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The real cost of raising kids and how to reduce it

How much does it really cost to have and raise kids in Australia? This question comes up regularly. I grew up as one of 5 kids, then when Mum passed away in my teen years, Dad remarried and I became one of 9 kids. I have two kids myself (now aged 9 and 10), a […]

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How to get free and super cheap food (including a free HelloFresh box!)

What if you could get your groceries for free? How much could you save? Groceries take up a huge chunk of the household budget. Below I have shared discount codes, coupons and tips to reduce your groceries. If you’re really trying to reduce your groceries, check out my eBook – 26 Ingredients. It has over […]

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7 things to do right now to improve your finances

How can you quickly make and save more money? What if you could do things now to make your financial situation better? Below are 7 things you can do which have an immediate effect. Some will take longer than others, but making the decision to do it now is half the battle! Setting the goal, […]

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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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How to survive on one income

How can you survive on one income? Whether you’re a single parent family, one partner works and the other stays at home, one of you lost their job or one of you is sick, there are numerous reasons families have to rely on one income. Depending on the size of the single income, it can […]

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The number 1 question to ask yourself to make and save more money

What 1 question can you ask yourself to make and save more money? How you manage money has as much to do with how you think and your mindset as how much you bring in does. Ever since I became an adult and had to pay for things myself, I have one question I ask […]

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Thrifty Travel – Fun and Free things to do in Warburton, Victoria

5 fun and frugal things to do in Warburton This year I committed to more travel with my daughters. Family holidays don’t need to be big trips somewhere, sometimes the short trips closer to home are the most fun. We found unique accommodation we wanted to try within 2 hours of home, then planned our […]

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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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How I made an extra $851.15 in June (Or how I made $14,641.34 this year side hustling)

How to make another income with side hustles! At the start of the year, I shared my goals in this post and have since been sharing updates on how much I’ve made on the side each month, doing things anyone can do. In April, I said I was going to scale back and focus more […]

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How to make your tax return go further

What can you do to make and save more money with your tax return? The end of the financial year is almost here, which for many Australian families means they’ll soon have a tax return or a lump sum payment from Centrelink they can use. If you don’t have a plan for the money it […]

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