November 17, 2015
Christmas is almost here – are you ready?
It’s getting close to that time of the year again, soon the Christmas Trees will be going up and for some people the extensive outdoor decorations for all to enjoy and admire will be up in all their glory. The other thing on people’s minds at this time of the year is Presents! Presents for the kids, presents for your significant other, presents for your family and even presents for your friends.
Living remote, shopping isn’t always easy. In Newman this year they are having a ‘Shop Local’ campaign in efforts to support the local business owners. What a great way to support the local businesses in such a small and remote community.
Although there are many local businesses to support the businesses participating in the Newman Shop Local Campaign are
Mia Mia, Cellarbrations, Newman Golf Club Whole Foods Café, East Pilbara Tyre Service, Retravision, Serene Bedlam Photography & Photobooth, Caltex Star Mart, Comfort Style Furniture & Bedding, Boulevard Pharmacy Newman and the Newman Visitors Centre.
The Campaign runs from 16th November – 14th December 2015, if you spend $30 at one of the participating store you will be entered into the draw to a Newman Chamber of Commerce & Industry issued voucher of $1200 to spend at one of the participating stores.
If you don’t live in Karratha, why not take a trip to one of our fellow Pilbara towns, or should I say City? Karratha City Shopping Centre has a lot to offer from shoe stores, surf shops, jewellery stores, game shops, little boutiques, larger clothing stores and even the bigger retailers.
While you’re in Karratha why not enjoy some of their lovely restaurants or coffee shops. The city of the Pilbara, if you haven’t been there in a while you will be pleasantly surprised with the changes and the city feel. It was definitely a nice surprise when I was there last with my family recently.
Port Hedland and South Hedland
Why not visit Port Hedland or South Hedland? There are a lot of small shops and even Kmart in Hedland, why not do some of your Christmas shopping there? While visiting Hedland don’t forget to visit their recently redeveloped foreshore, soak up the sun and head down to the beach.
Have you saved for Christmas this year? Not everyone has thought about saving for Christmas in advance. If you haven’t done that this year, there is no stopping you starting a savings account specifically for Christmas next year.
It is a great idea to have separate savings accounts for different purposes. If you have a savings account for a house it is definitely a good idea to have another one or more for other purposes. The last thing you want to do is dip into your housing savings if you can help it.
If you want to know exactly how much savings you need to purchase your first house, upgrade your house or buy an investment property contact me today so I can work it out for you.
Tara Williams - Your local mortgage broker located in Newman servicing Karratha, Port Hedland, South Hedland, Tom Price, Paraburdoo, Broome, Newman, Kununurra, Derby, Dampier, Pannawonica, Roebourne, Wickham, Cable Beach and Wyndam