Why I bought a vending machine

Vending machines

I am always looking for ways to generate some extra money and, while researching vending machines for the lunch room at work, I decided to see if it would be a profitable venture. Here is what I found out.

The great thing about vending machines is they fall into that area known as passive income. That is, income you earn while doing something else.

The machine

I purchased a second-hand machine that holds soft drink cans, chocolates and packets of chips (what they call a combo machine). Second-hand, you can pick one up for around $2,000; the machines with all the bells and whistles can be in excess of $15,000.

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Posted in Making Money

Is Motherhood selfish or selfless?

Quote about being a Mum

This article is by staff writer Amanda.

So my eldest child went to camp for the first time today.

He has been away from home before, but he has only ever been in the care of family – except for the odd sleep over at a friend’s place – and what I found amazing was how quickly I transitioned back into ‘that mother’.

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Posted in Better Living

Do you really need a car?

Old car in a vacant lot

Owning a car is seen as an Australian dream – a rite of passage that every teenager experiences. But does it need to be that way? Do young people in Australia need to own a car?

There are a lot of reasons some people need to own a car, but for those who are living in the city or nearby, having a car could be an expense they could do without.

Before we look at the advantages of not owning a car, we need to look at how you would get around without one.

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Posted in Better Living, Saving Money

7 Reasons to get out of debt (and 4 ways to get it done)

Scrabble tiles saying get out of debt

While debt can be a part of life for most people, there are both good and bad forms of debt.

No-one really likes having debt, but knowing the different types and how to manage them may save you money and give you a better lifestyle.

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Posted in Debt Relief

5 Extreme ways to reduce your debt

The word debt on a blackboard

Personal debt is a serious problem for some people. And a serious problem sometimes needs an extreme solution.

While these 5 ways to help you reduce your debt levels may not be for everyone, they could go a long way to reducing some people’s debt levels and give them a better lifestyle.

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Posted in Debt Relief


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