Tom keeps a keen eye on all things personal finance while completing his Bachelor of Communications in journalism at the University of Technology. When Tom's not writing up the financial news of the day, he keeps readers up to date with everything from savings accounts to credit cards and student saving tips. In his spare time he plots travel adventures, indulges his football addiction and tries to keep on top of his ever-growing reading list. You can find Tom tweeting from @TomasAKWatson.
Tuesday 17 April 2018
Aussies are sick of forking out for high household energy bills and they want the government to step in to help reduce them, the latest results from the YouGov Galaxy survey released yesterday show.
Friday 13 April 2018
Whether you’re heading down to the beach for an early morning swim or off on your Saturday morning bike ride, finding the space for a wallet or cash has been a constant bane for active Aussies - especially when many are keen to refuel with brekkie or a coffee.
Tuesday 03 April 2018
The Reserve Bank board has once again kept the the official cash rate on hold at a record low 1.50% following today’s meeting in Sydney.
Thursday 29 March 2018
The Reserve Bank board may be sitting down for its third meeting of 2018 on Tuesday just two days after April Fools, but there’s likely to be little in the way of surprises when it comes to a change in the official cash rate.
Wednesday 28 March 2018
Australians trying to get the best return on their money via a high interest savings account could be forgiven for feeling exasperated at the fluctuations among market leading offers in recent years, with AMP the latest bank to announce a bonus rate offer cut.
Friday 23 March 2018
Given the mountain of different providers and rates available when it comes to choosing a home loan, Aussie borrowers can be forgiven for finding it hard to pick the best option. But finding the right home loan could be the biggest financial decision you make - one that could mean the difference between tens of thousands of dollars in interest saved over the life of a loan.
Wednesday 14 March 2018
Parents, it’s time. Time to sit your kids down for the talk - the money talk that is. Whether it’s getting to grips with the concepts of goal setting and budgeting, or introducing practical financial products like savings accounts and debit cards, giving children access to financial knowledge and tools early on could prove crucial later in life.
Tuesday 13 March 2018
Victorian households may soon notice a difference on their regular energy bills under a new initiative from the State Government which would require retailers to display their best energy offers (as a dollar figure) on each bill.
Monday 12 March 2018
If there’s one annoyance that can truly unite commuters the world over, it’s Friday afternoon traffic. And according to new figures from car insurance giant Suncorp, there may be an even better reason for many Queenslanders to avoid the crawling traffic and endless horns on their drive home at the end of the week.
Friday 09 March 2018
Despite being enmeshed in a Banking Royal Commission and subject to a string of recent ASIC-enforced refunds, Australia’s big four banks may find some relief in the results of RGI Group’s most recent report which has revealed a customer shift away from digital-only challengers to traditional banking institutions.