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Top boosted interest rates for smart aussie savers

Top boosted interest rates for smart Aussie savers

Putting money away in savings continues to be a top priority for Aussies in 2021, with the latest figures revealing households saved an extra $8.6 billion a month over the 12 months to March 2021.*Getting a decent interest rate on your savings is key to boosting your stash, and the good news is that a handful of financial institutions have just made this task a whole lot easier by boosting savings account interest rates in recent weeks.MyState and AMP have increased their maximum savings rates to 1.20% p.a. and 1.25% p.a. respectively, while Virgin Money has launched its new Boost Saver account offering up to 1.20% p.a. when bundled with a Virgin Money Go spending accountThese accounts now have some of the best unrestricted ongoing savings rates on the market, alongside ING’s Savings Maximiser offering up to 1.35% p.a. and 86 400’s Save Account offering up to 1.20% p.a.So, if saving money is top of your financial priority list this year, here are some of the top savings and term deposit accounts on the market right now to help you to make the most of your savings.

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5 surprising things you can claim as tax deductions

5 surprising things you can claim as tax deductions

Whether you’re a tax-time veteran or approaching the EOFY as a newly-minted employee, you’ll want to get as much out of your tax return as possible. Knowing all the work-related expenses you can claim tax deductions on will help you in that mission. 

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Nt and tas least optimistic about the next 5 years of work

NT and Tas least optimistic about the next 5 years of work

Residents of the NT and Tasmania are the least optimistic about the next five years of work, according to a new survey from ADP Research Institute. The survey of more than 7,000 people living in the Asia Pacific region shows that around 30% of Tasmanians and Territorians are worried about the future of work.

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