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Christmas credit and rising utilities straining Australians

Feb. 7, 2018 — Tony Ibrahim

The number of calls to the national debt helpline reached a record high last year.

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We're buying debt quickly and it's a little dangerous: ABS

Sept. 15, 2017 — Tony Ibrahim

Research from the ABS reveals changing trends in housing costs, food expenses and more.

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Housing crisis a worry for three-out-of-four young Australians

Aug. 21, 2017 — Tony Ibrahim

Renters are struggling to make ends meet while first-time home owners face threatening rate rises.

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2017 Budget: winners and losers

May 9, 2017 — Daniel Graham

Turnbull and Morrison’s second Budget tackles health, education, housing and welfare.

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Budget 2017: Big penalties for businesses, bigger penalties for banks

May 9, 2017 — Tony Ibrahim

Reforms coming to the banking industry

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Budget 2017: Open data to drive competition in banking

May 9, 2017 — Tony Ibrahim

Increased competition to drive cheaper financial products.

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Budget 2017: getting your head around school funding

May 5, 2017 — Daniel Graham

The federal government has announced its 10-year school funding plan. But how will "Gonski 2.0" work?

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'We'll block Aussie shoppers,' warns eBay

April 19, 2017 — Tony Ibrahim

Online marketplace threatens to geoblock Australians if imported goods are hit with the GST.

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2017 Budget to tackle rental affordability

April 10, 2017 — Daniel Graham

10 April 2017

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Australians worry most about electricity bills, health care

April 3, 2017 — Tony Ibrahim

Survey findings follow an inquiry into electricity pricing and an average 4.8% increase in health insurance premiums

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Stop saving, start spending: MYEFO

Dec. 22, 2016 — Daniel Graham

Mid-year outlook says household borrowing will drive economic growth, but consumers aren't feeling the joy.

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One in four households struggling to get by

Nov. 17, 2016 — Daniel Graham

Our latest consumer survey reveals small gains, but many are still struggling with cost of living.

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Electricity costs still Aussie householders' biggest concern

Sept. 2, 2016 — Kate Browne

CHOICE Consumer Pulse measures Australian attitudes to the cost of living.

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Making the most of the end of the financial year

June 27, 2016 — Andy Kollmorgen

It's true you can save some money, but don't fall for the hype.

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2016 Federal Budget: surprises and oddities

May 3, 2016 — Erin Turner

It's not all super tax and school funding.

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