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Here's your guide to what's on in Warrnambool and the South West this weekend:

Friday 24thMarch

  • Darren Coggan – Peace Train ‘Remember The Days’ a tribute to Cat Stevens, Lighthouse Theatre, Timor Street, Warrnambool (8pm)
  • Warrnambool Theatre Company ‘Calendar Girls’, Lighthouse Theatre, Timor Street, Warrnambool (7:30pm)
  • Panmure Primary School Community BBQ, Panmure Primary School, Princes Hwy, Panmure (6pm – 8pm)
  • Rhyme Time, Warrnambool City Library, Liebig Street, Warrnambool (10:30am – 11am)
  • Learn to Rock’n’Roll with Warrnambool Rock’n’Rollers Inc, Guide Hall, Manifold Street, Warrnambool (7:30pm – 10pm)

Saturday 25th March

  • Warrnambool West Primary School Fete, Hoddle Street, Warrnambool (10am – 2pm)
  • Warrnambool Theatre Company ‘Calendar Girls’, Lighthouse Theatre, Timor Street, Warrnambool (7:30pm)
  • Port Fairy Community Market, Railway Place, Port Fairy (9am – 1pm)
  • Eureka Sprintcar Series Grand Final, Premier Speedway, Princes Hwy, Allansford (4pm)
  • Hamilton’s HIRL Farmers & Craft Market, 333 North Boundary Road, Hamilton (9am – 12pm)
  • Scottish Country & Old Time Dance, 230 Koroit Street, Warrnambool (8pm)
  • Merri View Gallery, 3 Coramba Ct, Warrnambool (12pm – 4pm)
  • Scope Galleries Exhibition, 38 Kelp Street, Warrnambool (12pm – 5pm)

Sunday 26th March

  • Inner Wheel Club of Warrnambool Hats and High Tea, Christ Church, Henna Street, Warrnambool (2pm – 4pm)
  • St Joseph’s Primary School Fair, Botanic Road, Warrnambool (10am – 3pm)
  • Merri View Gallery, 3 Coramba Ct, Warrnambool (12pm – 4pm)
  • Scope Galleries Exhibition, 38 Kelp Street, Warrnambool (12pm – 5pm)
  • Undercover Weekly Market at the Warrnambool Showgrounds (8am – 1pm)

If you or your organisation have any events you would like added to our Community Notice Board email them through to emarket@swcredit.com.au

This information is brought to you by South West Credit, Warrnambool's Home Loan Centre  


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Teaching kids to be money smart in the age of 'invisible money'

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In a time of credit cards, internet banking and online shopping, children don't often see people buying products with physical money like notes and coins.
Not seeing money exchanged for purchases makes it harder for kids to get their heads around what things cost. They might see this invisible money as an abstract and unlimited resource rather than real money coming in and out of their family's bank accounts.
Talk to your kids about money often to help them make this invisible money real.

Which money concepts to teach at different ages

As your children grow up, they will have different experiences and require a better understanding of money. Here are some ideas about the sorts of things your children will need to know at different ages.
Younger children (Preschool age)

  • You need money to buy things
  • Money includes notes and coins that have different values
  • You earn money by going to work
  • There is a difference between things you need and things you want

School age children (Primary school)

  • Comparing prices and shopping around before you buy something is a good habit to get into
  • Be careful when shopping online and never share your personal information online
  • You need to be patient when saving up and you can make choices about how to spend your money

Teenagers (High School)

  • It is better to use cash than credit
  • Credit is money that you borrow and have to pay back with interest
  • It is good to have savings in case of a money emergency
  • If you work a part-time job, you need to check your pay slip to see that you are being paid the correct amount and if you are paying tax
  • Keep track of mobile phone data and expenses to make sure you don't run out of credit or get stuck with a large bill
  • Bank accounts can help you to track and keep your money.
  • Doing a budget helps you work out how you should spend your money

Teaching kids about money is an important skill. Money skills should be developed from an early age and fostered into young adulthood. The more financially savvy your children are the better spending decisions they will make throughout their lives.
This information is brought to you by South West Credit, Warrnambool's Home Loan Centre  


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Community Notice Board

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Here's your guide to what's on in Warrnambool and the South West this weekend:

Friday 17thMarch

  • Rhyme Time, Warrnambool City Library, Liebig Street, Warrnambool (10:30am – 11am)
  • Learn to Rock’n’Roll with Warrnambool Rock’n’Rollers Inc, Guide Hall, Manifold Street, Warrnambool (7:30pm – 10pm)

Saturday 18th March

  • 100% Kylie- Greatest Hits Tour, Lighthouse Theatre, Timor Street, Warrnambool (8pm)
  • Port Fairy Farmers Market, Railway Place, Bank Street, Port Fairy (8:30am – 1pm)
  • All Holden Day, Lake Pertobe, Warrnambool (10am – 2pm)
  • Kangaroobie Klassic, Kangaroobie – Old Coach Road, Princetown (9am – 2pm)
  • Scottish Country & Old Time Dance, 230 Koroit Street, Warrnambool (8pm)
  • Merri View Gallery, 3 Coramba Ct, Warrnambool (12pm – 4pm)
  • Scope Galleries Exhibition, 38 Kelp Street, Warrnambool (12pm – 5pm)

Sunday 19th March

  • Wangoom Treasure and Tea, Wangoom Hall, Wangoom (11:30am – 2pm)
  • Black Dog Ride, Penshurst Botanic Gardens, Cox Street, Penshurst (7:30am)
  • St Pat’s Scenic Circuit Fun Run, St Patricks Primary School, Queen Street, Koroit (8am registrations, 9am start)
  • Hamilton Festival of Brass, Hamilton Performing Arts Centre, Brown Street, Hamilton (2:30pm – 4pm)
  • Charlie Savage Fundraising Appeal, Railway View Hotel, 2 Curdievale Road, Timboon (11am – 4pm)
  • Casterton Memorial Hospital Fun Run, Memory Walk or Jog Against Dementia, Castertons Island Park, Casterton (10am)
  • The Fresh Market, Lake Pertobe, Warrnambool (9am – 1pm)
  • Warrnambool & District Country Music Group Concert, City Memorial Bowls Club, Warrnambool (1pm – 4:30pm)
  • Merri View Gallery, 3 Coramba Ct, Warrnambool (12pm – 4pm)
  • Scope Galleries Exhibition, 38 Kelp Street, Warrnambool (12pm – 5pm)
  • Undercover Weekly Market at the Warrnambool Showgrounds (8am – 1pm)

If you or your organisation have any events you would like added to our Community Notice Board email them through to emarket@swcredit.com.au

This information is brought to you by South West Credit, Warrnambool's Home Loan Centre  


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Facebook competition winner is....

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The winner of our Facebook Like and Share Competition is....Helen Finnigan!

Congratulations Helen, we hope you have a great time at the Folkie this weekend.

Thank you to everyone that entered the competition.  Stay tuned for our next competition will be starting soon.

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