PocketDynamyte

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PocketDynamyte

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The biggest scam was they were 'awarded' the World Cup OVER Australia!

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As a slightly overweight and average looking female, I can say with confidence and experience that its easy to 'get a guy', and 'get them back'... even if you give them plenty of reasons to stay away. My experience taught me I don't have to put in the same effort as a male in order to have a thing going. Or maybe I just have awesome personality?

Anyways, dunno if it's a LOA thing instead or just the cycle of a modern day relationship.

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MrBallen isn't as popular as what he deserves.

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I've got my amazing partner on my left, and my dog on the right. I guess I'm shoving my partner into the zombie to make a clean getaway with my dog.

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Many teachers use their income to supply their students with things that the education system doesn't sufficiently fund. Some have second jobs due to the lack of pay. They also take work home with them and constantly work over time.

They go above and beyond for students at there own peril. This high burden on a teacher means they'll be forced to leave the job to maintain their health or financial stability for example, or they won't be able to continue going above and beyond for their students such as working overtime/outside of work hours or providing them with their supplies.

Teachers deserve fair compensation.

You should check out research and information on teacher salary and academic achievements in scandinavian countries.

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I know! It's mind blowing and an eye opener to what it's actually like. It's over 60 people per day, or about 1 person ever 25 minutes...

Too bad it didnt classify as 'news'.

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In 2020, over 21.5k people were murdered in the US. Since then, the rate has increased by 30%, equaling to more than 6k additional murders each year.

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I know a very similar story, they were told there shouldn't be any pain and maybe if it's their head. Consultation with a different OBGYN and they're booked in for surgery a week later!

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I didn't downvote you FYI. I downvote bad attitudes. Chances are I'm wrong and I have no issues admitting that.

But it also wouldn't surprise me if people wanted/demanded more - increasing demand yeah? People have been hoarding up on staples because seeing shelves empty started to become a normal thing - get it while you can. Like toilet paper, demand sky-rocketed because people stocked up and hoarded.

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I agree that people didn't want more expensive food.

But, they still want food.

With a decrease in supply or a disruption in supply issue creating a temporary decrease in supply, the demand for food remains the same - it hasnt changed. But the supply to meet that demand has changed, its lacking. So while it technically maybe it didn't increase, the supply/ability to meet that demand decreased - increasing the gap between customer demand for certain commodities and the ability to supply those commodities.

I'd consider the value of food to be one that doesnt change, people will still buy it (if they can) despite and increase in costs because people need to eat.

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Well, they won't be soon enough.

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PocketDynamyte

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3 months ago

Thanks so much!!! This is great to know!

Appreciate you sharing ๐Ÿ™

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You're 100% right.

Sorry I haven't explained properly - my bad.

Im not sure if Uber will be more or less take home money in comparison to a second job because the income earnt there it's at the higher tax rate. But youre right that its not less take home money overall.

I'm just trying to gauge options to what would be best financially so i can have something for a rainy day and get some savings going again. One thing im trying to understand for example is, would I be better off week by week or get stung at tax time if going with uber? On face value to this, an employed position seems better for me.

I know that tax is at the overall income amount earnt, and soul traders and partnership income is taxed with (in addition to) individual tax. I also may be misinformed, but I thought if you made super contributions each FY up to a certain amount, that it would reduce the overall tax paid? I haven't done this before so I'm not sure if this is cap or not.

I'm trying to understand and learn how improve my financial situation so sorry if this is basic stuff. I just have no clue about what's involved with uber, or what expectations to have regarding tax/super.

Sorry again, but I appreciate your feedback ๐Ÿ˜Š

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Thanks mate! I'll check it out!

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I should have included this in the above post - I currently have a job that I work on weekends.

A second job would mean more tax so less take home money. Uber driving is seen as a sole trader, so would this influence tax paid, or just mean more take home money now but have to pay it back at tax time? And could I get around this with additional superannuation contributions?

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There was a world wide creatine shortage several months ago but it has start to settle now, but I say the price increases will stay as the demand is high.

Manufacturers in different regions have also experienced a raw protein price increase, some exceeding a 300% price increase - a sting that is being passed down to the ultimate consumer.

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Sadly, this wouldn't surprise me.

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I'm not an economists or expert of any related fields, but I think it's more then just greed - not denying greed as a contributing factor though.

I imagine with the extreme climate conditions, there is a decrease in production and surely covid has impacted the supply chain too. Basic economic principles suggest that as supply decreases, demand increases and as demand increases, typically prices do too.

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Mine has too sadly.

A few weeks ago, i bumped into an old colleague who now works for a wholesaler. They said they hadn't increased their wholesale prices on certain products but the grocery store raised prices to capitalise on the price rises despite that product not being impacted.

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"The Index tracks the monthly international prices of these breadbasket staples. It averaged 138.0 points last month, down nearly two per cent from July, though 7.9 per cent above the value a year before."

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