Should Never Put On Your Credit Card

Credit cards can be pretty handy, but only if they’re used wisely. However misuse and abuse them, and they’re the scariest bits of plastic you’ll ever come across. A survey on credit cards conducted for debt solutions and personal budgeting company Fox Symes found that of out of 1,006 people polled nationwide, more than one third (37%) or the equivalent of 6.9 million Australians, had either... Read more
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The Cheapest NBN Plans You Can Buy Today

Smart Aussies know not to take the first NBN plan that comes along. We all know there are deals out there. But who has the time to hunt them down? The greatest deals can be the hardest to find. That’s why we sat down this week and rounded up the best and cheapest NBN plans for savvy Australians. Don’t pay more than you have to. These plans will save you hundreds of dollars a year, maybe thou... Read more
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How to Hold the Best Garage Sale

De-cluttering has been everyone’s mind ever since Japanese organising guru Marie Kondo urged us to consider whether a pair of old socks “sparked joy” in us or not. De-cluttering is something that often comes up with FiftyUps when the ideas of downsizing to a smaller dwelling start coming to mind. According to a survey of survey of 1,524 people aged 60 plus by the Australian Productivity Comm... Read more
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10 Easy Life Hacks Everyone Should Know

lifehack: noun: a strategy or technique adopted in order to manage one's time and daily activities in a more efficient way. We all want to make our lives easier so regardless of your age, here are 10 life hacks everyone should know.  1. Use your phone to take a photo of where you’ve parked your car when you’re out. This is handy when you need to find it again, especially in parking gar... Read more
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The Best NBN Plans from Telstra, Optus and More

The thing is, many of us have been with the same internet service provider for a long time. As many as 40-percent of Aussie homes are connected to Telstra, while Optus and the TPG group have about 20-percent market share each. And many of us are quite happy with our provider, thank you very much. But that that doesn't mean that you shouldn't shop around for a better deal, even if it is with ... Read more
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3 Things to Check Before You Buy the NBN

So you've finally been connected to the NBN. Hooray! It's almost time for you and the family to dive into endless Netflix, games, video chats and a whole lot more. But wait, before you take the plunge there are four important things you must check to make sure you have a great NBN experience. Are you getting the best deal? You can save as much as $500 a year on the NBN just by shopping ar... Read more
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10 Anti-Ageing Foods

We can all grow old gracefully but that doesn’t mean we can’t get a little help from what we put in our bodies along the way. Here are 10 foods that help us age gracefully. Olive Oil: the antioxidants, polyphenols, may help fight against age related diseases like heart disease   Leafy Greens: the high vitamin C contained in kale may protect against premature ageing and other leafy ... Read more
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Age Care Planning

Most of us have planned for our futures at one point or another, but a lot of us might have not planned for one of the most important things that will happen to all of us: growing older, particularly ageing care. Though one might not like the idea of age/advance care planning, one does need to think about it because age care planning is very important because you and your family are planning... Read more
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The Cheapest iPhone Available

Australia loves the Apple iPhone. Industry estimates indicate that about 40% of Aussies who own a phone, own an Apple, which is almost higher than anywhere else in the world.  The only problem with iPhones is that there are so darn expensive. The most recent batch, the iPhone 8 and iPhone X, all cost well over $1000, with the top model (iPhone X 256GB) costing a whopping $1829. Yikes. ... Read more
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