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rental increases 6.6%

22 Jul 2021 10:16

Rental prices up 6.6% in just one year

Written by William Jolly

The weekly cost of renting across Australia has increased at its fastest rate since January 2009.

16 Jul 2021 13:28

Too much content: Aussies wasting hundreds on unused subscriptions each year

Written by William Jolly

Australians are wasting an average of almost $200 a year on unused subscriptions or memberships.

Will interest rates go negative

14 Jul 2021 11:03

Banks warned to ‘be prepared’ for negative interest rates. But will that ever happen?

Written by William Jolly

It’s not impossible for interest rates to fall even further, and a key regulator has warned the banks to prepare for rates below-zero.

Couple checking their business's EOY taxes

27 Nov 2020 11:32

Federal Budget announcement: small business assets write-off 2020

Written by Heonji Kim

The instant asset write-off scheme for COVID-19 is being extended. Find out everything you need to know about this scheme as a small business owner.

Woman working on a gig job from home during COVID-19 lockdowns

1 Oct 2020 14:25

Aussies turn to gig work during economic downturn

Written by Heonji Kim

Millions of Aussies have been financially impacted by COVID-19, but gig work has been helping many stay afloat during these difficult times.

28 Sep 2020 08:15

The History of Renewable Energy

Written by Matthew Keogh

A timeline that tracks the evolution of the five oldest and most popular renewable energy sources from their primitive use, to the 21st century.

18 Sep 2020 06:29

Money Transfer Hotspots Around the World

Written by Phillip Portman

Where are the world’s money transfer hotspots, and which countries are sending and receiving the most money? Is the COVID-19 pandemic expected to have any impact on money transfers?

woman calculating her bills

16 Sep 2020 11:03

One in ten people have deferred mortgage repayments, according to 2020 survey

Written by Eliza Buglar

The latest Financial Conscious Index from Compare the Market shows one in ten mortgage holders have deferred their payments. Find out what else FCI revealed.

Business man holding a gold medal.

15 Sep 2020 15:38

Older Millennials, younger Gen Xers are the most financially conscious in 2020

Written by Kenneth Young

Find out how your generation ranked in our annual quiz! Did the Baby Boomers beat those pesky Millennials?

a woman managing her finances at home using a laptop holding head in hands

9 Sep 2020 13:25

A pink recession: COVID-19’s impact on women’s finances

Written by James McCay

Average scores for women are lower than men’s on the Financial Consciousness Index. With women already facing a pink recession, COVID-19 is making things worse.