How to deal with share house conflicts

A stint in a share house is almost a rite of passage for young Australians these days, but living in such close proximity to a bunch of other people can be a challenge. Money is one of the biggest sources…

Financial tips for newly weds

So you’ve managed to find the One, get hitched and execute a wedding. Hats off to you. Chances are you’ve spent a fair chunk of savings on your big day, or maybe you’re in the negative and have some debt…

6 signs you’re burning out

It’s normal to go through periods of stress every now and then. Usually, though, these pass once the project is done, exam passed, deal made or deadline met. But feeling stressed and overwhelmed for a long time should ring alarm…

The office Christmas party survival guide

As we spiral downward to Christmas in a flurry of end-of-year deadlines, client lunches and open bars, we all know the grand final of the season is the work Christmas party. These are parties where overworked and underpaid workers mingle together…

Tips on planning your Christmas break

Christmas means many things to many people. For some, it’s like crawling into your childhood bed and watching Home Alone; wave upon wave of euphoric deja-vu that revitalises your very being. For many, it’s an opportunity to dabble in alcoholism…

Tips to control silly season spending

While it’s usually full of holidays, friends, family and well-earned rest, summer is also the most expensive season of the year. According to the Commonwealth Bank, Australians are forecasted to spend on average $599 per year, while four years ago the average…