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I think most of us would agree that having kids is the best thing we have ever done … but there i...

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Anyone seen a financial planner?

I wanted to go see one to see what help they can give us but after talking to my mum, she said th...

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I think many people are quite capable of personally planning their budget. The main thing is to think about each step and costs. You...

For anyone with a mortgage

If you don't mind me asking how much are your mortgage repayments per month? Do you consider it ...

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Candym84 wrote: oh dear... ours is, or will be just under $3000 per month, which I have decided after reading everyone elses posts i...

Simone24

Paid Parental Leave

For those that have claimed this recently.. if any.. How long does it take for this to be process...

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I was looking for one same

Member258567

Paid Parental Leave - Switching between parents

Hi all, We are due in July 2019 and wanting your help with a scenario. Me - eligible for 13 week...

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Curvaceous_Busty

Grocery budget

Hi me and my husband are ttc at the moment, I would like to try and reduce our grocery budget, it...

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Hello, I see you really try to be economical. But I know some shops that must be more beneficial than Aldi. I’m saying about this ca...

kellie m

Has anyone applied for a personal loan lately or does anyone have bank knowledge??

My husband and I have some debts that I want to consolidate into one payment to make it easier to...

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I am from Australia. I have been applying for a loan for the past 6 months and nothing came out but finally i thank God that i was a...

Stellajfrencham

Helping families and finding help for your family

Advice for economically disadvantaged families

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Hello everyone! Thought it might be a good idea for all of us to share some advice and experience that can help people get through d...

J.and.co

Supplement family income?

Hi all. I did post last year asking if anyone had found work online etc that didn't require...

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Ac_Sulistyono

Work Test for PPL and the 8 Weeks Gap Mystery!

Hello Ladies! I need help.... or your opinion.... or advice... anything. I am currently working...

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Good luck! I am waiting for my ppl to be either accepted or rejected. I had to get midwife letter stating I finished early as swelli...

KK229B

Online grocery shopping

Hi All With 2 little ones & being back at work now I have finally given in & decided that online...

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If you are looking to buy huggies and pampers via online in Patna location, then zhakaash.com is one of best. It is one of recently ...

Razia_Mohamed

Does paid annual leave and paid sick leave affect Paid Parental Leave?

Hi ladies Do you know if time taken for paid annual leave and paid sick leave affect eligibility ...

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Reasonably certain sick leave and annual leave count as service and therefore doesn't affect PPL. Even if you've just had ...

Kblm90

Payment for after parental leave.

I was wondering is anyone had any information on what NZ mums are entitled to receive after 16 we...

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Hi, i dont know of anything specifically for mothers after the initial parental leave. Working for families stuff is all that I know...

elise08

Easy Budget Dinner Recipes

Hello, I was just wondering if anyone has any recipes for dinner meals that work out cheap to m...

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Ash Browns are served with a hearty breakfast or it's a quick and easy recipes ...

Shonahhotchkiss

governments 'double dipping' saga... what will i be entitled to??

Im due on october 2015. I currently fit the title of a 'double dipper' as my current em...

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I'm pregnant now with #2. We are depending on 'double dipping' to allow me to have the entire 2016 off (I am able to ...

Laura_Ebert09

Payments for stay at home mummy's

Hi!! I'm just curious about what payments stay at home mummy's are eligible for from Ce...

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Chocolate2011

Crazy daycare costs... What do others pay?

Just looking at enrolling our 2nd child in daycare. To have a 1 year old & 3 year old in dayc...

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we paid $270 for full week and we have to provide nappy and lunch and snacks, now am a stay at home mommy so bubba is with me becaus...

Mickstar

Jobs while pregnant!

Does anyone know of any jobs around Adelaide that would hire even though I'm pregnant? I&#...

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Just didactic search on Seek under temp jobs and a couple of pages came up for Adelaide. Few payroll etc. depends on what skills yo...

Staceyd28

Paid parental leave

Hi all, I'm really confused about payments after bub is due. My partner earns approx 60000 ...

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This a very difficult question as there is always unfair in life. I think you can talk with your partner with that if your work is e...

cheerful

Around how much are your weekly/ monthly expenses Single mother with first child?

Hi, How much are your general weekly / monthly expenses single mothers with first child? My chi...

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Sarah_2011

Childcare rebate for 2nd child

Hi - I have a very common question: 1 child is already at daycare and we are already receiving th...

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Thanks, GreenLady. Do you know which form I need to complete? The only form I can find online and on the website are the full "...

knockonwood

Bosch v Westinghouse fridge/freezer

Good and bad things about both please ..... GO!

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We have a Westinghouse fridge. We have had it about 3years now. No issues with it. I am hoping it last just as long as our previous ...

MissMagenta

Is there any such thing as a non scam online job?

I'm looking for anything I can right now as my town is seriously lacking in the employment f...

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would like to know that too! always here that people work from home but never know where for!

knockonwood

Wooden bar stools

Any one have wooden ones? Sick of my leather ones tearing at the seems etc so wondering about wea...

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My parents have them, they are great. They weren't cheap, but they have had them for years and they haven't ever had an is...

knockonwood

What are your "go to" meals to cook for the freezer?

Need some new ideas. I always do fried rice, curried sausages, satay chicken & rice, chow me...

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In my freezer I have: Lasagne Cottage pie Sausage pie Chicken pasta Sausage pasta Chicken & ham pie Mexican mince Tomato soup P...

knockonwood

Tips for buying a new fridge/freezer please

OK, so we're definately going to buy one within the next couple of months. At this stage I&...

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I have an upside down Westinghouse fridge/freezer and I love it!! I've had it for about 4 years and I've never had any pro...

two blondies

Car loan on parenting payment?

This is a real long shot but does anyone know where you can get finance for a car (up to $8000) ...

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Look out for lenders that will rollover any finance charges automatically. This makes it impossible to pay off the loan since what y...

knockonwood

Tax return not in bank account yet???

So I received my tax return in the mail on Tuesday, it was also dated that Tuesday, but hasn'...

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Sometimes it takes a few days for your tax return to hit your bank account depending on your bank. It would be unusual for you to re...

Chickadee peanut

Paid leave

Hi, not sure this is the correct area to post. But we are trying for a family and we On a fact fi...

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My*2*Boys

work from home-paid survey sites

Hi everyone i am posting this here as i dont know where else,has anyone tried any of the paid sur...

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I was with myopinions.com.au and after spending months doing the odd survey here and there I got a whooping $20... Biggest waste of ...

knockonwood

Buying hair clippers for men

DH is going bald so has decided instead of having to get his haircut every second week, we want t...

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I am a barber and have to second the wahl clippers you can also get a smaller pair of wahl trimmers that has smaller blades and cuts...

knockonwood

Water bill in credit .... wahoo!!!

You know that sinking feeling you have when you pull a bill out of your mailbox and you feel sick...

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PrettyLittlePearl

Centrelink/assistance

Just trying to work out our budget for when baby arrives. Wondering if anyone knows what assis...

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http://www.humanservices.gov.au/customer/servic... It's a once a year payment to help offset carbon price increases etc (it&#x...

*StikkiBikki*

Decisions Decisions..

So dp and i have been talking to our mortgage broker about getting a home loan and the one thing ...

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*StikkiBikki* wrote: Thank you, i assumed the mortgage broker had looked into the welcome home loan but i better check as that sound...

knockonwood

Is it easy to set up a paypal account?

I've listed some things on Gumtree for sale and my first response has asked me if I have a p...

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You have to pay a small fee when someone pays you. I'm not a fan- had a bad experience involving PayPal... But hundreds of peop...

knockonwood

Newstart and tax return?

DH has been on newstart for a few months of this so I'm just wondering does he get a group c...

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I thought newstart was a taxable income so I'd double check that, because when I was on it I would've had to pay tax if th...

knockonwood

Ford Focus - anyone have one?

Another possiblity for our 2nd car. Do these have restraint anchor points in both sedan and hatc...

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Thanks everyone. I think we're leaning towards the Focus now that I know they have anchor points - big relief

knockonwood

Mitsibishi Lancer - who has one?

This is one of our choices for 2nd car, probably a 2010/11/12 model. Any good and bad points? D...

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Thanks for the replies ladies. Basically it's a toss up between Lancer and Ford Focus at the moment. Both are around the same...

Nicholehonatana

Who provides really good healthcare insurance for a great price but also good value? Thanks

Hi Our family are wanting some advise on healthcare insurance providers. We live in Perth are f...

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This is a real tricky one as it depends on why you want insurance and what you want to be covered for. I would start hear http://www...

Mo0

Financial Support for bubs first year

I was just wondering if there is any other financial support you can get in NZ while on maternity...

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oh yea i cant get that as i will be getting paid parental leave