Family Archive

Investing In Your Child’s Abilities

My wife and I made the most of a deal that was offered through work recently where we could all go to a local swimming park for only $12 for the entire family. We had a great day out, with my son really loving the water more than I expected him to

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We’re having another little boy!

I’ve been waiting to talk about this for a little while now, and while i’ve been talking about all the excitement around my new Amazon business venture, i’ve neglected to talk about something even more important – my wife and I are expecting another little boy to join our family. The stalk has scheduled his

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Total May Spending Update

If you remember not so long ago I wrote about my wife and I getting back into monitoring our expenses, well now it’s time for me to detail exactly how much we spent in painstaking detail. The goal of this is to affirm to myself that we are doing the right thing, and to also

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How to Teach Your Kids About Money – eBook

I recently had the pleasure of being asked to review of the new eBook – How to Teach Your Kids About Money by Laurie from The Frugal Farmer. As many of you know, I have a 15 month old son and one of the main things that I want to teach him about from a

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Generation Slavery

Here in Australia there is a problem. It’s a big problem, nay, a Super problem, with a lot of super big consequences. Like the Treasurer Joe Hockey, I’m talking about compulsory superannuation and retirement in Australia

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Having Family Stay When There Isn’t Anywhere Else

Recently my wife’s parents sold their family home and they have a couple of weeks to pack their things and move out. At the moment they don’t have another house to move into, but they are planning on living in their camper van and enjoying life until their new house is finished being built. I’m

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Changing your views on money and becoming financially literate

I’m sure that everyone knows someone that is struggling financially. It isn’t fun, and for some reason money is often considered one of those taboo topics where no one really likes to admit there might be a problem, or as for help if they need it. Quite often people don’t even realise they have an

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How not to start a business

People start businesses all the time with varying degrees of success. My wife and I have even started our own online business which is slowly starting to see sales increase which is nice. One thing that you would expect people to do when starting or buying a business is to perform some form of cost

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Paying the Bills when you can’t work due to Injury or illness

Have you ever thought about what would happen if you were unable to work due to injury or sickness? Do you have a plan in place to be able to continue buying food for your family and paying the bills when they come due? Let’s face it, no one ever expects the worst to happen

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Having parties is expensive

Within the last couple of months we have thrown 2 parties – one for me and one for my son. I had a great time at both of them (as did our guest I hope), but one thing that didn’t escape my attention was just how expensive and how much effort throwing parties can be.

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Life and Having a One Year Old

For those of you that are unaware, my son (Nicholas) turned one last week. I still can’t quite believe how fast the last year has flown by. I still vividly remember the trip to the hospital, my wife giving birth, the first time I held Nick and the regular trips to and from the hospital

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Goodbye 2013 and Welcome 2014 – What is on the Agenda?

So it is a new year, and with the new year comes renewed invigoration and many new years resolutions. I’m not usually one for making new years resolutions as I prefer to just continue on with my 5 year plan and to track my progress every month. I find that many people tend to set

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