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people working from the office

3 May 2022 09:52

Cost of returning to work could blow out family budget, research shows

Written by Phillip Portman

Rising fuel prices, CBD parking fees, tolls, public transport costs and even the daily takeaway coffee or lunch could outweigh the costs involved in working from home.

InflationMarch

27 Apr 2022 15:19

Cost of fuel, food and other household essentials soars in latest inflation data

Written by William Jolly

The latest Consumer Price Index (CPI) data shows a 2.1% overall increase in prices in the March 2022 quarter.

EasterPets

13 Apr 2022 12:26

Pet safety warning: don’t let Easter turn into a dog’s breakfast

Written by Phillip Portman, reviewed by Stephen Zeller

Families looking forward to an egg hunt this Easter are being urged to be extra careful with chocolate goodies around their pets.

2022election

11 Apr 2022 15:00

Federal Budget measures will not majorly impact how Aussies vote at the May election, new figures show

Written by William Jolly

Fresh off the back of last month’s Federal Budget and Opposition’s response, new data reveals most Australians still won’t be swayed by either at the polls next month.

Electric Scooter

7 Apr 2022 13:36

Sick of high fuel costs? You could save hundreds by switching to an eScooter

Written by William Jolly

Motorists spending a small fortune on petrol could save over a thousand dollars a year by switching to an eScooter, according to new research by Compare the Market.

beachfront

4 Apr 2022 11:24

Ocean views and big bedrooms the top ‘must-haves’ in Aussie dream homes

Written by Compare the Market

While some might be finding it tough to break into the property market right now, that hasn’t stopped Aussie property buyers dreaming about their perfect home.

top5budget

30 Mar 2022 10:46

Five key things in last night’s Federal Budget that could affect you

Written by William Jolly

To help bring you up to speed, Compare the Market has boiled down five of the key announcements that could impact your hip pocket this year.

Pet-friendly

25 Mar 2022 14:29

Pets a key lifestyle factor when choosing to buy a house

Written by William Jolly, reviewed by Stephen Zeller

Wannabe property-buyers aren’t just looking for themselves, but their pets as well, according to a new survey by Compare the Market.

Renters flood damage

21 Mar 2022 10:55

Why renters are more vulnerable to damage during floods

Written by William Jolly, reviewed by Stephen Zeller

Renters who had not insured their valuables could be particularly vulnerable to losses and damage caused by the flooding disaster, experts say.

Victorian couple reading high electricity bill

16 Mar 2022 10:50

Shock Victorian electricity increase predicted in new energy price proposal

Written by Phillip Portman

Some Victorians could soon be paying more for electricity, with the VDO tipped to increase from 1 July.

Health changes 2022

11 Mar 2022 11:26

Health insurance changes to be aware of in 2022

Written by William Jolly, reviewed by Anthony Fleming

Compare the Market’s health insurance expert Anthony Fleming shares his top tips to keep your hip pocket healthy this year.

Flooded cars

8 Mar 2022 15:57

What to do if your car has been flooded

Written by William Jolly, reviewed by Stephen Zeller

Following the devastating recent floods, Compare the Market is reminding car owners what they can do if they have suffered flood damage.