Personal finance

Category: Personal finance

home loan repayments

How much extra will my home loan repayments be?

In Australia and abroad, we have become used to falling interest rates. Now that interest rates are heading back up again, it’s important to ...
Food shopping

Sharp rise in Living Cost Indexes (LCIs)

 The Selected Living Cost Indexes (LCIs) in Australia have risen sharply over the last 12 months (3.8%-4.9%). The sharpest LCI rise in a decade.  Living Cost ...
market crash

Financial markets are crashing, what should I do?

  If you have a share portfolio, you might not be sleeping very well as you watch billions disappear from the Australian Stock Exchange ...
online shopping

How can you guarantee safe shopping online?

A Current Affair has been made aware of an Australian shopping site Home Appliances Plus which has been accepting payment but not sending the products ...
bread

$31.65 for a loaf of bread baked at home

An article in the ABC demonstrates that whilst you may assume that baking bread at home is cheap, if you put a price on labour, a ...
strawberries

Offset inflation with better money habits

There is no denying that the cost of living for Australians is on the rise with inflation at 5.1%. But whilst we can’t control ...
prison

Prison! The consequence of failing to lodge tax returns and BAS

A Western Australian doctor, has been sentenced to seven months in jail for failing to lodge 18 income tax returns and business activity statements ...
champagne

What costs more than champagne and Chanel No.5 perfume? Ink!

At $8296 per litre, standard black HP ink for your home printer costs more than champagne, designer perfume and human blood according to Choice. ...
easter bunny

The cost and benefit of Easter

  Easter, Pascha or Resurrection Sunday is a ‘Christian festival and cultural holiday commemorating the resurrection of Jesus from the dead, described in the ...
accident insurance

Do I really need insurance?

For most of us, our human brain optimistically assumes bad things will happen to others but not to us. This survival wiring allows us ...