Money Money Money

There are few things in life more stressful than money issues. If we feel like we don’t have enough money or we can’t provide for ourselves or our families properly we can feel stressed, unhappy or despairing. It isn’t all doom and gloom though! Like so much in life – starting small can bring about big results and a few simple tips and tricks can make all the difference.

ASIC’s MoneySmart website is a good place to start:

Budgeting

Simple Ways to Save Money

The Energy & Water Ombudsman NSW has factsheets on how to save on your electricity and water bills, what to do if you have high energy bills and lots of other useful information

Factsheet

At Highlands Community Centres we provide the No Interest Loan Scheme. You can get loans of up to $1500 for essential goods and services eg white goods. Call 4862 1122 or click here for more information.

If you do have money issues don’t be afraid to ask for help! We also have a financial counsellor at Stafford Cottage every second week. A financial counsellor can be very helpful if you have debts or money issues are getting a little out of control. Call Lifeline on 02 4645 7200 to book an appointment for this service.

And remember “the best way to stick to a budget is to start one”.

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