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7 secrets to job hunting during the coronavirus pandemic

7 secrets to job-hunting during the coronavirus pandemic

The Covid-19 crisis has ripped millions of Australians from their jobs or have seen their hours reduced as a result of the business shutdown. Not only have people lost jobs, but job ads have dropped dramatically, making the employment market more competitive than ever. But despite the uncertainty, there are still things job-seekers can do to put their…
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Trolleyology How supermarkets influence your buying

Trolleyology: How supermarkets influence your buying

When you walk into a supermarket, the game begins between you and the sales/marketing team of that supermarket. Your goal is usually to get in and out with the groceries that you need. Whereas, their goal is to influence your buying in an attempt to get you to spend as much money as possible. Largely,…
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What to do with your superannuation if youre 25 years or younger

What to do with your superannuation if you’re 25 years or younger

If you’re 25 you’ve probably got 40 years ahead of you building your career. During that time you’re going to face life decisions – cars, travel, life partners, careers, houses, and family. There’s one big ticket item that’s likely to be left to last, and that’s thinking about your retirement. Most Australians save for their…
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5 Reasons Why You Need to Review Your Personal Insurances

5 Reasons Why You Need to Review Your Personal Insurances

Your personal insurance is an important part of your financial plan as it provides peace of mind and financial protection to you and your family in the event of death. Often Total and Permanent Disablement cover is also ‘bundled’ with Life insurance, this covers the scenario where you are unable to work due to total and permanent disablement,…
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8 tips to manage money and a baby during the coronavirus pandemic

8 tips to manage money (and a baby) during the COVID pandemic

Having my first baby just prior to the coronavirus pandemic hitting Australian shores has been nothing short of challenging. As well as dealing with the myriad struggles synonymous with parenting a newborn, my partner and I faced the added pressure (like so many Australians) of our finances taking a swift and very aggressive hit to…
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We Are What We Repeatedly Do

We Are What We Repeatedly Do

When we think about Aristotle’s quote “we are what we repeatedly do” we can translate this to: our habits will determine our success. When it comes to our habits with money a lot of what we do is controlled by our sub-conscious beliefs. But the good news is that like all habits, we can replace bad…
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Don’t forget to invest in the most important business – yourself

Don’t forget to invest in the most important business – yourself

As many of us get closer to the last weeks locked up in our homes, trying to do our work in innovative ways that we might never have thought about before the Coronavirus, let me make a suggestion that you might not have thought about before — do a SWOT test on yourself. In case…
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Being money smart through COVID19

Being money-smart through COVID-19

It is without question that COVID-19 and its associated lockdown restrictions have caused huge impacts on many individuals’ financial circumstances. With the financial year coming to a close in just a few weeks, editor Belle Kwan asks finance expert and founder of advice platform Women With Cents, Natasha Janssens, for her tips on investing, building…
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Making Your Estate Plan Count

Making Your Estate Plan Count

Whatever your age or stage of life, having an estate plan in place is a must. This is a way to ensure that your wishes are carried out and that your assets are distributed in the way that you want upon your death.  It also reduces uncertainty for your dependants and other family members. Planning…
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