Beat the Winter Blues With These 5 Tips

May 19, 2024 12:53:00 PM

As winter season approaches, many Australians grapple with feelings of gloom and lethargy. The winter season can be especially challenging when it comes to mental health, and the shorter days and colder temperatures can seriously impact our mood. If you’re struggling to beat the winter blues and maintain your mental health, here are five effective tips to help you stay positive throughout the colder months.

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Topics: Health and Wellbeing, Winter Blues, Mental Health

3 Things to Consider When Writing a Will

Jan 18, 2024 12:00:55 PM

Writing a will is an essential step in ensuring your assets are distributed according to your wishes after you’re gone. Even if you don’t own significant property, assets or investments, writing a will saves your family and friends time, money and arguments, and helps make a difficult time easier. In this guide you’ll find three important things to consider when writing a will, along with tips and key aspects to look out for to ensure a smooth and legal process.

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Topics: Financial Health, Health and Wellbeing, Financial Advice

Unplug and Unwind: A Digital Detox Guide for a Blissful Festive Season

Dec 10, 2023 9:56:00 AM

The holiday season may be synonymous with joy and celebration, but it goes hand-in-hand with the stress of our digital lives too. This festive season, why not consider the gift of a digital detox? Take a break from checking emails, pause social media posts, and switch off all notifications to truly unplug and unwind. Here are 3 compelling reasons why a digital detox may be good for you, and 3 practical tips to help you switch off this holiday season.

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Topics: Financial Health, Health and Wellbeing, Digital Detox

Aussie Festive Recipes to Welcome in the Holidays

Nov 20, 2023 5:13:00 AM

Sprinkle some holiday joy with these Aussie festive recipes, firm favourites from some of the Mortgage Express team. These dishes are not only delicious but also quick to prepare, leaving you with more time to enjoy the festive season. Add a dash of holiday cheer with these easy Christmas recipes to make your celebrations even more special.

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Topics: Christmas, Health and Wellbeing

Smart Tips for Keeping Your Home Safe This Festive Season

Nov 16, 2023 4:59:20 PM

Festive celebrations and holiday plans may be top of mind for many, but keeping our homes safe and being vigilant are just as important. At this time of year, opportunistic thieves are on the lookout for homes filled with expensive gifts or homes that are empty while the owners are away. Help prevent break-ins and avoid being an easy target for thieves with these home safety tips for the festive season.

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Topics: Health and Wellbeing, Home and Contents Insurance

5 Tips For Staying Safe in Bushfire Season

Oct 8, 2023 7:30:00 AM

Australia is no stranger to bushfires, and with a hot, dry summer predicted this year, it’s crucial that Australians are well-prepared ahead of bushfire season. Not only does that mean safeguarding your home and belongings, but also taking the necessary steps to protect you and your family and get prepared. In this guide, you’ll find all you need to know to ensure you're ready for the challenges that bushfire season could bring.

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Topics: Safety, Health and Wellbeing, Bushfire

7 Effective Ways to Beat the Winter Blues and Stay Mentally Fit

Jul 17, 2023 12:08:00 PM

Colder temperatures and shorter days can bring a sense of gloom and lethargy. Many people experience a dip in their mood or find the winter season particularly challenging, mentally. If you’re struggling to beat the winter blues and keep your mental health in check, here are 7 effective tips to help you maintain a positive mindset throughout the colder, winter months.

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Topics: Financial Health, Health and Wellbeing, Winter Blues

Challenges of “The Sandwich Generation”

Apr 21, 2023 2:51:29 PM

How Australians live together is changing, as social and demographic factors have led to many more people living in households with more than one generation of adults. Called “The Sandwich Generation”, this group of people face considerable financial and mental strain, “sandwiched” between the challenges of raising their own children or grandchildren while caring for ageing parents. If you find yourself in this situation, here are some tips that could help.

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Topics: Retirement, Financial Health, Health and Wellbeing

Building Sustainable Homes

Apr 6, 2023 8:52:33 AM

Across the globe, climate change continues to have a devastating and widespread effect on the environment, with rising sea levels and extreme weather events, including flooding, drought, and fires, impacting lives and livelihoods. Recognising the urgency of reducing our impact on the environment, environmentally conscious homeowners are incorporating energy and water efficient features into building sustainable homes that save money and reduce demand on precious natural resources.

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Topics: First Home Buyer, Health and Wellbeing, Financial Advice

Kickstart Your Health Journey in 2023

Feb 7, 2023 2:38:25 PM

Making healthy changes to lifestyle can feel challenging, even impossible, if you don’t know where to start, and many people quit before they even begin. But improving your health doesn’t have to be intimidating. By setting realistic health goals and making small changes to daily habits, it is possible to achieve a healthier lifestyle. Kickstart your wellness journey in the new year by following these 5 tips.

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Topics: Health Insurance, Financial Health, Health and Wellbeing