Insights and Research

Woolworths offering $100 Christmas spread price drops

Woolworths offering $100 Christmas spread, price drops

The supermarket will offer customers budget Christmas menus and price drops in the lead-up to the festive season. Woolworths has announced its budget-friendly options for shoppers this Christmas, as Aussies battle rising grocery and living costs. The supermarket giant will be offering Christmas meal ideas, which it says can feed a family of eight for less…
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Shrinkflation The sneaky cost cutting tactic angering Aussies explained

Shrinkflation: The sneaky cost-cutting tactic angering Aussies explained

Companies hope consumers won’t notice the change immediately and, thus, avoid any potential backlash. As inflation continues to challenge global markets, a sneaky tactic is leaving many consumers unaware that they’re getting less bang for their buck. Enter “shrinkflation” – a term that’s been buzzing around finance circles and causing frustration among buyers and TikTokers alike. But even if…
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Aussie retirees forced into share houses as super runs out 'Pension doesn’t pay the rent'

Aussie retirees forced into share houses as super runs out: ‘Pension doesn’t pay the rent’

The amount of young students in share houses has fallen 20 per cent, while the number of people aged over 65 in share houses has gone up 93 per cent. As house prices soar again and finding a rental property becomes like finding gold, a huge change has come to how Aussies live. Amazing new data on households reveals…
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3 misconceptions you have about inflation

Inflation explained: What prices are going up and what’s coming down

The tightening rental market, spiralling electricity bills and rising petrol prices all have a part to play in how inflation is resisting the RBA’s offensive. Inflation is the nasty thorn in the side of all Australians right now and speaks to what we are all feeling: the cost of living is continuing to rise and interest rate hikes…
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How much the average Aussie your age has in savings

Surprising amount Aussies have in savings

The amount Aussies have saved has hit a record high, despite pressures from the rising cost of living and interest rate hikes. Ever wondered how much your mate has in their savings account? Well, new data is shedding light on just that. The average Aussie has $40,617 in their savings account, according to new data from Finder. That’s…
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First home buyers reveal huge amount Aussie parents gifted them

First-home buyers reveal huge amount Aussie parents gifted them

With property prices soaring, it can seem impossible to get onto the ladder without the ‘Bank of Mum and Dad’. As Aussie house prices skyrocket, more first-home buyers are turning to the ‘Bank of Mum and Dad’ to help get a foot onto the property ladder but not everyone is as fortunate. Aussies have revealed the exact…
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Taxation update Personal Income Tax Plan

6 tax tips to maximise next year’s refund

Start doing the groundwork for your 2023-24 tax return now. Millions of Aussies are in the middle of preparing this year’s tax return, so it might seem a little premature to be planning ahead for the 2023/24 tax year too. But, if you want to get the best possible tax refund next year, you need to start doing the groundwork…
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EnergyAustralia sued over ‘misleading’ prices

EnergyAustralia sued over ‘misleading’ prices

The 1.6 million Aussies who use EnergyAustralia may find they are owed money after the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) launched legal action against the energy juggernaut. The ACCC launched proceedings in the Federal Court against EnergyAustralia for allegedly breaching the Electricity Retail Code and the Australian Consumer Law when notifying its customers about impending price changes.…
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Homebuyers facing biggest problem since 1995

Homebuyers facing biggest problem since 1995

Homebuyers are facing major affordability issues. Housing affordability in Australia is now at its worst level in at least three decades, according to a new report. Households earning the median income can afford the smallest share of homes since 1995 – when records began. Households earning a median income of just over $105,000 could only afford 13…
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