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Personal Finance

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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Good financial reasons to volunteer your time

by Mike on September 14, 2013

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Every fresh college graduate dreams of finding that perfect job where they can grow and receive great financial and professional satisfaction but how often do these plans include doing something for free or even considering to volunteer your time?. Most times, graduates have no experience whatsoever in the working world and yet expect to be […]

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Post image for Eight Ways Getting A DUI Impacts Your Personal Finances

Getting a DUI can have significant impact on a person’s immediate as well as future personal finances. There are some short-term costs such as fines, as well as long-term consequences such as effect on employment and insurance. It is important for individuals to understand the costs associated with a DUI offense, and the long-term effects […]

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The Financial Cost of Divorce

by Mike on August 27, 2013

Financial Cost of Divorce

As a fellow divorcee I can testify to the shock to my system when I really discovered some of the hidden costs and surprises in the financial cost of divorce. Having to spend a small fortune separating my finances after many years of marriage wasn’t pleasant and I wholeheartedly wished I had found this info […]

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Carnival of one of those Days!

by Mike on August 8, 2013

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One of those days starts so predictably that I am sure you all know exactly what I am talking about. You wake up and the phone is already ringing, Skype has half a dozen messages and your already feeling like today should be the day you stay in bed, call in sick or shut the […]

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5 Tips on Borrowing Money from Friends

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by Heidi on August 6, 2013

5 ways to Borrow Money from Friends and Still Maintain Your Friendship Money in general is a sensitive topic and whilst at times it’s difficult to make ends meet everyone needs help now and then. Finding the right person to ask needs to be thought about carefully and I would probably recommend that you seek […]

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Post image for How to stop a motoring accident permanently impacting on your financial health

As a personal or family necessity, motors are a constant drain on your finances. When the cost of gas rises it is felt keenly by those who need to travel to work or take the kids to school in their motors. Similarly, when the car breaks down and requires new parts it takes money out […]

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teaching kids about finances

Teaching kids about finances has always been somewhat of a controversial subject because we still don’t fully comprehend how exposing children to certain information impact their cognitive and behavioral development. When it comes to such sensitive subjects, there are two main contradictory views. Some people believe exposing children to adult issues such as money and […]

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personal injury lawsuit

Personal injury lawsuits are filed every day in this country. From car accidents, to brain injuries, to slip and falls and the list goes one! People assume that every business has insurance and are not as hesitant to file a lawsuit against one as they would a neighbor or a friend. Although many injuries are […]

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Carnival Roundup - Life below Zero edition

This months carnival is the Life Below Zero edition. I have recently added this to my list of “To be watched shows” which to my amusement all seem to be Discovery and History channel shows. I am a bit of a romantic of simpler (or more complicated depending on how you look at it) lives […]

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