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Economic Update: The more things change…

19/01/2017 Summary: Today’s jobs numbers highlight that the economy is doing ok, but has the ability to do better; A jobs market growing a touch weaker than the average will not help inflation get back towards 2%; The type of jobs available have changed over the past decade. The jobs numbers always get plenty of […]

Chinese New Year

Let the Chinese New Year Inspire Your Savings

What do Michael Caine, Yoko Ono, Roger Federer and Britney Spears all have in common? They were all born in the year of the rooster. The Chinese New Year kicks off on January 28 in 2017, and this year is once again the year of the rooster. This Chinese zodiac sign and special holiday can […]

Make the most of your annual leave

Make the Most of Your 2017 Annual Leave

Would you like to learn how to turn 17 days of annual leave into 43 days off? We thought you might, and all you have to do is organise your annual leave around public holidays! Thanks to our friends at Mantra Hotels, they’ve identified four great opportunities throughout the year (though you’ll find the New […]

Woman holding colourful shopping bags at the mall.

Retail Therapy: Christmas Shopping & Boxing Day

Stuck for gift ideas and worried that it’s too late to get anything really cool for your friends or loved ones? Planning on a retail therapy session this Boxing Day? Below we have collated some unique and easy gift ideas, and talk strategy when it comes time to the end of year sales. Gift Ideas […]

a large plastic trashbin overflowing with garbage and discarded Christmas paper lights bows etc

Don’t be Wasteful during this Giving Season

How much rubbish did you throw out last month? Chances are, it’s less than it will be for December. Christmas is the season of giving, but it’s also the season of wasting, whether that’s food, junk mail, wrapping paper, bottles, unwanted gifts or packaging. Most of us do what we think is sufficient, which is […]

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