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

Getting Home Loan Ready in 2023

Dec 8, 2022 4:24:11 PM

When it comes to buying property in Australia, prospective home buyers face a number of challenges. While some may be struggling to save a big enough deposit, others are restricted by affordability in the wake of rising interest rates and a higher cost of living. For most, economic uncertainty and tighter lending conditions have made it harder than ever to secure finance. Here are some tips on how to prepare your finances ahead of applying for a mortgage in 2023.

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Topics: Home Loan, Financial Health, Health and Wellbeing

Cost Saving Tips for Cars

Dec 8, 2022 4:19:56 PM

For many Australian households, a car is often the biggest expense after the home loan or rent. And with ongoing costs such as insurance, fuel and maintenance eating into to the weekly budget, finding ways to reduce car expenses and save money has become more important than ever. From regular maintenance and tyre checks to fuel discounts and sensible driving, these cost saving tips for cars could help you reduce your car expenses.

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Topics: Financial Health, Health and Wellbeing

Why a Digital Detox Could Be The Best Gift This Christmas

Dec 2, 2022 12:17:11 PM

It’s no secret that we spend a large part of our days looking at screens, and the resulting negative impact on health and wellbeing is well-known. At this time of year, while many of us are planning time off from work and the fast pace of life, it’s the ideal time to take a break from technology, disconnect from devices, and embrace a digital detox. Here are 3 reasons why a digital detox could be the best gift this Christmas.

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Topics: Financial Health, Health and Wellbeing