Tiles, tiles and more tiles

Do you know how many tiles there are to be considered in a new home? We have three full bathrooms as well as the kitchen, office kitchenette and the laundry. That’s a lot of wet area to cover.

Beautiful big 900 x 300 tiles can be used as an alternative to a glass splashback

While it appeared fairly daunting at first, I have to commend the sales staff at Beaumont Tiles in Brendale QLD, for their assistance in explaining the different types of tiles to us and helping us narrow down the final choices. They also have a great in-store computer program that allowed us to see how the tiles might look installed using various laying patterns. Read more

Defining Your Investment Strategy

For those of you who have made the decision to stop living from pay cheque to pay cheque, or are facing a less than stellar Superannuation fund payout in years to come and are considering getting into investment, a word of warning. While it’s great that you want to take control of your future (well as much as we can control), if you haven’t sat down and defined your investment strategy you may end up just throwing your hard earned cash away.

An investment strategy forms part of your plans for moving forward. It is a tool to keep you on track.

So what is an investment strategy and why do you need one? Well settle back and I’ll tell you our story of investment, what I found when investigating different options for investment and how we developed our investment strategy. Perhaps you might find inspiration to start your journey.

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My New Year’s Resolution – that I’ll get to in February (maybe)

Ok, it’s the start of a new year and I’m sure that a lot of us have made all sorts of resolutions a few weeks ago. Now that we have passed the middle of January (January is always the shortest month of the year for me – to my mind it whizzes by so quickly and February appears out of nowhere), many of those resolutions and goals have been dropped and we are possibly back to square one. I decided that since January is such a short month that I would just enjoy it, take the time to set my goals and get started somewhere around February 1st (although, yes I know, technically February is shorter than January!). Since we are in the middle of a searingly hot summer here in Brisbane, Australia I don’t see the need to push myself too much – I’ll potter around in my air-conditioned office, concentrating on completing the work tasks we set last November. I’m sure when we did our planning we forgot how short January really is, because to achieve everything we put on our January to-do list we’d need a 60 day month! Oh well.

January seems so short, one minute you are relaxing on the beach thinking about what you should accomplish this year and the next thing you know it's nearly February, that's why I leave New Years resolutions till 1st February.

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