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Chris Strano

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Smart Family Budget
Budgeting, Lifestyle, Goal-Setting, General Finance
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Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
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DIK (Dual Income, Kids)
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Some of us are good at saving money, some of us get by and some struggle every single day. There are plenty of strategies for saving money and paying off debt and it’s important to find one that suits you and your lifestyle. To get another perspective, I asked Josh Wilson of Family Faith Finance […] ...
Posted: Nov 13 2017 @ 10:15 PM
Having no savings or a low income can make saving difficult. Where do you begin? To get good at saving, like anything, it requires baby-steps and consistency. The biggest mistake I see people make when beginning a savings plan is that they go too hard too soon. My advice? If you think you can save […] ...
Posted: Aug 15 2017 @ 6:03 PM
I’m half Italian. That means my diet is highly susceptible to pasta, pizza, parmigiana, bread, gelato and wine. The other half of me is Irish, so you can throw beer into the mix too (and lots of it). If that wasn’t enough, I married a girl with Italian and Greek parents! So, on top of […] ...
Posted: Jul 24 2017 @ 12:03 AM
Well, it’s tax time again. And, before lodging your tax return, you should make sure that you are claiming all that you should, including the most commonly missed tax deductions listed below. There is a great resource here provided by the Australian Tax Office (ATO) outlining tax deductions for specific industries and occupations. Click here […] ...
Posted: Jun 26 2017 @ 5:21 AM
Having separate bank accounts for budgeting is a must. This is an essential part of the household budgeting process, especially if you want your budget to run simply and smoothly. Segregating types of expenditure helps to identify your priorities, ensure all expenses are met and determine where you can begin cutting costs. But don’t get too […] ...
Posted: Jun 02 2017 @ 12:01 AM
This article on tax deductions is dedicated to our underappreciated and underpaid teaching community. Here you will find most claimable tax items for teachers. The unions might be fighting to help get all you teachers fair pay, but I’m here to educate you on ‘tax deductions for teachers ‘, to get some more money back in […] ...
Posted: May 09 2017 @ 3:23 AM
There’s no doubt you’ve heard the term ‘tax deduction’, but do you actually know how tax deductions affect your taxes? Does a tax deduction reduce taxable income? Now, I know that your eyes are already glazing over and your thoughts are starting to drift, but stay with me here. I’m going to make it quick and […] ...
Posted: Apr 13 2017 @ 8:28 PM
If your family life is anything like ours…. life is hectic! The weekdays fly by and there’s something on every weekend for at least the next month. It seems there’s not enough hours in the day or days in the week. However, because the hours in each day and days in each week are limited, […] ...
Posted: Mar 28 2017 @ 7:27 PM
(…aside from the risk of paper cuts) Have you heard about the envelope budgeting technique? When it comes to budgeting, envelope budgeting is about as archaic as the old ‘save 10% of what you earn’ theory. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying that these household budgeting strategies won’t work; I’m just saying that there […] ...
Posted: Mar 09 2017 @ 10:34 PM
Are you considering buying shares for the first time and want to know how to go about it? This article will explain various ways of buying shares, including buying shares online without a broker, the cheapest way to buy shares and how much money you need to buy shares. “Most people get interested in stocks […] ...
Posted: Feb 28 2017 @ 12:43 AM


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