Cost of living crisis means Australians aren't spending

Australian consumers continue to watch every dollar

- May 31, 2024 2 MIN READ

No wonder companies like JB Hi-Fi, Baby Bunting and Super Retail Group are warning investors of a slowdown in sales. April retail trade figures were really weak – up just 0.1 per cent for the month, or half what economists were expecting. It follows a fall of 0.4 per cent in March, so there are… Read more »

Australians are tightening their belts

Aussies continue to tighten their belts

- August 18, 2023 2 MIN READ

More signs that Australian consumers are locking down in the bunker. While official retail sales have been weak for a couple of months as higher loan repayments take cash out of pockets, a new Commonwealth Bank report shows consumers continued to tighten their belts in July, with spending growth declining nationally to just 1.3 per… Read more »

The real reason you're broke
Your Money

The real reason you’re broke

- February 22, 2022 3 MIN READ

Spoiler alert: the reason you’re broke is because you’re trying to be someone you’re not. By Georgie Koch It’s hard enough to keep your spending in check when all you’re trying to do is curb your own needs and wants, let alone when you make the dreadful mistake of trying to keep up with the… Read more »

Become CFO of your household
Your Life

How to be the CFO of your household

- February 22, 2022 3 MIN READ

Like it or not, you’re CFO of your household and you can apply some basic corporate principles to help you improve your financial position. Ever wondered what it would be like to control millions (or even billions) of dollars? For chief financial officers, it’s an everyday reality. The financial controllers of large companies spend their… Read more »