Christmas gifting guide <$20

Eco Recycled PET Bananas Shopping Bag 2. Pastel travel mug 3. 12 Days of Christmas book 4. Glasshouse candle 5. Gingerbread men socks 6. The Body Shop scrub, body butter and loofah set 7. Super Mario Lego Set 8. Coleman ...
Save $700 on your energy bill, here’s how

Save $700 on your energy bill, here’s how

The mercury is soaring and we see you reaching for that aircon remote. Here’s your friendly reminder that every extra degree of cooling is adding a greater cost to your energy bill.  What’s the recommended reading? Set your thermostat between 22 to ...
Fast five: holiday hacks to save you serious $$

Fast five: holiday hacks to save you serious $$

1. Do a little (read: a lot) DIY Last week we touched on the idea of DIY pot plants.  Now we’ve planted the seed, we wanted to build upon it. The reality is, you can DIY pretty much anything for ...
Five tips for a financially savvy festive season

Five tips for a financially savvy festive season

1. Get in early Write a list of every person you have to buy for and add a rough idea of what you’d like to buy them. Now, it’s time to get in and start ticking each person (or pet) ...
Are you still typing in the BPAY Biller Code?

Are you still typing in the BPAY Biller Code?

Life’s too short to be manually typing in BPAY Biller Biller and Reference codes. Do you slice your own pizza? Save yourself time by scanning your bills. All you need is your mobile phone’s camera and the Sniip app.  Once ...
Are you embarrassed by your late payment charges?

Are you embarrassed by your late payment charges?

You’re not alone. Late fees are costing Australians around $286m a year according to research from one of the big four banks.  Some energy bills can have late fees of up to 40 percent. But despite this, 27 per cent ...
A Sniippet of weekly news #20 – Sep 2020

A Sniippet of weekly news #20 – Sep 2020

Santa is thrilled to know that borders will likely be open by Christmas. The stock market was up again for another month and China is banning more Australian imports.  The AUD continues to perform strongly with some economists tipping US80¢. ...
A Sniippet of weekly news #19 – Aug 2020

A Sniippet of weekly news #19 – Aug 2020

Last week, local politics was dominated by border-closure-wars and covid. Victoria continues to struggle. It was the only state not to see retail sales increase in July. Now QLD may host the AFL grand final.  China has once again flexed ...
A Sniippet of weekly news #18 – Aug 2020

A Sniippet of weekly news #18 – Aug 2020

Unemployment increased slightly to 7.5 percent in July; the RBA predicts it will reach 10 percent by the end of the year. A new report says that Australia is lagging in robots and AI, which will result in lower paid ...
A Sniippet of weekly news #17 – Aug 2020

A Sniippet of weekly news #17 – Aug 2020

Australian financial news is again dominated by the lockdown in Victoria and its impact on the Australian economy. We also look at cancelled holidays and the pandemic’s impact on travel agents. However, not everyone is doing it tough, with a ...