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These Are the Top 5 Personal Finance Apps

elearning mobileHere are the latest apps to help you stay on top of your finances,

  1. Women’s Money Toolkit (free)
  2. Wally – Smart Personal Finance (free)
  3. Unsplurge (Free)
  4. The Trolley Saver app (free or $2.99 per year with extra features)
  5. My Prosperity (free or $15per month for premium service)

To learn how these apps help you manage your money smarter, visit


We Need More Gender Diversification in Top Finance Jobs

moneyThere aren’t enough women in Australia’s financial industry, particularly in top jobs, according to new research.

Recent research highlights that Australia’s top 100 companies employ about half the number of female chief financial officers than their international counterparts do.

There is still a gender disparity according to the new research. While women hold just as many jobs in the accounting and finance industry workforce as men, they aren’t holding the top positions.

According to research there were 6 female chief financial officers at Australia’s 100 biggest listed companies in February compared with 11 in the 100 largest companies globally.
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Are We Heading for 2008-Like World Crisis?

worldThere are major concerns that we are heading back into a 2008-esk global financial crisis, if we aren’t already there, so this article on is particularly interesting.

The good news is that experts’ answer to this is a resounding “no”, however the recent global financial market turmoil is more serious now with a number of issues fuelling concerns.

Volatility is being fuelled by the Eurozone crisis, the Federal Reserve “taper tantrum,” a possible Greek exit from the eurozone and decline of the Chinese market.

Find out more here.

Finance News You Need to Hear

dollarsIf you’re interested in a career in finance, you may want to start keeping abreast of financial news. Here’s what you should know today about global business and finance from

  1. The Australian dollar is down against the greenback with the Aus$ trading at 71.36 US cents, down from 72.20 US cents on Friday.
  2. The former Bank of England governor warns another financial crisis is coming soon and for certain.
  3. World economies agree to look beyond low interest rates and money printing to rescue the global economy.

For all 10 global economy updates go to:

Career Advice from Bill Gates

Bill Gates is once again the richest person in the world, and has donated billions of dollars to charity through the foundation he established with his wife Melinda.

As the most successful college dropout in the world, Bill Gates provides some career and life advice as he reaches the milestone of his 60th birthday.


In an interview with Playboy in 1994 Bill Gates said,

You have to be open-minded. Somebody could do it differently and still do it well.

You can’t have this bias that they need to do things the same way’

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E-Learning for Millenials Goes Mobile

elearning mobileThe growth in e-learning has spread to mobile phones, with the advent of the smart phone.

According to the latest “Global E-Learning Market Outlook (2015-2022)” report, global e-learning was estimated at  $ 165.36 billion in 2014 and is expected to grow to $243.8 billion by 2022.

Some of the factors that are contributing to this market growth are more flexible learning, lower costs, easier access, growth in number of internet users and growing access via mobile phones.

Although the United States are leading in sales of e-learning products, followed by Asia, Australia has also taken to this growing trend quickly with thousands of people opting for online training rather than traditional face to face education.

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Top Finance Chiefs Meet in Shanghai

beijingThe G20 Finance Chiefs are meeting in Shanghai, to discuss how a global recession can be averted.

According to economists from Citigroup, after 2-3 years of a relative calm in the global financial market, global growth is slipping and leaving financial markets vulnerable.

Analysts agree that China is a major source of instability, battling with slowing growth. Investors believe Beijing may be forced to slash the value of the Chinese yen, to boost exports.

On the discussion table will probably also be the decisions by major central banks to adopt policies that will push currencies lower.

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