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Some simple ways to save money

Here are nine relatively easy ways to save money. As you incorporate more and more of these tips into your life, the savings add up and you could save thousands over the course of a year. For example if you saved just $10 each day that adds up to $3,650 in a year. In fact you could save two or three times this amount if you work at it. Cook at home often: If both you and your partner work, this...

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Be careful with payday lenders

The article below shows the importance of understanding money; understanding why we do what we do around money as well as gaining financial literacy. If more people understood money, the payday lenders would have fewer customers. This is from the ABC website: Corporate watchdog ASIC is investigating a payday lender accused of lending to drug addicts, gamblers and people who are illiterate as...

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Are Your Finances a Mess? Money and Emotion

Do you want to change problem behaviours that leave you financially unstable? People perceive, value and treat money differently.  But regardless of how you interact with it, money and your financial circumstances play a major role in your life.  Money can provide security, freedom and power and lack of it can leave you feeling inadequate and trapped in undesirable circumstances. So why do some...

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Happiness at work

Happiness. Countless books try to help you achieve it Research demonstrates that you are more productive with it. And yet the truth is that so few people feel it at work. Why? Is it because leaders don’t create “happy” workplaces? Is it because work is inherently miserable? Or perhaps it’s because of our attitudes about work? There’s really no definitive answer here. A negative boss,...

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Antidotes to excess spending

This is the follow up to my previous post – Is Your Spending Out of Control? A quick recap: An out-of-control spender isn’t just someone who blows their earnings on shopping sprees every month and then wonders why on earth they have nothing left for essentials. Of course these extremes exist, but having an out-of-control spending habit simply means that you spend more than you...

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