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10 habits for a happier bank balance 0

10 habits for a happier bank balance

There are plenty of ways you can save. You could busk by standing on your head while juggling with your feet and blowing a whistle. No just kidding! You don’t have to go to such extremes to save money. There are plenty of logical and easy ways to start saving this month, this week and even this minute! Saving is less about juggling or struggle and more about developing smart and spiffy new habits that will put more money in your wallet and a bigger grin on your chin. Here are a few habits you can start this week that...

5 creative ways to makeover your bedroom on a budget 0

5 creative ways to makeover your bedroom on a budget

If your bedroom is guilty of its paint peeling off the walls and curtains falling off their rings – then congratulations! Your sleeping space is a candidate for a bedroom makeover. There’s nothing more comforting than coming home from a hard day out in the world to an organised, warm, welcoming and cosy bedroom. All you need is a little creativity and time and you will be well on your way to being happier in your little boudoir than you’ve ever been. Here are 5 ways to makeover your bedroom on a budget Revamp the bed Since a bed is usually...

7 ways a home energy audit can shower you in cash 0

7 ways a home energy audit can shower you in cash

A home energy audit may not be at the top of your list of ‘fun things to do this week’ but if you’d like more money to do more fun stuff, you might want to pull up your socks, suck your belly in, tighten your belt and take heed of these smart tips on how to put your cash in your stash. What on earth is a home energy audit? This audit will study the habits of the big and little people who live in your home – including yourself! It will help you understand your home and its occupants...

5 budgeting tactics you can start today 0

5 budgeting tactics you can start today

I’m a big believer in using great systems and technology to get stuff done. These five simple tactics will change the way you budget your money forever. Budgeting Tactic 1: Use an effective system Create a bill paying system for paying bills on time an avoid overdue fees. Here’s a great article at GetPocketBook describing why this is so important due to changes in recent legislation. These guys also have a fantastic bill paying system and calendar so you will never forget when to pay a bill. Budgeting Tactic 2: Review your expenses Do a major review of your expenses...

Hottest new trend: Social selling via video pitch! 0

Hot new trend: Social selling via video pitch!

Boredom is dead We are all guilty of it. We tap away on our iPods, tablets and smartphones every moment of every day. We are doing it while munching on toast at breakfast, waiting for a latte at a train station, while sitting on the loo and even while watching our favourite TV show. We’ve become a nation of addicted, multi-tasking, digital-devotees and boredom is old school. Even grandparents are ‘hip with it’ A face-to-face conversation has been replaced with a like on Facebook; Yeah – your friend’s kid (the one using icecream as moisturiser) is a scream and it’s...

8 secret shopping tips for saving big everyday 0

8 secret shopping tips for saving big on everyday items

Due to popular demand here’s my big list of how to save thousands each year by shopping in the right places both online and offline. This list combines a number of strategic shopping tactics including: Shopping online to save time and money Shopping at the right stores offline Weighing up your time and travel compared to shopping online Using technology and reminders when shopping online Becoming as organised as possible to produce big savings These are the places I shop and the tactics I use to save time and money every week. Random tip 1: Reasons to shop online Saves...

The Benefits of Brand Awareness 0

Saving Business | Benefits of Brand Awareness

What is the importance of brand exposure to the consumer? The more frequently a potential buyer is exposed to your brand, the higher is the possibility of that person actually becoming a customer. Not only that, the more aware consumers are of a certain brand; the more likely they will be to engage in a transaction. Hence, there is also a greater chance of them spreading the word about your products and services to friends and family. Sounds great, right? However, it takes more than just building a website and having a one-time event or promotional ad to keep your...

10 finanical faux pas to avoid when planning the perfect holiday 0

10 financial faux-pas to avoid when planning the perfect holiday

When considering the number of planes in the sky at any moment you will have a quick understanding of the millions of people who have packed fresh undies and socks into a suitcase today and fled to the skies for a well-deserved travel adventure. Personally, you may be the road trip type, preferring to stop at servos for slurpies and snacks while singing along to your tailored music playlist. Whether you are sipping down Champagne in first class or playing I-spy with the kids while driving past a paddock of cows, there are plenty of faux pas that can happen...

Where to buy affordable & amazing contact lenses 0

Where to buy affordable and amazing contact lenses

If you love to reinvent yourself there are plenty of ways to achieve this goal and on the cheap. One way to reinvent yourself is to invest in a set of beautiful contact lenses to add some pizazz to your day, open up new opportunities with a great first impression or to simply add an element of fun to an upcoming social event. Here’s a review of my recent experience buying dazzling new contact lenses at Mr Lens, a one-stop shop for all things lenses online. But beware: Contact lenses are a little addictive and you might find yourself coming back...

5 best budgeting tips for buying a new home 0

5 best budgeting tips for buying a new home

The weeks leading up to purchasing a home can drive any good-intentioned human straight to the pantry. I have clear memories of too many coffees and donuts during the week leading up to signing those home loan contracts. Firstly there was the deposit we had to pull together at late notice and then tapping away late into the night on an excel spreadhsheet working out ‘our stuff’ and making sure we’d be able to meet the extra payments. We were forced to tighten our belts even more than we were already doing, which was hard – considering all the donuts...

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