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I think all of us have an opinion on whether we prefer driving vs public transportation and the pros and cons but have you really thought about the financial implications?  Will the convenience of having your own car cost you more than when you travel by public transportation? Traveling is one of the most constant […]

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How money is Made in Australia

by Mike on March 27, 2014

How money is Made in Australia

For all of my readers overseas I have an interesting infographic about how the Australian Notes are unique and how they are actually made here. Did you know we didn’t use paper? Courtesy of: LendMe Finance

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Can your Business Benefit from Amex?

by Heidi on March 14, 2014

Can your business benefit from Amex

Managing your own business has a lot of challenges especially when it comes to finances.  From the things you need when you start building it up to the daily expenses you have to pay for to make your business run properly.  If your not careful at the beginning you can end up spending more than […]

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Good Advice on Money Matters

by Heidi on March 8, 2014

Good Advice on Money Matters

If I could go back in time and give some advice to my younger self on money, I would have quite a lot to say. I was rather clueless and didn’t really know what to do with my finances until relatively recently. Save yourself the drama and the heartache and forward these helpful financial tips […]

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The 8 Most Common Car Insurance Myths

by Mike on March 6, 2014

The 8 Most Common Car Insurance Myths

When it comes to car insurance, there are a lot of myths that everyone believes. However, separating the myths from the facts can help you determine how to find your best insurance rate and will keep you from feeling frustrated and overwhelmed when insurance companies make the decisions that they do. The following 8 myths […]

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Landlords Insurance and why it is the Smart Financial Move

When you are a landlord it is inevitable that you will spend a lot of your time worrying about your property and how your tenants are treating it and this is perfectly natural. It can be important to your finances that you take steps to alleviate these worries and protect yourself though, and this can […]

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5 ways Your Contactless Payments Cost You More

by Mike on February 18, 2014

Contactless Payments

Contactless payments have revolutionized the way business is done all over the world from developed nations to the not-so-developed. The idea of not having to carry cash when going shopping, or the knowledge that you can access your cash anytime and anywhere is exciting as well as easy. But there is the flipside to it […]

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Carnival round up - How disapointing was the superbowl!

This Quarter of 2014 carnival roundup goes out to the Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks and the Superbowl . I actually managed to take the day off to celebrate in grand style (mostly with chicken and beer which I feel is an American thing) and was somewhat disappointed in the resulting game play. I dont […]

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How you can secure your Finances from Threats

by Heidi on January 28, 2014

How secure are your finances

For the past few months I have notice identity theft, online hacking and scams have been popular news topics.  Technology may have increased our efficiency and ability to invest and grow our finances but it is not 100% safe especially if you are not careful and consider your financial security.  Every one of us wants […]

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What is your real Retirement age?

by Mike on January 25, 2014

What is your real Retirement age?

As I get older it becomes more and more obvious to me that the comfort I am going to have in my retirement is going to be squarely based on decisions I make now along with how long I can reasonably expect to be in the workforce. Even more so with this recent Infographic from […]

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Staying Safe in the Motor Vehicle Repair Industry

If you work in the Motor Vehicle Repair (MVR) industry, your safety and that of those working around you must be taken very seriously. According to official statistics, there have been around 7000 injuries and 33 deaths in the last five years, and this illustrates why health and safety is so important. Motor vehicle repair, […]

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Why considering a Structured Settlement Is a Wise Decision

Every day, in courtrooms all across the nation, lawsuit defendants are ordered to pay claimants enormous amounts of money to settle their cases. Many times, the court system provides the defendant the opportunity to purchase a structured settlement annuity from an insurance company for a reduced amount of the money they owe the claimant. The […]

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Carnival Quarterly Round up of 2013

by Mike on December 13, 2013

Carnival Quarterly Round up of 2013

Its been a busy end of year here in my home and whilst I have been super busy with my offline and online world it did take some of my time away from keeping up on my posting duties. I am sure some of you may of noticed my helper Heidi contributing occasionally! So this […]

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Money Matters Our Parents Don’t Teach Us

by Heidi on December 11, 2013

Money Matters Our Parents Don’t Teach Us

There is plenty about money that our parents don’t teach us like, for instance, that money can often go faster than it comes. Our parents are so engrossed in doing what they feel is their duty towards us as we grow up, which basically adds up to making us comfortable, that it escapes their minds […]

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Have you ever needed to Dispute a will?

by Mike on December 5, 2013

Have you ever needed to Dispute a will?

Having several recent deaths in my family gave me a bit of an eye opener as to how some people can act when their is some inheritance and money involved and even made me consider the need to Dispute a Will. In this case the Will itself was ironclad but there was enough turmoil in […]

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Grow or Buy – Can I Save Money Buying My Food?

by Heidi on November 29, 2013

Grow or Buy - Can I Save Money Buying My Food?

This is part two of our grow or buy your own food and can save with either read here for Part1 of can I save money growing my food. I am tempted to say ‘Yes’ right away to saving money buying food because it is obvious that those who grow food for sale have managed […]

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The Importance of Cover and Multiple Insurance Policies

A big part of life is that anything can happen at any point, and your circumstances can and often will change in a flash. Sometimes this is for the good with a win but often its going to be something you haven’t planned for financially. This may include damage or theft to your home, business […]

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Five steps to financial security

by Mike on October 20, 2013

Five steps to financial security

If you are you looking to become more financially secure have you tried starting with the most basic of questions and steps? It’s something that everyone wants and yet not everybody achieves. However, there are some simple steps you can follow to get you on your way to financial security.  1) Invest in yourself You […]

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How Hello Kitty used merchandise to become a global success

The history of the Hello Kitty brand is rather confusing; with many articles online giving fans false information. The brand was initially dreamt up in 1962 by Shintaro Tsuji, the founder of Japanese company Sanrio, who at the time was manufacturing sandals. After a brief experiment, Tsuji noticed an uptick in the sale of sandals […]

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Carnival of Storm Season approaches

by Mike on September 18, 2013

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Our Carnival roundup for the last month or so is dedicated this month to the Season of Storms. Here in Australia (in particular where I live) we get a fairly mammoth storm season this time of the year every year. TV runs advertisements by insurance companies, emergency services are always warning us to be prepared […]

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