Mortgage debt reduction strategies

We love sharing the many ingenious savings tips learned from members of savings website, simplesavings.com.au 

This month we bring you strategies members have used to reduce mortgage debt. We think you will be blown away by their clever ideas, persistence and awesome results.

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Tips for new working carers

The financial and social implications of becoming a working carer are huge. Hopefully some of our tips will help you be better prepared.

In our carer story this issue, Vanessa very suddenly became her husband’s carer after he suffered a stroke.

For Vanessa, like most people who suddenly find themselves in a caring role, the feelings of shock, helplessness, fear and worry came up immediately.

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Bring on frugal February!

Try a month of only spending on the absolute essentials to help you get on top of your finances.

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How long since you put money away for a ‘nest egg’?

Maybe it’s time to think about how you can build a little cash reserve fund for all the unexpected times when life simply throws you a ‘curve ball’.

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Carer allowance rates rise from 1 January 2018

From Carers NSW 11 Dec 2017

From 1st January 2018, the government will increase payments to carers across Australia.

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