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  • Mercer Magazine 2018 edition

    Mercer Magazine 2018 edition

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  • Life is not always smooth sailing

    Life is not always smooth sailing

    Raymond Zielonka believes that, in a sense, we all sail through our lives; sometimes the water is smooth, sometimes it’s rough and “sometimes we’re forced to take a little port-side break”.

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  • Ah, the volatility. It’s all about confidence

    Ah, the volatility. It’s all about confidence

    After six months of relative calm, share markets hit a rough patch in early October 2018.

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  • Hot property starts to cool

    Hot property starts to cool

    Buyers are increasingly well placed as property prices decline across most Australian capitals, with Hobart, Brisbane and Canberra holding firm.

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  • Carving out a New Tomorrow

    Carving out a New Tomorrow

    The nine to five model of work is becoming increasingly irrelevant as new technologies like automation, block chain, big data and machine learning shape the next generation workplace.

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  • How Australians spend an average day

    How Australians spend an average day

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  • The lifetime cost of kids

    The lifetime cost of kids

    From birth to adulthood and beyond, the joy of having children comes with a significant price tag.

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  • Climate Pressure

    Climate Pressure

    Increasing global temperatures by just 2°C will cause catastrophic damage to the planet and the clock is ticking. Governments and investors need to act now.

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  • The difference half a degree makes

    The difference half a degree makes

    Humanity has about a decade to avoid the worst effects of climate change, according to the latest report from the world’s leading body of climate change experts.

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  • No winners in an all-out trade war

    No winners in an all-out trade war

    An all-out trade war would be “unambiguously negative for global equity markets” and the World Bank has warned growing trade tensions risk plunging the world into another global financial crisis.

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  • Australia slips in global pension rankings

    Australia slips in global pension rankings

    Australia's retirement system has gone down the global rankings due to growing household debt and tougher age pension tests introduced in January 2017.

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  • Market update: 31 October 2018

    Future return expectations are currently subdued, as uncertainty and risks remain heightened and the range of potential economic and market outcomes is unusually wide.

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  • China’s trash: Australia’s treasure

    China’s trash: Australia’s treasure

    A new plan argues that investing in the domestic recycling sector could have substantial benefits for both the economy and the environment.

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  • Struggling to save under the heavy weight of household debt

    Struggling to save under the heavy weight of household debt

    With household savings at near record lows and rising levels of debt, some commentators say that middle-class Australians are essentially living in poverty.

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  • Tackle your to-do list and ease your worried mind

    Tackle your to-do list and ease your worried mind

    Research suggests we’re finding it harder to stay on top of our day-to-day lives and keep our paper-work in check. Here are a few ways to lighten the load.

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  • Giving with warm hands

    Giving with warm hands

    As young people struggle to accumulate savings and get into the housing market, there’s one vital factor that can nudge them into the black: generous parents with the means to help.

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  • Grandkids’ weighing on the bank of mum and dad

    Grandkids’ weighing on the bank of mum and dad

    Retired Australian grandparents spend an average $400 a month toward the cost of rearing their grandkids, recent research has shown.

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  • Grey expectations: Late retirement comes of age

    Grey expectations: Late retirement comes of age

    Many of us will be in the workforce until we’re 70. We analyse the challenges and opportunities for older workers and their employers.

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  • Home prices fall for the first time in six years

    Home prices fall for the first time in six years

    National house prices have dropped, putting further pressure on Australian households already squeezed by record high debt and stagnant wage growth.

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  • Click if you’re sick

    Click if you’re sick

    Digital technology could make a doctor’s crowded waiting room a thing of the past.

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