Are you looking for a unique present for your dad for Father’s Day? Here’s a collection of homemade gifts that are manly and fun. All of them are low cost and, more importantly, show Dad you genuinely care.
MyBudget MoneyTalks Blog
MyBudget MoneyTalks Blog
There’s a small but flourishing movement of people who are ditching their smartphones for “dumbphones.” They’re trading in their fancy Apple and Android gadgets for old fashioned no-frills mobiles and saying goodbye to data plans and distracting web apps. Are you tempted to make the switch? Let’s look at the potential savings and other benefits.
Is your home or workspace cluttered? Experts say that clutter may be holding you back from fully enjoying life. They tell us that living more simply can lead to greater happiness and lower stress levels. I say that decluttering can also turn unwanted stuff into handy dollars.
Is your supermarket bill blowing your budget? Personal budgeting expert and MyBudget founder Tammy May has 20 reasons why buying your groceries online might save you money and help keep your budget healthy.
Do you need to boost your budget in a big way? I usually focus on small budget changes that add up into big savings over time. But sometimes small changes aren’t enough. So, let’s take a look at radical budget makeovers—strategies that could turbo boost your financial goals and put you on the super-fast track to financial fitness.
Wouldn’t you love a cheap, enviro-friendly cleaning product that you could use all over the house? Some MyBudget staff have been trialing homemade Miracle Spray from the Simple Savers Facebook page and their feedback is a big thumbs up. They say it works as well as store-bought cleaners on tiles, glass shower screens, toilets, benches and floors, plus it doubles up as a pre-wash stain remover.
It’s great news for footy fans living in Melbourne that the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) has elected to slash food and drink prices for the 2015 season. Prices have dropped to 2005 levels in an effort to make a family day at the footy more affordable.
This week’s blog is dedicated to Suzanne Isbester, MyBudget’s first employee to celebrate 10 years of service with the company. In recognition of this special milestone, I’m pleased to share my memories of meeting Suzanne and I’ve asked her to reflect on what a decade of service means for her.
One of our readers Paul wrote to us: “This may seem silly, but I’m usually a lead-foot who likes to be the first away at the lights and ahead of the pack. Since I’ve cut back on accelerating so hard I seem to save quite a few litres in petrol. Two litres per week multiplied by 52 weeks at an average of $1.30 per litre = $135.20 annual savings.”
Paul’s findings are confirmed by the experts in Canberra. Subtly changing your driving habits will save you fuel and money. The Department of the Environment’s top 10 tips include: