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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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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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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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Calls to increase pensioner concessions and discounts

March 21, 2016 — Natasha Patch

As the cost of living rises, pensioner concessions and rebates are not keeping up.

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Renting vs buying your appliances

Oct. 29, 2015 — Matthew Steen

The short-term gain you make in renting an appliance could see you suffer long-term pain when it comes to your hip pocket.

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CHOICE presents South Australia Consumer Forum

Aug. 26, 2015 — Andy Kollmorgen

Cost of living pressures are especially acute in SA – CHOICE zeroes in on the most worrisome issues.

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