"Yay! 6 weeks of school holidays!" Now while this is something you've heard every kid say, have you ever heard a Mum or a Dad screaming it? And no ... sarcasm doesn't count. Parents may love their kids, but school holidays can be a real challenge - not just for the nerves, but on the bank account. So to help out, we've put together a range of free school holiday activities that we think both you and your kids will absolutely love. Ready to fill up those long school holidays with fun, ente..
As decisions go, choosing a mortgage lender is a pretty important one, and could potentially have a significant impact on your bank account. In the age of consumer choice, there’s more to securing the best possible home loan than hunting down the lowest available interest rate, although it does help. Whether you’re borrowing for the first time or refinancing for a lower rate, taking a few extra steps in the process could save you a bad headache further down the road. Consider your situa..
When we think about car safety the first thing that comes to mind is the seat belt and the airbags, what we don’t really know is that a windscreen plays an important role in protecting us during any type of accident, whether our car tumbles over or collides with another vehicle. Nowadays, car drivers don’t use their seat belts even though they know it is for safety purposes and sometimes airbags don’t always open up, in these situations you tend to depend on your windscreen to prote..
Updating your home can bring your house to a whole new level with better design, more room or new appliances. According to the National Association of Realtors' 2017 remodeling impact report, 75 percent of homeowners have an increased desire to be in their home after they've remodeled, showing the personal payoff is there. Even small remodels are worth the effort, but they can get out of hand quickly. Certain mistakes can cause your project to cost unexpected time, money and stress. But i..
Take a look at the fruit and veg section of your local supermarket. Usually, you’ll see endless crates of carrots, rows of apples all the same shape and size, and runner beans that look like they’ve been neatly made by a machine. Worse still, you might see all of that produce wrapped in enough plastic to make yourself a passable three-person tent. Chances are it’s been flown in from all over the world, from growers who use harmful pesticides and fertilisers which drain every ounce o..
Perhaps no industry has gone through the enormous range of changes that farming has over the years. Initially, everyone farmed in a small way: it was growing at least some food for the family or starve – meat was often a treat, saved for special occasions or the rich. Co-operative farming ventures and wealthy landlords saw farms grow and become profitable, able to focus on food crops that brought in the biggest return on investment. From there farming diversified massively. Subsistence..
A CSIRO Study states that 1 out of every 3 homes is susceptible to a termite attack. And the only reason this fact might not worry you is if you enjoy the protection of a trusty termite control treatment securing your home. Australia alone has around 300 species of termites, which means these pests clearly have an advantage. And if that wasn’t already worse the ones destroying homes, buildings and entire properties are subterranean in nature. Since they nest underground in stumps of tre..
Buying a car can seem like a onetime fee, but the cost of running and maintaining your vehicle can end up being an expensive long-term cost. RACQ estimates that the average weekly cost of running a car ranges between $116 to $332 depending on its size and fuel consumption. Managing your vehicle running costs is an important way to reduce your expenses and ensure that your car stays in a good condition for resale. Here are some of the ways that you can keep costs down and improve your c..
If your car has been stationary for a long time, does not have the necessary papers, has several parts missing or it’s too old, then it is likely to be junk. Instead of allowing it to rot in your yard, why not get some cash out of it? Unfortunately, you can't expect to get as much or even close to the buying price but it might fetch some good cash in the market. Here is how to earn extra money from the old car. 1. Evaluate its Value By taking an inventory of the car or determining its va..