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3 ways to organise your finances for 2016

Wednesday, 10 February 2016 11:56

How do you feel about your money? Are you concerned about your finances in the year to come? According to ASIC's latest Australian Financial Attitudes and Behaviour Tracker, 58 per cent of people said they were confident when handling their money1. However, that still leaves nearly half of respondents who couldn't say the same.

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How to avoid the post-Christmas credit crunch

Feeling a little deflated now the Christmas tree has been stored and the tinsel packed away? Have you been hit with the reality of the new year, including a not-so-nice credit card bill?

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Renovating in Stages and on a Budget

Friday, 05 February 2016 16:43

When we purchased our first home, it was a huge old art deco apartment with amazing features, but literally falling apart. The bathroom was in a state, the kitchen was even worse. Not even mentioning the yellow stained walls and dirty old blue carpet. We really had to use our imagination for the final outcome. It wasn’t really liveable, pretty much everything needed redoing, yet like most first homebuyers, our budget was stretched and there wasn’t much left over to renovate.

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5 ways to take on your Christmas debt

Friday, 29 January 2016 14:47

Investments Commission reports that on average, each of us planned to part ways with $1,079 during the holiday season1. On top of this, the Australian Retailers Association reported that we actually broke records for Boxing Day shopping in 20152

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4 financial tips for people heading to university

Thursday, 28 January 2016 15:45

With most universities kicking off the year in full throughout February, there are sure to be a lot of people entering the tertiary-education lifestyle for the first time.

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Decorate with Style and for Less with Vintage

Tuesday, 05 January 2016 09:23

One of my favourite looks for the home is a mix of vintage and new. It can also be a very affordable way to decorate.

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Creating an Affordable and Stylish Outdoor Area

Tuesday, 05 January 2016 09:21

In the Australian climate, we spend a lot of time entertaining outdoors. It’s literally another room in the house, so it makes sense to treat it like one. If you get creative, you don’t have to spend a fortune bringing it together and giving it a little wow factor. Here are some great ways to create a gorgeous looking outdoor entertaining space you’d be proud to invite your friends to, and that won’t cost the earth.

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