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Life Skills

By James Cattelan
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Movember 2023
Welcome to our exciting blog series designed for students, where we dive into a world of practical and fun life skills! From discovering budget-friendly meal ideas to unraveling fitness hacks that keep you energised, and even tax tips to maximise your savings – we've got all the essentials covered to make your student life smarter and more enjoyable!

Tax Tips

Tax Tips


πŸ“ˆ πŸ’° Ensure you have everything you need for a tax return: tax file number, payment summaries, bank statements and any invoices

🎁 KEEP your receipts somewhere safe

πŸš€ Know the tax-free threshold. $18,200 of your income is tax-free

❌ Know what you can’t claim: rent, HECS/HELP FEES

πŸ’²πŸ’Έ Ensure you're reporting income from any side hustles!


Perfect Coffee


πŸŽ‰ Choose your coffee: Select a high-quality bean or ground coffee

⚑πŸ”₯ Determine between a light or dark roast (fruity/sour = light – richer = dark)

🀩 Determine what style you want to drink: V60, Espresso, Flat White, French press

❄️ Weigh your coffee!!

⏰ Time the brewing process

β˜• πŸͺ Play around, discover new ways of brewing

Cheap food tips

Anita Heiss


πŸ“πŸ² Plan your weekly meals to avoid impulse buys

πŸ›’πŸ“¦ Purchase staple items like rice 🍚, beans 🌯, and pasta 🍝 in bulk

πŸ₯˜πŸ‘« Host potluck dinners with friends. It's a fun way to share the cost of a meal!

πŸŒ±πŸ“ If you can, grow some of your own herbs, veggies, and fruits. Fresh and almost free!

Fitness hacks

Fitness Hacks


πŸ‹οΈβ€β™‚οΈ Who said workouts need to be long? πŸ‹οΈβ€β™‚οΈ Break 'em into short, intense 5-10 minute bursts

🌟 Stair Master in Disguise 🌟 - Skip the elevator, embrace the steps

πŸšΆβ€β™€οΈπŸ“ž Walk and Talk πŸšΆβ€β™€οΈπŸ“ž - Pace around your room or take a brisk walk outside while chatting.

Apps & Alarms β°πŸ“± - Use fitness apps or set alarms as reminders to get moving. A little nudge goes a long way

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