Australian financial experts recommend opening four bank accounts, car pooling to work and investigating the 'sale' price of an item in order to save money for a house deposit. While it might seem like the cost of living is only getting higher - and dreams of owning your own home more unattainable - there are simple things you can do to achieve your goals. Making small changes around the house like giving up your gym membership, buying home brand products and hanging wet clothes out instead of putting them in the dryer will help, as will making these four core changes. Scroll down for video Saving for a house deposit can be hard work but employing the right savings strategies could help you get the front door keys of your dreams (stock image) Compare the capitals: Median house prices:Sydney - $821,438Melbourne - $656,163Brisbane - $493,041Adelaide - $433,464Perth - $448,336Source: CoreLogic HAVE FOUR DIFFERENT BANK ACCOUNTS While it … [Read more...] about Revealed: The money tricks that will help you save for a home deposit fast – and the four bank accounts EVERYONE should have set up to budget better
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She has barely ever been in a car, and never eaten meat or flown. Now 31, she lives on the 15th floor of a city centre tower from where she can just see the ocean 500 yards away on one side and the suburbs and informal settlements sprawling as far as the eye can see on the other. Life is OK in this megacity. She earns the exact median income and is as green as she feels she can be: she has no children yet, her carbon footprint is negligible, and her apartment, built in the early 2000s, has been retrofitted for climate change with deep insulation, its own solar air-con and heating systems. It has a “living” wall of plants and a balcony where she grows a few vegetables. Waste is automatically sorted or composted. Outside it may be roasting, with temperatures often higher than 40C. Inside, she’s cool. She loves where she lives, even though the water tastes slightly salty sometimes and there are often electricity outages in the summer months because of the frequent … [Read more...] about The climate crisis in 2050: what happens if cities act but nations don’t?
Business By Sarah Finley Business reporter 3 June 2019 Share this with Facebook Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share this with Email Share this with Facebook Share this with WhatsApp Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-48395181 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel The BBC's weekly The Boss series profiles different business leaders from around the world. This week we … [Read more...] about ‘Before we knew it this little website had 350,000 users’
The prime minister’s office was aware of a financial rescue plan that could have saved Thomas Cook but “didn’t want to set a precedent” by lending the company money, its former boss told MPs, as an inquiry into the tour operator’s collapse got under way. In a sometimes bruising encounter with the business, energy and industrial strategy (BEIS) committee, Thomas Cook bosses drew stinging criticism for their role in the demise of the 178-year-old travel company. The committee chair, Rachel Reeves, said its directors were guilty of a “series of misjudgments” that “guided” the company “into the rocks”. She called on them to resign from any other boardroom jobs they held and reflect on whether to hand back bonuses that “you have not earned but you have received”. The company’s chief executive before it collapsed, Peter Fankhauser, declared himself “deeply sorry” over the company’s descent … [Read more...] about Spain was ready to back Thomas Cook bailout UK rejected, MPs told
A thrifty mum who has received over £1,000 worth of free goods in just two years has revealed her top tips so you can do the same - including 'liking' company Facebook pages. Ana Maria Macovei, 29, from Essex, told how she has managed to bag everything from beauty products to an £800 mattress and pillow set without so much as spending a penny. Other items the bargain hunter has got her hands on include a car £350 seat worth £350, a Logitech crayon worth £60 and various food and drink products. Explaining her clever strategy, she told LatestDeals.co.uk: ‘I mainly apply on the links shared on Latest Free Stuff group. ‘I have also registered to many product testing sites, such as TryIt sampling, Home Tester Club, Clicks Research, Alba Science and Swift Research.' Ana Maria Macovei, 29, from Essex, told how she has received £1000 of items for free in the past two years. Pictured with her son … [Read more...] about Thrifty mum reveals she’s bagged £1,000 worth of freebies in two years – and her tips include ‘liking’ company Facebook pages and registering to product testing sites