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So, you’re on your own in the Real World, with the full time job and salary to match. You’ve got a decent credit history, you’re paying off your HECS debt and you want to know what else you can do to maximise your finances

You’re even starting to think about saving for retirement and maybe even buying a house one day. But how do you actually do all of that at the same time? Here are some tips for setting yourself up for financial success.

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If you want to earn more money, passive income is one of the best ways to do it. Earning money through a job or side hustle is great, but if you can set up a passive income stream that generates money even when you’re not actively working — well, that’s kind of the dream, isn’t it?

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There’s a statistic for everything, especially in investing. Writers and financial experts love to pick out minutiae from the markets and posit that they mean something BIG and EXPLOSIVE about the state of the economy — and now that you know it too, you have some sort of investing edge. (If you were paying attention to all of these posts, about a million different indicators flashed that a recession was “imminent” in the past few years, and, well.) If you want, you can get market information down to the second.

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Unless humans transform the economy in such a way that has “no documented historic precedent”, the earth will experience “worsening food shortages and wildfires, and a mass die-off of coral reefs as soon as 2040,” according to a report published Monday by the United Nation’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

And with a government hostile to any sort of climate change initiative, individuals are wondering what they can possibly do to help the planet.

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Read one article about personal finance and you know that compound interest is one of the most important reasons to start saving and investing early. Well, in theory. You’ve heard that if you start investing in your 20s, you’ll have a bajillion dollars more than you will if you start in your 30s. Or something like that.

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The current bull market’s longevity has people worried. It all has to end some time, and some economists are predicting a recession by the end of 2020. Assuming that holds true, that gives you around two years to get your finances in order. What should you be prioritising?