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Thousands of people have used our Smart Tips to become more financially aware. Read some of these great stories below and pick a tip you can start on today.

Changing habits for a better life

My MoneyPACIFIC calendar has helped save my life financially, spiritually and emotionally. I have been employed for five years now. I started working in July 2008 and have been struggling...

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Make sure you get the best deal when sending money home!

When my mobile phone rings and shows an international phone number, I cringe inwardly.  In fact, I roll my eyes and quietly ask “Who is dead now?  How much do you need?  Why, oh...

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Children learn from their family

This tip has helped me transform my 2 year old from that screaming toddler in the middle of the Pak ‘n Save aisle that cries for everything chocolate within her sight, to an inquisitive and...

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Why you should pay your bills on time

When I met my partner 10 years ago, I had the adrenaline rush of showering him with expensive gifts and impressing him with luxury holidays and fancy restaurants.  That was then, when I...

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Saving For Moment; Moment For Saving

Walking down the street with pride and challenge. I see a lot of people queue in one of the famous banks. I stand outside and found everywhere in the bank the word SAVING. One of the bank staff...

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Make Sure You Get The BEST DEAL When Sending Money Home

Sending money home is not really a major issue but difficulties mostly arise from the differences in the exchange rate and the fee for sending money, thus creating headaches when trying to send...

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I Am Rich! I Have Everything I Need...

“Take a serious look at your spending.  Make a list of your monthly expenses.  Ask yourself: ‘Do I NEED this, or Do I WANT this?’” (MoneyPACIFIC Top Tip). These words make good...

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Start Saving Now!

On 6 July 2011 at about 11.00pm, my grandfather Matealona Kaifoto rested on his couch.  He lay down comfortably watching the State of Origin game.  Literally 10 minutes later my grandpa...

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Budget plus Saving equals Rich

In 2009, I started to learn how to budget and to plan ahead for the future.  In this way I have to save most of my salary to my bank account without looking at it.  There came a time...

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