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10 things rich people do which poor people don't

ARE rich people just good with money or is there something a little deeper underpinning their success? Most people would agree that certain lifestyle choices and daily habits are as valuable in the quest for wealth as a sound understanding of finances. On the flipside, there's a bunch of stuff you should never, ever do if financial security is one of your main goals. 1. EAT RIGHT Corley undertook his own research on the habits of rich people and poor people - by interviewing real people - and he found that 70 per cent of wealthy people eat less than 300 junk food calories each day. By contrast, 97 per cent of poor people eat more than 300 junk food calories per day. 2. KEEP YOUR CARDS CLOSE TO YOUR CHEST Only fools disclose what’s really on their mind. Are you the sort of person who blurts out every thought on their mind? Stop it. It's not making you seem bold or cool or visionary or anything, but is in fact labelling you as dangerous, potentially t

20 tips to dress appropriately for work

Whether you like it or not, the way you look plays a role in your success in the modern workplace. “The problem with appearance is that it translates to performance,” says Nicole Williams, a career expert at LinkedIn.  “Even if your boss doesn't think that they're thinking any less of you, they will subconsciously think it. “When you don't fit in, you're not as accepted and welcomed.” And at some point, this could hurt your chances of getting a promotion. Advertisement In today's workplace, where casual wear is becoming increasingly popular, it can be tricky to understand the rules of appearance. We talked to career and etiquette experts to get a better idea. Below are 20 rules every professional should follow: GENERAL TIPS 1. Understand what's appropriate in your industry “Everyone draws their lines differently,” says etiquette coach Barbara Pachter. “For example, you may be able to wear shorts, but not cut-offs. If your compa

First Look Costco Ringwood

The same style of entry as the one in Dockland.  The warehouse is a bit bigger though. Food court.

Top 10 budget-friendly kitchen secrets

As your family grows, your grocery bill grows too, right? Not so. If you’re savvy with your choices in the kitchen you can make great savings. Club editor Faye James shares her top 10 budget-saving secrets. Being a mum has taught me many useful things and frugality is one of the most important. That said, I still want my family to eat healthily so through trial and error I’ve managed to achieve both while keeping my hubby, toddler and baby happy. Here are my top 10 secrets: 1. Meatless Mondays One thing about going meat-free is that it’s cheap as well as healthy. If you serve up at least one vegetarian meal per week you can ensure your shopping bill is reduced and provide your family with proteins other than meat. I feed my family plant proteins such as lentils , chickpeas and butter beans , all which make great curries or accompaniments to salad, and are easier to digest than some meats. You can buy a tin for as little as $1.

Costco Ringwood Opens Today - Coupon

Special opening offers can be viewed here .

Weekend Planner

Saturday Manningham Multicultural Festival Where Ruffey Lake Park, George Street, Doncaster, Mel Ref. 33 F10 When Saturday 16 November 2013, 11.00 am - 5.00 pm The Manningham Multicultural Festival is a FREE community event with something for everyone including entertainment from local and professional performers, workshops, demonstrations, free rides, roving performers, arts and craft activities, displays from cultural and community groups and more.  The festival aims to celebrate and showcase the many cultures that make up Manningham’s multicultural community.

Solar: The ‘no-brainer’ that could take suburbs off grid

The installation of rooftop-solar has become such a “no brainer” for Australian households that whole suburbs could generate and store enough electricity to go-off grid. That is the remarkable vision painted by Australian Renewable Energy Agency CEO Ivor Frischknecht last week in a key-note speech at the All Energy conference in Melbourne. Frischknecht told the conference that one in eight houses across the country had solar, and one in five houses in South Australia and Queensland. A recent survey found that 88 per cent of Australians support the idea of rooftop solar.

Toddler - Separation anxiety

At around 2.5 year of age, a lot of toddlers can become quite anxious when mum or dad is not around. It may seem odd especially if they were more relaxed about this before, but it is in fact very normal. They realise that mum or dad is not there and they wonder if they are going to come back. Some toddlers can wake up during the night screaming; others will scream and cry when you leave the room even for a short period. This is usually out grown between ages 3 to 4 years. In the meantime, here are some things you can do to help reduce both

8 tips for your toddler’s lunchbox

Include foods from all the core food groups; wholegrain breads and cereals, lean meat or a vegetarian alternative, fruits, vegetables, and dairy (milk, yoghurt or cheese).  Make lunchbox foods quick and easy to eat. Toddlers have far more exciting things to do than eat. If children can’t get to their food quickly, then it’s likely to go uneaten.  Avoid too many processed, individually packaged foods. These can be an expensive way to fill lunchboxes, and the rubbish doesn’t do the environment any favours either. 

Costco Ringwood to open on Wed 20 Nov, 2013

The new Costco Ringwood warehouse will open for business on Wednesday 20 November .   Costco warehouses sell everything from meats, fruits and vegetables, to frozen foods, drinks, snacks, sauces, other groceries, cleaning products, clothing and even electrical items. Costco also provides deli platters and cakes - for family events, business meetings and functions. Costco is a membership-based warehouse club. To make a purchase at Costco, you must be a member. Anyone, householder or business, can become a member on paying the subscription fee. more information about Costco   become a member of Costco map showing location of Costco Ringwood

How to Break Into a Mac (and Prevent It from Happening to You)

Even if you aren't a sinister evildoer, there could be times when you need to get into a computer without the password. It's quite easy to do on a Mac, and learning how to do it can help you keep yourself better protected, too. Here's how it works. RELATED How to Break Into a Windows PC (and Prevent It from Happening to You) If you're trying to break into a Windows computer—whether you've forgotten your password or are hatching a more sinister plan—you have…  Read… Most methods of breaking into a Mac are variations on the same thing, so we're going to highlight the two easiest ways—one with a Mac OS X installer and one without—and show you how to avoid having them used on you. Note that while these two methods will get you into the OS without knowing the password, you can always just use our previously mentioned " lazy method " with a Mac too—just boot up the computer with a Linux Live CD and start grabbing files.

How to Break Into a Windows PC (and Prevent It from Happening to You)

If you're trying to break into a Windows computer—whether you've forgotten your password or are hatching a more sinister plan—you have quite a few options. Here's how to do it, and how to keep your own computer protected. There are a few methods to breaking into a computer, each with their own strengths and weaknesses. Here, we'll go through three of the best and most common methods, and nail down their shortcomings so you know which one to use—and how to exploit their weaknesses to keep your own computer secure. P The Lazy Method: Get at the Files with a Linux Live CD

Frugal can be fun: 10 Ways to cut Costs Without Cutting Corners

Let’s face it, folks: Frugal is in. Very in. And what’s more, it’s fun … especially at a time when making ends meet is anything but. The Great Recession took away lots of things from Americans and gave little if anything back. Credit is much harder to come by. Wages for the working class have stagnated. Many of us occasionally tap credit cards to get by, and live from paycheck to pay check. Job security? Forget about it: That job your parents held for 20 years looks like some implausible dream sequence from a 1950s sitcom. Meanwhile, employers keep cutting back on “perks” such as health insurance, saying that it’s “industry standard.” Translation: “Everyone else is nickel and dimming you, so why shouldn’t we?” OK, enough ranting: Let’s get saving. Although the harsh realities of our economy might seem harrowing, I maintain that frugal living takes on all the strategy and tactics of a rousing game of Battleship. We live in a nation so blessed with abundance that 99 times ou

How to raise a toddler on a budget

Need to tighten your spending? Here are my top practical and achievable ways to raise your toddler while staying within your budget:   1.  One meal for the whole family Prepare one meal for your family – no special meals for individuals. You’ll save time, money and energy. You can adapt your meal to suit their taste and our 1 recipe, 3 ways section ideas will provide plenty of inspiration. If you’re eating out, there are plenty of places that offer ‘kids eat free’ options. If your restaurant of choice doesn’t, then ask for a small side plate and share your meal with your toddler. Sharing is not only better on the pocket, but also the waistline! 2. Buy, swap, give away