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

‘It feels like winning the lottery’: confessions of a Sydney homeowner
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‘It feels like winning the lottery’: confessions of a Sydney homeowner

They are too ashamed to admit it, but is there any guiltier pleasure for property owners than a Saturday morning stickybeak at a neighbouring property for sale?

  • by Jessica Irvine

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Why I’ve decided to buy shares and how I intend to do it
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Why I’ve decided to buy shares and how I intend to do it

The Australian Securities Exchange says about 900,000 Aussies can be labelled as “intending investors” who plan to start investing in the next 12 months.

  • by Jessica Irvine
Reasons to be cheerful in our island economy
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Reasons to be cheerful in our island economy

For starters, we’re enjoying a local tourism boom and confidence in the economy is up - and rightly so.

  • by Jessica Irvine
Why shopping your mortgage is so daunting, but so important...
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Why shopping your mortgage is so daunting, but so important...

Government has stepped up to deliver shoppers meaningful price comparison websites on energy, private health insurance and, from July 1 this year, superannuation. Why not mortgages, too.

  • by Jessica Irvine
Fixing childcare would be a start on PM’s women problem
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Fixing childcare would be a start on PM’s women problem

A healthier economy? Happier families? More empowered women? The Morrison government can deliver all this with a massive injection of funding into childcare.

  • by Jessica Irvine
Saul Eslake has lost his platinum frequent flyer status but not his insight

Saul Eslake has lost his platinum frequent flyer status but not his insight

Saul Eslake, a favourite among economics journalists, is known for his long memory and ability to deliver an opinion on almost any topic.

  • by Jessica Irvine
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How low can super fees go? How new changes will affect what you pay
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How low can super fees go? How new changes will affect what you pay

Australians are paying, on average, about 1 per cent of their super fund balances in fees. However, mergers of underperforming funds could drive fees lower.

  • by Jessica Irvine
Australia’s carbon price is coming, one way or another
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Australia’s carbon price is coming, one way or another

The world is about to drag Australia kicking and screaming into a lower emissions future. The sooner we accept this, the less economically damaging it will be.

  • by Jessica Irvine
How to budget and save for a stress-free holiday
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How to budget and save for a stress-free holiday

As vaccinations roll out, we’re all being encouraged to get on the holiday spending bandwagon again.

  • by Jessica Irvine
Pull out your rags and riches again - our moment of equality is over
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Pull out your rags and riches again - our moment of equality is over

We had a chance to become a happier society, thanks to the pandemic. But we blew it.

  • by Jessica Irvine
Can spending money on your appearance really boost your income?
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Can spending money on your appearance really boost your income?

Research found below-average-looking females earn 12 per cent less than their above-average-looking peers.

  • by Jessica Irvine