Smart meters to keep the lights on, one home at a time

10 July

Australia’s green bank is investing $50 million to firm up the electricity grid by giving consumers more control of their homes, electric cars and energy bills. The Clean Energy Finance Corporation loan announced on Wednesday for tech firm...[Read More]

Budget-friendly home renovation ideas you can implement

4 July

Inspired to initiate home updates after watching some of the best home renovation shows on television and streaming sites?   We can’t really fault you for getting all worked up, as there’s nothing quite as exciting as embarking on a home...[Read More]

Staying off the grid longer in your caravan

4 July

One of the best things about Australia is that it offers avid caravanners plenty of opportunities to live off the grid and be one with nature. And with so many camping spots in the country, you might even be lucky enough to find an inexpensive or...[Read More]

Clearing the clutter: 9 tips to organising your space

20 June

Cleaning up and organising your living area may seem daunting. However, by embracing these nine straightforward principles, you can cultivate an orderly and serene environment.   Seek Inspiration Find your muse in decluttering champions like Marie...[Read More]

Not the size of the energy build, but how we use it

19 June

Using the millions of untapped energy resources in people’s homes and garages, fairly and without exposing private data, is one of the biggest challenges of the energy transition. “I’d love us to double down on how we can actually become much...[Read More]

Grants for homes ‘save billions on big energy projects’

12 June

Each household should be offered up to $6500 to install grid-connected solar batteries and landlords incentivised to join the renewable energy revolution, a report has found. The Clean Energy Council made the recommendations in a study released on...[Read More]

Tips to cut down on household energy consumption

6 June

As a homeowner, you’re likely aware of the increasing costs associated with household energy consumption. This is why cutting down on energy use can mean big savings. In addition to the financial benefits, reducing electricity use can help to...[Read More]

10 Winter home maintenance tips

30 May

While winter in Australia may not be as harsh as in other parts of the world, it’s still essential to keep your home in tip-top shape during the colder months.   So, if you need a handy winter home maintenance checklist, this is for you.    Use...[Read More]

Making an effort to live an eco-conscious lifestyle

23 May

Adopting an eco-conscious lifestyle has far-reaching implications for not only reducing your individual carbon emissions but also preserving valuable natural assets and contributing to a more liveable planet. Each of us, in our daily activities, has...[Read More]

5 Tips for an amazing life after retirement

16 May

Have you ever thought about life after retirement? If you have, you most likely think about the best things in life: a happy family, good health and wealth. The only way to make this dream retirement a reality is to have the right retirement...[Read More]

Renovations to add value when flipping houses

16 May

If you’re investing in real estate for resale, you need to know what types of renovations to prioritise. This can help your property create some buzz in the market, with a price you can easily justify to serious buyers.   Struggling with what...[Read More]

Rooftop solar, electric cars could solve energy puzzle

8 May

Rooftop solar power could be Australia’s “secret weapon” in the transition to a clean energy system, a report has found, but state and federal governments need to change rules to get more out of the technology. The findings, released on Monday...[Read More]

‘Jam packed with love’: the story of the Anzac biscuit

24 April

Young digger Paul Teesdale Smith wrote to his girlfriend from Gallipoli, describing care packages filled with biscuits, peanuts, butterscotch, cigarettes and socks. “It’s wonderful how little things, no matter what they are, break the...[Read More]

Senators want property tax reforms back on the agenda

24 April

Tweaking property investor taxes could save the federal budget billions and boost home ownership, even with exemptions for those operating under the old rules, analysis commissioned by two senators suggests. Independent senators David Pocock and...[Read More]

Maximising space and value: Top 10 home renovation tips

18 April

Renovating your home to increase space and add value requires strategic planning, creativity, and a focus on key areas that potential buyers or valuers find appealing.    Here are the top 10 tips to guide you through this process:   Plan and...[Read More]