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Australian Dog Instagram Accounts You Need to Follow

Instagram is all about hashtags and filters, right? Well, maybe in some circles. But when it comes to dog Instagram, we think that #nofilterneeded is more accurate. We’ve scoured Australian dog Instagram for the best furry content creators out there. And no matter whether they’re bona fide influencers with thousands of followers or unknown gems, …

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Why bank shareholders are set to reap more in dividends

Recognising the banks’ healthy capital positions, APRA in December relaxed its guidance on banks’ capping shareholder payouts at 50% of profits, a sharp turnaround from its position in April 2020 when it had asked banks to “seriously consider” suspending dividend payments as COVID-19 hit and lockdowns were enforced. As confidence has improved, bank shares too …

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Stream wars: Have Aussie investors turned off streaming platforms?

In the peak of the 2020 COVID-19 government-imposed lockdowns, streaming platforms provided some solace for millions of people confined to their homes. According to data from Roy Morgan, Australians in particular, consumed streaming services at an astonishing rate during this period. More than 17 million Australians were viewers of a subscription television service in an …

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Why Woolies shares are worth far less than they were last week

Woolworths shares fell more than 13% on market opening on Thursday and, at one stage, was down more than 15% during the day. No doubt, investors would have been distressed with their beloved share falling so heavily while others would have been scrambling to understand what happened. The reason the share price fell is that …

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Readytech ready to cash in as work and learning move online

Readytech (ASX:RDY) is a technology company that has developed software as a service (SaaS) solutions focused on education and employment. Its education products include student management and learning management systems. For the workforce, in addition to payroll, they cover workforce management which includes things like recruitment, rostering, and compliance as well as the increasingly relevant …

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How the rising value of your home can help you land a better rate

If you purchased a home in the last few years, chances are the property is worth a lot more today than when you bought it. In mid-2019, the median home value across Australia’s capital cities was $592,135. Today, that figure has soared to $715,100. It’s a 21% gain that goes straight to your home equity. …

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How older Aussies can cash in on their home equity in retirement

Most retired renters in Australia live in poverty, whereas very few retired homeowners suffer the same fate, according to a key finding of the federal government’s Retirement Income Review. Could there be a better argument for owning a fully paid-off family home in retirement? The review found that housing is an important component of voluntary …

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