Family Tips

Kids and their Pocket Money

Kids and their Pocket Money

  For little people who don’t earn an income, it’s remarkable how often children have a little money in their pockets. From family gifts to parental allowances and beyond, there are plenty of ways those little guys find to scrounge up some cash every now and then....
10 Tips for Financial Flourishing

10 Tips for Financial Flourishing

We all want to do well financially, yet it’s surprising how few of us have taken the time to think about what that will actually mean. This article is going to overview ten tips for getting clearer on how to flourish financially, from ditching the debt to planning for...
Ten Ways to Trim the Food Bill

Ten Ways to Trim the Food Bill

  Groceries. That weekly wallet drain that (according to Australian Bureau of Stats) is sucking between $100 (single person) – $300 (family) each time it takes from you. That adds up, and can take a significant chunk away from your income (indeed food is often...
Living Within Your Means?

Living Within Your Means?

  Living with the ability to save Learning to save is an exercise in the art of learning perspective, and what it means to manage money. You have to not only understand what it is to live within your means, but to live beneath them if you expect to grow a savings...
Not On The Same Savings Page?

Not On The Same Savings Page?

  Saving by yourself, and what to do about a partner who won’t Saving is a common aspiration, but not always something that people want to act on. It may take months and months of thinking about how nice it would be to save for something before you actually...

3 Habits of Effective Mums

  There’s no doubt that our habits form our lives. If you’re habitually late, unorganised and feel ‘out of control’ then you’re going to have a harder time coping throughout the day than someone who is organised, on time for appointments and feels confident and in...

Make It Go Further!

  Butter: Make butter go further by beating 500 grams of softened butter until it turns pale and then slowly adding 1.5 cups of extra light olive oil while still beating in a mixer. The mixture will be quite liquid but hardens up overnight in the fridge. Clean and...

A Quick Age Appropriate Gift Guide

  Infants We’re all aware that infants prefer the packaging to the product 99% of the time! But that doesn’t mean they shouldn’t be given gifts to stimulate their young minds and senses. Soft toys that are huggable and washable are best at the earlier stage. Something...
Earn or save more?

Earn or save more?

    Earn more or save more? The reality of wealth and savings Ask any child what they want to be when they grow up, and you’ll find there are several children who claim what they want to be is rich. Wealth is a common aspiration, though it is not without its own...

Ways to Save Cash

Saving Cash for a Rainy Day What’s the best way to save cash? Not money in general, cash. Many of you will say that they haven’t been using cash any more, but it’s a great way to encourage saving, as you can actually feel it piling up. For me...

Ways to work with yourself to save money

Getting around yourself – Ways to work with yourself to save money Saving is an aspiration for many people, but an achievement for far fewer. Why? Through poor financial habits and temptations we often work ourselves right out of the money we’re trying so hard...

Time is Money!

  Maximizing productivity: Financial and personal A great way to really kick your savings into gear is to work on your levels of productivity. When you’re productive, you’re efficiently using your time in an organized fashion – this is practically a recipe...
50 Tips for Making Life Easier

50 Tips for Making Life Easier

This is a fun list of 50 ways to make life easier! 1. Buy a heap of white towels – easy to clean just add 1/2 cup bleach to the wash. 2. Buy in bulk the things you use the most. Toilet paper, soap, toothpaste, dishwashing powder/liquid, washing powder/liquid,...

Are You Savouring Your Life?

    These days we have an abundance of luxuries, but I’ve found that excess actually decreases my enjoyment of life. Sure, we can get massive amounts of rich foods, feasting to our heart’s content, stuffing ourselves in alarming displays of gluttony … but is that...

Getting Organised

For easier productivity… Let’s face it, we all need to do it! We all need to be more organised so our day can run as smoothly as possible, right? Maybe it’s your time, your work space, your appointments or something else. Whatever it is you need to make it...

Prioritising

The great economist, Vilfredo Pareto, originally came up with the 80 -20 Rule and this system is used in business all around the world today. The point is that 80 percent of all rewards come from 20 percent of effort. This can be used in prioritising by identifying...

Are You Coping?

The work/life balance can get out of hand quickly, sometimes without you even realising it. Don’t despair though, there are ways and steps to take that can get you on an even keel again! Remember, one step at a time – you’ll be going in the right...