100,000 quit financial advice as fees jump another 8pc

100,000 quit financial advice as fees jump another 8pc

Instead of increasingly expensive professional advice, many consumers have turned to unregulated advice by following investing and finance influencers, or “finfluencers”, on digital platforms such as TikTok, YouTube and Instagram. About 5 per cent of Australians receive all of their financial advice from social media, according to the Australian Securities …

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Society wedding unites Sydney’s powerful dynasties

Society wedding unites Sydney’s powerful dynasties

Heiress and actress Nicola Peltz and Brooklyn Beckham, the son of David and Victoria Beckham (aka Posh Spice).Credit:German Larkin/British Vogue The wedding of Brooklyn Beckham and billionaire heiress Nicola Peltz last week marked the union of two powerful dynasties from either side of the pond. Brooklyn, 23, is the eldest …

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When Vernie plays video games in Melbourne, his fans around the world watch. He’s part of a rising trend

A young man wearing headphones and a hoody

Most nights, when Vernie “BlueRukus” Valentos boots up the PlayStation in his home in Western Melbourne, he’s joined by a few dozen online spectators who have gathered to chat and watch him play. They come from all over, teenagers and the middle-aged, and have been doing so for years. For the 28-year-old, they …

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