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5 Steps to a Cheaper Energy Bill

Energy is the kryptonite to many of our wallets. Unless you are lucky enough to be living off the energy grid, then you are paying for energy regardless if you use one kilowatt-hours or 5 million kilowatt-hours. At FiftyUp Club we often get asked “how do we know if we are getting the best deal?” Here are 5 steps to a cheaper energy bill. 1. Grab Your Latest Energy Bill – this piec... Read more

Spring Cleaning Guide

“Spring is the time of plans and projects.” - Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina Have you been hibernating like a Mountain Pygmy-possum this winter? Well, spring is finally here and it’s time to shed the winter blues, extra winter kilos, and the winter dust that has settled into all the nooks and crannies of your home. Though cleaning can be a tiring chore, a good thorough “spring clean” that wil... Read more

Spring Clean Your Finances

““A penny saved is a penny earned.” - Benjamin Franklin Just like spring cleaning your home, you can spring clean your finances too. Old or young, most have a “set it and forget it” mindset when it comes to money. Be it savings, loans, bills, etc. With spring here, it’s time to look at what you’re paying and see if you can start saving yourself some money. HERE ARE A FEW IDEAS ON HOW T... Read more

Spring Health Check

“Health is the greatest possession. Contentment is the greatest treasure. Confidence is the greatest friend.” - Lao Tzu Spring is here and while you’re packing away the winter gear you might have noticed you also packed on a few extra winter kilos. Now is an ideal time to get yourself to the doctor to get your health checked. You don’t have to have the perceived perfect summer body, b... Read more

6 Things You Should Never Put On Your Credit Card

Credit cards can be pretty handy, but only if they’re used wisely. However misuse and abuse them, and they’re the scariest bits of plastic you’ll ever come across. A survey on credit cards conducted for debt solutions and personal budgeting company Fox Symes found that of out of 1,006 people polled nationwide, more than one third (37%) or the equivalent of 6.9 million Australians, had either... Read more

How to Prevent the Common House Fire

Winter is in full effect and that means most Australians are cranking up the heat, plugging in the electric blankets, and lighting the fires in fireplaces to keep warm. But that doesn’t mean we’re all smart and safe about it. So... Here is how to prevent the common house fire Check and replace smoke alarms When was the last time you checked to see if the smoke alarm works? Have the ... Read more

13 Ways to Save Money

We all want more money without having to work too hard for it! From energy saving tips to easy cheats on your grocery bills and even some grooming advice. Here are 13 ways to save money without having to break a sweat. Unplug stuff. Your beloved tv in off mode is draining power and so is that phone charger plugged into the wall. To save yourself energy, buy a power strip so you can turn e... Read more

Simple Energy Saving Tips

Energy bills are often the most dreaded bill of most households in Australia. We all need it, but no one wants to pay an arm and leg for it. The good news is that you can save money on energy by making small changes in your life. Here are 10 Simple Energy Saving Tips Set your set your hot water thermostat to 60ºC Set your your heating thermostat between 18ºC and 20ºC as every degree... Read more

Stay Healthy with These Winter Health Tips

Dropping temperatures often lead to an increase in colds and flus, but you can prepare yourself for the on coming cold and flu season and protect yourself from getting sick with these easy tips. Sleep well. Did you know that the lack of sleep can affect your immune system making you more vulnerable to colds and flus. Get an influenza and a pneumococcal (pneumonia) vaccination. If you ar... Read more

5 Energy Saving Tips

As winter approaches, here are 5 easy energy saving tips that will help keep the cost of your energy bill down. Click here to see FiftyUp Club energy discounts. 1. BE PREPARED TO SWITCH: Even if you’ve switched before, sometimes it only takes a year for a good plan to become a bad one. It could be costing you hundreds more - and switching only takes a few minutes. Grab your energy bill an... Read more