Moving Out of Home · Renting

Renting: Useful Resources

When I was investigating the possibility of renting, I was frustrated that there was not one place that had all the information I needed. So, to help prospective renters, I have compiled a list of government and accredited resources. These are resources I have used and found the information valid, up to date and detailed.… Continue reading Renting: Useful Resources

Moving Out of Home · Renting

Property Inspection Checklist for Renters

Inspecting a property can be a very exciting event if you are moving out for the first time. Trust me, I know. When I first inspected my flat I was so eager that I would’ve settled for a place with broken windows, moldy carpet and a leaky ceiling! The most important point you need to… Continue reading Property Inspection Checklist for Renters

Moving Out of Home · Planning · Renting

Renting: 11 important points!

Are you going to live by yourself or with other people? Just You – the Good Stuff –          Bills I live by myself because I like to control how much my bills will be. Aside from rent, I have 2 bills every month: electricity and internet. The internet bill is the same amount every month,… Continue reading Renting: 11 important points!

Budgeting · Financial Products

Get ready for the Credit Onslaught!

When I first moved out, I started receiving advertisements for credit cards. It was everywhere, in the letterbox, on my email and most of all, on Facebook. The information the Facebook gathers about its users is frightening. I had posted university graduation photos and information with #movingout tagged and I started seeing promoted posts for… Continue reading Get ready for the Credit Onslaught!

Lunch · Recipes

Chicken & Corn Soup: $1.69 per serve!

Chicken and Corn soup is a real winter warmer! I find the chilli and soy sauce adds a full and nourishing flavour. The recipe is also low in fat and high in iron. Ingredients: ½ Celery 4 Chicken Breasts 4-5 leaves of Silverbeet (Spinach) 1 can Creamed Corn (420g) 1-2 tablespoons Sweet Chilli Sauce 2 tablespoons… Continue reading Chicken & Corn Soup: $1.69 per serve!

Budgeting · Financial Products

Good Interest and Bad Interest

This article is dedicated to all the good interest out there and how it can benefit you! We can all think of ‘bad’ interest examples: –              Credit card interest –              Mortgage interest –              Interest due on purchases In short, bad interest costs us money. But there is also a good type of interest. What is interest?… Continue reading Good Interest and Bad Interest

Dinner · Recipes

Spaghetti Bolognaise: $1.42 per serve!

This recipe is easy, healthy and cheap! So simple to make and super quick, this recipe is one of my favorites! And it’s freezer friendly! Ingredients: ½ Celery 1Kg Beef Mince 4-5 Carrots 2 Onions 2 Cloves Garlic 2 Large Zucchini 1 can Diced Tomatoes (420g) 1 can Tomato Paste (170g) Pasta 1 – 2 tablespoons… Continue reading Spaghetti Bolognaise: $1.42 per serve!

Lunch · Recipes

Pumpkin Soup – 63 cents per serve!

One of my all-time favorites, this soup is rich in vitamins, and gentle on the hip-pocket. Ingredients: 1 Butternut Pumpkin 1 Onion 1 clove Garlic 2 Sweet Potatoes Vegetable stock cube 2 heaped teaspoons Ground Cumin Salt/Pepper Method: Fry onion, garlic and cumin in a big stock pot with a little oil until onion is transparent. Add… Continue reading Pumpkin Soup – 63 cents per serve!