3 most common mistakes new college grads make with their money

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Racking up credit card debt Having credit card debt is never a good thing, but falling into the rabbit hole just as you begin your professional life can have lasting consequences. “Of course, that can hurt you down the road,” she said. “It can hurt your credit score because you may want to buy a house or buy another car, or something like that, and that can hurt … if you’re not good about making those payments.” Young people often find themselves in credit card debt when they’re trying to…

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Melbourne Knowledge Week to host the world’s best thinkers

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Melbourne Knowledge Week 2017 will bring many of the best thinkers in Melbourne and around the world together to lead conversations with Melburnians that will help shape the way the city evolves. ​Launching the program today, Lord Mayor Robert Doyle said it will focus on how Melbourne will continue to grow and lead the world in the areas that make Melbourne great: food, sport, health, urban design, technology and business. “We are bringing people together to drive conversation about how Melbourne is designing spaces, supporting industry and continuing to foster…

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Boot Camp 01 – Have Ideas and Make Them Happen

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Do you need to kickstart your arts career? Maybe you’ve been wondering how to transform your arts practice into a sustainable arts business? BOOTCAMP will give you the tools you need to take your big ideas from thoughts to real plans, real actions and real results. Sessions will be facilitated by leading arts and social entrepreneur Debby Maziarz and held over 2 day long workshops in May. Register your interest now by emailing your artist CV and a quick introduction to bec.cole@wyndham.vic.gov.au by Friday 21 April  This program is offered…

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Let’s shape our future together

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Community input is increasingly important as we move towards improving service delivery and how we connect with each other using digital technology. We want to know what’s important to the community to help shape Council services, now and into the future. Council is trialing a new initiative and some residents will be receiving a brochure or email with some more information. Find out more about the initiative or check the FAQs page Wyndham City now offers ratepayers the opportunity to receive payment notices via email with an incentive for those…

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Want to be a volunteer look no further

With National Volunteer Week just around the corner, Wyndham City is looking for people to take part in a rewarding program. 121 Transport connects volunteers with elderly and disabled residents who need help getting to and from appointments like medical check-ups, shopping trips and social activities. Wyndham City’s Family Friendly City Portfolio Holder, Cr Mia Shaw, said the program was one of many that provided people with an opportunity to give back to their community. “More than 12,000 people in Wyndham have made the leap to become volunteers, dedicating their…

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Tapping global talent to improve travel times

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The City of Melbourne and its partners today launched a global innovation challenge to find creative ways to improve people’s commutes and make travelling across our city a more enjoyable experience. ​The Resilient Melbourne Citymart Challenge invites problem solvers, entrepreneurs, technology developers and creative thinkers to submit their ideas for reducing transport congestion while also combatting social isolation. Lord Mayor Robert Doyle said the 100 Resilient Cities Network selected Melbourne as one of only four cities in the world to participate in the challenge. “The Rockefeller Foundation has given the…

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Village Roadshow Entertainment

Founded by the late Mr. Roc Kirby in 1954 in Melbourne, Australia with a drive-in cinema, Village Roadshow has been listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) since 1988. With the Company’s roots still based in Melbourne, few are aware of the breadth or the diversity of Village Roadshow’s entertainment and media assets. Today, Village Roadshow operates core businesses in Theme Parks, Film and DVD Distribution, Cinema Exhibition, Film Production and Marketing Solutions. While creating strong and diverse earnings streams, these businesses are complementary, targeting a similar customer demographic and…

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Creating stock images of ‘data’ and ‘bitcoin’ hard, OK?

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A few weeks ago, I was snarky about stock imagery on the internet. I was looking for photos of “people coding,” and the options were decidedly bad — think word clouds and whiteboards. But how would I go about translating such an ephemeral idea into visual form? Honestly, I had no idea. Stock imagery has played a significant role in developing the visual language of technology. If you imagine all hackers wear black and hunch over green screens in dark rooms, that’s thanks to film and television to be sure,…

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Grain Audio OEHP On-Ear Headphones, Save 25%

You’re probably thinking that you know everything there is to know about the Rooftop Concert Series You’re saying to yourself, it started in 1986 and was on for 9 seasons and starred Andy Griffith. Just because you can do something, should you? Samsung thinks so. Its second experimentally screened phone taps into its hardware R&D and production clout to offer something not many other companies. WHAT DO YOU WANT FROM THIS CONCERT? The Rooftop Concert Series began in 2010 when four Provo residents (Sarah Wiley, C. Jane Kendrick, Mindy Gledhill,…

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Bill Gates: There should be a ‘robot tax’ on the machines that take your jobs

Automation is part of the future, and Bill Gates is already thinking about what that means for our government. The billionaire Microsoft founder philosophized about the future of automation in an interview with Quartz. Robots are coming for lots of jobs, he said, and wouldn’t it be fair if they paid taxes, too? “Right now if a human worker does, you know, $50,000 worth of work in a factory, that income is taxed. If a robot comes in to do the same thing, you’d think that we’d tax the robot…

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