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Saving Money On Fuel

The cost of petrol in this country continues to irritate motorists who often struggle to work out the so-called “price cycle”. But there are more and more apps and websites every day helping motorists to find the cheapest petrol in their area. ACCC data found that the use of petrol pricing apps and websites was more than five times greater in the December quarter of 2016, with 21 million ... Read more

Our top 3 Tips can help you save ahead of the health insurance premiums increase

With health insurance premiums set to rise by an average of 4.84% from April 1,  the premium increase will cost the average couple hundreds of dollars.  Here are our tips for taking the sting out of the increase and give you every chance of avoiding the worst of the price rises: * Switch your hospital & extras cover and get up to $300 cashback for a family/couple. * Review your cover t... Read more

It’s not Show Me The Money but Where’s The Money!

As a parent of 3 teenagers, an article on dailytelegraph.com.au really resonated with me this week and I’m sure it will for you too. Angela Mollard is a columnist, commentator and author who we interviewed on radio this week [link to podcast]. She is also the parent of a child needing braces… read on…  “I’m sitting at the Orthodontist with my 16 year old. She has started wearing invisible... Read more

Money Saving Tip - BYO Food

I recently drove out to the NSW country town of Parkes for the annual Elvis Festival with my elderly mum and teenage daughter. In the course of the 2 days we were away, I think we visited every McDonalds restaurant between home and Parkes. Each visit cost between $20-$30 and by the end of the weekend I think the total cost was around $150. When I was growing up, like a lot of Sydney-siders, ... Read more

5 Ways to Save on Energy Bills

1. Rethink the beer fridge This great Australian tradition doesn’t come cheap. Beer fridges tend to be older and therefore less energy efficient, and can chew through more than $250 a year. So if you can do without it, kiss the beer fridge goodbye! >>> Potential saving: up to $300 2. Adjust your thermostat Research has found men are most comfortable at about 22 degrees Cels... Read more

Saving Money By The Month

In 2017, you may resolve to save more, spend less or budget better. Whatever your money goal, the one common key to your success is shopping smart. That means knowing when’s the best time to buy just about anything. To help you out, we’ve created a purchase calendar to plan your shopping for the year. January With a fresh page on the calendar comes a fresh start for sales. These produc... Read more

The $21 Challenge

Whilst looking for fun money saving tips for this week’s newsletter, I came across the website simplesavings.com.au. The brains behind the site are two ladies from the Sunshine Coast in QLD. Fiona Lippey and Jackie Gower are the authors of the $21 Challenge who encourage you to live on $21 for one week only, not every week. In a nutshell, it is a one-week grocery slashing marathon where you can... Read more

The 3 Biggest Mistakes People Make Saving For Retirement

Gary Stone is the author of Blueprint to Wealth: Financial Freedom in 15 Minutes a Week and this week we spoke to Gary on the FiftyUp Club Radio show about the Top 3 Mistakes People Make When Saving For Retirement. Gary says “saving for retirement is a multi-decade investing venture, even for those approaching retirement. Indeed, actuaries in 2015 stated that there is a 70% chance that one o... Read more

Funding Your Kids Into Their Own Business

We’ve all heard about parents giving their kids a leg up into the ever ballooning property market but there’s a new trend emerging of millennials increasingly turning to their parents for loans to fund their small business. Business consultant Shannon Daniels said that despite the Federal Government pledging to support innovation, wannabe small business owners without cash reserves or credit... Read more

10 Ways To Collect Cash, Grants and Rebates

We’re always on the look out for ways to save our members money and this week we’ve cherry picked the top ten perks to get money or save it thanks to Money Magazine July issue…. Age Pension – Up to $873.90 a fortnight The Australian government recognizes work is harder as you get older so payments are made as your work reduces or ceases. To be eligible for this pa... Read more