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November Newsletter 2014

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How to de-stress on a Budget

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Written by Alison Gallagher Thursday, 27 November 2014 10:04

Modern life is full of stresses. Our work life takes up most of our week, and in between sitting in an office we’re commuting, shopping at the supermarket, dealing with traffic, preparing dinner and doing chores. It is easy to feel overwhelmed and exhausted by the end of the week. Stress tends to build gradually, working into our muscles, our confidence, our state of mind, leaving us feeling depleted, run down and reaching for the unhealthy foods and alcohol. As a new mum I have certainly had my fair share of stressful days and interrupted nights. With the 24/7 job of mothering a new born, after a couple of months I needed to be reminded to stop and take some time out for myself to restore my vitality and energy levels as I was running on empty. Since I’ve made the effort to take better care of myself, I feel much better, have more energy, and can be an even better mother to my baby boy.

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Find the time to stop and unwind.                                     Photo by Alison Gallagher 

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The Art of the Barter

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Written by Alison Gallagher Thursday, 13 November 2014 16:29

 

Trading goods and services without money is known as bartering, and was the norm in ancient civilizations. Back in the day, as money didn’t exist, bartering was the currency. Swapping goods for another was how people acquired what they needed. Shells for sugar, carrots for eggs, a new front door for a new horse saddle.

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Put your skills to good use and barter them                                                                               Image from Flickr

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Where There’s a Will….

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Written by Alison Gallagher Thursday, 30 October 2014 20:53

There’s something about becoming a parent that suddenly requires you to take charge of things which may have otherwise been left undone. There is a need to take responsibility for your life and finances with little ones under your care. It’s a good opportunity to check you have life insurance, write a will, consolidate your debt and rollover your super, as well as considering giving up pub crawls and eating bowls of cereal for dinner. 

Where there's a will....
hopefully you won't leave it too long....                                           Image from Flickr

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Top Tips to Starting a New Job

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Written by Alison Gallagher Thursday, 16 October 2014 00:00

Stepping through the front door of your new place of employment can be an exciting yet nerve-wracking experience. You nailed the interview, so are feeling confident, but a whole lot of unknowns are looming ahead, and you still don’t know if this job is going to be what you hope, or whether you are going to be able to fulfill your new employer’s expectations, though you sincerely hope you do.

refresh your home on a budgetDress to impress for your new job.         Flickr image 

 

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Organising Yourself for Tax Time

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Written by Alison Gallagher Tuesday, 07 October 2014 17:15

Daylight savings has begun and the days are finally getting longer. While we may be craving the sun and surf, now is the time to make sure your tax returns are submitted to avoid heavy fines (needs to be done by the end of this month at the very latest), once its sorted you can go out and enjoy the Jasmine infused air instead of doing your paperwork.

refresh your home on a budgetEnjoy these fragrant spring days knowing your tax is sorted       Flickr image 

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