Monetary Policy Decision – Statement by Philip Lowe, RBA Governor, December 2017

Published: December 5, 2017

At its meeting today, the Board decided to leave the cash rate unchanged at 1.50 per cent. Conditions in the global economy have improved over 2017. Labour markets have tightened and further above-trend growth is expected in a number of advanced economies, although uncertainties remain. Growth in the Chinese economy continues to be supported by increased spending […]

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How to have a budget friendly holiday this summer

Published: November 30, 2017

Holidays usually equal good times, but they don’t have to equal big money.  Everyone loves saving a dollar or two, and one place it really pays to stretch your money further is on holidays. After all, the more cost effective your holidays are, the more of them you can afford to have! If you’re still […]

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How to deal with financial stress – nearly 1 in 3 affected

Published: November 30, 2017

See how financial stress is impacting people's physical and mental wellbeing, and what steps you could take to turn things around. Close to one in three Aussies is feeling the pinch financially, with money worries reportedly leading to sleep loss, conflicts in relationships, isolation, as well as a range of other things1. These were the […]

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Avoid a nasty case of holiday debt lag

Published: November 27, 2017

Enjoy a well-earned vacation without bringing home a mountain of high-interest debt. I do love a catchy new phrase, and this one made me laugh. "Debt lag" is a new one for me. It seems that as Chrissy approaches we plan a holiday, but don’t quite get around to saving for it. So some 2 million […]

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5 considerations before moving into a retirement village

Published: November 27, 2017

It's important you understand how retirement villages work and the type of costs you're likely to come across. Today, around 184,000 Australians call a retirement village home. And, with the country’s senior population only set to increase, the number of people wanting to live in a retirement village is predicted to more than double by […]

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Could our mortgage monster become the Christmas Grinch?

Published: November 14, 2017

The disappointing retail sales figures from the last quarter could be just the tip of the iceberg for those watching the retail sector heading into Christmas, reckons Dermot Ryan, AMP Capital’s Portfolio Manager – Australian Equities. But it’s not likely to be the so called “Amazon effect” of internet shopping, nor competition from fast fashion […]

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