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Get smart about property

Get smart about property

The Australian real estate market is worth a whopping $6.5 trillion. It makes sense then that economists label property investment as the best and also one of the simplest ways to make money. Have you ever thought of investing in Australian real estate, but aren’t sure where to start? It might seem daunting but there are some…
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4 6 million Aussies make this expensive health mistake

4.6 million Aussies make this expensive health mistake

Australians are being urged to reassess the cost of their health insurance amid new data finding two in five Aussies have made no moves to save money on their policy. With 11.3 million Australians who have private health cover, that means 4.6 million people could make a potential saving on their health insurance policy. The…
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Aussie capital city where you can rent a big house for 450

Aussie capital city where you can rent a big house for $450

Melbourne has been named as the cheapest Australian capital city for Aussies wanting to rent a decently sized house. Renting a four-bedroom house costs just an average of just $450 in the Victorian capital and Australia’s second-largest city, new Domain data has revealed. Brisbane and Perth are tied at equal second place, with the asking rent…
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Just the beginning The bizarre 325m NFT craze sweeping Australia

‘Just the beginning’: The bizarre $325m NFT craze sweeping Australia

There’s a new craze sweeping the world and it’s quickly becoming synonymous with a new generation of investors who emerged when much of the world was stuck at home during the coronavirus pandemic. That’s right: non-fungible tokens, or better known as NFTs. NFTs (pronounced “nifty”) offer a way to buy, sell and track pieces of digital…
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War for talent 70 of Aussies will score pay rise this year

‘War for talent’: 70% of Aussies will score pay rise this year

Seven in 10 Australian employees can expect a pay rise this year, with new data revealing that a majority of workplaces plan to award salary increases. Recruitment firm Robert Half’s Salary Guide 2021 report surveyed 300 hiring managers across Australia and found that 70 per cent of organisations plan to go ahead with wage rises in 2021.…
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Surprising truth about Afterpay and its rivals

Surprising truth about Afterpay and its rivals

The buy now, pay later industry has been named as one of the least profitable sectors in Australia by a leading research house. Afterpay, ZipPay and Openpay have become household names after buy now, pay later (BNPL) services surged in popularity. The industry is among one of the fastest-growing in Australia, with revenue expected to…
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A minimalist approach to personal finance

A minimalist approach to personal finance

At its heart, minimalism involves reviewing your priorities and removing excesses (e.g. possessions, ideas, relationships and activities) that don’t add value (e.g. meaning/happiness) to your life – allowing you to surround yourself (and, work towards) the things that do add value. In this somewhat direct, but rather thought-provoking video, Matt D’Avella shares how minimalism helped him with his personal…
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Should you quit your job before starting a side hustle

Should you quit your job before starting a side hustle?

Entrepreneurship is reaching a tipping point. It’s a wave that will overtake your career in one way or another in the next five years. Why? Because the internet leveled the playing field. You can learn anything, anytime, anywhere, at any pace, and you have instant access to unlimited resources. Let me say that again —…
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7 bold money making ideas 2020s most successful investor

7 ‘bold’ money-making ideas: 2020’s most successful investor

Bitcoin, electric vehicles, virtual reality technology, robots, self-driving taxis, 3D printing and multi-cancer screening: what do these things have in common? They’re some of the big bets that one of the world’s best money managers are throwing their weight behind in 2021. ARK Invest is a US asset management firm with one key difference: it…
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