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Kick those Financial Goals

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Written by Alison Gallagher Thursday, 26 March 2015 21:14

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 14:06

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 11:28

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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Travelling Overseas - Staying Safe

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Written by Alison Gallagher Friday, 06 March 2015 10:39

“Each year over eight million Australians travel overseas – and each year the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade provides consular assistance to more than 10,000 Australians in difficulty.” – smarttraveller.com.au

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Travelling Overseas – Getting Started – part 1 - Being Prepared

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Written by Alison Gallagher Friday, 20 February 2015 10:19

Travelling is one of the best things you can do for yourself. It broadens your horizons, tests your limits and resilience, is inspiring, exciting, stimulating and can be life changing. It also carries with it certain risks and there are certain preparations that must be made before you leave, and many precautions to take while travelling to stay safe and healthy. I’ve put together a new blog series designed to help you feel confident and prepared before you begin your journey.

be prepared to get the most out of your travels
The more prepared you are, the better the trip                             Image by epsos.de

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Give me a Home Amongst the Gumtrees - the Australian Dream?

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Written by Alison Gallagher Friday, 13 February 2015 13:53

Our parents had free education (and free love, if we’re to believe the songs), plenty of work opportunities and affordable housing. Many have enjoyed seeing their property investments triple (and beyond) in value over the past 20 years. As they approach retirement age they will benefit from either the fruits of their investments or a government funded age pension, a payment unlikely to be around when we follow in their footsteps into retirement. 

is the australian dream fading or is it simply being reimagined?
is the Australian dream fading or is simply being re-imagined?         Image from Flickr

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