Chriah Blog

Scared about seeing a Financial Planner? You're not alone...

Financial advisors can help you manage your money, but many people avoid them. The mere thought of using a financial advisor can be intimidating but there’s a good chance that you’d feel differently if you knew the facts. What are they?

100 ways to have fun with your kiddies

I recently showed you some tips for the holidays on how you can entertain the kiddies on a budget. I thought it would be useful to list some more ways to have fun with your kids without spending a lot of money. Check it out!

10 quick ways to find stillness amid the chaos

Zen — and finding it — simply means slowing down. Imagine your day as a movie. Where, in all that rush and activity, can you push pause or slow down the frame? 

Here are 10 quick ways to find stillness amid the chaos anytime

Your dose of inspiration...

Self-confidence is not being a cocky wanker

Self-confidence is the mark of inner strength. Developing self-confidence increases your inner strength, and is a must, if you wish to succeed in life. read more...

Time to take that chance.

How dull life would be if we never took chances.  Sometimes we take small ones and other times we take big ones. read more....

Orange you glad you're not stressed?!

There isn’t always time to pack up and leave for a holiday, however we've rounded up 40 ways to relax and relieve stress in just five minutes or less. Read those here...

Entertaining the children doesn't need to cost the earth!

Yes, there are activities that cost a lot, but there are also a lot of free and cheap activities you can do instead. Click here to view our list...

Is it time to change your life?

Nothing changes unless we make the changes. What can you do, what baby steps can you take towards the life you really want to live? Click here to read more...  

11 Tips to save your mortgage

Despite mortgages being the largest financial obligation most Australians will ever have, many are still paying far too much over the life of the loan. Here are 11 tips to help you pay yours off today.

The cost of having a family is sky rocketing! 9 tips to help you save money...

Parents can now expect to shell out about $227,000 on each child between birth and the age of 18. That’s a huge amount of money so here are some tips to save some of that money.

Raising Confident Kids

Self-confidence comes from a sense of competence. A confident child needs a positive and realistic perception of his or her abilities. This arises out of achievements, great and small. Your encouraging words can help develop this confidence, especially when you refer to your child's specific efforts or abilities.

Here are 10 tips to help build self-confidence in your child.

The Connection between the physical and metaphysical planes

We tend not to worry too much about this much when our body is working well, we are not feeling pain, or we are not in the throes of some chronic disease. But when our body feels pain or becomes disabled by disease or accident we tend to start reaching out for answers.

So, how is the physical plane and the metaphysical plane interconnected?

Are Centrelink blocking your calls?

Calls to Centrelink have been flooded in recent weeks in response to the government’s controversial robo debt recovery scheme, which is designed to help repair the budget by clawing back billions of dollars in overpaid welfare payments.

It seems other areas of Centrelink are affected too. 

It's time to relax but can you afford to?

Want to rejuvenate yourself outlook & get that work-life balance? The old-fashioned image of the coffee-breathed workaholic has become deeply dated. Life is busy and sometimes holidays, as nice as they are, can cost a pretty penny. 

Check out the 50 budget-friendly ways to recharge your mind and body.

Why are women leaving the workforce?

She hasn’t been swallowed by the wildfire of opioid addiction, dogged by a brush with the law or sidelined with a disability after years of heaving loads in manufacturing or construction. However, like many other women she is leaving the workforce.

So, why are women leaving the workforce? It's not why you think.

Top tips for saving money on food

A “meal prep day” can save you enormous amounts of money and time if you can commit to setting aside an afternoon solely to handling advance meal preparation. Eating at home is virtually always far cheaper than eating out, as you’re not paying for all of the labor and service and building costs and the additional profit margin that goes into a meal eaten at a restaurant.

Check out the top tips here...

Are lenders checking your social media profiles?

More companies are popping up that offer social data to help lenders, landlords, and other providers gauge your creditworthiness. In other words, they use your online presence to make decisions about your application.

Why would they be checking your social media posts?

What are you willing to struggle for?

Everybody wants what feels good. Everyone wants to live a carefree, happy and easy life, to fall in love and have amazing sex and relationships, to look perfect and make money and be popular and well-respected and admired and a total baller to the point that people part like the Red Sea when you walk into the room but life's not like that.

So, what pain do you want in your life? What are you willing to struggle for?

Is talking about money a greater taboo than sex?

In a recent reader survey of 18-34 year olds, 88% of men and virtually all women (96%) said they don’t discuss money on dates. (Sex, on the other hand, is occasionally mentioned on dates.) Even people in long-term relationships try to avoid talking about money. In that same survey, a majority (54%) of partnered respondents said they talk money “only when necessary.”

Why is talking about money so hard?