10 Brilliant Ways to Reduce Food Waste Daily

If you’re interested in living a low waste lifestyle, the best place to start is your kitchen. We waste food every day, but there are easy ways to lessen that impact without having to become a totally different person. Simple shifts in daily habits can make all the difference later down the line. Store your food properly so you don’t have to throw it away so quickly. Only buy what you need – make lists, plan meals, measure ingredients. Understand how expiration dates work so you don’t...

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How good financial advice can lead to good investor behaviour

Whenever market volatility rises, the benefits of treating a good financial adviser as an investor’s behavioural coach are truly highlighted. Higher share-market volatility – whether prices are rising or falling – can tempt an investor to make emotionally-driven investment decisions that are often damaging to their portfolios. Fortunately, a good financial adviser acting as an investor’s behavioural coach or guide can help keep potentially wealth-destructive traits in check. A...

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Paying for health care in retirement

In retirement, an Australian couple needs from $4,700 to $9,400 a year to pay for health care , according to the Association of Superannuation Funds of Australia, and the average cost of private health insurance rose 4.8 per cent in 2017, far outpacing inflation. This high and ever-increasing cost of health care, combined with longer life spans, has elevated the need to plan for paying for doctor visits, prescriptions and other medical costs in retirement. Vanguard’s Roadmap to Financial...

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7 Things Healthy People Do Every Morning

My alarm is set to the song "Happy" by Pharrell Williams. It’s impossible to not smile when this song plays. This, combined with the other habits below, set the tone for a productive, happy and healthy day. 1. Drink A Glass Of Water As Soon As You Wake Up This rehydrates your body, revs up your digestive system, and gets things flowing. You may notice positive changes like clearer skin and better digestion. Bonus points if you add a squeeze of fresh lemon juice or a teaspoon of apple cider...

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The rewards of dividends

When share market volatility rises, more investors would make the mistake of concentrating too much on short-term movements in share prices. Yet investors should never overlook that share-market returns are from both capital growth and dividends. Historically, dividends have made up a large proportion of the total returns from Australian shares. Post-GFC dividend rewards An illustration of how much dividends can contribute to total share returns is the performance of the Australian share...

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Welcome to your 100 day plan for getting more done

By Flying Solo contributor Andrew Griffiths One of the most common challenges facing many of us in business is getting stuff done. It feels like there are more tasks continually being added to our day, resulting in working more hours. And when it comes to those bigger projects that are really important to us, the time lines seem to keep getting moved, leading to a sense of frustration and a lack of progress. What to do? This year I’ve adopted a new approach that is working really well for me....

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