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preparing your house for winter
MY MONEY

Winter is coming: 10 ways to save on your energy bill

Having stayed home during quarantine, and with winter ahead, most of us are expecting a hike in our energy bill, but you can get the cost down with a few changes. According to research by comparethemarket.com.au, 84% of Australians are expecting their ... More
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coronavirus how to keep your calm in a crisis
MY MONEY

How to keep your calm during a massive financial crisis

When I first got my driver's licence there were no smartphones and no GPS, only old-school maps. Whenever I went somewhere unknown, I would pull out the street directory and plan the trip before I started to drive. Even when I had a car full of ... More
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coronavirus why frugal is the new normal
MY MONEY

Frugality is the new normal and that's not a bad thing

Once upon a time, frugality was so uncool. It was unhip to talk about saving money. It was cool to aspire to live a luxury lifestyle, and anything budget related was dull. Back in 2015, I went to a national blogging conference on the Gold Coast called ... More
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PROPERTY

How to get rent relief if you're under financial stress

Can't pay your rent? If you have been impacted by COVID-19, the good news is that you can't be evicted for six months. Each state and territory government are releasing much needed rent relief guidelines to assist financially distressed tenants, following ... More
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