Life Coach

Ever found yourself wondering what to do about a new phase or stage in life? Well the Life Coach has your back. Your go-to mate for advice on everything from finishing school, changing jobs, starting a family, or looking at retirement, your Life Coach is there for you. Consider them a mentor and a friend, someone you can trust at any stage in your life.

Why Kids Don’t Have to Break the Bank
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Everyone talks about how much kids cost, but it’s still possible to have a baby on a budget. We talk to blogger and businesswoman Jody Allen from Stay at Home Mum about how to keep... Read More

Marvel Comics collector
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Collecting comic books is a great hobby. But how does it work? We talk to lifelong comic collectors Aleks and Emma to get their buying and storage tips. Read More

Skills you can learn online
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These days, you can be your own life coach by picking up some practical work skills and qualifications online. Learning this way can be cheap or even free, and you can easily arrange your study... Read More

Baby on a Budget
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While you could spend $1000 on a pram or the latest convertible cot, most of us can’t afford (or want) to! Stepping into the baby goods store for the first time can be overwhelming. You’ll... Read More

How to score an internship
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If you're looking to land your first job, or make a career change, getting some on-the-job experience through an internship can help to put you a step ahead of your competition and possibly land a... Read More

How to not get stung at the airport
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It wasn’t too long ago that interstate and overseas holidays were a luxury. In recent years, however, travel costs have been heading south, although perhaps not inside airports. Marianne McDade is a twenty-something photojournalist who... Read More

Catching up – without food or booze
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Trying to save some cash, doing an alcohol-free month or sick of paying for soggy scrambled eggs on sourdough? Whether you’re a fitness fanatic, couch potato or art enthusiast, there's a range of activities that... Read More

Gardening on a budget
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Want to create a great garden for less? Award-winning garden journalist and garden consultant Deryn Thorpe shares her favourite tips. And yes – even those new to gardening can give these a go. Read More

What’s your read
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There's more than one way to read a book, but which one is right for you? Books vs. ebooks vs. audiobooks: we'll give you the lowdown on the costs, plus the pros and cons of... Read More

Getting your head right
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One in five Australians will encounter a mental health challenge this year. Thankfully, there are many free and low-cost support services that are easily accessible. Read More

Buy nothing new month
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Do you get to the end of the week and wonder where your money went? Want to detox from pulling out your wallet? Buy Nothing New Month is just the thing for you. It’s simple. During... Read More

Music memorabilia
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Whether it's an album cover, a musical instrument or just a signature, there are plenty of people that have taken their love of music to the next level. We talk to Perth collector Bill Graham... Read More

Easy camping meals
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Camping is a lot of fun. You get dirty, you get busy and you get hungry. But taking the fridge and kitchen sink really goes against the idea of camping in the first place, so... Read More

Father’s Day – For Free!!
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Dads can be tricky to shop for – how many golf clubs or pairs of socks does one man really need? Whether you’re a mum helping your kids plan something nice, or looking for something... Read More

Chores for the kids
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Pocket money and chores help prepare your kids for adulthood – they teach the essential skills to run a home, and earn and manage money. Here are some great ideas for showing kids that hard... Read More

Cars on display
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Do you love cars? Many people in Australia fulfil their car dreams by collecting perfect miniatures instead. Welcome to the world of diecast cars. Read More

Hello Pokemon
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When the Pokemon GO app arrived, entire cities were turned upside down by fans searching for virtual Pokemons on smartphones. Pokemon fans seem eternal. Since the funny little fictional creatures arrived back in the mid... Read More

Tech in the wild – Geocaching
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Can you combine screen time with active outdoor time? Yes, it's possible! Geocaching gets kids – and adults – using technology to explore the outdoors. Read More

Record collectors
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Are you into records? We talk to podcaster Tim Arnold about the growing vinyl trade to learn about the ins and outs of this popular pastime. Read More

Best freelancing jobs
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Freelance work is on the rise. We look at some of the hottest freelancing jobs and how you can improve your work-life balance while paying the bills. Read More

Apps for everyday life
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Too much to do and too little time? Whether you want to get healthy, decorate your home or be more organised, an app might make life a little easier. Read More

Weekend warriors
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What's your weekend style? Cruise control or wall-to-wall action? Whichever it is, here's how to up the ante on your days off. Read More

Five free ways to unwind
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Life's busy, and although we're often told to relax, it can be hard to find a way to really unwind without blowing the mortgage on a two-week retreat in a Himalayan sanctuary. Fear not. We've... Read More

An organised life
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Beverley Scheepers has turned being organised into an art form. Here’s how you, too, can get organisational superpowers and take back control of your life. Read More

Making Mums’ Day
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Looking for something a bit more personal than flowers or chocolates for Mother's Day? Show mum how special she is with these thoughtful gift ideas. Read More

Expat life
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Want to work overseas? Here's our quick guide to what you need to know before you start your expat life, and how to start looking for that overseas job. Read More

Why DVD’s can make your life better
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With streaming content taking over our screens, DVDs can seem a little old hat. But for the true movie buff, they’re still the best option for some home entertainment. This is why you'd be smart to build... Read More

Camping 101
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It's not too late to get out there in the big outdoors and what better way than camping. Never been? Here's our Camping 101 guide to help you out. Read More

Getting hitched on a budget
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Getting married this year and freaking out about the potential costs? A frugal yet beautiful wedding is possible – you just need to work out what you want and what your priorities are. Read More

Quick and easy back to school lunches
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The morning lunchbox scramble is back on. Kick-off the new year the right way with these school lunch ideas that are not only cheaper, but also healthier than canteen or cafe options. All it takes... Read More

Get fit – for free!
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Is getting in shape at the top of your resolutions, like, every week? Joining a gym can be expensive, so if the festive season has left a dint in your budget, here are a few... Read More

All that sparkles
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How one avid collector turned her passion into a treasure chest of gems with a little savvy browsing. Read More

She got game
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Get your game on with tips from the best with one of Australia's leading female gamers, Ms Ausretrogamer Read More

A Skater’s Life
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A chance find at a second-hand store has turned into a huge collection of vintage skateboards. Read More

Making the most of summer holidays
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Holidays can be a bit trying, for both kids and parents. Here are some tips on how to fill up those long summer months with some fun activities that won’t cost the earth. Read More