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Work from home ideas – everything I have done to make money

19 Ways I’ve Made Money From Home Even as a kid I looked for ways to make money on top of my pocket money. As a mother of two young daughters, I bought items to resell on eBay, did Tupperware and other party plan options, hairdressing, babysitting and more. Now, I make most of my […]

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How to reduce your 3 biggest expenses – groceries, accommodation and transport

9 tips to reduce groceries, accommodation and transport costs According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, our biggest 3 expenses continue to be groceries, housing and transport. While these costs continue to rise, there are many things you can do to reduce them further. How To Reduce The Cost Of Groceries A massive expense for […]

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Pacific Suites Canberra – the best place for families

Where to stay and what to do in Canberra We lived in Canberra on and off for years. In fact, my youngest was born there and I was involved in a tourism campaign a few years ago. Recently, my little sister got married so we went there for a week and had a blast. I’ve […]

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6 Great Homemade Gift Ideas

How you can save money on DIY gifts! The following is a guest post from Felicity of The Baby Vine. I’ve known Felicity and her site for a few years now and you’ll love her suggestions. Gift-giving is one of my favourite things to do and I love getting the kids involved too. Whenever we […]

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How I paid off $3,558.36 worth of debt in 1 month, while travelling

How I am clearing debt and still travelling and issues faced this month June 13, 2019, I was awarded full custody of my daughters after a long legal battle. There was domestic violence involved, it got messy and even though I was able to afford most of it, in the end, I was left with […]

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How to get back into the male dominated workforce after kids

9 tips to help you get back into the workforce after maternity leave The following is a guest post from expert Jo Martin, The Glamazon Advocate and owner of Own Your Road. We met at a recent conference and she is wonderful! Your little bundle of joy has come into the world. You’ve most likely […]

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29 things to do with leftover roast chicken

How can you turn leftover chicken into a new meal? Chicken is a versatile meat and while many recipes call for chicken breast or thighs, you can often substitute this with cooked chicken. We covered 28 ideas for mince here and 20 ideas for leftover sausages, now here are ideas for chicken! For the following […]

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Travel

The Ultimate Guide To flybuys travel

How can you get points to travel without a credit card? This post is brought to you in collaboration with flybuys travel. You’ve probably been a member of flybuys for years and I know many of you save your points to cash out at Christmas. What if you could accumulate points for that dream holidays instead? […]

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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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