Category Archive for "Lifestyle"

Credit

Plastic is not fantastic – here’s how to ditch it

Like your first kiss; car, job, love and heartbreak, chances are you’ll never forget your very first credit card. Not because of the dizzying high it gave, the sage wisdom it instilled or the thrilling sense of accomplishment you felt....
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Guarantor For Your Kids

Should you go guarantor for your kids?

You’ve loved them, guided them and raised them ever since they were first placed into your arms as a little screaming ball of redness. And you’d do anything to give your kids the best possible start in their adult lives....
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Be A Warrior Not A Worrier

Are you a worrier or a warrior?

There is a saying that is a useful one to adopt if you’re prone to worrying unnecessarily. It is, “Why don’t you save your worry until there is something to worry about?” It’s a useful mantra because sometimes in life...
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Raising your child

Are you Raising Your Child to Sink or Soar? 10 Bad Habits That Will Sink Your Child

In a 2013 survey conducted by the Associated Press, they found that 80% of America’s adults struggle with joblessness, poverty, near-poverty or reliance on welfare for at least parts of their lives.  While you may see yourself as good parents,...
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5 lessons we never learn at school

5 lessons I never learned at school… but should have

A top-notch education is a wonderful thing, but you’ll fall short of becoming a well-rounded grown up if you don’t realise lifelong learning lives beyond the classroom walls. I’ve received all the great scholastic opportunities afforded by our country’s first-world...
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Rentvesting

What you need to know about rentvesting

The “A-word” is in the headlines a lot lately isn’t it? When we say that, of course, we mean affordability. Would-be homeowners in Sydney and Melbourne are finding it increasingly difficult to get a foothold in the market. The great...
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How to make your children rich

It’s important to have rich children. There I said it. Now, before you tell me there are more important things in life, let me clarify what I mean. Rich children grow into adults who are wealthy, yes, but they’re also...
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How do I maintain my finances while on maternity leave?

There’s nothing quite as exciting as finding out that you’re pregnant, is there? In fact, you revel in the joy of bringing a new life into the world – but not long after realising you’re pregnant, financial reality sets in....
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What type of entrepreneur are you?

Successful property investors, business people and entrepreneurs share common traits. They also come from varied backgrounds and have achieved their success in different ways. But according to The Founder Institute, who tested more than 30,000 entrepreneurs to discover what qualities and...
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What is happiness? These countries seem to have the answer

What makes a happy country? Is it their economy? Health system? Employment rates? Recently a group of experts including economists, neuroscientists, and statisticians released their fourth world happiness report aiming to answer these questions and distinguish which country tops the...
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