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Money can't buy happiness – or can it?
Opinion
Opinion

Money can't buy happiness – or can it?

If we really believe money can’t buy happiness, why do so many people buy lottery tickets?

  • by Paul Benson

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The 'money story' you learn from parents shapes your financial future
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Opinion

The 'money story' you learn from parents shapes your financial future

What money story did you learn from your parents and how does that differ to your money story as an adult?

  • by Melissa Browne
The pay rise that would tempt professional freelancers back to the 9-5
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The pay rise that would tempt professional freelancers back to the 9-5

Most professional freelancers would require a pay rise of at least $50,000 to consider giving up the freedom and flexibility of self-employment.

  • by Caitlin Fitzsimmons
Happiness at work trumps money for most Australians
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Analysis

Happiness at work trumps money for most Australians

What is more important to you at work: happiness or money? Or, why not both?

  • by Caitlin Fitzsimmons
Think you’re smart with money? This test will tell
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Opinion

Think you’re smart with money? This test will tell

For all the available advice on how to teach kids about money – and yes, from me too – there’s very little for parents who feel overwhelmed and at sea.

  • by Nicole Pedersen-McKinnon
'I paid my half in everything but I still get called a gold digger'
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Money psychology

'I paid my half in everything but I still get called a gold digger'

This label "gold-digger" has haunted my relationship. I've never done anything to prompt this judgment; my crime was merely that I was poorer than my partner.

  • by Jess Gately
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Meet Generation Careful: how Gen Z is saving hard and avoiding debt
Money psychology

Meet Generation Careful: how Gen Z is saving hard and avoiding debt

Australia is home to more than 4.5 million Generation Z, those born between 1995 and 2009. How are they shaping up financially?

  • by Sylvia Pennington
Money really does lead to a more satisfying life
Opinion
Opinion

Money really does lead to a more satisfying life

New research is certain to feed a long-running debate about the role that personal finances play in shaping subjective well-being.

  • by Justin Wolfers
Why having too much cash is a bad thing for your financial future
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Money psychology

Why having too much cash is a bad thing for your financial future

Can you have too much of a good thing when it comes to money? When it comes to cash, the answer is yes.

  • by Eric Roberge
The art of budgeting with a variable income
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Opinion

The art of budgeting with a variable income

I deeply envy people who live with the predictability and certainty of a fixed income.

  • by Georgina Dent
Why you shouldn't save your tax refund this year
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Opinion

Why you shouldn't save your tax refund this year

You might as well stick it under the nearest mattress, so low have deposit rates plunged.

  • by Nicole Pedersen-McKinnon