How to deal with financial stress

Financial stress can lead to suicide. Do not underestimate the pressure finances, debt and unemployment can have on someone. It’s not as simple as “just getting a job” (most are trying hard to get one or have reasons they can’t), debt is often accrued when someone has more income so …

How to afford medical expenses when living on Centrelink

Do you struggle to afford medical care while living on Centrelink or a low income? Read on to learn how to cover some major medical expenses, afford the help you need and what free help is available for those on Centrelink or low incomes. Disclosure, there are a couple of …

My top 10 tips and resources to change your life – how I went from homeless to CEO

I get asked all the time how I did it. How did I go from homeless, single mother because of domestic violence to multiple international award-winning CEO? It was not easy, there were many steps involved, it took time but I was determined. I have put together this guide which …

How to prepare and deal with Centrelink’s cashless debit card

There has been speculation this week around extending Centrelink’s cashless debit card program into other areas due to the success in the 2 trial areas of Ceduna, South Australia and East┬áKimberly, Western Australia, which is understandably of concern to some people. This is currently not the case. If you read …

My BHAG – Big Hairy Audacious Goal – helping 1,000,000 Australians survive, thrive or get off Centrelink!

Last year I started a survey to find out more about the struggles of people living on Centrelink and how I could help. I’ve been on Centrelink, I’ve been homeless and I know the issues I faced but I needed to know more. I read all the stats, various reports …

Which Centrelink Benefits Am I Entitled to?

It can be extremely difficult to work out exactly what Centrelink benefits you are entitled to, plus the other payments and assistance available such as rent assistance, health care or pension card, one-off supplements, no interest loans, payments for children and more. Here I have attempted to compile a list …