Finances

Achieving goals – June

July 2, 2008

It’s time to report in and see how well I’ve done in achieving the goals I set for June. I have to say that knowing I’d be writing about my goals here, for all to see, has really made me focus. Blogging Write a series of posts to schedule if I am away. I’m into [...]

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Preparing for tax time

June 30, 2008

Today is the last day of the financial year in Australia. That means it’s time to start thinking about taxes. Ugh. Do you have all your paperwork ready to go for this year? Is it a simple matter of grabbing a file and handing it to your accountant or plugging in some numbers yourself? No? [...]

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Maternity leave – To pay or not to pay?

June 16, 2008

Image via Wikipedia Paid maternity leave has been getting a run in the media over the last week or so. Apparently Australia is one of the few countries in the OECD where it isn’t compulsory. However, there are a few forward thinking companies that already offer paid maternity leave, such as some local governments and [...]

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Homemade Yoghurt

June 9, 2008

Today I am making homemade yoghurt. It’s something I started thinking about a few weeks ago to try to help reduce our grocery bill. I have been spending around $15/week on bought yoghurt and we would use more if we had it. I thought about an EasiYo system. But with the the price of the [...]

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Side effects of saving

June 5, 2008

We have been watching our spending for a couple of months now. For the most part we have been doing a good job and sticking to our budget. In all, we’ve cut our spending by about $500 a month. We’ve managed to do that by stopping the impulsive purchases, becoming more efficient at grocery shopping, [...]

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Progress towards my goals – May

June 2, 2008

Wow! I can’t believe May has come and gone. With birthday parties, visiting family, learning how to work Journeyer’s Chronicles and putting some real focus on my goals, the month has just whizzed by. Here’s my first goals progress report. It feels a bit like parent-teacher interviews. I’ve been good. Honest. Current goals Post to [...]

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