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3 Strategies That Can Boost Your Retirement Savings

If you are aged in your 20s, 30s, or even your 40s, the idea of retiring might be something which seems like some distant event, but if you ask anyone who is close to retirement age, they will tell that it comes around a lot sooner than you ever expect. Worse than that, if you have not done any financial planning to maximise your retirement income, then you could find yourself in a worrisome situation with regards to your finances after you retire.

This can lead to some undesirable realities which can include having to continue working, relying on family for hand-outs, having to claim state benefits, and worst of all, it means that rather than enjoying your retirement, which everyone should be able to do, it is blighted by you worrying how to p[ay bills and possibly even how you can afford to feed yourself, and your spouse, if you are married.

Of course, none of these nightmare scenarios need to arise if you plan properly for your retirement. There are lots of financial planning services available where they will advise you on the many ways in which you can maximise your retirement income. To help you on your way to that highly desirable situation, here are just three simple ideas that will allow you to boost your retirement savings.

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Feeding the Troops: Bulk Meals on a Budget

In recent months, grocery prices in Australia have been growing faster than wages and inflation. Even wine prices have remained more stable, for the most part. With that in mind, more and more families are looking for ways to purchase food on a budget and hunt out affordable, family-friendly recipes.

Whether you want to feed more people for less, or you’re looking for bulk meal options for freezing and meal prep, some of these recipe ideas below may be worth your attention.

Beef and Potato Casserole

Feed the family a dish that costs under $5 per serve – a casserole containing beef, potatoes, and frozen vegetables. The beauty of this easy recipe is that you can throw nearly anything in it that you need to use up fast in your fridge.

Silverbeet, onion, carrot, mushrooms, and zucchini can all make excellent, flavourful food additions. This dish can feed an entire family and may even have enough leftover for lunches, as well.

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