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Holiday Debt Regret: How to Avoid it

One thing that's guaranteed to leave you feeling on top of the world, is a holiday. That’s until, along with the plane descending towards home, you sink into the beginnings of holiday debt regret.

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Aussies making a slow transition to retirement

Retirement used to be a clearly demarcated milestone in the life of working Australians. Cake and speeches on a Friday and on the next Monday you started your life as a retiree.

By Simon Kuestenmacher

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Ageing is old hat for baby boomers

There was a time, not so long ago, when retirees were happy to be called “retirees” or “seniors”. After all, these older Australians had worked hard, raised a family, paid their taxes, volunteered, done their bit and now it was time for them to enjoy a long, happy and healthy retirement as “retirees”.

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Burnout! Is it time to take some time?

Self-care - Everyone is telling us we need more of it – can’t pour from an empty cup and all that. But it’s harder than it sounds!

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Are you too smart to be scammed?

The Scamwatch team hit the streets and asked members of the public to test their knowledge on current scams. How did they go?

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Prioritisation: The first key to productivity

Prioritisation is arguably the most important skill for any individual to acquire and spend time honing!

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How to keep your family safe online

The internet is full of information, but it can also be dangerous. Learn how to keep your family safe online.

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Top 5 Deadliest Habits to Avoid As You Get Older

Even when they’re truly detrimental to your health, certain activities can be difficult to give up.

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This simple trick will help you remember absolutely anything

Stop "outsourcing" your memory to Google and start investing in the power of your own mind.

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Handy tips for secure online shopping and banking

Stay in control of who accesses your information when browsing online with these simple tips.

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A Healthy Morning Ritual

If you’re looking for one of the easiest morning rituals to transform your health, look no further than a glass of filtered water with freshly squeezed lemon juice.

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How to set short term goals

Short term goals are one of the most powerful, yet under-rated tools for achieving amazing things .

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Do you know what’s hidden in your keyboard?

As a writer, there is nothing more important to me than a good keyboard. Seeing as I spend all of my time typing, a keyboard with crisp action makes my life a lot easier.

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How Exercise Improves Productivity and Your Brain Function

One study showed that workday exercise, not only improves well-being but participants noted a 72 percent improvement in time management.

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What are the young really up to with their money?

The spending habits of our younger generation show that experiences mean more to them than buying stuff.
So are they better at managing money than their parents? Or is FOMO leading them into the dangers of growing debt?

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How to save for retirement

It’s never too early to start building your retirement income, ensuring a healthy financial future. Let us help you make the most of the opportunities at every stage of your life with our go-to guide.

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Staring At A Screen All Day?

Our eyes are pretty amazing organs. We get to witness the outside world with them. Every day they are exposed to constant stimulation yet continue to work efficiently, for most of us. Here Are 3 Things You Can Do To Protect Your Eyes

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Disaster proof your finances

So you've carefully filed all your important documents but how can you protect them from being destroyed if the worst happens to your home or business?

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5 ways to survive an extended family Christmas

How to have a merry Christmas – no matter who you’re spending it with.

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Beware of money envy

We might think that having more money will solve our problems. But by spending less time and energy sizing up our situation against how others live, we can get clear on the goals that matter and take steps towards a better financial future.

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Eating out or in, which is better?

How much is eating out really costing you? It might surprise you to learn that most of us spend about $100 every week on lunches.

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Are you addicted to your phone?

Keeping connected is paramount in today’s digital society, but is our in-consumable obsession with our smartphones taking a toll on our inner health?

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Preparing your home for sale

Small ‘do it yourself’ home improvement ideas that can enhance the appeal of your home for selling.

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How to avoid bringing your day home with you

Here are five tips guaranteed to leave you with a happier face for your loved ones at the end of a long day.

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Stay Alert – Beware people wanting access to your computer

Beware scammers wanting access to your computer and bank account.

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The power of financial role models

Role models are important in many stages of life. Be it school years, on the sporting field or in your career, having a positive role model, someone to compare yourself to and measure your progress against, can be a powerful and positive influence.

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The financial ‘to-dos’ after divorce or separation

The early days of a divorce or separation can be a real challenge - Here are ten steps that’ll help sort your finances so you can focus on the important things.

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School of hard knocks: public vs private education

From kindergarten to Year 12 do you know the total cost of putting a child through school in Australia?

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2018 Budget Summary

Scott Morrison’s third budget is headlined by $140 billion in tax cuts over the next decade, immediate tax relief of up to $1,060 a year for middle-income households and a fundamental reform of the tax system - as well as some interesting new options for retirees.

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