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Monday 6 June 2016
Money

how to be a super broke university student and survive

Rhianne Conway
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For some unknown reason, baby boomers love joking that university students must live off 2 Minute Noodles and potatoes alone. We do a lot of the time, but I still don’t get why that’s classified as a joke. I don’t think living off noodles and potatoes is a great as it sounds ­– it probably…
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Wednesday 4 May 2016
Featured Opinion

it’s money, honey: how we gender financial security

Emma Hardy
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I was seated in a small, sunny room that smelled of dusty carpet. Across the table from me, looking at my upturned palms, was a man with a long beard and thinning hair around his temples. He traced a line along the meaty part of my palm, just below my fingers. ‘You’re not money-minded,’ he…
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Tuesday 3 May 2016
Featured

not superwomen: how government and employers can help close the superannuation gender divide

Helen Machalias
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With a gender superannuation gap of 46.6%, women often receive advice on how to improve our super balances. However, the fact that the average 60-year-old Australian woman would have to work an extra 25 years to retire with the same superannuation balance as her male equivalent suggests that women will have difficulty achieving financial security…
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Tuesday 24 June 2014
Column Sexuality

back to ba(sex): more money, more orgasms and vice versa

Sarah Iuliano
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Join Lip’s Sarah Iuliano for her new fortnightly column on all things, sex, sexuality, sexual health, and more!   Earn more money than your partner and you’ll have better sex: sounds too good to be true, right? A study by Time Money magazine of married couples aged 25 and over has found women who earn…
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Wednesday 25 September 2013
Featured

if i was a rich girl: superannuation for super women

Abra Pressler
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Superannuation isn’t something that most young people think about. It’s that little bit of money from our pay cheques that we can’t touch until we’re old. To those on casual rates, students, or those new to the workforce, accessing your super seems, and is, a long way away. But a new study by Deloitte suggests…
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Friday 15 March 2013
Featured Opinion

would you work 900 hours for free? the exploitative cycle of internships

Emmica Schlobohm
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Recently, I discovered a job posting on Gumtree for a Content Copy Writer Internship that ‘…will be full-time and inflexible (10am – 5:30pm, 5 days per week, 6 months), however, it is designed for those who already have some sort of qualification…’. Yep, that’s 900 hours of copy writing. I had to do a serious…
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Thursday 17 January 2013
Arts Books

Literature & Technology: what’s it really worth?

Raelke Grimmer
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Continuing on from my last column on whether or not writers should be paid for writing for the internet, this week I read an article about author Joe Simpson (Touching the Void), who decided to split from his publisher Random House over a dispute about ebook royalties. Random House were prepared to offer Simpson 25…
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Thursday 27 December 2012
Arts Books

literature & technology: should writers be paid for being published online?

Raelke Grimmer
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A debate which has been brewing for a long time flared up again recently: should writers expect to be paid for writing for publication on the internet? Online publications Mamamia and The Hoopla recently published pieces on why they don’t pay writers (Mamamia) and why they do (The Hoopla). The Mamamia article in particular seems…
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Wednesday 29 February 2012
Culture

love out loud: who pays on the first date?

Dunja Kay
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Some days ago, I was reading an article about truth in feminism (linked from Rachel Hills’ wonderful blog), and whether Hugo Schwyzer should be writing from a feminist perspective given his colourful past. It was a great piece and addressed feminism and egalitarianism in relationships, but it was pretty much the most trite point in…
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Wednesday 11 January 2012
Opinion

she works hard for the money

lip magazine
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Money has been around, in one form or another, for nigh on thousands of years. The Yen, the Euro, The Australian dollar, Vietnamese dong, the British Pound, the Turkish Lyra. Money does indeed make the world go around. What started out in ancient civilizations as bartering a sheep for, I don’t know, a potential wife…
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Sunday 27 November 2011
Culture

advice from ms lip: in limbo

Ms Lip
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Dear Ms Lip, I recently had to quit my job (the owners were abusive) and as uni doesn’t return til next March I am stuck in this weird unemployed, no uni limbo. I feel pretty down on myself and am not enjoying my time as much as I should. I worry about money and feel…
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Wednesday 26 October 2011
Culture Featured

love out loud: the maintained man

Dunja Kay
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Sometimes, I feel like giving myself a pat on the back for being such a feminist. I am such a feminist that not only do I not subscribe to traditional gender roles, but I reverse them. That’s right folks. My boyfriend is a kept man. Except that I never agreed to this. Aforementioned boyfriend got…
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Wednesday 12 January 2011
Culture Featured

The Old Fashioned Things We Do

Erin Stewart
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I’ve been thinking a lot recently about having a heterosexual, feminist relationship.  My boyfriend identifies himself as a feminist and I’m quite proud of that. It made me wonder how that might affect the practicalities of our relationship. I do believe that we have a ‘feminist relationship’ despite that we do navigate issues like ‘who…
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