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Yahoo Finance's morning wrap for Friday

Free books, food delivery and tipping: it's all happening in finance this morning. (Images: Big W, Getty)

Good morning.

Markets: A spike in coronavirus cases had Asian and European markets spooked yesterday, but Wall St held steady overnight. Australian shares are expected to open slightly higher, with SPI200 futures up 0.21 per cent at 7am AEDT.

The Australian dollar was buying 67.25 US cents 7am AEDT this morning, up slighly from 67.16 US cents on market close on Thursday.

Don't wait until you submit your tax return to get your hands on a refund. If you're smart about how to use it, there is a way to get it every time you receive your pay. Our expert Nicole Pedersen-McKinnon explains how.

Climate change will hit our wallets. Reserve Bank governor Philip Lowe has warned of "profound" economic impacts from global warming, after a summer that's seen terrible bushfires and massive floods.

Do you want free Wiggles books? A popular department store is giving away a different title each week for the next month. Here are the details.

Tipping is not common in Australia, which most people are relieved about. But here's a hit list of countries where you will need to give a bit extra for service workers.

The use of food delivery services like Uber Eats and Deliveroo has doubled in just 18 months. Not surprisingly, millennials and generation Z have led the charge with over a quarter saying they use these apps.

Have a great weekend!

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