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Lighten your Load in Autumn

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03 March 2017

make like a leaf and let go

Autumn is here with its palette of orange, browns and reds. To many, it’s a welcome relief following a record hot Summer. While it will likely be some weeks before we feel the cool change, a new season brings with it opportunity to regroup and assess your goals and life.

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Bank Anywhere, Anytime with the new Select Encompass App

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24 February 2017

Bank Anytime, Anywhere with the new Select Encompass App

Life is much more fast-paced than it once was. Many of us enjoy breakfast out at cafes (or on the run), dinner at restaurants and in between we are at work or out and about. We are spending more time multi-tasking and on the go than ever before and we expect to be able to complete almost any task via our personal devices such as Ipads or mobile phones.

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Tips for Financial Success

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17 February 2017

create a future you can bank on

It can be a challenge to rewire your brain to change the way you view money, but with a few big shifts you can completely change your financial future to be one that's bright.

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Make the Call to Use your Smartphone Less

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10 February 2017

Most of us don’t leave home without our phone, and some of us can be hard pressed not to look at our phone several times an hour (some people have to systematically check every 10-15 minutes) to check updates, emails and social media.  Being so attached to our phones can be incredibly helpful at times, when we need to get hold of someone quickly, to look up a local restaurant or make a quick booking, kill time when we are travelling or waiting in line, or even go shopping.

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The Baby Budget - how to prepare financially for a new arrival

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27 January 2017

do you have a baby budget?

Do you have dreams of being a parent one day? Perhaps it is a goal for your future, once you meet Mr or Mrs right, or once you’ve done your big overseas trip, or you’ve ticked a few career goals. Thing is, it’s unlikely you will ever feel completely ready for a baby. You won’t know what’s instore until you’ve been there yourself. No matter how many siblings, nieces, nephews or kid’s friends you’ve been exposed to, nothing can prepare you for the real thing.

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Make 2017 Your Year

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13 January 2017

make 2017 your year

For many the New Year is a chance to start afresh and set new intentions for the year ahead. We declare ambitious goals of losing two dress sizes, going to the gym every day, completely giving up sugar or caffeine, and promising ourselves we will never drink again.  However instead of going all dramatic (and perhaps aiming for the impossible), we should set ourselves smaller, easily achievable goals. Or try having a theme or word for the year that acts as a guide for your year, (such as 'simplify', 'new home', 'save', 'healthy' or 'happy').  These words carry with them an ideal way of being and can work as motivation without being too overwhelming. 

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How to have a Stress-free Christmas

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23 December 2016

Christmas is usually something most of us look forward to, but it can be a time of stress and overwhelm for many. The pressure of making the day perfect is a big one for those hosting a lunch or dinner on Christmas day. Add to this potential financial strain, extra houseguests, family dynamics, hot weather and perhaps a tad too much alcohol and you have a potential boiling pot of stress and friction. 

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