7 Smart Money Tips: Budgeting for Baby
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Bringing a new person into this world – or, essentially, keeping them fed, watered, warm, dressed, amused and pretty darn comfy – can hit your bank balance hard. For such tiny beings, having babies can cost big! As parents, we simply want to concentrate on all the mini milestones, bask in the OMG cuteness and not stress the baby budget....
If You’re a Costco Lover, Here’s Four Stories You Can’t Afford to Miss!
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Who doesn’t love Costco Australia? Well, we do! And here’s why you should give this big box discount retailer a look or two. Apparently Australians like Costco. Um, maybe not just like. They really, really like it. In 2016 alone Australians spent $1.5 billion (yep, that’s BILLION with a b) at the store. Whoa! Even though there were only eight...
Confused About the Changes to Centrelink Family Benefits? Here’s Our Quick Rundown
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The New Year brings a whole lot of new changes for Centrelink’s family benefits. See how they affect you. The clock struck midnight, you raised a bubbling glass of champagne (or more likely, groggily chugged a sippy cup of grape juice thinking it was the mum-friendly version), gave your honey a quick kiss and felt the freshness of the new year...
WIN a Samsung Galaxy J2 with the Perfect Back to School Boost Mobile Deals
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As a parent the ‘should my child have a mobile phone’ decision is a biggie!  Of course we want our kids to be in reach and easily able to contact us if they need, but what about the risk of a whopping great bill? Here’s what you need to know (and how to win 1 of 2 pre-paid Boost Mobile packs!) The world...
Mini Millionaires: How to Teach Your Kids To Manage Money
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Being able to teach your kids to manage money is an important life skill for them. But all too often we treat money as a taboo subject. To me, it’s less about how much pocket money we give and more about the lessons we try to teach. Here’s the top 6 lessons I want to teach my kids about managing money. Money matters....
Becoming a Mum-Boss: Making Party Plan a Success for Your Family
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Ever wondered about party plan or network marketing? Looking for an opportunity to try something new? It could be easier than you think! Here’s how to start your own mum-boss business with flying colours… Party Plans are increasingly popular choices for Mums who want to stay home with their families yet earn good money. It’s easy to understand the appeal...
Making Christmas Meaningful: It Doesn’t Have to Cost the Earth!
Ah, Christmas… The most wonderful time of the year! Unless you’re a Mum, and the success of the season lies solely on your weary shoulders (and of course your poor, harassed bank account!) We totally understand! But what if we told you that Christmas can be meaningful without being overwhelming AND without breaking the bank? It may sound crazy, but hear...
11 Things You Might Not Want to Buy at Costco
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Do you really need a barrel-sized drum of mustard or enough meat to fill a restaurant’s walk-in freezer? Probably not. But if you're 'in the moment' at Costco chances are you could leave with just about anything. When it comes to discount shopping the excitement can sometimes cannibalize our common sense. Arriving at Costco you have good intentions. You’ll get...
Planning Your Child’s Education – Why It’s Never Too Early to Start
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Proudly sponsored by Australian Scholarships Group When I fell pregnant with my first child, I had so much on my mind! The list of things I’d need for this new baby was growing by the day. New cot, pram, car seat, you get the drift. But as a first time mum-to-be, thinking about this child’s future education was pretty far...
Here’s How to Teach Your Kids to Save Money and Turn Them Into Savvy LittleSavers
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Want to bring your little people up to be budget balancing grown-ups who spend less than they earn and with a few bucks put aside for that 'rainy day'? Responsible money managers are made, not born, and once they’re out of nappies, it’s not too early to start teaching this to your littlies, and alas, that the money tree hasn’t started flowering in your...