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Rolling lockdowns put economic recovery at risk

Rolling lockdowns put economic recovery at risk

With rolling lockdowns likely to be a continuing feature of life in the face of the highly contagious Delta variant, Australia’s “V-shaped” economic recovery is in jeopardy.

  • by John Collett

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Save, invest, spend: Yes, there’s an app for that

Save, invest, spend: Yes, there’s an app for that

From helping you save money to letting you spend cash you don’t even have yet, apps have changed how we view our personal finances.

  • by Tim Biggs
Rapid decline in financial adviser numbers sees fees rise

Rapid decline in financial adviser numbers sees fees rise

Adviser numbers could slump to just 13,000 by the end of 2023, down more than 50 per cent since 2018, as tougher educational standards bite.

  • by John Collett
Call for better protection for those who have travel plans cancelled

Call for better protection for those who have travel plans cancelled

Terms and conditions of travel providers, such as airlines and accommodation, are set by the businesses themselves. Consumer advocate Choice wants that to change.

  • by John Collett
Pandemic changes our money psychology

Pandemic changes our money psychology

The shift from cash to digital payments has accelerated as a result of COVID-19, as have other ways we interact with money.

  • by John Collett
Retirees flock to reverse mortgages to tap equity in their homes

Retirees flock to reverse mortgages to tap equity in their homes

For those looking to give up some of the equity in their home to top-up their retirement income, the government-backed Pension Loans Scheme could be the answer.

  • by John Collett
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I tracked every dollar I spent in 2020-21 and this is where it went
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Budgeting

I tracked every dollar I spent in 2020-21 and this is where it went

Every household is different but if you don’t think about your spending habits it is hard to plan for a successful financial future.

  • by Jessica Irvine
Need for speed, large mobile data plans: Are you paying too much?

Need for speed, large mobile data plans: Are you paying too much?

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission believes the average person needs only about 15GB of data on their mobile phone plan each month. Are you paying for data that you don’t use?

  • by Joel Gibson
Money with Jess: My best budgeting tips of all time...

Money with Jess: My best budgeting tips of all time...

Since early 2021, Jessica Irvine has been putting a weekly budget tip in her free Money with Jess newsletter. If you missed any of them, here they all are!

  • by Jessica Irvine
40 things I wish I knew about money before turning 40

40 things I wish I knew about money before turning 40

Experience is everything. Here are a few helpful hints if you are young to put you on the right path to financial freedom.

  • by Jessica Irvine
A six-step guide to a lower tax bill
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Income tax

A six-step guide to a lower tax bill

Here’s some actions you have less than two weeks to take that will make this past year far more lucrative.

  • by Nicole Pedersen-McKinnon