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10 Things to Know

DID YOU know that some Australians can receive up to $36,000 from the Federal Government just for staying in the workforce? You'll have to do more than just stay put in a job to qualify for the $4000-plus baby bonus, but it doesn't require much effort - or even a partner - to claim $1500 from the Federal Government for your super co-contribution. Most of the time, we know if a benefit is coming our way and some are automatically paid to those who qualify. But sometimes we forget to apply for special benefits or we haven't noticed that the qualifying rules have changed. So here's a snapshot of some of the popular and lesser-known government benefits and who's entitled to them. You never know, there might be a nice big chunk of cake out there with your name on it! 1 IT PAYS TO BE GREY If you are aged 60 and not working full-time, chances are you'll qualify for the coveted Seniors Card, issued free by each state and territory government. The card enables holders to

BankWest 8% Regular Saver Account

Get Australia's highest savings interest rate. Save between $50 and $500 per month, with no withdrawals, and we'll reward you with 8% p.a. and no account fees! * 8%p.a. * No account fees * Link your Regular Saver to an eligible BankWest linked account As long as you deposit between $50 and $500 per calendar month and make no withdrawals, we'll pay you the highest savings interest rate in the country! Not only that, but the interest is calculated daily and paid monthly, so you can earn interest on your interest! On the anniversary of your account opening the balance of your Regular Saver account will be automatically swept to your linked account, for you to use as you wish. And then you can start saving for another year! Go to BankWest for more details.

pureprofile - make money everyday

Make money by browsing web sites or doing online surveys. What is pureprofile? pureprofile is an online service that sends you surveys and offers for products/services matched to your profile. You get paid to view offers and complete surveys. Your profile powers the great content you can choose to receive, bringing the best of the web to you. * Create your online profile and make money * Receive relevant, paid offers matched to your profile * Get paid to complete surveys Click Here to join.

ING Direct

One of the best online account you can have: Savings Maximiser * High variable interest rate of 6.00% pa * No bank fees ever * No minimum deposit * No minimum balance * No fixed term * 24 hour, 7 day customer service * Link to your external bank account * Security for your savings Term Deposits Available to personal account holders, there are no bank fees to pay (apart from the usual government charges). Plus, there's no minimum deposit needed to receive the high fixed interest rates. 30 day: 6.25% pa 90 day: 6.50% pa 180 day: 6.70% pa 1 year: 6.75% pa 2 year: 6.85% pa Rates as at 22 June 2007. See ING Direct for more information.

One of the best transaction account

Commonwealth Direct Investment Account What is a Commonwealth Direct Investment Account? The Commonwealth Direct Investment Account is the cash account for investors. With the convenience of electronic access and a cheque book, plus competitive interest rates, this Commonwealth Bank account can make your money work harder. How much do I need to open a Commonwealth Direct Investment Account? You will need a minimum of $5,000 to open your account, but after that there's no minimum for deposits or withdrawals. Features: * Interest calculated daily and paid quarterly. * No monthly account fee. * Electronic access to your funds 7 days a week: o NetBank o Telephone Banking o ATMs o EFTPOS * Cheque book option. * Access to your account by linking your existing Commonwealth Bank cards. * Access to CommSec's low Internet Preferred brokerage rates when you trade online at To benefit from Internet Preferred br

Make money by doing the online survey

Join the Your Voice Online Panel. By joining the panel you have the chance to win great prizes. Your Voice offers: A double reward scheme A quarterly prize draw valued at up to $15,999 E-points for every survey you complete Regular survey invitations on a range of topics An opportunity to express your opinion on topics and products you are interested in Plus, you automatically receive 20 e-points just by joining!* The best part is, you decide which surveys to participate in. You can also remove yourself from the panel at any time. Please Note: To Join, click here .

10% off everything at BP for 3 months

Apply by July 31, 2007 BP-Citibank MasterCard 10% off your petrol and everything else you buy at BP? for up to 3 months. 5% off your petrol and everything else you buy at BP? ongoing after 3 months 1% off everything else you buy anywhere 6.9%p.a. * for 6 months for all balances transferred $79 annual fee. $30 additional card. See for more details