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Steps to Success - How lists can help you live the life you dream

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05 August 2016

write lists and improve your life

We all want financial freedom. We all want to be economically empowered. We all wish we had the power to manifest money. 

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How to Overcome the Winter Blues - Part 2

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15 July 2016

bring some sunshine into your life this winter

You’ll likely be spending more time indoors than usual in Winter and sitting at home feeling cold and uncomfortable is bound to lead to depression. Last week we looked at how you can make the daily ritual of brushing your teeth into an opportunity to boost positivity and in turn potentially improve your levels of productivity and success. Here are some more little tricks to boost your mood even if the skies are grey!

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How to Overcome the Winter Blues: Part 1

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11 July 2016

keep a smile on your dial

It has been a particularly cold winter this year in Sydney. Those cold snaps keep coming and we’re not even half way through Winter yet.

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Protect Yourself Online

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20 June 2016

It's one of the most convenient things about modern day life. Doing the supermarket shopping from your lounge room, speaking to loved ones on the other side of the world via Skype, earning qualifications through an online course, or broadcasting your emotions, photos and inspirations through social media, the internet has changed the face of the world.

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Gumtree Scams to Avoid

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20 June 2016

I’ve always been an advocate of selling and buying second hand wares. It’s one of the most efficient forms of recycling there is, it is generally a good outcome for both buyers and sellers, the sellers get something off their hands they no longer want and get paid for it, and the buyers are usually delighted to have found what they were after, pre-loved at a discounted price.

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Letterbox Crime

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20 June 2016

I was excited to be going away for several weeks over Christmas after a pretty intense few months finding my feet as a new mother. There was my sister’s wedding to attend, my baby Flynn’s first Christmas, a road trip from the Sunshine Coast back to Sydney and then a flight to the Sapphire coast in southern NSW.

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Credit History

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20 June 2016

Buying a your first home is an exciting investment, but it can also be a bit daunting! Here are some simple tips to help you stay on track and avoid having a home loan application rejected. Before you even begin entertaining the idea of purchasing a property, you will need to have a good credit history.

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Property Market Research

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20 June 2016

So you’re saved up a decent deposit and even attended a few property inspections. You feel ready to commit to a mortgage and are keen to find the perfect place, but perhaps you’re a little overwhelmed about where to start? Researching the property market is a great place to start.

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Pension Changes in 2017

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20 June 2016

Love it or hate it, retirement is something all of us will have to face eventually. For those approaching retirement, it can be a time brimming with excitement and relief, teamed with some anxiety about having enough funds to last you the rest of your life, and uncertainty about how you will spend such a large volume of spare time.

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Changes to Super

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20 June 2016

The 2016 budget announced earlier this month included some big changes to superannuation. While these are yet to pass legislation, it is likely many of these changes will come into effect 1 July 2017. Be prepared and learn what is in store so you can adjust your own superannuation strategy to ensure a comfortable retirement.

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Where There’s a Will

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20 June 2016

There’s something about becoming a parent that suddenly requires you to take charge of things which may have otherwise been left undone. There is a need to take responsibility for your life and finances with little ones under your care. It’s a good opportunity to check you have life insurance, write a will, consolidate your debt and rollover your super, as well as considering giving up pub crawls and eating bowls of cereal for dinner.

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The Art of the Barter

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20 June 2016

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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Be a Smartie

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20 June 2016

Imagine you have a giant fishbowl that is about a third full of smarties. Your goal is to get the bowl filled to the top with smarties. Every time you get paid you get paid in smarties and you put some of these smarties into the bowl. Your weekly goal is to put 20 smarties in, but sometimes you have some smarties to spare and you add extra to help you get to your goal of a full fishbowl more quickly.

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Tips to Travel Light

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20 June 2016

As my 9 week trip adventure abroad nears, I’m saving frantically to ensure I reach my savings goals before I leave. I am also very keen to be as organised as possible and keep what I bring to a minimum so can travel in comfort and have space to buy a few special pieces while away.

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