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How to manage private school fees

How to manage private school fees

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Once the excitement of having their child being accepted to a private school dies down, parents often have to dig deep into their pocket to pay for school fees and other education expenses. Make no mistake. Sending kids to private schools is an expensive endeavor, especially for working class families. Fortunately, there are ways of managing school fees. Here are some tips to help parents reduce education expenses at independent schools in Australia. Use a School Budget Planner This is separate from the usual household budget planner. But it serves the function of keeping track of school fees and related costs so that parents can plan how much they need to spend for their kids’ education expenses. Jot down school fees, uniforms for different seasons, textbooks, stationery, com...
Creating a Home Office That Works for You

Creating a Home Office That Works for You

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Creating the perfect home office is crucial, especially with many of us working from home more these days. So what do you need to make for your space to be productive, no matter how big or small it may be? Nailing that fabulous yet functional design can seem complicated at first because there are just so many options out there. Once we learn about some of our best tips and tricks when designing an ideal work-from-home environment, everything will become more apparent. Make your office stylish by hanging a barn door using sliding door hardware. One thing all designers agree on regardless of whether they're dealing with a tiny studio apartment or sprawling mansion is to keep clutter away. Think about the purpose of your home office. If you'll be working there daily, creating a diff...
5 Gorgeous Watches for Girls with Impeccable Style

5 Gorgeous Watches for Girls with Impeccable Style

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A watch is every modern woman's wardrobe staple and is a fashion statement designed to keep you on track and in style. With everything telling the time these days — smartphones, tablets, and appliances— watches for girls are worn for much more than their intended function. Women, in particular, are embracing timepieces to complement their individuality. You'll want one for every mood and occasion. If you're unsure about which women's watch to buy, consider your lifestyle and wardrobe. Whether you prefer the timeless elegance of a luxury watch or prefer to sport the season's hottest casual look, the most important key to accessorising with a watch is to wear it confidently. Learn about the most popular watches for girls by browsing our specially curated list below. Mother of Pea...
5 Cool Xmas Gifts for the Big Bike Rider

5 Cool Xmas Gifts for the Big Bike Rider

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If the man (or women) in your life is a dedicated big bike rider, you won’t have to look far for the perfect Xmas gift. Christmas is only a few months away and rather than leaving things until the very last minute, here are some cool motorcycle related gifts to consider for that special person in your life this Christmas. New Leather Jacket – Who wouldn’t love a chic motorcycle jacket? Obviously, you know his size and his taste in clothing and with a Google search, you can source a firm such as Wheels Kawasaki motorcycles, who not only sell bikes, they also see a great range of clothing and accessories. If you have noticed his leathers are becoming faded, what better gift to give than a new leather motorcycle jacket. He might be complaining about his old gloves, which is a great h...
Shopping in Istanbul’s Bazaars

Shopping in Istanbul’s Bazaars

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The Grand Bazaar and the more authentic Egyptian Spice Market, situated in the old heart of the city, are two must-sees on any first-time traveler’s itinerary. Both of these popular tourist haunts close on Sundays, so plan accordingly. The Grand Bazaar – Beyazit, Istanbul Also known as the Covered Bazaar (Kapaliçarsi), this Ottoman-era covered market is home to thousands of vendors selling gold, Turkish carpets, clothing, handicrafts, silver, copperware, ceramics, leather bags, jewelry and other traditional Turkish souvenirs. Its origins date back to the 15th Century to the time of Mehmet the Conquerer (1451-1481). Covering 30 hectars, it extends over 65 streets, which are named after the Turkish crafts that are on display. However, let the buyer beware! Before visiting this Al...
Summer reading list for teens

Summer reading list for teens

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Summer is a great time for teens to read books that aren’t assigned in school. One of the biggest complaints about English classes many teens have is that the books they read are old or boring; literature is an important part of studying English, but teens also enjoy contemporary young adult (YA) books. There are many YA novels and graphic novels that are sure to satisfy any teen’s desire for a good summer read. Beach Reads for Teens Whether a teen is going on vacation or not, summer is the best time of year to sit outside with a book and a glass of lemonade. Having a book on hand is the easiest way to combat summer boredom and make vacation more interesting. Sucks to Be Me, by Kimberly Pauley, is a must read for any vampire fan who is tired of the Twilight series. Mina Hamilt...