Hacks to save you cash, romance to spice up your love life
Dear Valued Subscriber,
At this time of the year, after the expense of Christmas, the holiday period and getting our children back to school, many of us are looking to save some money.
And of course, one of the biggest bills facing us every quarter is our energy account.
We are told to shop around. But there can be a hidden trap with that.
Energy retailers actually bank on our failure to keep checking for better deals.
They can lock in a rate, which may be discounted, and then hit us with increases. So what's the best way to deal with that? You can read more about that here.
As a valued subscriber, we want to show you practical ways you can save money. We'll even show you a script you can follow to get a better deal with your energy company.
And there's some great advice for young people on how they can avoid a mistake which could cost them big time in the long run.
If you're looking to get ahead in your mortgage payments, have you considered using your own home to boost your income?
Lots of people are - whether they are young people accommodating backpackers or empty nesters looking to generate some income from the spare rooms.
But, life shouldn't be all about just money.
What about a little romance - or some fun?
You've probably seen all the discussion around the Super Bowl promo of a new Crocodile Dundee movie.
While it was a tourism promo for Australia, we reckon it's a great idea - and have even launched a petition for Aussies to support a return of Dundee to the big screen.
For those looking for something a little more steamy, romance publishing powerhouse Mills & Boon has launched a new line of novels for a 2018 audience - featuring empowered women, modern storylines and extremely descriptive sex scenes.
To celebrate the launch of the appropriately named DARE series and our search for a Summer Romance Writer competition, and as a special gift for subscribers, we are proud to present a day-by-day serialised release of one of the first DARE books: Off Limits, by popular author Clare Connelly.
Happy reading and thanks for being a valued subscriber,
Shannon Newley (email@example.com)
Editor, Queensland Times