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April 11

Save Money Using Netflix and Stan’s Offline Viewing Function

Posted by on April 11, 2017 at 8:45 AM

Netflix has been popular with Aussies since it hit our shores with the service now boasting as many as 6 million subscribers. The love doesn’t stop there either because many fans enjoy Stan too, the Aussie native service that competes with Netflix by offering its own unique library titles, both national and international.

Save Money Using Netflix and Stan’s Offline Viewing Function

Now many of us will feel it necessary to fork out for unlimited broadband packages to fuel our Netflix or Stan binge watching, but with so much TV being watched it’s difficult to keep it always over broadband. Busy lives may cause us to continue watching on the go and this is why you could save yourself hundreds of dollars and still finish that cliffhanger ending.

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April 10

The Best Value for Money Showbags at the Sydney Royal Easter Show

Posted by on April 10, 2017 at 8:35 AM

Those of you who attend the annual Sydney Royal Easter show may share in the excitement of their notorious showbags. These bags of fun have been a token part of the event since the early 1900’s, with recent years hosting as many as 400 different bags at different price points from $3 and up to $30.

The Best Value for Money Showbags at the Sydney Royal Easter Show

The amount of choice can be overwhelming when making a decision, so we are going to make the decision easier for you, by showing you which showbag offers the best value for money and those that offer the worst.

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April 4

Bad Financial Habits You Should Stop Teaching Your Kids Now

Posted by on April 4, 2017 at 8:44 AM

Kids are very impressionable and parents have a great responsibility in showing them the correct way to do things in life. There is one problem however, and that can be sometimes we don’t know they are looking up to us on certain aspects of our daily lives.

Bad Financial Habits You Should Stop Teaching Your Kids Now

Scientific studies show that kids as young as seven years old have already formed money habits, so it is never too early to begin setting an example. Today we are going to cover some of the money habits you should be aware of that may be teaching your kids bad ideologies.

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April 3

Money Saving Tips for the Sydney Royal Easter Show 2017

Posted by on April 3, 2017 at 8:34 AM

That time of year has come again and this year the Sydney Royal Easter show runs from Thursday 6th to Wednesday 19th April. This family fun filled event can be a great occasion for everyone to enjoy, but it can also be costly too.

Money Saving Tips for the Sydney Royal Easter Show 2017

Standard entry tickets for a family of four consisting of two adults and two kids can cost more than $120 and that’s without any rides. So, if you feel like spending less this year then we have some great money saving tips that will make your experience more cost effective so you can enjoy yourself more.

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March 31

Weekly Scoop of Top Life Hacks: Entertaining Kids

Posted by on March 31, 2017 at 8:18 AM

If you have the responsibility of looking after children at any point during the week or weekend, it can be tough to keep them entertained and mentally stimulated. That’s why this week we are going to look at some fun and educational ways to keep the kids occupied rather than simply letting them binge watch cartoons and play computer games.

Weekly Scoop of Top Life Hacks: Entertaining Kids

The following hacks are money saving ideas that you can use at home, which require a few household items and your energy. You may be able to distract your kids long enough to forget the latest toy that they want or console game they saw on TV. Good luck.

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March 17

Weekly Scoop of Top Life Hacks: Fruit and Vegetables

Posted by on March 17, 2017 at 8:22 AM

This week within our hacks article we are going to follow the trend of food, fruit and vegetables by looking at the most useful tips and tricks we can use in the kitchen to make dealing with foodstuffs easier.

Weekly Scoop of Top Life Hacks: Fruit and Vegetables

Whether you consider yourself a novice or expert in the kitchen, today’s food hacks will certainly teach you a few new tricks that you may have missed along the way. If you feel that we have missed anything today, please let us know in the comments section below.

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March 15

Money Saving Ideas to Reduce Paying Full Price for Private School Fees

Posted by on March 15, 2017 at 8:26 AM

If you are fortunate enough to send your kids to private school then you may dread the idea of the annual expense this adds to your finances. You are not alone, many experience that endless forking out for school fees each year and there are ways to save money in the process.

Money Saving Ideas to Reduce Paying Full Price for Private School Fees

Today we look at the best ways you can save money whilst still paying for private school fees for your children. If you have learnt any other ways that may benefit our community outside of the information here today, please feel free to share your advice in the comments section at the end of this article.

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February 17

Weekly Scoop of Top Life Hacks: Birthday Party Ideas

Posted by on February 17, 2017 at 8:02 AM

Those of you who have kids will undoubtedly have some form of birthday party to prepare your child for over the summer months. Whether it’s a party for yours, your friends or someone in their class, it can really make a difference to everyone involved by learning a few valuable birthday party tricks and tips.

Weekly Scoop of Top Life Hacks: Birthday Party Ideas

We are looking today at hacks for kids birthday parties, slumber parties, party food, games and much more. Ensure that your kids has the best time possible by helping arm the parents involved with as many games, food and party knowledge hacks possible.

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February 9

How to Pay Less When Choosing a Smartphone for Your Kids

Posted by on February 9, 2017 at 8:52 AM

Those parents out there who have kids starting high school this year may be concerned about the way they are making their way home from school with no means of contact. If you are considering getting your child a smartphone to stay in contact with, then we’re looking at the best money saving options available.

How to Pay Less When Choosing a Smartphone for Your Kids

The way we see it is that there are three main options you can consider. The first would be giving your kid a hand-me-down device, second is to buy a device outright and thirdly get a new phone on a 12-24 month contract. The first two options could either be a prepaid or monthly contract SIM. However, which is the best solution for you is what we’re exploring here today.

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January 20

Weekly Scoop of Top Life Hacks: Cheap Everyday Household Hacks

Posted by on January 20, 2017 at 8:34 AM

This week we want to focus on saving money in general every day areas of life. We are going to look at ways you can achieve these tasks whilst spending less money, for example caring for poorly kids or making your own DIY home freshener.

Weekly Scoop of Top Life Hacks: Cheap Everyday Household Hacks

It doesn’t matter if you’re a busy person or not, these money saving hacks will give you some good ideas that you can put into place around the house in very little time, for the benefit of your entire family, kids included.

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September 30

Weekly Scoop of Top Life Hacks: Labour Day Weekend

Posted by on September 30, 2016 at 8:21 AM

That’s right Labour Day is upon us and its time to celebrate the first day of spring in the only way we Aussies know. If you are worried that your plans might change due to the recent bad weather and state-wide blackouts, but have decided to go ahead as normal anyway, expect to find great BBQ and camping hacks to ensure the important things still go ahead.

Weekly Scoop of Top Life Hacks: Labour Day Weekend

It wouldn’t be a true labour day without whacking some meat on the BBQ, so if you plan on cooking steaks or burgers, we’ve got some great hacks to how to out do yourself this year. Additionally, if you need to entertain the kids either out at camp site or indoors due to bad weather we’ve got your back covered too.

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August 5

Vital Lessons to Teach Your Kids about Money

Posted by on August 5, 2016 at 8:30 AM

Learning about money and how to be financially savvy is an essential skill that we should all aim to teach our kids as they grow up. Whether it’s the basics of saving for their future or understanding the true cost of credit card debt, it’s important that we give them the best start in one of the things they will undoubtedly use for the entirety of their lives.

Vital Lessons to Teach Your Kids about Money

According to ‘S&P Ratings Services Global Financial Literacy Survey’ 64% of the Australian people are financially literate (based on some basic survey questions) compared to 55% of adult age groups in other advanced economies around the world. However, the fact that over one third of Australians are not financially literate should only increase your desire to ensure you children don’t fall into that category. Below are the basics you should be teaching your kids about finances.

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August 2

Which is Australia’s Most Frugal Territory?

Posted by on August 2, 2016 at 8:30 AM

It has become official thanks to Suncorp Bank we now know which state in Australia is the most frugal due to their spending habits. The state with the most money saving habits is Queensland. The study looked into the spending behaviour of parents in all states and found that Queensland parents were the most frugal.

Which is Australia’s Most Frugal Territory?

Kids out there in Queensland might be scowling at their parents right now, but those parents looking to learn an extra tip on how to save more money when it comes to kids could learn from Queensland parents. The ‘Cost of Kids’ report revealed that those adults spent roughly $1,230 each month on their children, $140 less than the national average.

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May 25

Crucial Financial Advice for Newly Married Couples

Posted by on May 25, 2016 at 8:48 AM

Newlyweds across the country are beginning their new adventures into married life, but what most don’t realise is the number of financial challenges that marriage brings which they must learn to overcome. Marriage is a wonderful thing and can bring a lot of happiness into people’s lives. But in order to build a strong relationship, the one crucial aspect which couples often ignore is the enormity and importance of being able to deal with tricky financial situations that will undoubtedly occur.

Crucial Financial Advice for Newly Married Couples

The following pieces of advice have been collected across the Internet from couples who have been married for over 10 years and have experienced their own versions of financial troubles. Help save money, understand situations or simply read somebody else’s experiences to see if you can learn how to better navigate the potentially treacherous waters of marriage for a more financially peaceful experience.

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May 20

Weekly Scoop of Top Life Hacks: Inexpensive Ways to Entertain Kids of All Ages

Posted by on May 20, 2016 at 8:59 AM

It’s always good for the whole family to take the kids out of the house to do something fun, but there are other times when you simply don’t have the energy to cart them around to the zoo or park. If you could use couple of inexpensive ways to entertain them around the house, then here are some helpful videos to give you inspiration.

Weekly Scoop of Top Life Hacks: Inexpensive Ways to Entertain Kids of All Ages

Let a child’s imagination do the hard work whilst you provide the basic stimulants to keep them entertained for hours. Games can come in many forms, but these are a few of the more interesting options which I found online that should help parents during those (sometimes) long weekends with the kids. The ideas below are a mixed bag and will appeal to different age groups so have a look and take your pick.

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