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Income protection?

To be honest, I’ve not done a lot of research to share with this post, but seeing as we’re in different corners of the globe, well, it might be moot anyhow! So, for a long while, I have been ruminating about getting income protection insurance.  My superannuation (which is the retirement savings in Australia) covers …
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Goals Update – September

To be honest, usually I spend the month editting and drafting my monthly goal update post.  Not this month! So, there’ll be no list of my meals.  And everything feels a bit sketchy! For new readers, every month, I like to check in with the ‘New years goals‘ I set.  It’s a regular reminder of …
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Grocery Spend sky rockets!

Extra extra, read all about how I went nuts and spent an outrageous amount on groceries! For less regular readers, I have spoken a few times about my grocery spend, and how I think increasing it would mean I’m spending less eating out, and ready made meals.  It’s a rough measure, hardly exact, but still. …
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Goals Update – August

Every month, I like to check in with the ‘New years goals‘ I set.  I’m getting a little rusty on updating some of my reporting (like meals and volunteering), but if nothing else, it’s a regular reminder of what I’d like to be doing! Financial Save $20k $26k cash by 22 Dec (for when I get …
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What’s the best way with money?

I had an interesting conversation with someone the other night.  When I say interesting, I mean to say, I had a conversation that got my back up.  And I started to wonder why.   At the heart of it was: what is the best way to ‘manage’ your money? I know the answer is most simple …
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A reason to get another bank account

Commonwealth Bank Can campagin

So, regular readers, remember how I tried to cataloged my bank accounts, and then thought about how to minimise and streamline them?  I closed some accounts and withdrew one bank completely from my tally – I was no longer actively using their online savings accounts. Well, the other day, the BF and I went to …
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Things to think about when setting children’s pocket money

Most children live with their parents til they reach majority (or older). I did not – I went to boarding school from the age of 10.  I think that’s a large reason why I’m financially responsible (and independent) now. I’d like to share my experiences and hope it’ll give another way that parents can look …
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Goals Update – July

Every month, I like to check in with the ‘New years goals‘ I set. Financial $20k $26k target by 22 Dec: ah, maybe this will need to be adjusted again with the move.  I’ll leave it for now, and see how things settke June: $17,938.69 July: $18,035.56 (+$96.87 thanks to moving costs :() 12 in 2 Adventures: …
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July Challenge: No eating out

Although it’s not the true end of the month, I thought I would check in with my experience of my self imposed challenge not to eat out for a month! 1. I was innovative, with packing everything for a two day road trip. So I know I can be ‘frugal’ and skip eating out. (I …
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Women and retirement savings

I recently read an interesting article in the Sydney Morning Herald, about women and superannuation – our state mandated retirement policy. The law states that employers must contribute 9% of their employee’s salary into a superannuation fund, which cannot be touched until retirement. (Simply speaking of course – there are loopholes in every part of …
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