Tag Archives: Abound Lifestyle Planning

Budget smarter with the 50/20/30 rule

Posted on 01. Mar, 2022 by .

New to budgeting? You may know how much money you make and have a rough idea of how much you spend. But do you know what you’re actually spending it on, or if your spending patterns will benefit you in the long run? The good news is, you don’t need complicated spreadsheets and formulas to […]

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7 ways to stay active and healthy in retirement

Posted on 01. Nov, 2021 by .

Staying active and connected can sometimes have its challenges, depending on where you live, but here are some tips to help keep your physical and mental wellbeing in check. When it comes to living a longer, healthier, more active lifestyle, a good approach can often involve easy tasks that you can turn into everyday habits […]

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How mindfulness can improve the way we work

Posted on 01. Jan, 2021 by .

Social psychologist and Harvard University Professor Ellen Langer says increased mindfulness can deliver measurable benefits. Back in the day, the workplace tended to be a more structured environment. We worked set hours, followed set procedures and conformed to a set mindset. But plenty has changed over the years. Modern 21st century workplaces are increasingly embracing […]

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Taking control of your personal finances in a COVID-19 world

Posted on 01. Oct, 2020 by .

Australians are becoming more engaged with their personal finances.  It’s fair to say 2020 hasn’t quite panned out the way any of us thought it would. From local bushfires to a global pandemic it’s been a rollercoaster of a ride. But there’s growing evidence that Australians are tapping into their reserves of resilience to set […]

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Protect yourself from COVID-19 related scams

Posted on 01. Aug, 2020 by .

Aside from the shutdowns, job losses and restrictions, there’s been another worrying element to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic – scammers are zeroing in on the changes to our financial interactions and shopping habits to take advantage of people across Australia.  Government website Scamwatch.gov.au reports that it’s received reports of over 2700 COVID-19 related scams – […]

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Gifting and financial generosity during coronavirus

Posted on 01. Jun, 2020 by .

Are you thinking of giving or lending money to adult children (or other family members) who are in financial hardship?  Parents are often called on to help during times of crisis. Now, with a growing number of people experiencing financial hardship as a result of the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19), there’s an increased chance that parental […]

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What the coronavirus stimulus package means for you and the Australian economy

Posted on 01. May, 2020 by .

With the COVID-19 coronavirus crippling the Australian economy and affecting livelihoods, the Australian Federal Government has announced a range of measures to support both businesses and individuals. The total stimulus announced to date is worth $189 billion, or 10% of the size of the Australian economy, and the government has said more financial support will […]

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Can refinancing my home loan save me money?

Posted on 01. Feb, 2020 by .

By replacing your home loan with a new one, you could take advantage of a better deal.  Even if you secured a competitive package when you first took out your home loan, it’s worth reviewing each yeari to make sure the interest rates, fees, features and terms & conditions continue to meet your needs. And with […]

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What is financial wellness?

Posted on 01. Jan, 2020 by .

How you feel, is your wellness. How you feel about your money is your financial wellness. This can be measured by the financial wellness index, which measures a person’s satisfaction with their current and future financial situation. Some days you might feel confident you can meet your needs within the boundaries of your current income, […]

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Why saving is behaving

Posted on 01. Sep, 2019 by .

Did you know there are 293 ways to make change for a US dollar, but only 50 for an Australian dollar? Cashiers in America must have jumped for joy when debit cards became the rage. Is your bank taking you for a ride? We all have our own methods of saving money. Some are strict […]

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