Aussies spent more on TVs and sport in 2009

Tuesday 09 March 2010

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Australians spent a record amount on gyms, golf courses and sports courts last year, new research shows.

CommSec analysis of Bureau of Statistics figures reveals that people spent 4.8 per cent more on sporting and recreational services, the Herald Sun reported.

Meanwhile, spending on TVs and stereos increased as families took advantage of discounted prices. The figures show that spending on major durables for recreation and culture rose by 39.1 per cent last year.

Aussie spending habits may be of interest to anyone who decides to compare debit cards and credit cards.

The CommSec analysis found that people spent more on bikes, caravans, fishing and camping rather than splashing out on lavish holidays and hotels.

According to a recent poll for Westpac, almost half of all couples argue over money – and finance feuds are on the rise.

The poll found that one in five women do not completely trust their partner with shared finances.

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