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Economy

Cashless Bushfire Crisis

Cashless Aussies are resorting to stealing and looting.

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Economy

Consumers Lease Dogs

Consumers are actually leasing dogs.

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Economy

Australia’s Christmas Debt

#Retail #Shopping #HeiseSays Australians have spent big on Christmas and gone into debt. References One in three Australians start 2020 with a ‘Christmas debt hangover’ https://www.news.com.au/finance/money/costs/one-in-three-australians-start-2020-with-a-christmas-debt-hangover/news-story/1bcd02b3c7a51da4a2204bbf5e47cb0a

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Economy

Consumer Confidence Falls

Consumer confidence has fallen.

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Economy

Discretionary Spending Falls

Discretionary spending has fallen and household saving is climbing. Looks like people are worried and getting prepared.

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Economy Recession Retail

Retail Recession Claims Bardot

The retail recession has claimed fashion brand Bardot, with potentially 800 jobs at risk.

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Economy Recession

Woolworths Underpaying Workers

#Woolworths #Economy #HeiseSays Woolworths has underpaid 5700 employees. Will we hear more stories as the retail recession growes? References https://www.news.com.au/finance/business/retail/woolworths-underpays-staff-300-million/news-story/20d62c31d3dec7f5157889453cfdbffc

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Economy

Is Australia in a Depression?

#Australia #Economy #Depression Let’s look at the numbers and see if Australia meets Keynes’ definition of a depression. References

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Political Commentary

Blaming Consumers for the Economy

#Economy #Recession #Consumption Consumers are being blamed for worsening economic conditions. But can people be blamed because while our costs of living have increased wage growth has been virtually non-existent? https://youtu.be/cjZK4gd9pSM References How a consumer go-slow and a pile of debt is killing the economy https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-09-08/economy-grinds-down-as-consumers-keep-their-wallets-shut/11487524?section=business

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Finance

The Interest-Free Fee Risk

#InterestFree #Debt #Retail People are being caught out with fees and transaction charges on Interest-Free retail purchases. https://youtu.be/aYI2aEJu9nw References Sydney man slugged with huge hidden fees in ‘buy now, pay later’ offer https://www.news.com.au/finance/money/costs/sydney-man-slugged-with-huge-hidden-fees-in-buy-now-pay-later-offer/news-story/2471cf40421b59ce0ae6bd793c4037c7