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Jessica Irvine is a senior economics writer with The Sydney Morning Herald.

6 things I’ve learnt since becoming a newbie sharemarket investor
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6 things I’ve learnt since becoming a newbie sharemarket investor

The thing that has surprised me most about direct share ownership is the sheer volume of paperwork involved. Like, actual paper, delivered via good old fashioned mail!

  • by Jessica Irvine

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Why COVID strengthens the case for abolishing stamp duty
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Why COVID strengthens the case for abolishing stamp duty

The pandemic and lockdowns have made people think about their ideal home but the cost of stamp duty is stopping many from moving.

  • by Jessica Irvine
How much super do you really need to retire? Not as much as you think
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How much super do you really need to retire? Not as much as you think

A good yardstick is that you should aim for a retirement income of about 70 per cent of your pre-retirement, after-tax income.

  • by Jessica Irvine
No, we don’t need to resuscitate JobKeeper to protect our economy
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No, we don’t need to resuscitate JobKeeper to protect our economy

JobKeeper was an invention made necessary by a highly uncertain moment in our history. This lockdown is different - and here’s why the new support payments for workers and businesses are appropriate.

  • by Jessica Irvine
The five-day office week is dead, long live the hybrid model, says productivity boss

The five-day office week is dead, long live the hybrid model, says productivity boss

After 18 months of COVID-induced Zoom calls, corporate Australia has no plans to force staff back to the office fulltime.

  • by Emma Koehn and Jessica Irvine
Slacking off working from home? The productivity tsar doesn’t think so
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Slacking off working from home? The productivity tsar doesn’t think so

Leading economists say an increase in the number of workers logging in from home is unlikely to harm the nation’s productivity, while also delivering a big overall boost to happiness.

  • by Jessica Irvine
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My verdict on the government’s new YourSuper comparison tool
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My verdict on the government’s new YourSuper comparison tool

Up to a quarter of the MySuper funds listed may not pass the soon-to-be-introduced performance test. It’s well worth a few minutes of your time to check how your fund is doing.

  • by Jessica Irvine
Why it’s not time to worry about rising interest rates yet
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Why it’s not time to worry about rising interest rates yet

The Reserve Bank is determined to wake up the inflation genie. But it’s not all bad news for Australians.

  • by Jessica Irvine
I tracked every dollar I spent in 2020-21 and this is where it went
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I tracked every dollar I spent in 2020-21 and this is where it went

Every household is different but if you don’t think about your spending habits it is hard to plan for a successful financial future.

  • by Jessica Irvine
Why the big drop in high school economics students is a crisis for us all
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Why the big drop in high school economics students is a crisis for us all

They might have been our future economists. Fewer of them could harm the nation’s decision-making - and its happiness.

  • by Jessica Irvine
Money with Jess: My best budgeting tips of all time...

Money with Jess: My best budgeting tips of all time...

Since early 2021, Jessica Irvine has been putting a weekly budget tip in her free Money with Jess newsletter. If you missed any of them, here they all are!

  • by Jessica Irvine