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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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5 Travel Hacks to Stretch Your Budget

If you aren’t rolling in dough, and let’s be honest, how many of us are, when you’re planning your holidays you are probably budget conscious. If you are like me, every dollar counts. Here are 5 holiday hacks to help stretch that almighty dollar! Travel Insurance While it may seem counterproductive to purchase travel insurance because you want to save money, think of travel insuran... Read more
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These Boots Were Made for Walking...Australia

60’s pop star, Nancy Sinatra, sang “These boots are made for walking and that's just what they'll do. One of these days these boots are gonna walk all over you…” The Aboriginals of Australia had a rite of passage for males known as a Walkabout where the adolescents went and lived in the wilderness for a period as long as six months to make the spiritual and traditional transition into ma... Read more
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How to Be a Minimalist Gift Giver this Christmas

Christmas is often a time of excess and over indulging, but have you ever noticed how that can sometimes make you feel kind of flat afterwards? Especially when your next credit card bill arrives! The post-Christmas period is the number one highest period of debt for Australians. Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) data reveals the nation borrowed $29 billion on credit cards last December - t... Read more
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What Have the Oldies Ever Done for Us?

Intergenerational conflict has always been with us and oldies have been complaining about the young as far as back as Aristotle in the 4th century BC. His wise words: “[Young people] are high-minded because they have not yet been humbled by life, nor have they experienced the force of circumstance. They think they know everything and are always quite sure about it.” I was reminded of ... Read more
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The Most Important Speed on Your NBN Plan: Evening Speed

If you’re shopping for an NBN plan, you might have noticed that providers have started talking about ‘evening speeds’. Great, as if choosing an NBN plan wasn’t hard enough already, right? Fortunately, NBN evening speeds aren’t nearly as confusing as they might sound, and they might just be the most important thing to look at when choosing your plan. What are NBN evening speeds? Much i... Read more
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Travel Tips that Could Make Your Life Easier

Some travel like a pro. Whizzing through security and the airport like gazelles in the wild and for some, you may be embarking on your first journey with a lot of questions or clueless on what to do. While I am no expert on travel, here are few tips and tricks I use to make my life easier when traveling. Browse in Private or Incognito Mode for Cheaper Flights - this one is simple, all yo... Read more
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Packing for Your First Cruise

Packing is a task most of us put off as long as possible. However, the task doesn’t have to be daunting. If you’re setting sail for your first cruise, here are a few tips on how to pack for your first cruise. CARRY ON LUGGAGE When you check in for your first cruise, the  cruise line will take your luggage and deliver it to your room. While this is a fantastic service, consider pack... Read more
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4 Ways to Access Money Abroad

When traveling overseas, there are a multitude of ways to bring money with you, but what’s the easiest way to access your funds when needed? Do you need to carry cash? A travel card? A debit card? CASH You can either exchange your cash before you leave with a bank or when you arrive to your destination. The pro of doing this advance is that you have cash on hand when you arrive.... Read more
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You Are Never Too Old

If age as opposed to ageing concerns you, take a leaf out of the book of a Dutchman who is taking legal action to change the date on his birth certificate by 20 years. Emile Ratelbrand, who is 69, claims he has the body of a 45-year-old and needs to be officially recognised as such to improve his luck at dating. It’s an ambitious legal action especially since his inspiration comes fro... Read more
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