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  • Planet Facebook boasts 2 billion users

    Planet Facebook boasts 2 billion users

    Almost half the world’s population is online regularly and there are more monthly Facebook users than there are people in China.

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  • Five ways to be well at work

    Five ways to be well at work

    Apparently sitting is “the new smoking” so for your average office worker – picture yourself toiling at a desk, in a chair, in front of a computer for eight or more hours a day.

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  • An Expat retirement

    An Expat retirement

    With housing prices and rents skyrocketing, a relaxed lifestyle, warmer climates and a lower cost of living are proving a draw card to older Australians.

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  • Will work for travel

    Will work for travel

    Saving for a vacation is a nice relaxing get-a-way, but after a couple weeks the funds run out and it’s back to work.

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  • Markets stay calm through political storms

    Markets stay calm through political storms

    There has been no shortage of political risks to spook investor confidence over the past year

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  • Please, take a holiday

    Please, take a holiday

    If those four words aren’t music to your ears you’ve most likely added to an astounding statistic: Australians leave more than 111 million days of annual leave on the table each year.

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  • Preparing for the 8000 days

    Preparing for the 8000 days

    Society needs to radically rethink how people spend their retirement years because in an affluent nation such as Australia people are living longer and spending more.

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  • The cost of living in OZ

    The cost of living in OZ

    Mercer’s 2017 Cost of Living survey compares more than 400 cities across five continents and ranks the most expensive places to live and work abroad.

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  • Taking a golden gap

    Taking a golden gap

    Gap years are traditionally the province of teenagers and 20-somethings; think young backpackers traipsing around South-East Asia or Europe, staying in hostels and eating two minute noodles.

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  • Relax, it's tax time

    Relax, it's tax time

    Haven’t lodged your tax return yet? Well, that’s good, taking your time means you’re much less likely to make a mistake.

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  • The best time to buy 5 big-ticket items

    The best time to buy 5 big-ticket items

    For everything there is a season, including cars, computers and couches. Here’s why it pays to avoid that impulse buy and really pick your moment.

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  • How batteries are lighting up our energy future

    How batteries are lighting up our energy future

    The surprising potential of new storage methods is creating big opportunities in renewable energy. We look at where the sector is headed.

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  • The buzzwords to leave off your resume

    The buzzwords to leave off your resume

    Resume buzzwords can sometimes be a necessary evil...but if your resume is crammed with too many buzzwords you could miss out.

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  • Adding up the economics of immigration

    Adding up the economics of immigration

    “For those who come across the seas, we’ve boundless plains to share,” intones our national anthem. But is it a pragmatic policy or an unrealistic ideal?

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  • Global group holidays that don’t cost the earth

    Global group holidays that don’t cost the earth

    There’s nothing like teaming up with your favourite folk for a little overseas trip. But isn’t it prohibitive? Not if you stay at one of these incredible gems.

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  • From here to Germany: Why talks & trade are flourishing

    From here to Germany: Why talks & trade are flourishing

    Australia’s relationship with Germany has flourished in recent years. We explore its recent history and how Australia stands to gain.

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  • What does ‘comfortable’ mean?

    What does ‘comfortable’ mean?

    Comfortable can mean many things – could be a warm blanket on a comfy couch or a well-worn pair of hiking boots – but for our purposes here we’ll limit the scope to financial security.

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  • Know where you stand

    Know where you stand

    Gone are the days when you could let your super look after itself for most of your career, then give it a big boost in the years before retirement.

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  • Smartening up Australia’s cities

    Smartening up Australia’s cities

    The concept of “smart cities” – using sensors and data analytics to deliver better infrastructure and services – is becoming a reality.

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  • Home saver scheme will save you money

    Home saver scheme will save you money

    Anyone who is serious about squirrelling away for their first home should be paying close attention to the Federal Government’s proposed First Home Super Saver Scheme; it will save you money.

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