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Sydney City on a Budget

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20 October 2017

explore 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, galleries and wonderful markets at your fingertips.  All these highlights of inner city living come with a fee however, so to really get the most out of living somewhere cosmopolitan and adventurous we kinda need to sample the fare, which costs money….

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Take the Sting out of an Emergency with an Emergency Fund

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02 June 2017

an emergency fund might just save you

Have you ever had an unexpected bill with no way to pay?  Anyone who owns a second hand car or piece of property likely knows the pain of suddenly having to fork out money to keep your wheels on the road or your plumber paid.

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Simplify Your Christmas

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16 November 2016

simplify your Christmas this year

Christmas is nearly here!  The hunt for gifts has begun and you may be already decking out your house with sparkles and lights.  Perhaps you are already planning the food, the colour themes, and visualised how the gifts will be wrapped this year (or perhaps you're like me and these things are all last minute spur of the moment, what-ever-you-have-at-hand decisions). The shops have already begun playing carols and window displays are looking very festive indeed. We are encouraged by magazines, movies and malls to spend up big at Christmas on decorations, gifts, food and accessories. But how much do you really have to spend to make it a memorable day spent with loved ones?

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Top Money Saving Apps

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01 November 2016

use your phone to save money

The mobile revolution really has changed our lives.  We have at our fingertips communities from all over the world, photos from people we have never met and opportunities to purchase items from all corners of the globe.  Our communications devices have evolved to the point where they can store our entire diary and photo library and we can even make a call or send a text with voice activation. It really is mind numbing how technology has advanced. However these handy little pocket gadgets aren’t cheap to buy or operate, with the average smart phone costing between $60 to $80 a month on a contract, and to buy outright you’re looking at over $600 for the latest release of a Samsung or iPhone 6 and that’s not including call charges.

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Home Grown

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20 June 2016

One of the joys of growing up is leaving home and spreading your wings. Right? Or is it? Gen Y are increasingly deciding to stay at home while they study and instead would prefer to save money for travelling, paying off their uni debts or saving up for a property.

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Save as a Student

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20 June 2016

If you don’t know already, getting through tertiary education is financially tough, and it's even tougher if you're a student living away from home. Whether you’re about to embark on a new life at University fresh out of school, or you are continuing an existing degree or course at TAFE, here are some money saving tips to get you through the year with enough food in your belly, strategies to still have fun, and hopefully even some savings left for an end of year treat or to build towards some exciting financial goals.

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Living Costs for Students

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12 May 2016

The sight of Jacarandas lining the streets, their blossoms creating a carpet of purple below,  is a sight synonymous with Australia. While almost as iconic as the Eucalypt, Jacarandas aren’t native to Australia, but they do thrive in the warm Aussie climate and feature in many a backyard.

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