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My role has been made redundant – what now?

It finally happened, my role at my 9 to 5 job was made redundant and so now I have to work out what happens next? I’m pretty lucky actually, the company I work for is very generous when it comes to how they treat employees who no longer have a job. Let’s go through it:

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Is This The Best You’ve Got?

I’m not a huge follower of American politics, however, even down here in Australia, it’s been hard to get away from all the news reports regarding Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump running for president. Normally when the US elections roll around it’s fairly easy to see which side has the “better” candidate and which team

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I’m finally done with our builder – 1 year and 1 month after handover!

When my wife and I decided to build a house we thought we knew what we were getting in for, after all, we had done it before 7 years earlier. I had no idea just how wrong of an assumption that was. It turns out that not all builders and site supervisors are created equal.

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Social Conformity – Are You Following The Herd?

Do you ever wonder why it is that people all tend to do what others are doing and how it can be impacting how you live day to day? Well, I came across a video last week which I think sums it up pretty damn well – it’s only a few minutes and I highly

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Making the most of the beautiful weather

No post from me today – i’ve been spending lots of time with my wife and kids getting out and about in the glorious sunshine all weekend

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Should the Government Sponsor Olympic Athletes?

$370 million is apparently what the Australian government has spent on our Olympic Athletes so they can compete on the world stage in Rio. Let me say that again – $370 MILLION! Australian sent 422 athletes across 26 sports to Rio, so that means the tax paying public spent $876,777 per athlete between the London and

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Internet Safety 101, Keeping Your Finances Safe

Using money online isn’t something we’re afraid of doing, in fact we’re so accustomed to shopping and buying online that we’ve become somewhat numb to the risks it can involve. In the back of our minds we all know how dangerous the internet can be, particularly how rife identity theft is, and yet a lot

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Who spends money on mobile games?

I’ll start off by saying i’m not normally the type of person to spend money on mobile games. I find them to be (for the most part) not worth my money. This last few weeks though with the entire world being taken over by Pokemon Go and Nintendo’s share price rocketing, i’m starting to wonder

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The vacation is over – time to tighten the belt and the wallet

If you remember a few weeks ago I spoke about doing a share house to save money on accommodation when going on vacation, well I didn’t post last week as I was on that vacation I mentioned for my Mothers 60th. I decided I would leave both my physical and virtual life at home for

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Sickness Strikes AGAIN!

I swear, ever since having kids I get sick almost every second month. It’s hard to believe that it can make such a big difference, but as I sit here expelling mucus i’m painfully aware of just how frequently we seem to be getting sick these days. It’s not a lot of fun, but it’s

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Home Improvements That Keep Costing Money

As many of your will be aware, my wife and I moved into a new house about 9 months ago. We decided that we would spend a bit extra to get the house we wanted, rather than making do on many of the things we did in our first house. Unfortunately not everything went to

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Outsourcing Time Consuming Low Value Work

Something I think that I do quite well is managing my own time. I hate being bored and I also detest doing things I feel are either not enjoyable or unproductive, so when I find myself doing something that meets one of the above criteria it really bothers me. You might be interested in knowing

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