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Elderly womans 10 million surprise for neighbours

Elderly woman’s $10 million surprise for neighbours

An elderly German woman who died in late 2019 has bequeathed her entire $10 million stock and property portfolio to her community in a shock move. Renate Wedel died at 81 after living in the Weiperfelden district of Waldsolms in Hesse since 1975 with her stockbroker husband, Alfred, who died in 2014 at 88. Following…
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7 ways your job will be totally different in 2021

7 ways your job will be totally different in 2021

If you worked in an office 9-to-5, five days a week before Covid-19 hit, you’re probably working from home most days now. You can also be fairly confident your next job won’t demand you go in five days a week. Instead, experts expect the new ‘normal’ will be a ‘hybrid’ work model, in which employees…
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What makes men and women different on money

What makes men and women different on money

“Ask for what you want, and what you think you deserve.” That’s the advice to women on pay, money and career from star fund manager Olivia Engel. Engel, who moved from Sydney to Boston in 2017, is the chief investment officer at Active Quant at State Street Global Advisors – the same major financial institution behind the…
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Future self continuity Preparing for the future

Future self-continuity: Preparing for the future

Is your present self aligned with your future self? Although, this question may seem a little philosophical, it’s an important one to consider, as it may prompt you to evaluate whether you are engaged with not only your existing financial situation, but also your proposed financial situation in the future and the relationship between the two.…
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The Aussie jobs that will boom under a Biden America

The Aussie jobs that will boom under a Biden America

Australians working in the renewables, export, innovation and defence industries will be beneficiaries of an America under President-elect Joe Biden’s leadership, experts have said. Though Biden won’t be moving into the White House until 20 January, the Democrat victory means a number of decisive policy shifts, according to US Studies Centre senior research fellow Jared…
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Considerations for becoming a loan guarantor

Considerations for becoming a loan guarantor

With the rise in housing prices and a relatively slow income growth, the capacity for some individuals to save an adequate deposit on a house or unit has become progressively difficult*. In light of this, to strengthen their loan application, some prospective new entrants may consider turning to family members for help via a loan guarantor arrangement.…
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JobSeeker boost extended until March at reduced rate

JobSeeker boost extended until March at reduced rate

Prime Minister Scott Morrison confirmed the new Coronavirus Supplement payment rate of $150 a week, starting from 1 January. “We are announcing the changes to the Covid Supplement we introduced at the start of the pandemic, and we will be extending that supplement for three months after the end of December,” he said today in…
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Royal Mint makes major change to ‘much loved coin tradition

Royal Mint makes major change to ‘much loved’ coin tradition

For the first time in history, Australians all around the nation will have the opportunity to score themselves the last coins made in 2020 and first coins made in 2021. The Last and First Coins of the Year are yearly events held on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day to celebrate the last and…
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Government sinks 1 trillion into debt to get you a job – but will it work

Government sinks $1 trillion into debt to get you a job – but will it work?

Let’s look at a really simple question: does the Federal Budget solve Australia’s economic problems? The answer is that it goes some way to lifting Australia out of the coronavirus recession, but there’s a major roadblock in the way. Let me explain. The recession we didn’t ask for There’s one thing we’re missing in this…
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