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Small detail changing on Aussie banknotes

Surprising average income revealed

The Aussie suburbs with the biggest average incomes have been revealed. Ever wondered how your income compares to other Aussies? New data has revealed just that and the average might not be as high as you think. The average Aussie had a personal income of $54,890, according to the latest data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) for…
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CBA and Vodafone’s major move against scammers

CBA and Vodafone’s major move against scammers

Commonwealth Bank (CBA) and Vodafone have teamed up in their fight against scammers, who have fleeced Aussies of more than $429 million last year alone. The major bank and telco have announced a new pilot, which will enable them to share SMS intelligence in near real-time. This will allow Vodafone to spot and disrupt scammers,…
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Your $5 note might not be worth $1 200 check this detail first

Your $5 note might not be worth $1,200 – check this detail first

Some could still be worth “hundreds of dollars”. A rare $5 banknote said to be worth up to 370 times its nominal value would be worth far less if you find it in your wallet. Here’s why. News stories circulating about the $5 polymer note, released on April 24, 1995, may have you rustling through your spare change to…
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Passwords to avoid at all costs

Passwords to avoid at all costs: Aussies warned of most dangerous for 2023 that can be cracked in seconds

If your password is on this list, you need to change it immediately. Australia’s most common password takes two minutes for a hacker to crack, which is much higher than the global average of less than one second. The world’s most popular password remains the deeply insecure numerical phrase of ‘123456’. More than 4.5 million people use the…
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How AI is supercharging financial scams

How AI is Supercharging Financial Scams

As with any new technology, we have to take the good with the bad. But in the case of artificial intelligence (AI), the can of worms it threatens to open might be unlike anything we’ve ever seen.  Already, the technology is being used by cybercriminals to swindle people of their money, and the methods they’re…
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4 Aussies share their costly wedding mistakes

4 Aussies share their costly wedding mistakes

Cutting corners on your wedding might see you end up paying even more. The average wedding cost in Australia is said to range from $36,000 to $51,000, so it’s no wonder we love to find creative ways to get the price down. But attempts to save money on your wedding plans don’t always pay off. From paying more for…
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$290 insurance price cut gives millions of Aussies cost of living relief

$290 insurance price cut gives millions of Aussies cost-of-living relief

NSW households are set to save up to 15 per cent on their home insurance premiums. Home insurance premiums will soon become cheaper for NSW residents, providing hundreds of dollars in cost-of-living relief to households. NSW Premier Chris Minns announced the government would scrap the Emergency Services Levy from home insurance premiums. The levy is a tax that…
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Major Australia Post change for Christmas

Major Australia Post change for Christmas

Australia Post is expecting another huge parcel-delivery season this Christmas. With Christmas less than a few weeks away, Australia Post has announced it will now be delivering parcels on weekends to help deal with a surge in demand. Australia Post will start temporary weekend deliveries this Saturday across all metro capitals and some regional cities and…
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Netflix Apple TV Spotify The rising subscription costs that won't come down

Netflix, Apple TV, Spotify: The rising subscription costs that won’t come down

Roughly a third of Aussies have cancelled streaming services in the past six months. While we’ve all been struggling with increases in just about everything – mortgages, rent, fuel, energy, groceries, the list goes on – our frustrations are justified when it comes to the price of entertainment. Streaming services are normally our gateway to escape cost-of-living frustrations outside of taking…
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