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Australia has superior retirement, university loan and speeding penalty systems compared to the US, an American nutrition coach who spent a year in

by Kristeen Patch (2020-07-17)


Australia has superior retirement, university loan and speeding penalty systems compared to the US, an American nutrition coach who spent a year in Melbourne has claimed.

Emily Keefe, 25, moved from her hometown of Boston, Massachusetts to the beach-side suburb of St Kilda, Victoria in August 2018 to work as a school teacher. She returned to the US one year later when her visa expired.

In a resurfaced She was impressed by the system of loans for third-level education, which eases financial pressure on young graduates by pausing repayments until they earn more than than $46,620 AUD a year.

Ms Keefe also supported Australia's no-nonsense speeding policy which she said keeps drivers and pedestrians safer than the lax laws in place across much of the US. Scroll down for video Nutrition coach Emily Keefe, 25, who moved from Boston, Massachusetts to Melbourne, where she learned about Australia's superannuation and university loan schemesSuperannuation First, Ms Keefe praised Australia's superannuation scheme which sees employers contribute money on behalf of their staff into a dedicated account they cannot access until retirement. She called the American system - which relies on individuals opening their own retirement fund and companies providing an optional sponsored account - a 'hot mess express' that leaves millions struggling financially in their later years.'I get my normal pay cheque every week, and then I have my super - my retirement fund - that my employer puts money into every single week. I don't have to do a darn thing!' Ms Keefe said. 'Ten out of ten, Australia.' RELATED ARTICLES



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