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Walking it out – Nimble takes on Steptember

Do you dig walking cliches? Then this post is for you…

The who:

The Nimble crew took to the streets recently to help a cause close to our hearts.

The what:

We had three Nimble teams pounding the pavement in the 2015 Steptember challenge, raising a total of $824.26 by walking 10,000 steps a day from 2 – 29 September.

The why:

The challenge is focused on raising awareness and funds for the Cerebral Palsy Alliance (as well as improving our cardio fitness, hello summer!).

As part of our Random Acts of Nimbleness, the business matched that of our step-happy teams, bringing the total up to $1,648.52.

Huge congrats to our awesome team mates who stepped up.

 

The information contained in this blog is correct at the date of publication.

Dad’s not getting socks this year

Do you want to get your dad something a little more exciting than foot warmers for Christmas?

Buying gifts for your family is hard enough, but buying on a budget can be a little bit tougher. And now that we’re into September (really? Already?!) you might want to start thinking about spreading your Christmas cheer.

We’ve come up with some simple pre-Christmas strategies to make sure your family gives you extra servings of Christmas ham after they open their pressies:

Put a little money aside each week (or each time you get paid) into a separate account and use that to pay in bulk for presents for your loved ones. Even if it’s only $10 a week, you’re still taking a proactive approach to saving!

Buy your presents intermittently throughout the year leading up to Christmas. Not only do you miss out on the crazy pre-Christmas shopping hype and massive crowds, but you can also shop for presents when sales are on (plus, who doesn’t love being super organised?!).

Have a plan of attack for when you do eventually hit the shops. There’s nothing worse than wandering aimlessly through the millions of people Christmas shopping. Make a list and only buy exactly what’s on there. Put a maximum price next to the gift so you don’t blow your whole budget on one present.

 

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If you’re on the lookout for some DIY and low cost fun, here’s some cool, cheap gift ideas for family (no socks in sight):

  • Experience-based presents work a treat. Shout Dad a game of golf – the benefits are endless! You get him a rad present and you get to spend some quality time with your old man.
  • Get your creative pants on and invest in a candle-making kit to melt wax in old teacups or one-off vintage cups from St Vinnies. They look and smell delicious!
  • Bake all the things! Baking someone their favourite cupcakes or cookies will show how much you know them and they might just share the treats with you (hint hint)!
  • Notebooks and pens have come a long way since high school. Decorate pages of a diary with photos, quotes and reminders of the person you’re buying for and then they’ll be enjoying your present all year long.

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Shop online! Some of the best / weirdest / most awesome presents can be found on the old world wide web. We’ve done the research and found some winners so you can shop around and save:

Whatever you do, remember Christmas is first and foremost about spending time with family and friends so don’t get too ‘wrapped up’ (Dad joke in the spirit of this article) in the money side of things.

 

The information in this blog post is general information only and does not take into account your objectives, financial situation or needs. The information in this blog post is not intended to imply any recommendation, endorsement or opinion by Nimble about any financial or non-financial product. Nimble does not recommend or advise on the suitability of a product or suggest or imply a recommendation to buy, sell or hold a particular product. This blog post is for information purposes only.

Change is in the air

Finally the rubber is hitting the road – after months of hard work and preparation.

The first small new change was released on Monday 1 June – the new website design went live. It’s just a taste test really. It’s nothing compared to what’s planned over the next few weeks.

We felt our home page was due for a refresh and that it was a bit cluttered, so we’ve streamlined it seriously.

Now members can log in from the home page which saves them some time. If they need cash it shaves a few seconds off, or if they have spare time they can get in there and check out some resources and learn about money or get to know us a little better by reading blogs or the random stuff on the video blogs.

For first time clients, the new homepage design also makes it a lot easier to get to the bottom of who we are and what we do. Cash advances online are still new in Australia so people need to get a quick grip on it and see why Nimble is so much different from everyone else. It’s all there to see in one or two minutes.

The key points are addressed right up the top, and for those who want to get granular, they can see exactly what they get when they join, how fast we pay, how transparent we are, member advantages of getting cash 24/7 in seconds, being helped by the Australian team etc.

Down the bottom we’ve included what we do that some of the other Australian providers aren’t doing yet. Hopefully they’ll catch up sometime because people really need “disposable” short term cash advances administered by professional providers in a responsible way.

No one else pays within 60 minutes or pays members 24/7 cash advances in seconds, not to mention the innovative changes we’re about to launch in a few weeks. They’re a world first, so it’s something special.

 

The information contained in this blog is correct at the date of publication.