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Review of Modibodi – How to save money on feminine hygiene

Dealing with periods… Every woman is different and this post is going to get a bit more personal based on my experience. Talking to many women, they feel the same though! Disclosure, The Thrifty Issue has affiliate links to products and services I personally use. Read the full disclosure here. Personally, I have PCOS (Poly […]

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Debt Confessions – I owe $23,403!

How I will pay off my debt I hate and typically avoid debt. However, due to a lengthy and expensive custody battle plus a course I am paying for, I now have $23,403 worth of debt. It could have been much worse, I could have done more to make money but during this process, it […]

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What to do to make money when you’re totally broke

6 ways I made money when I was broke In 2012 I was broke. I’d left an abusive marriage, had 2 young daughters both needing speech therapy, got robbed of everything including my underwear and we ended up homeless. It was a rough time but somehow I managed to make enough money to pay for […]

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7 tips to manage finances when you have depression or mental health issues

How can you manage your money when you are depressed? Or anxious? Or have other issues? It’s all well and good to outline the best practices for managing your money but that can go out the window when you have mental health concerns. Just getting out of bed some days can be hard for people. […]

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Is Catch worth it? Review of Catch.com.au

How to know if Catch is worth it Disclaimer – The Thrifty Issue uses affiliate links. Read the full disclosure here. Catch (previously Catch Of The Day) is an Australian site with loads of bargains. So how do you know if it’s worth it, if you truly get a bargain and what to buy or […]

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21 ways to make $100

How to make $100 easily, 21 different ways! When faced with a big bill or the idea of needing to make an extra $1,000 a month it can feel overwhelming. By breaking it down into $100 amounts you can do it easily. In fact, many of the ideas listed below can be done at the […]

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What to do when your partner is hopeless with money

What do you do when your spouse is hopeless with money? I get this question in some form or another all the time. Here are a few examples: “I love my partner, he is completely hopeless with money, though. When we met he had a great corporate job and I was aware he had a […]

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Giveaways

Where are the best Aussie giveaways and competitions?

How and where to win competitions in Australia We see cars, appliances, cash and other giveaways everywhere but who is winning them? Recently, I won an air fryer thanks to HelloFresh. Previously, I scored a $200 Stanley Rogers voucher from HelloFresh too (I know a few people who have won in their competitions). With Maccas […]

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How to make over $1,000 within a week

How can you get money fast, without a loan? I’m in court over custody and last week got 3 invoices totalling $9,852.77. My first thought was how do people afford this? I have been in and out of court for years against my ex and the cost is huge. So I set myself a challenge […]

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How to make the most of Swagbucks

Get more money for less with Swagbucks Swagbucks is not only an online survey platform, but there are also numerous ways you can make money. Essentially, on the site, you earn points known a Swagbucks for doing different things. These points can be converted to cash through PayPal or used to get gift cards to […]

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How I made $9,784.58 in 3 weeks while travelling

5 ways I made money travelling this month April was full of travel from Melbourne to Honiara (Solomon Islands) back home then I left the next day for a road trip with my kids. We went from Melbourne to Callala Bay then Sydney, Canberra and home. Travel is a passion of mine which is why […]

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How we cleared $90,000 debt

The following is a post from a reader who wishes to remain anonymous. It’s an incredible debt story I helped them with so I asked if I could share it. I have added some notes in Italics and links that might help.  Last year things looked dire for us – $90,000 in debt with debt […]

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