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  • 1 in 3 Australians with pre-existing medical conditions experience disruptions to their holiday
  • 1 in 5 Aussies experience work-related insomnia
  • 2 in 5 Boomers aren’t confident of a comfortable retirement as FCI score worsens
  • 2019 Federal Budget wins for healthcare in Australia
  • 2019’s warmer winter may still hurt your hip pocket
  • 29% of Aussies with health insurance value their extras the most, with dental services the most claimed service 
  • 3 in 4 parents support easing of health cover restrictions to keep kids on their policies longer
  • 30,000 additional places available under grants for eligible first home buyers, single parents
  • 51% of households not reducing energy usage in shutdown – even though 84% expect bigger bills
  • 58% of young adults drew from the ‘bank of mum and dad’ when travelling – and most don’t repay their parents in full
  • 7.5 million Aussies are struggling financially – 2 million more than last year
  • 79% of Aussies with health cover have bought Bronze Plus or higher
  • 8 innovative smart home security ideas to help protect your property
  • 92% of energy consumers still confused by Default Market Offers
  • A holiday treat for motorists: Petrol prices in Australia dropped across most cities over Christmas
  • A pink recession: COVID-19’s impact on women’s finances
  • AEMC passes revamped plan to charge solar owners for exporting power
  • AER announces rules to protect energy customers who struggle during lockdown
  • Afterpay? More like ‘forget pay’ as Aussies struggle to remember their BNPL repayments
  • Airlines opening additional domestic routes with focus on Aussie holidays
  • Almost half of Queenslanders would fail the test for financial literacy and health
  • APRA might have made it harder to get a new home loan
  • APRA’s review of the home loan approval process to make mortgage applications easier
  • Are Australians getting safer on the road?
  • Are kit homes a solution to Australia’s housing affordability crisis?
  • Are shopper dockets and ‘old-school’ fuel discounts a popular method for dealing with high petrol prices?
  • Are you missing out on your Medicare rebates?
  • Are you storm ready? 3 in 4 homeowners don’t have an emergency plan
  • Assisted births for first-time mothers on the rise
  • Aussies improve their credit scores since the pandemic’s arrival
  • Australia’s health care system among the best in the world
  • Australia’s obesity ranking remains high, quarantine worsens habits
  • Australians still travelling without insurance because of medical conditions
  • Banks warned to ‘be prepared’ for negative interest rates. But will that ever happen?
  • Be prepared: Top home loan tips, plus traps to avoid
  • Brexit’s impact on Australia is a moving target for currency values
  • Bupa boss says health funds need to further incentivise young people
  • Caesarean sections on the rise – especially for those with private health
  • Calls for changes to travel insurance for mental health conditions
  • Christmas thefts: Does insurance cover your stolen packages & presents?
  • Comparing electricity plans in the ACT just got easier
  • Could you afford the next cash rate increase? Property experts think it will happen soon
  • COVID-19 customer support: which industries performed the best?
  • COVID-19 electricity demand in Australia falls, but slower than global average
  • COVID-proof holiday ideas that don’t involve banana bread
  • Crackdown on Aussies using credit cards for gambling
  • Cruise bookings still in demand as overseas travel to and from Australia falls
  • Deadly driver distractions: 78% of drivers admit to multi-tasking behind the wheel – with eating and drinking the most common disruption
  • Dental costs & COVID-19: ‘Perfect storm’ for Aussies’ teeth
  • Dental tourism: would you fly overseas for your teeth?
  • Digital wallets: The shopping technology revolutionising our spending
  • Driving less? Save more on your car insurance with this Simples check
  • Electric cars remain ‘unaffordable’ for the average Australian despite government incentives
  • Energy efficiency could save Australians billions of dollars
  • Family comes first: Half of Aussies value family over their property, job and even life
  • Fancy a getaway out of the norm? Here are some novel ways to travel Australia
  • Fintech leader Compare the Market appoints Emma Alberici
  • Flu season in Australia well underway with 70,000 cases reported
  • Frequent Flyer and travel reward points – are they worth the hype?
  • Further energy bill assistance announced for NSW families impacted by COVID-19 pandemic
  • Game-changing certification could slash new home energy costs by over 75%
  • Generation Zed’s financial outlook worse as they fall on the FCI scale
  • Government guarantees supporting 10% of all first home buyers
  • Gridlock woes: 54% of motorists in our cities feel less safe on roads due to traffic, and blame population growth
  • Half of Aussie mortgagors have no will – but where does that leave your assets?
  • Heart over head: Nearly half of Aussies prioritise their partner’s health and wellbeing over their own
  • Hello Possums! Dame Edna rescues meerkats in a classic case of mistaken identity
  • Hip-pocket hangover: Common accidents, illnesses and fees affecting schoolies
  • Hole-in-one champagne? Five weird insurance perks for your next holiday
  • Homeowners cautioned about ‘underinsurance’ when considering the HomeBuilder grant
  • House prices see nearly 20% annual growth in 2021
  • How 2020’s Default Market Offer affects your energy bill
  • How a 1,000km/h high-speed train could change life as we know it
  • How do public dental waiting lists compare nationwide?
  • How long are we waiting in our emergency departments?
  • How social media and apps are changing the way we spend our money
  • How the shape of sports cars has changed over a century
  • How to future proof your household budget the easy way
  • How to prevent digital business scams from crippling your company
  • How will climate change affect the property market?
  • How would major Aussie cities fare with drone deliveries?
  • How you park your car can impact your insurance premiums
  • Inflation hits 3.8% annually, but what does that mean?
  • Inner-city or outer suburbs: where can you afford to buy?
  • Insurance renewal notices are changing: How to use yours to save
  • International borders to re-open – what does that mean for Aussie tourism?
  • Into the future: Will car insurance cover flying cars?
  • Is your super fund underperforming? Don’t be fooled
  • It’s now easier to take advantage of new electricity rates
  • Key housing body calls for stamp duty to be scrapped
  • Kids mental health suffering: 1 in 3 parents can’t afford treatment
  • Lack of competition and large mergers – does that mean higher prices?
  • Life insurance and genetic testing change: positive results no longer a barrier to cover
  • Lockdown finances: What are Australians searching for on Google?
  • Looking for a parking space? Parking congestion takes up 30% of all traffic
  • Low-income earners more likely to use emergency mental health services
  • Majority of Aussies back controversial plan to charge solar owners for exporting power
  • Majority of Australians don’t act on their insurance renewal notices – and it could be costing them
  • Medicare to cover a variety of eating disorders in 2019
  • Meerkats take the long way home, but will they ever get there?
  • Melbourne earthquake: Staying safe
  • Millennials’ concern for mental health is greatest compared to all age groups
  • Millions of Aussies working from home set to see their energy bills skyrocket
  • More Aussies feeling the weight of mortgage stress
  • More Aussies unsure if they’re on the best deal for their home loan, credit cards & more
  • More Australians headed overseas, but fewer get into trouble
  • More electric vehicles sold so far in 2021 than all of 2020
  • More in your pocket as the Medicare rebate freeze ‘thaws’
  • More than 460,000 Australians donated blood in 2017-18
  • Multiple sclerosis medication now on the PBS
  • Nearly 1 in 2 employees put organisations at risk of cyber attacks – medium-sized businesses worst offenders
  • Nearly 1 in 5 Australians suffer from hay fever
  • Nearly half of surveyed Aussies would use alternative therapies for pets
  • Need a spinal disc replacement? You no longer need Gold-tier cover.
  • New ATO measures to impact the sharing economy and ‘side hustlers’
  • New energy discounts offer an opportunity for over 2 in 5 Aussies
  • New financial laws are coming – here’s what they mean for you
  • New research reveals 1 in 2 Aussies have poor oral hygiene habits
  • NSW residents might save money thanks to renewal notice change
  • Older Millennials, younger Gen Xers are the most financially conscious in 2020
  • One in four parents say it’s safe for kids to have a pet at any age
  • One in ten people have deferred mortgage repayments, according to 2020 survey
  • Over 13 million Aussies without a financial backup plan or emergency savings
  • Over 70% of car owners won’t let younger people drive their car
  • Over 700,000 Australians could be paying the maximum possible price for electricity
  • Over a quarter of retirees lost more than $1,000 to credit card fraud
  • Petrol prices falling since last quarter
  • Practising bad plastic habits: 45% of Aussies have unsafely shared their credit card details
  • Pricey purebred? A mongrel mutt could save you money on insurance
  • Private elective surgeries back on track but public waiting list times set to grow
  • Private health insurers move to cover COVID-19 and pause changes to premium
  • Property values surge over 40% in certain school catchments
  • Public health waiting times for elective surgeries steadily rising
  • Qantas joins 46 airlines to trial IATA digital health pass for international travel
  • Quarantine flights to open between Australia and New Zealand
  • Queensland, New South Wales see spike in refinancing in 2021
  • RBA holds the cash rate again, but will it help cool house prices?
  • Recovery in sight? The outlook for travel and tourism post-COVID-19
  • Regional house prices lure Aussies from the big city
  • Rental prices up 6.6% in just one year
  • Report reveals households are at record levels of financial comfort despite pandemic
  • Research indicates common human foods could be lethal for pets
  • Rising mental health claims among young Australians
  • Rooftop solar customers offered better protection following sector overhaul
  • Safer streets could lead to insurance savings in lockdown
  • Shake up of the car industry: fixed car prices and guaranteed value plans
  • Ski lift passes in high demand despite COVID-19 second wave
  • Slash your electricity bills in lockdown
  • South Australians may be eligible for a free solar system under new pilot program
  • South-East Queensland motorists urged to find the cheapest way from A to B
  • Surprise mid-year price hike coming to Victoria amid energy market shake-up
  • Thailand tops lists for ‘travel trouble’ in 2018
  • The added cost of electricity usage in winter vs summer
  • The cost of smartphone entertainment is adding up for Aussies everywhere
  • The emergence of Buy Now, Pay Later explained
  • The most common cars for ridesharing revealed
  • The most popular 4WD models in Australia
  • The New Zealand travel bubble will close – what are your rights?
  • The Olympics are headed to Brisbane – what does this mean for house prices?
  • The supermarket tricks to get you spending more – and how to avoid them
  • The ultimate guide to student accommodation
  • The Victorian Default Offer has changed. Here’s what you need to know
  • There’s a 65% chance we’ll see more cyclones than average this storm season, BOM says
  • Three-quarters of Aussies unaware of cost changes during car insurance renewal
  • Time for a change: A quarter of Aussies have been with the same home and contents insurer for more than a decade
  • To Pay or Not to (After)pay? Paying for Travel with Buy Now, Pay Later
  • Too much content: Aussies wasting hundreds on unused subscriptions each year
  • Top 5 2019 Federal Budget wins that could put money back in your pocket
  • Travel scams deter 1 in 3 Aussies from going overseas
  • Vaccine Incentives: Are you on board to get ‘onboard’?
  • VDO electricity customers could see bills slashed in 2022
  • Victorian energy disconnections rise as pandemic rages on
  • Virtual realities are go: is XR the next big thing in tourism?
  • Weak Aussie dollar builds a strong case for international money transfers
  • What another cash rate hold means for you
  • What are green loans, and should you get one?
  • What are your responsibilities during a car recall?
  • What Europe’s accelerated fossil fuel ban means for Aussies
  • What’s the average cost of petrol in Australia?
  • What’s the future of hydrogen cars in Australia?
  • Which Aussies are stung by interest rate cuts?
  • Which recipes does lockdown have us searching for?
  • Why ‘fee-free’ money transfers aren’t always the cheapest
  • Why Brisbane buyers are kept in the dark over house prices
  • Will driverless vehicles make us more dangerous on the road?
  • Will electric vehicles ever be more cost effective than their petrol counterparts?
  • Worrisome wives tales: six sayings from your parents that are false
  • You can now get home and car insurance from an energy company… but is it a good idea?