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Singing For Her Supper

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Written by Alison Gallagher Thursday, 23 April 2015 16:45

I'm always on the look out for inspiring stories to share with you.  I recently met up with Brisbane based singer songwriter Erin Fitzimon who is building a profile for herself as she follows her dreams of being a musician while also learning how to juggle her finances as she finds balance between full time study, work and regular gigs.  

Erin Fitzsimons
Erin is following her passions while balancing study, work and performing

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Flying interstate for Roast Dinners

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Written by Alison Gallagher Wednesday, 15 April 2015 16:05

I have been taking advantage of my time away from the office, aka being a ‘stay at home mum’ or SAHM for those in the know (I wonder if this is something I could add to the end of my name –does it have the same merit as the Bachelor of Arts I completed 15 years ago and am still paying off? Is a Bachelor of Arts really worth all that much anyway? Alison Gallagher BA – vs Alison Gallagher SAHM - it’s much more exhausting being a mum, and I definitely spend more time being a mum (24 hours a day) than I did attending lectures in philosophy, semantics, the history of Witchcraft (yes I actually found it a very interesting subject), Journalism and Drama (perhaps a total of 24 hours a fortnight? – yes I think SAHM should get many more brownie points... )

Me and my cherub with bellies awaiting some roast dinner! 

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The best of both worlds - Working Holidays

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Written by Alison Gallagher Thursday, 09 April 2015 16:37

Many young Australians decide to get work experience and travel under their belt in the one go, arranging working visas to enable them to work overseas. Working abroad is a wonderful way to broaden your horizons and gain access to unique working opportunities you might not otherwise find on home soil. Australia is so remote from many wonderful cities and countries, but being based somewhere in Europe, America or the UK is an easy way to venture further afield on your long weekends and holidays. 

explore new horizons with a working holiday overseas
explore new horizons with a working holiday abroad                                                                   image from Flickr

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Kick those Financial Goals

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Written by Alison Gallagher Thursday, 26 March 2015 20:14

Are you on track with your financial goals for 2015? We are fast approaching the end of March, meaning we are already a quarter into the year! Many of us set ourselves financial goals at the beginning of the year as part of our new year’s resolutions, but its so easy to forget them as the rest of our lives get in the way and other priorities make themselves known. But having realistic goals, be it relating to your savings, investments or organising your finances, are all important and definitely worth working towards as the year progresses.

don't set and forget, make sure you reach those goals
Often the biggest hurdle to achieving your goals is you!                   image from Flickr

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Autumn is Chicken Soup for the Soul

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Written by Alison Gallagher Friday, 20 March 2015 13:06

Autumn is upon us and with it comes the gradual shift from hot sunny days and balmy nights to fresh, cooler weather. It is a welcome relief to some of us who prefer the cool temperatures, but for those of us who relish the Summertime, there may be a bit of sadness as this new season unfolds. It is important to honour however we may feel as the weather shifts and changes, surrendering as our emotions go through their own cycles.   

eat healthy foods like soups during autumn
begin to take care of yourself and your body as the cooler weather approaches                       image from Flickr

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Travelling Overseas - Staying Healthy

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Written by Alison Gallagher Friday, 13 March 2015 10:28

When we are away from home adventuring in new places we often put our bodies under a little more stress than usual (unless your idea of travelling is going to a resort and sitting by a pool of course!). The strains of long flights, different beds and pillows of varying comfort , new foods and exposure to new and different germs and pollutants can wreak havoc on delicate immune systems already fragile from big days exploring and fun filled nights eating rich foods and often drinking alcohol.

watch out for hidden health risks on your travels
watch out for hidden health risks on your travels                                                                     image from Flickr

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