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A Sustainable Christmas

Need ideas on for a sustainable Christmas? Here are 5 ways you could support your community and have a sustainable Christmas. Buying Local Food - we know you’ve seen those ads that ask you to shop local during the holidays but have you ever thought about buying local food too? You can visit your local farmer’s market or buy food that is grown and produced in Australia. Shop Local ... Read more
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Dealing with Surprise Bills

According to a research, the average Australian still carries about $76 in their pocket and men over 50 carry $99 while women carry around $68. No matter the age, most of us still carry cash for small transactions and emergencies but what about those unexpected bills that hit us at the most inconvenient time? How does one handle that? Two-thirds of Aussie households are getting hit... Read more
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Things No One Tells You About Cruising

Sailing the high seas is the easiest holiday for a lot of us, but here are secrets and tips that could make your cruise even more fun and relaxing! Embarking Arrive at your embarkation port a day early. This allows you to avoid any last minute stress caused by potential delays and allows you to adjust to a new time zone or allows you time to sightsee. Everyone wants to be on board fi... Read more
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Curb Wasteful Spending

Are you aware of how much waste you’re creating, and how much money you’re throwing away in the process? Spending money on unnecessary items is not only bad for the environment, but it can also add up over the course of a year. Much of our consumption these days is based around convenience says Deborah Southon of budgeting and debt solutions provider Fox Symes. “People would rather bu... Read more
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Make the Most of Your Tax Returns

You’ve only got days left to turn in your tax return before the October 31 deadline. Hopefully, you get money back and can then focus on how to actually spend it. The ATO will issue a Failure To Lodge (FTL) penalty if your return isn’t lodged by the deadline. It’s calculated at the rate of one penalty unit for each period of 28 days or part thereof that you’re overdue. Penalty units are ... Read more
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The Importance of a Will

52% of Australians do not have a will. Of those that don’t have a will, 34% haven’t gotten around to it yet. WHAT IS A WILL? A will is a legal document that sets out your wishes for distribution of your assets after your death. In non fancy legal speak, it is a legal document that tells your family what you want done with your belongs and money when you die. WHY A WILL IS IM... Read more
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Could One Phone Call Save You on Hotel Accommodations

We have become humans that love convenience and there is nothing more convenient than booking your entire dream holiday online, but are you always getting the best deal? More often than not, you are getting a super sweet deal, but Australians who book online with popular travel sites like Expedia, Booking.com and Hotels.com might not be getting the best deal from Australian accommodation... Read more
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10 Things You Can Recycle

Whether you are a religious recycler or the just the paper and plastic recycler type, there may be a few household items you don’t know or didn’t think you could recycle. HERE ARE 10 THINGS YOU CAN RECYCLE AEROSOL CANS Once the cans are empty, they can be recycled with other metal packaging without fear of explosion. Since the cans themselves are made from recyclable steel and alumin... Read more
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How to Style Your Home Like a Pro

First impressions count, particularly when it comes to selling your home. Whilst some potential home buyers might be able to see a home’s true potential, even if it’s hidden under piles of clutter and mess, many others won’t. If you read and were inspired by our “9 Ways to Renovate Your Home in a Day” and now want to style your home like a pro, keep reading for more inspiration. Leading r... Read more
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9 Ways Renovate Your Home in a Day

Some home renovations can take years to finish, but there are many improvements that either you or a contractor can complete in just one day. Small and inexpensive improvements paid for out of your savings could actually add thousands of dollars in value to your home advises Joanna Pretty, general manager of mortgage lender State Custodians Home Loans. “Throughout the past 12 months, grow... Read more
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