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How to Avoid Christmas Debt

It’s finally December and that means one thing: the holiday madness has begun! According to a recent article, the average holiday shopper plans to spend $776 this year, but it is possible to get through the holidays without it breaking your bank. Here a Few Tips on How to Avoid Christmas Debt Price Comparison Shopping: One of the easiest ways is to Google Search what you’re wanting... Read more
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Traveling Soon? Check Out These Traveling Tips!

Regardless if you are a seasoned traveller or planning your first trip, here are simple tips on travelling to make your life easier. PACKING Roll your clothes vs folding them. This will give you more space in your luggage. Use the 3 to 1 rule in clothes. Example: 3 tops for 1 bottom. Packing clothing that can be layered and interchanged. Take a spare pair of your prescription... Read more
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7 Tips to Help Manage Allergies

Spring is here. Plants and trees are blooming and Mother Nature is showing off her colours, but that also means that spring allergies are here. 18% of people in Australia and New Zealand suffer from allergic rhinitis also known as hay fever. Here are 7 tips to help manage hay fever. Close your windows during the “blooming” season of plants and trees. Dust, vacuum and clean re... Read more
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5 Ways to Kill Fruit Flies

Being healthy requires a healthy balance of fruit and vegetables and the one side effect of being healthy is the pesky fruit fly. So what’s the easiest way to get rid of fruit flies? Here are 5 Ways to Kill Fruit Flies 1. Unfiltered Apple Cider Vinegar Today’s Creative Life suggests creating a homemade trap with ACV and plastic wrap. Add a little bit of ACV into a glass, cover wit... Read more
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5 Tips for a Better Phone Plan

Like all other household bills, the phone plan you select can make or break your budget. Here are 5 tips to find a better phone plan. Check Your Charges: Look at your latest statement and see what you are being charged for. How much data are you going through each month? Is it more than your current plan or less? Is the unlimited data, truly unlimited or do you tackled with a slower spee... Read more
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5 Steps to a Cheaper Energy Bill

Energy is the kryptonite to many of our wallets. Unless you are lucky enough to be living off the energy grid, then you are paying for energy regardless if you use one kilowatt-hours or 5 million kilowatt-hours. At FiftyUp Club we often get asked “how do we know if we are getting the best deal?” Here are 5 steps to a cheaper energy bill. 1. Grab Your Latest Energy Bill – this piec... Read more
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Spring Cleaning Guide

“Spring is the time of plans and projects.” - Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina Have you been hibernating like a Mountain Pygmy-possum this winter? Well, spring is finally here and it’s time to shed the winter blues, extra winter kilos, and the winter dust that has settled into all the nooks and crannies of your home. Though cleaning can be a tiring chore, a good thorough “spring clean” that wil... Read more
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Spring Clean Your Finances

““A penny saved is a penny earned.” - Benjamin Franklin Just like spring cleaning your home, you can spring clean your finances too. Old or young, most have a “set it and forget it” mindset when it comes to money. Be it savings, loans, bills, etc. With spring here, it’s time to look at what you’re paying and see if you can start saving yourself some money. HERE ARE A FEW IDEAS ON HOW T... Read more
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Spring Health Check

“Health is the greatest possession. Contentment is the greatest treasure. Confidence is the greatest friend.” - Lao Tzu Spring is here and while you’re packing away the winter gear you might have noticed you also packed on a few extra winter kilos. Now is an ideal time to get yourself to the doctor to get your health checked. You don’t have to have the perceived perfect summer body, b... Read more
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6 Things 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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