cost of living

Is Australia's cost of living spiralling out of control?- Pete Wargent

I’ve heard it said fairly often over the last few years that the cost of living in Australia is a “dead set joke”. We’ve certainly become a high cost country, although having visited Britain over the past month I can attest that the costs of some goods are worse elsewhere. Is the cost of living…

Rising cost of living & consumer insecurity hurts in more ways than one

Pulling in the purse strings has become the way of life for many Australian households these days. Continuing global economic uncertainty and a less than stellar housing market have consumers feeling insecure about their own financial stability. Then there’s the rising cost of living; with utilities, groceries and petrol all gnawing a sizeable hole in…