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Fact: most people who deal with foreign currency aren’t finance experts. Why is all the information available online filled complicated jargon then? The Currency Shop Blog is an unbiased source of information written in plain English to take the guesswork out of foreign exchange. You’ve worked hard for your money. We’ll help you get the most out of it.

Currency Comparison Leads to More Carats

Six months after my wedding, I lost my wedding ring. Frantic to find a replacement, I contacted my jeweller, Kara from Kallure Jewellery, to see if she could help. Luckily she had kept all my details on file and soon with no hassle at all, I had a new ring.

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Donald and the US Dollar in 2017

Love him or hate him, he will be president come January 2017. We look at the likely impact on the Australian Dollar and its US counterpart.

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You Could Work Anywhere in the World, Starting Right Now

You Could Work Anywhere in the World, Starting Right Now

The explosion in freelancing, self-employment and the “gig economy” means being an international worker is just a click away. You don’t even need to shift in your seat.

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How to Choose the Best Travel Card for Your Next Trip

How to Choose the Best Travel Card for Your Next Trip

There have never been more choices when it comes to using a card on an overseas holiday. Unfortunately, with so many choices, it's hard to work out which is the best option. Here is a practical guide to the different types of travellers and which card is most useful.

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