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5 financial game changers to look out for in 2014 The New Year could mean good things for your wallet, especially if you plan ahead!
How to declutter your home and live the life you want! If you’re one of those people who dread the big spring clean, listen up! Aussie-born organisational guru Peter Walsh has some refreshing tips for cleaning out and decluttering your home.
Eight tax changes you need to know about! June 30 is rapidly approaching, which means one thing – its tax time again!
How to survive the mid-year sales Financial expert Bruce Brammall explains how to survive the sales and avoid maxing out on your credit card.
Do-it-yourself: Australia Day animal masks These DIY masks are a great way to involve kids in the build-up to your party. They’ll be so proud to show off their creations to family and friends.
Five New Year's resolutions for your finances Want to manage your money better in 2013? Kick-start the new year with five simple resolutions to get your finances in shape.
How to make constructive complaints while shopping Although it's relatively simple to check your rights as a consumer, it can be difficult to stand your ground in the face of poor or even rude customer service and complain constructively.
Do you have a gambling problem? Around 70 per cent of Australians will gamble at some point this year. In 2009 we spent $12 billion on the pokies alone. For most it’s the odd flutter for fun, but for problem gamblers it can mean the ...
Guide to online shopping and saving money Online shopping can be a busy person's lifesaver - allowing you to save money and time. This is a guide for anyone looking to pick up some tricks of the (online) trade.
Do-it-yourself: Toy chest A must-have item in every child’s room. The different-coloured drawers make it easier to sort and store the various types of toys.
Do-it-yourself: Toy chest cushion This cushion is both a finishing touch and a seat. It is tied in place at the back, so the cushion stays in place and doesn’t move around – the front ties are longer than the back ones.
Top 10 tax tips It is both costly and risky to make mistakes in preparing your tax. It is hard enough to earn your money, don't throw it away by making costly blunders. Here are the five most common mistakes people ...
How to save a fortune on clothing without sacrificing style Is your wardrobe in need of a serious fashion renovation, but you don't have the space in your cupboard or you can't afford to go out spend hundreds of dollars on new-season fashion? We've found eight ...
Investing in your clothes To help you make the most of your wardrobe staples, save a few hundred dollars each year and build a wardrobe full of wearables, follow these quick tips and tricks.
No sew make-overs: How to spruce up an ottoman An ottoman is one of the most versatile furniture pieces in the home, acting as a footrest, coffee table or seat. So if yours has seen better days, perk it up with this vibrantly zingy new coat, edged ...
No sew make-overs: How to spruce up a lampshade To turn a plain lampshade into something special, wrap it in stunning fabric and trim with a quirky braid.
Are you prepared for retirement? It's ironic, while financial security is what most of us strive for, it's an area where we're likely to bury our heads in the sand. It's time to wake up from this monetary slumber, asap. They say ...
10 top tax tips OK, so it’s dreaded tax time again... but don’t panic! We’ve asked an expert for help. Heather Smith is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants; and the Principal of ANISE ...
What are my rights as a new mum? Having a baby? Then find out about your maternity leave entitlements.
Help, I've lost some of my super! Geoff Devitt's superannuation accounts were a mess, so Adrian helped him trace his lost money.
Looking after mum and dad's finances As your parents get older, there may be an added responsibility of looking after their finances as well as their health. Here are a few ideas on how to handle a touchy subject.
Budget babies A new arrival means a financial overhaul. Use these tips so bringing home baby doesn’t break the bank.

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