Personal finance

Category: Personal finance

Houshold spending

Why is household spending going up?

Talkback radio will have you believe Australia is in the grips of an affordability crisis. Interest rates keep rising and inflation is at 7.6%. ...
stock buyout

Why don’t stocks trade at their buyout price?

When a company announces they are being bought out by another company at an exact price, say $10 per share, often the share price ...
beer or wine

Is it time to switch to wine?

I love a good beer. I’ve got a soft spot for craft ales. Yes, I must confess, I’ve become a beer snob and it’s ...
myTax Accountant

Should I use myTax or an accountant?

If you’re an individual with a simple income from an employer and nothing to claim, you may decide to lodge your tax online through ...
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 ...