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BLOG: How to Avoid Debt and Hangovers this Party Season

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14 December 2018

save money and the number of hangovers you have this party season

When the weather warms up so does our social life. The days are longer and the lure of the outdoors beckons us with its sunshine and mild evenings. From now until the end of the year your calendar is likely to fill up pretty quickly, with work Christmas parties, gatherings with buddies and family reunions.

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BLOG: How to Reduce Credit Card Debt at Christmas

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30 November 2018

how to limit your credit card debt at Christmas

Christmas is one of the most expensive times of the year, it is very easy to spend beyond our normal monthly wages to cover additional costs which sees many of us reaching for our credit cards to pay the difference. 

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BLOG: Black Friday Online Shopping Tips

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09 November 2018

black friday sales

Whether you like it or not, we are heading for a collision course with Christmas and the end of 2018, so strap on your tinsel belts and hold on to your spending budgets tightly, the impact is hard to predict, but may result in damaging blows to your savings and a stack of unwanted gifts awaiting new homes on boxing day.

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BLOG: How to Explore Sydney on a Budget

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24 October 2018

sydney city on a budget

One of the wonderful things about living somewhere like Sydney is that you have amazing restaurants and cafes, quirky boutiques, live music and theatre shows, high street shopping and wonderful markets at your fingertips. All these highlights of inner city living tend to come with a fee however, so it’s easy to think that in order to get the most out of living somewhere cosmopolitan we need to spend up big….

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BLOG: Buy Nothing New Month - How to Barter

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12 October 2018

buy nothing new month

Trading goods and services without money is known as bartering, and was the norm in ancient civilizations. Back in the day, as money didn’t exist, bartering was the currency. Swapping goods for another was how people acquired what they needed. Shells for sugar, carrots for eggs, a new front door for a new horse saddle.  

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BLOG: Protect Yourself from Fraud - Celebrity Endorsement Scams

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05 October 2018

celebrity endorsements have existed since the silent movies

Celebrities have been used to promote products ever since the rise of the Hollywood star in the 1930s. From perfumes, to jewellery, fancy cars and watches to diet drinks and lingerie the rich and beautiful have always been able to help sell desirable things through clever advertising.

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BLOG: Protect Yourself from Fraud - International Money Transfers

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30 September 2018

understanding price guides for property auctions

Once upon a time, if you wanted to buy something you needed to physically go to the store which sold said item and exchange cash before you could bring it home. Today you can purchase virtually anything from virtually anywhere in the world, virtually! Drawers from Denmark, linen from Lithuania, and baskets from Bali. But along with worldwide add-to-cart-opportunities there is also a whole new world of fall-victim-to-fraud-possibilities.

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BLOG: Understanding Auctions - The Price Guide

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07 September 2018

understanding price guides for property auctions

One of the most popular ways to sell property in popular areas, often yielding excellent results for Vendors, auctions can be a bit of a headache and even heartache for buyers. After weeks or even months of inspections, analysing suburbs (and even testing out the local cafes) having your dreams shattered on auction day by someone with more money is an outcome almost every buyer will face at least once. 

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BLOG: How to Prepare to Buy a Property

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24 August 2018

plant your savings seeds to grow your investments

It takes a while for a plant to grow from seed.  Our goals and dreams are the same.  And if one of your goals is to own property, then planting seeds now will allow you to reap the benefits of growth later on.  Even if its just popping some extra money into a savings account, you are preparing the ground for financial growth down the track.  If you’ve decided that now is the time to finally bite the bullet and purchase property – whether its for investment or your own home, there are few things to be aware of when considering taking the leap and applying for a loan. First thing to remember is you have to start somewhere, so start small. 

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BLOG: Get the Most Out of Tax Time

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17 August 2018

The new financial year has well and truly begun, and if you haven’t already visited your accountant or logged into your MyGov ATO portal to submit your tax return, getting your tax sorted will need to be on the agenda over the next couple of months.

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BLOG: How to be Rich

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10 August 2018

live a richly rewarding life by owning your own home

“There are two ways to be rich. One is by acquiring much, the other is by desiring little.”
  Jackie French Coller

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BLOG: Review your spending habits

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03 August 2018

change your spending habits and enjoy more freedom

Humans are creatures of habit. We like things predictable, we like to know what to expect down the track.

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