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April 2016

How to Show Mum She’s Special this Mother’s Day

Most mums sacrifice a lot to make sure that we have everything we need, and while we often show our appreciation for everything they do by trying to spoil them on their birthday and Mother’s Day, if you’re like most people, you probably want to show them exactly how much you love them and appreciate how much they do for you. Flowers for Everyone currently has an incredible competition and

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How to Survive a Travel Delay

Thanks to Danielle for publishing this article. Her site is a brilliant resource for those looking to get back on track after the frivolities of youth! She has great health, home and personal finance tips, as well as fantastic travel advice to help you get the most out of your time away. After reading, be sure to check out her post on ways to improve your travels this year. No

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7 Ways to Make Money Easy by Traveling to Australia

Australia is an incredible country, but unlike Southeast Asia or Central America it can be very expensive to travel here, and you may find that your travel fund quickly disappears. The best option is to have some income coming in, so that you don’t risk running out of money while you’re seeing the amazing sights in Australia. So how can you make money while you’re traveling? Here are 7 popular

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Finding a new job

A huge part of watching your spending and becoming comfortable with your personal finances is to be happy with your means of making money. It’s great if you love your job, but if isn’t covering your bills or you don’t have enough left over to buy what you need, it isn’t properly serving its function. It’s at that point when you need to ask yourself: Is it time to look

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Car Costs: What You Should Know Before You Buy

Buying a car is an exciting time, but it is also important to be smart because a bad car can cost you a lot – even so much as your life if it’s not safe. Financially, buying a new car can be exhausting as there are lots of things to pay for that you may not have considered, such as insurance, maintenance and of course your weekly gas prices. The

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How to Hire the Best Person for your Business

We all know that a business depends on its people. If you don’t have the best people working for you, your innovation, customer service and productivity can all take a hit, and this isn’t something that you want to happen, especially if you’re aiming to be in a period of high growth this year. So how do you make sure that you’re hiring the best person for your business, and

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Fun Sports to Take up this year

Sport is a great way to keep active while having fun, and if you feel like you’ve fallen into a rut and spend most of your weekends eating junk food and watching Netflix, a new sport can be just what you need to get yourself out of the rut. Here are some fun sports you can take up this year: Martial Arts There are many different martial arts available, whether

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Clean up your home and lighten your load this year

Having a clean and organised home is key if you’re hoping to meet your goals this year. It’s hard to move forward with our lives when we’re surrounded by clutter, especially if you work from home or spend a lot of time chilling in your house. Here are some ways you can clean up your home and lighten your load this year: Spring Clean It doesn’t need to be spring,

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What is Cinco de Mayo?

You’ve probably heard of Cinco de Mayo before, and you may even have celebrated it before. But if you’re like most people, you may not know about the history of the holiday, what it means, and why it’s so significant. Cinco de Mayo is the fifth of May, and while many people assume that the holiday is about Mexican independence, the celebration is actually for events that happened more than

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How to inject colour into your kitchen

What colour is your kitchen? Breaking away from the same-old shades of white and cream can be daunting but adding colour into your kitchen is a great way of injecting life into your space — after all, it is the heart of the home. If you’re braving the brights, follow our top tips to ensure you get it right. Start small Want to experiment with colour but don’t want to

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