Now to clear the festive debt

Published: January 12, 2018

Australians racked up an extra $29 billion in credit card debt over the festive season, and without early action plenty of people could still be paying off Christmas 2017 in 12 months’ time. Australian cardholders each notched up an average of $1,727 in holiday debt based on figures from comparison site Finder. The interest cost […]

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Strategies to make your resolutions stick

Published: January 7, 2018

Happy New Year! As we kick start 2018, you’ve probably made a few resolutions. It’s not a bad idea – simple lifestyle changes can improve our health and put valuable dollars back in our pocket. The trick however is to make your resolutions last the whole year, and that can call for a couple of […]

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Debunking 3 myths about listed infrastructure

Published: December 14, 2017

Did you know it takes 957 gallons of water to create a single Big Mac? Some 550 million Big Macs are consumed each year in the US alone. That’s a lot of water. But we simply wouldn’t have Big Macs without the infrastructure to filter and transport water to each part of the Big Mac […]

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Monetary Policy Decision – Statement by Philip Lowe, RBA Governor, December 2017

Published: December 5, 2017

At its meeting today, the Board decided to leave the cash rate unchanged at 1.50 per cent. Conditions in the global economy have improved over 2017. Labour markets have tightened and further above-trend growth is expected in a number of advanced economies, although uncertainties remain. Growth in the Chinese economy continues to be supported by increased spending […]

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How to have a budget friendly holiday this summer

Published: November 30, 2017

Holidays usually equal good times, but they don’t have to equal big money.  Everyone loves saving a dollar or two, and one place it really pays to stretch your money further is on holidays. After all, the more cost effective your holidays are, the more of them you can afford to have! If you’re still […]

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How to deal with financial stress – nearly 1 in 3 affected

Published: November 30, 2017

See how financial stress is impacting people's physical and mental wellbeing, and what steps you could take to turn things around. Close to one in three Aussies is feeling the pinch financially, with money worries reportedly leading to sleep loss, conflicts in relationships, isolation, as well as a range of other things1. These were the […]

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Avoid a nasty case of holiday debt lag

Published: November 27, 2017

Enjoy a well-earned vacation without bringing home a mountain of high-interest debt. I do love a catchy new phrase, and this one made me laugh. "Debt lag" is a new one for me. It seems that as Chrissy approaches we plan a holiday, but don’t quite get around to saving for it. So some 2 million […]

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