22 May 2019 - The FIRE Movement
FIRE stands for Financial Independence
Retire Early, a popular American movement that's starting to make waves in
Australia. The FIRE phenomenon began back in 1992 when Vicki Robin released her
book Your Money or Your Life. Since then, it has inspired many articles and
blogs around the world, including popular US blogs Financial Samurai and Mr.
Money Mustache. Let's take a look at the FIRE movement and see whether it can
help you move your retirement date forward.
20 May 2019 - Property Prices Across the Country
The property landscape continues to shift
across Australia, with recent price drops in Sydney bringing a significant
change to the top of the table. While the NSW capital has been the most
expensive city in Australia for a long time, Sydney has lost its top ranking to
the seaside paradise of Byron Bay. Property market firm Propertyology recently
identified the top 40 most expensive cities in Australia, with some locations
doing much better than others against a backdrop of sliding national prices.
15 May 2019 - Why you Should Double your Fruit & Veg Intake
Five portions of fruit and veg a day is the
recommended amount in many national guidelines, with some countries increasing
this amount to five veg and two fruit portions in a 24 hour period. According
to a new study led by Imperial College London, however, doubling the
recommended minimum to 10 portions could have a significant effect on reducing
heart disease and cancer. While five-a-day helps to reduce disease risk and is
a great first step, 7.8 million premature deaths could be prevented worldwide
each year if we double the amount of fruit and veg in our diet.
10 May 2019 - The Four Day Working Week
It might sound too good to be true, but
there may be a way to work less and increase productivity at the same time.
While most people around the world are working longer hours and getting
stressed out as a result, a number of forward-thinking companies and countries
have decided to go the other way. Switching to a four-day working week may
provide the ultimate work life balance, with studies looking into this
innovative new approach showing a more productive and happier workforce.
3 May 2019 - Rise of the Global Middle Class
The size of the global middle class is
increasing at a rapid rate, with a growing proportion of the world's population
neither rich nor poor. While the rich are undoubtedly getting richer, according
to some figures, over half the world's population has emerged from poverty to
enter the middle of the income distribution. For the first time since
agriculture-based civilization began 10,000 years ago, the global middle class
has become the majority.
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