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James McCay

James is a devoted husband, father, and history buff. He studied Creative and Professional Writing at QUT, and is often buried in a book. He writes on a variety of topics, hoping to make a positive difference for readers through his writing.

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Stories by James McCay

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5 Jun 2024 12:24

Cost of Car Ownership Around The World

Written by James McCay

Compare the Market's 2024 car ownership index report ranks 26 nations to find which ones are the most expensive to own a car in, and which are the cheapest.

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23 May 2024 14:29

Pet Adoption Popularity

Written by James McCay

Compare the Market's latest survey finds out how many people in Australia, America and Canada adopt their pets, and how well behaved they are. Read the results.

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20 May 2024 10:24

Home Security Index 2024

Written by James McCay

Compare the Market analyses 19 countries to see which ones are most in need of increased home security, based on burglary rates and concerns about crime.

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20 May 2024 10:23

The Most Searched Cat and Dog Breeds in the World

Written by James McCay

Cats and dogs are the world's most popular pets, but what are the top breeds? We crunch the numbers to find most-searched cats and dog breeds across the globe.

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23 Apr 2024 11:31

Friends and Finances

Written by James McCay

With house prices so expensive, Compare the Market's latest survey explores how willing people would be to buy a home with friends and siblings.

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23 Apr 2024 11:30

Egg Freezing Popularity

Written by James McCay

Compare the Market ranks 25 countries for the search demand and costs of egg freezing. Which country is cheapest? See the results here.

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11 Mar 2024 14:24

Power Price Pain

Written by James McCay

Compare the Market analyses data for 20 different countries to see which ones are feeling the squeeze when it comes to electricity prices. See the results here.

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4 Mar 2024 14:58

Pet Car Travel Safety Survey

Written by James McCay

A new survey reveals that an average of 25% of pets in Australia, Canada and the USA that travel in cars are not kept secured. Read the full stats here.

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13 Feb 2024 15:24

Road Rage Report

Written by James McCay

A Compare the Market survey reveals the true prevalence of road rage, the top bad behaviours on the road, and the decline in civility. See the findings here.

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8 Feb 2024 17:24

The Wealth Gap Survey

Written by James McCay

Compare the Market examines financial change among the social classes, the impact upbringing and background has on financial habits, and home ownership stats.

21 Dec 2023 15:22

The best holiday road trips in the world

Written by James McCay

A road trip with friends or family is a classic recipe for holiday adventure. Join us as we take a look at 19 famous holiday road trips across the world.

14 Dec 2023 10:39

Most Googled Health Conditions

Written by James McCay

New data by Compare the Market finds the most searched health conditions in Google queries for 155 countries across the world. See the data here.

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