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What can you be doing right now to get ready to buy a home?

2020-05-04T00:12:31-07:00April 20th, 2020|First home buyer|

Thanks to this pandemic and social distancing, the property market has stalled. We don't know when open houses and auctions will be happening, people are unsure of the future and their job security and everyone seems to be taking a wait and see approach. But if you want to buy a home, there are some things you should be doing right now. You should [...]

Connections

2020-06-16T02:00:23-07:00April 16th, 2020|lifestyle|

There’s one thing that’s really being highlighted around the world right now and that’s the importance of connection. It’s a basic human need that so many of us are being deprived of at the moment and it’s having a big impact on us. We can’t see family or friends, we can’t live life as we usually do and whilst we know that it’s all [...]

How to meal plan

2020-04-05T22:15:34-07:00April 5th, 2020|Tips|

I have found that meal planning saves me so much money (and time) (and brain power) that it's not even funny! The goal is to do your grocery shopping once a week. No more, no less. No urgent trips to buy a litre of milk - that ends up costing you $50 because, let's face it, you never come out with just milk. So [...]

COVID 19 – Hardship claims for tenants and landlords

2020-04-06T16:16:41-07:00April 5th, 2020|Tips|

When the Prime Minister announced a moratorium on evictions for tenants affected by COVID-19 there was a collective cheer from tenants, which was matched by a collective groan from landlords. It's important to look at both sides of the picture here because we're always looking for a win-win, right? Usually, our two biggest expenses are our rent or our mortgage repayments. Sometimes landlords have [...]

Keeping your spirits high: 50 things to do while you’re stuck at home

2020-04-06T17:17:28-07:00April 2nd, 2020|lifestyle|

Everyone is reacting differently to COVID-19 and the way it's changing our lives. Some are going into panic mode - as witnessed by the bare supermarket shelves, some are ignoring the warnings and the threat - as witnessed by people still going to the beach/river/lake/park/wherever they want to go, some are missing loved ones that they've been separated from, some are frightened about what [...]