first home buyers

5 common pitfalls for first home buyers (and how to avoid them)

This is a guest post written by Jessica Davis.   Years, potentially decades, of savings and you’ve achieved the dream of owning your own home. You are on cloud nine and you can’t wait to reenact that scene from Risky Business in the privacy of your own home. We encourage new home owners to celebrate […]

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always get more than one quote

30 Second Finance: 4. 8 June 2018 – Always get more than one quote for any work you get done!

Before I started working in my current team, I had no idea about best value practices. If I needed to get some work done on my car or buy an expensive item, I used to get a quote from someone and if it seemed reasonable, I’d do it.   However, if the quote seemed unreasonable […]

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30 second tips: How to save on flights.

30 Second Finance: 2. 4 May 2018 – How to save money on flights

When booking your flights, there’s a number of things to keep in mind to help you save money: The day of the week you travel – Tuesdays and Wednesdays are often the cheapest days of the week to travel, with Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays notoriously more expensive. Plan your trip for the off-season or shoulder […]

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Time-poor Finance: Meal prep to save money: Make two dinners per person per night

30 Second Finance: 1. 26 April 2018 – Make two dinners per person per night

I make two meals per person each night Sunday to Thursday. We then have the leftovers for lunch at work the next day.   Given that I need to prepare and cook food for dinner anyway, doubling the veg prep and cooking quantities doesn’t require much more effort.   I’ve implemented this trick at home and we’re […]

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