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Sarah Megginson

Sarah Megginson

Marie Kondo Has Betrayed Us All

3 min read

She went viral after her Netflix doco inspired millions around the world to turf anything and everything that doesn’t “spark joy” in our lives.

World

World

Google Could Access Data On Pay And Banking Habits With New Bank Accounts

3 min read

Google plans to launch a checking account aimed at individuals as soon as next year.

Life

Life

Leonie Is Paying For Her Wedding With Plastic Bottles But Her Saving Doesn't End There

5 min read

None of us need to be reminded that weddings cost a bomb, but a Sunshine Coast bride-to-be has found clever ways to offset the massive expenses.

National

National

Check Your Tickets: Sydneysider Doesn't Know They've Won $10 Million

2 min read

There's an extremely lucky person walking around Sydney today and they have no idea they are now a multi-millionaire.

News

News

Greta Thunberg Turns Down Environmental Award And $74,000 In Prize Money

2 min read

Greta Thunberg has decided to decline the Nordic Council's environmental award and more than $74,000 in prize money.

National

National

FOMO Is Dead: More Aussies Say They Prefer To Stay In Than Go Out

4 min read

Netflix and takeaway on the couch is the perfect Friday night for many Aussies, with new research confirming 'staying in' has officially replaced 'going out'.

Life

Life

Sarah Jessica Parker Has No Shortage Of Money -- But She Won't Give Her Twins Everything

3 min read

The actress and her husband, despite having no concerns with cash, have a very down to earth attitude towards money that they share with their twins.

National

National

Australia's Next $50 Million Lotto Winner Still Hasn't Come Forward

1 min read

One lucky Australian is $50 million richer but they don't even know it yet, meaning it's time to check your Oz Lotto tickets.

National

National

Financial Consciousness Test: Find Out How Great Are You With Your Money

3 min read

Talking about money makes many people run for the hills, but avoiding it may mean you're getting ripped off.

National

National

Will You Actually Be Able to Use The New $20 Note?

3 min read

The new $20 note has hit circulation in Australia.

National

National

Dollarmites Luring Kids To Bank 'For Wrong Reasons'

3 min read

Australia’s finance regulator says school banking programs do nothing to teach kids about the value of saving money, but they’re great at luring long-term customers through cute rewards.

National

National

Australia's Worst Performing Super Accounts Revealed

2 min read

Thousands of Australians have fallen victim to the ‘unlucky lottery’ of the country’s superannuation system, trusting their retirement funds with poor performing accounts that have costly consequences.

News

News

Millions Of Aussies Don't Have Any Emergency Savings

4 min read

Half of Australia's population don't have any emergency funds to fall back on in the event of a personal financial crisis, and experts warn the problem is about to get worse.

Chris Harrison

Chris Harrison

Don't Kid Yourself, Money CAN Buy Happiness

4 min read

The view from the Whitsundays is a treat this morning.

Polly Dunning

Polly Dunning

Paying Women More Than Men In Ms. Monopoly Is A Bad Move

3 min read

On Tuesday, toy giant Hasbro announced a new version of game night favourite 'Monopoly' called 'Ms. Monopoly'.

Style

Style

'It's Probably Worth $150,000': The Most Expensive Luxury Item Roxy Jacenko Owns

2 min read

All you have to do is take a brief scroll of Roxy Jacenko's Instagram to know she has expensive taste.

National

National

Student Haunted By $8,000 Fee Help Loans Years After College Collapse

5 min read

Adam Weber has vowed he will not repay his VET FEE-HELP loan.

Career

Career

The Boost Juice Investor Who Lost $18 Million Over An Engagement Ring

1 min read

Janine Allis has made a fortune as the founder of Boost Juice.

National

National

50 Years On From Equal Pay Decision, Gender Bias Is Keeping The Pay Gap Alive

3 min read

It's been 50 years since Australian women won the right to equal pay for equal work.

National

National

'A Fundamentally Corrupt, Immoral System': Concerns Over $10,000 Cash Limit

5 min read

And at least one expert warns the legislation -- which would see transactions of $10,000 or more punishable by up to two years in prison- - is an attack on people who want to avoid the banks for privacy reasons.

Politics

Politics

Proposed New Laws Mean You'll Be Sent To Jail For Spending $10,000 Cash

5 min read

Fears of government control have grown in response to proposed laws that would limit the use of cash in Australia. 

National

National

Thousands In $50 Bills Found Floating Down River

1 min read

Police have seized a large sum of cash found floating lazily down a river, and are now trying to figure out where it came from.

Career

Career

Why Bec And Chris Judd Haven't Shared A Bank Account In Their 17 Years Together

1 min read

The pair have four children together but prefer to keep their accounts separate and have a system for how it all works.

Josh Butler

Josh Butler

Why Bashing Welfare Recipients As 'Dole Bludgers' Ignores The Unfair Reality

6 min read

There are up to 17 times as many job seekers as job vacancies in Australia. Even if every person on welfare could work, the positions simply don’t exist.

World

World

Sweden Is The World's First Cashless Country, Is Australia Next?

2 min read

Australia could be cashless country in just three years, and now we have a model example in Sweden, which will soon be the world's first cashless society.

Career

Career

'Financial Waste' Is Costing Aussies: How Many Of These Money Mistakes Are You Making?

5 min read

There’s no denying it: life is expensive. From paying the rent or mortgage, to the rising cost of electricity, phone bills, internet and medical bills – the expenses just keep coming.

News

News

Brisbane Mother Excited By A Nappy Surprise

1 min read

A mother bought a box of nappies from Woolworths and found $5 cash with a note!

Career

Career

The Simple Money-Saving Hacks That Can Save You Thousands

4 min read

It's often referred to as 'the lazy tax' but reviewing your expenses and shopping around can save you a lot of cash is the long run and we spoke to two financial experts to get their fast, hot tips.

National

National

Mortgage Brokers Slam 'Nonsensical' Investigation Into Industry

5 min read

A 'money-hungry' and 'commission-driven' culture in mortgage broking has been uncovered in a new investigation, but industry professionals have hit back.

Jim Stanford

Jim Stanford

Haven't Gotten A Raise In Years? Um, Yeah, It's Your Fault

5 min read

Blaming the victim is a long and dishonourable tradition in labour policy debate.

News

News

Heartbreaking Reason Armed Robber Returned Money He Stole

1 min read

Police are searching for a man accused of attempting to rob a store because he said he needed money for his daughter’s kidney transplant operation.

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

Driver Nabbed Using Beer As Toddler's Booster Seat

3 min read

All the news you need to know this Friday.

National

National

Telstra Outage Hits CBA, Westpac, Caltex, Woolies Customers

3 min read

A Telstra network outage has thrown the nation into chaos, with Commonwealth, ANZ and Westpac banks, plus Woolworths and Australia Post experiencing issues across the country.

Comedy

Comedy

Highway Cash Grab After Armoured Car Spills Contents

1 min read

Motorists in Dunwoody, Atlanta, were treated to a reverse toll road on Wednesday.

National

National

Queensland's Most Expensive Petrol Stations Revealed

2 min read

Coles Express, Caltex and BP have been named and shamed as some of the most expensive petrol stations in Queensland.

News

News

GoFundMe: Do We Actually Know Where Our Money Is Going?

5 min read

Australians are a giving bunch, with more than two million of us donating over $200 million to various GoFundMe causes alone -- but how do we know the cash is going to the right place?

Nick Bhasin

Nick Bhasin

Is Ben Simmons Worth All That Money?

5 min read

Ben Simmons is set to become the highest paid Australian athlete of all time, having been offered a $240.4 million five-year contract extension -– even though he can’t and/or won’t shoot a basketball.

News

News

Reserve Bank Drops Interest Rates To Even Lower Historic Low

2 min read

The RBA has lowered official interest rates to just one percent, the first time the rate has ever reached such a low.

Life

Life

Bride And Maid Of Honour Caught Trying To Trick Bridesmaids Into Paying For Wedding Dress

2 min read

The pair told the rest of the bridal party their dresses cost more, so they could put the extra money towards the cost of the bride's gown.

Kathy Parker

Kathy Parker

Stop Asking People To Fund Your Crusades

6 min read

So, it seems not only has the world gone mad, but now we can crowdfund it to happen.

Sport

Sport

Israel Folau Pauses Fundraising Campaign After Raising $2 Million

1 min read

The Australian Christian Lobby is "hitting the pause button" on their Israel Folau fundraiser, giving no reason why they've suddenly stopped well short of the $3 million goal.

Politics

Politics

American Billionaires Want To Be Taxed More, Citing 'Moral Responsibility'

2 min read

A Facebook co-founder and a Disney heir are among a group of 19 wealthy Americans who want to pay more tax.

Career

Career

A Couple Who Paid Off Their $192K Debt Swear By The 'Cash Envelope System'

2 min read

Amanda and her husband Josh say they paid off their combined debts in three-and-a-half years and attribute it to the trick that helped them curb their unnecessary spending.

National

National

People Are More Likely To Return A Wallet With Cash In It: Study

2 min read

Would you return a lost wallet?

World

World

Teenager Allegedly Killed Her 'Best Friend' On Promise Of Million-Dollar Payout

1 min read

A teenager is accused of murdering her best friend after a man she met online promised her millions of dollars in exchange for photos of the act.

Career

Career

The Barefoot Investor Shuts Down A Man Who Called His Financial Advice 'Irresponsible'

4 min read

There's a group of loyal Aussies who worship at the altar of 'Barefoot Investor' Scott Pape, running around with cards marked 'splurge' and putting their money into neatly defined buckets.

World

World

Bar Bills Customer $16 For 'Touching Testicles'

1 min read

A receipt from a bar in Spain has attracted some attention after a patron was charged for a very unusual item.

News

News

Aussies Urged To Check Super Before July 1 Shake-Up

3 min read

New super reforms will come in on July 1, but many people know nothing about it -- or how it will affect them.

Jim Stanford

Jim Stanford

Making It Easier To Borrow Money Won't Ease One Of The Worst Debt Burdens In The World

5 min read

Just how strong is Australia’s economy really?

Updated

Updated

$1 Million Reward Over Murdered 16-Year-Old Girl

1 min read

Lee Ellen Stace was just 16 when she vanished.

National

National

High-Flying Hacks: How To Accrue Frequent Flyer Points Fast

4 min read

For those who fly a lot, it's easy to rack up frequent flyer points. But what about the more casual flyer? 

Celebrity

Celebrity

Jay-Z Is The First Rapper To Become A Billionaire

2 min read

He's got 99 problems but his bank account ain't one.

World

World

MacKenzie Bezos Will Donate Half Of $36 Billion Fortune To Charity

2 min read

MacKenzie Bezos, the former wife of Amazon.com Inc Chief Executive Officer Jeff Bezos, pledged on Tuesday to give half of her $36 billion fortune to charity.

Life

Life

The Surprising Ways Being Single Is Costing You Thousands Of Dollars A Year

3 min read

Despite lots of young people being happy to fly solo, there is a downside to that single status: your bank account. 

National

National

Gold Nugget Worth $100,000 Found In Shock Discovery

1 min read

One lucky person has struck gold.

Jim Stanford

Jim Stanford

Why Cutting Interest Rates Won't Juice The Economy

5 min read

The Reserve Bank of Australia issued its latest interest rate decision this week.

National

National

The Irresponsible Spelling Mistake On The New $50 Note

1 min read

Is there a typo on the new $50 bill? You can bet your bottom dollar there is.

The Project

The Project

All Hail Rock Band Queen, Who Are Now Richer Than The Actual Queen

1 min read

Step aside, Liz, there’s a richer Queen in town.

World

World

More Than $40K In Cash Fell Off A Truck, Now Cops Want It Back

1 min read

What are the odds of a cardboard box, stuffed full of cash, falling off a truck just metres ahead of you?

Cassandra Goldie

Cassandra Goldie

Why The Minimum Wage And Newstart Need To Be Lifted ASAP

4 min read

With Labor's election campaign focusing on wages, we're likely to hear "no one working full-time in Australia should live in poverty".

National

National

No-Work Wednesdays: The Company Eliminating Hump Day From The Working Week

2 min read

Hump-day. The bridge between the worst and best 48 hours of the working week. But how useful is it as a working day? One Australian app development company says not at all...

Kathy Parker

Kathy Parker

Australia Has No Business Helping Rebuild Notre Dame

6 min read

Like most people yesterday, I watched as flames engulfed the Notre Dame Cathedral, overcome with shock, disbelief, horror and helplessness.

Finance

Finance

The Simple Reason So Many People Are Leaving Sydney

2 min read

Sydney has long been considered one of the most beautiful cities on the planet.

News

News

'It Was So Fast': CEO Shares Story Of Becoming Homeless At 12 Years Old

1 min read

An Australian chief executive has told her shocking story of homelessness in a bid to to raise awareness of the growing problem across the country.

Life

Life

How To Save $16K A Year Without Really Noticing

2 min read

Simplifying your spending could actually be the key to saving big bucks this year.

National

National

Lucky Bloke Wins $46 Million After Accidentally Buying Two Lotto Tickets

1 min read

A particularly lucky man from Melbourne is almost $50 million richer after accidentally purchasing two winning Oz Lotto tickets.

Celebrity

Celebrity

'Guns Drawn' By FBI During Dramatic Hollywood Arrest

2 min read

Sources claim 'Desperate Housewives' star Felicity Huffman was arrested at her home by seven agents with guns drawn.

Celebrity

Celebrity

Video Shows Lori Loughlin's 'Influencer' Daughter 'Didn't Really Care About School'

1 min read

The young YouTuber managed to secure sponsored deals for her college experience despite her mother's alleged massive bribes to get her into the University of Southern California.

Crime

Crime

Bribery Scandal: Hollywood Stars Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman Arrested

2 min read

Actresses Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman were among 50 people indicted on Tuesday in a widespread bribery scandal.

News

News

Robber Returns Money After Seeing Victim's Account Balance

1 min read

A thief with a sense of shame sheepishly returned money to a woman he robbed after seeing that her bank balance was at zero.

World

World

Here's Why It Costs Less Than $85 To Have A Baby In Finland

2 min read

Finland is consistently ranked one of the best places to be a mum and praised for its low infant and mother mortality rates, paid maternity leave and healthcare and daycare systems.

Love

Love

Bride-To-Be Slammed By Guests For Refusing To Provide Food On Wedding Day

1 min read

A woman has been publicly shamed by her bridesmaid for choosing not to provide any food at her upcoming wedding.

World

World

YouTube Puts A Stop To 'Anti-Vaccine' Channels Earning Money

1 min read

YouTube channels that appear to push anti-vaccination agendas will no longer earn money from advertisements.

Ben Pobjie

Ben Pobjie

Millennial Slackers Have Got Muffin Going For Them If They Won't Work For Free

5 min read

Let me tell you a story.

Bella Westaway

Bella Westaway

Maybe Millennials Just Don’t Want To Work At Muffin Break

5 min read

I was 15 when I started doing unpaid work.

National

National

Concerns Aussie Households Will Be Shortchanged By Mortgage Broker Changes

5 min read

Mortgage brokers claim customers will pay more for their home loans if the government enacts a controversial change -- as they will be forced to pay a fee for the service that the big financial institutions used to bankroll.

National

National

More Aussies Getting 'Payday Loans' Due To Running Out Of Money Before Next Pay

3 min read

New figures show more debt-stressed home owners and renters are turning to "payday loans" from non-bank lenders.

Richard Holden

Richard Holden

Why We Should (Carefully) Consider Paying Kids To Learn

5 min read

Over the past 15 years, we’ve seen a decline in the performance of Australian school students on international tests.

News

News

Lottery Winner Claims Prize In Scream Mask

1 min read

A Jamaican man who won nearly AU$1.7 million, wore a Scream mask to hide his identity.

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

Former 'Million Dollar' Vogue Model Living On The Streets

2 min read

All the news you need to know this Wednesday.

Tech

Tech

Bizarre Case Of The Company That Can't Pay Its Customers Because Boss Died With Password

1 min read

The founder of a currency exchange in Canada who unexpectedly died last December appears to have taken the company's access to its encrypted funds with him. 

National

National

How The Banking Royal Commission Will Change Our Financial System

5 min read

So you're worried about the impact of the banking royal commission findings? We got experts to weigh in on what you should do.

World

World

China Is Legit Outing 'Deadbeats' Via An App

1 min read

China is developing a social credit system to help monitor the behaviour of it's 1.4 billion-odd citizens and it's now hit level insane. 

World

World

Reward Money Raised For Crime Information Will Be Donated To Kidnap Victim Jayme Closs

2 min read

Hormel Foods and its subsidiary said they will donate $25,000 ($AUD35,000) it had offered in reward money for information leading to Jayme Closs directly to the 13-year-old girl.

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

Shocking Moment A Car Hits A Baby In A Pram

2 min read

All the news you need to know this Friday.

National

National

Tigerair Flights Delayed And Cancelled During Pre-Australia Day Pilot Strike

1 min read

Thousands of passengers expected delays as they tried to set off on their Australia Day long weekend holidays a little early.

World

World

Italy To Pay Damages To Amanda Knox After Unfair Murder Trial

2 min read

Amanda Knox, who spent years in an Italian jail for the murder of fellow student Meredith Kercher, a crime she was eventually cleared of, did not receive a fair trial for a related charge.

National

National

Loud Sex Is A Bigger Problem Than Unpaid Rent For Young Australians

2 min read

A recent survey has revealed some of the issues facing young renters across Australia.

Love

Love

Yup, Aussie Weddings Are Getting More Expensive Every Year

3 min read

For Australian lovebirds, the cost of tying the knot is set to take an even higher toll on their bank balances.

Politics

Politics

Inquiry Underway As Loan Sharks Target Stressed 'Back-To-School' Parents

2 min read

Broke parents struggling to find the cash to send their kids back to school are being targeted by loan sharks.

Life

Life

Here's How To Finally Save Some Money Like A Proper Adult

3 min read

Too spendy? Yep, January can be a hell of a time for managing your money.

National

National

Petrol Pump Ploy: One In 20 Bowsers Short-Change Drivers

2 min read

Inspectors will be conducting an inspection into fuel pumps after some service stations were found to be short-changing consumers.

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

Parents Let Landlord Rape Daughter Instead Of Paying Rent

2 min read

All the news you need to know this Tuesday.

World

World

Cathay Pacific Accidentally Sells First Class Tickets For Cheap... Again

1 min read

They've done it again.

National

National

Outrage After Shop Refuses Mum Paying $10 In 50 Cent Coins

1 min read

A woman trying to buy bread and milk at a service station using $10 worth of 50 cent coins has aired her anger on Facebook after she was refused service.

World

World

Cathay Pacific Mistake Sees $22,000 Tickets Sold For Just $965

1 min read

It was a deal too good to be true, but in this rare case, it was 100 percent legitimate. 

National

National

Some Of The Worst New Year's Eve Disasters, Dramas And Disappointments

4 min read

For most, New Year's Eve is all friends, food and fireworks. 

Life

Life

Some Easy Hustles To Make Money On The Side

3 min read

There are plenty of options out there, you just need to know where to look.

World

World

George H.W. Bush Sponsored A Filipino Child Secretly For 10 Years

2 min read

A charity has revealed former US president George H.W. Bush funded the education and meals for a Filipino child. 

World

World

Parents Spend Billions On Adult Children, Helping With Groceries And Bills

2 min read

From Ashton Kutcher to Bill Gates, there's a growing list of notable figures who say they will not be leaving an inheritance for their children.