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Airlines gear up, but how much will it cost?
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Airlines gear up, but how much will it cost?

Domestic and international airlines are gearing up for a flood of tourists, as well as thousands of people that have not travelled to see their families in almost two years, when borders re-open.

  • by Emily Chantiri

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House price rises race ahead of units

House price rises race ahead of units

It is getting harder for apartment owners to upgrade to a house as the price gap widens, particularly in Sydney and Melbourne.

  • by John Collett
How to get your post-pandemic finances back on track

How to get your post-pandemic finances back on track

Four ways to avoid a financial crisis and set you on the right path to become debt free.

  • by Nicole Pedersen-McKinnon
Upgrade your phone plan, or risk falling behind
Opinion
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Upgrade your phone plan, or risk falling behind

Competition for your mobile phone plan dollar is intense. If you have not changed providers in the past two years, there are likely many better deals now available in the market. 

Clock ticks for planners yet to pass compulsory test

Clock ticks for planners yet to pass compulsory test

Financial advisers who have failed a compulsory knowledge test twice by the end of this year have been given until next October to pass. However, is that in consumers’ best interests?

  • by John Collett
Electricity prices are falling: time to switch and save

Electricity prices are falling: time to switch and save

If you have been on the same electricity plan for more than a year, chances are you can now save hundreds of dollars in a matter of minutes, simply by switching providers.

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Stamp duty crimps property listings, pushing up prices

Stamp duty crimps property listings, pushing up prices

An annual land tax instead of upfront stamp duty would see more properties come to market and help restrain rising prices.

  • by John Collett
Cold calls to hawk financial products outlawed

Cold calls to hawk financial products outlawed

New laws soon to come into effect will better protect consumers against unsolicited phone calls from those selling financial products.

  • by John Collett
Tangible benefits in obtaining professional financial advice

Tangible benefits in obtaining professional financial advice

Individuals who are in low socio-economic wealth bands – those that can least afford it – gain more from getting financial advice than those who are wealthy.

  • by Paul Benson
Thousands of bank customers seek financial hardship help as lockdowns bite

Thousands of bank customers seek financial hardship help as lockdowns bite

The number of bank customers granted financial hardship assistance has rocketed as lockdowns in NSW and Victoria see more people working reduced hours or stood down.

  • by John Collett
Buy now pay later benefits can be illusory
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Buy now pay later benefits can be illusory

Buy now pay later platforms are proving popular, particularly with younger consumers, but are their touted benefits over credit cards illusory?

  • by John Collett