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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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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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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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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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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 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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43 ways for single mums to make money

How can you make money as a single mum? Single parents often face more barriers getting into the workforce, expenses aren’t split with anyone else and childcare (arrangements and costs) fall on them. As such, it can be difficult for you to get back on your feet or make enough money to save, buy a […]

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18 easy ways to save big this year!

How to save more this year than ever before Do you feel like you keep working, bringing in money but aren’t getting anywhere financially? When it comes to saving money we all hear the regular tips such as meal planning, save some from every pay, turn off everything at the powerpoint and so on. For […]

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