10 pieces of personal finance news you need to know this week

Updated 09/12/2022
10 pieces of personal finance news you need to know this week

At least mangos are cheaper this summer.

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10 Pieces Of Personal Finance News You Need To Know This Week

Summer is here and with the end of 2023 in sight, it is going out with a bang.

Here are the curated highlights or rather (mostly) lowlights

😷 Time to break out those masks, the COVID surge is here – with the peak expected next week.

🏠 The RBA increased the cash rate to 3.1% this week – that's an extra $790 on a 25-year $600K (based on a loan starting at 1.99%) more than in April.

💸 Mortgage holders on the lowest fixed rates could find themselves with a 58.3% hike in their repayments.

🔋Australia's energy ministers have agreed on a new mechanism that will reward renewable technologies over fossil fuel investment.

🍫 REDcycle's collapse is even worse than first thought with 3000 tonnes of soft plastics found so far by the EPA.

🔌 Anthony Albanese's energy deal today could save low-to-middle income household's up to $230 a year.

💰The Australian Securities and Investment Commision (ASIC) has changed their guidance on self-managed super funds (SMSFs) – saying now that your balance is only one element to consider.

🔥Summer is definitely here with the current SA fire warning at catastrophic in the Mount Lofty Ranges.

🚣‍♀️ Whilst in another part of SA, the River Murray is flooding with water predicted to keep rising until the end of the month.

🥭 On the upside with inflation making almost everything more expensive – an excess mango crop means you could get a whole box for $10.

The bottom line

It's been a huge year and it shows no signs of letting us slow down yet.

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