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A Penny Saved

While the idea of teaching kids the value of a dollar is hardly a new concept, in the fast-paced disposable world that we now live in, it can seem more of a complex and contradictory notion than in years gone by.

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Paid Parental Leave – what’s new from July 2011

If you are eligible for the Paid Parental Leave scheme, make sure that you talk with your employer about your leave intentions.

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Paid parenting leave - what does this mean for you?

The Australian Government will deliver Australia’s first national Paid Parental Leave scheme from 1 January 2011.

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Pay attention to your super

Why it makes sense to pay more attention to one of your biggest investments outside the family home...

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Personal insurance – you have to have it!

When times are tight, it’s tempting to look at the family budget and zero in on the outgoings that have no immediate obvious benefit – in particular insurance payments...

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Private health cover and young children

While parents are likely to hold private health insurance for the baby stage of their family life, some times there is a temptation to reduce or drop private cover once the family is complete and the budget squeezed. According to Medibank, parents....

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Shared care, shared income?

The first overhaul of Australia’s child support system in two decades has been two years in the making for 4000 agency staff, so when it is implemented from...

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Shared care…shared responsibility

The biggest changes to the Family Law Act since the 70’s have now been in force for twelve months. The weekend dad of the past, if he chooses...

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Shop Smart for Back-to-school costs & save

Here is a detailed outline of Australian Scholarships Group’s (ASG’s) recommended steps to smart shopping to save . . .

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