May 25, 2019 | 04:26 AM

Get Out of Debt


Debate: are credit cards worth the hassle?

Australia has a very high level of personal debt.


Get that credit rating up: Improving access to loans

Accessing credit relies on more than a lender simply assessing income and outgoings in order to see whether the borrower can keep up with repayments ? having a decent credit rating is also essential.


Why payday loans are not the answer

Studies show that requests for payday loans have shot up 20 times over during the last decade, and it's clearly becoming a big problem.


How families can avoid borrowing too much over winter

Some people experience the same financial pressures throughout the entire year. But for many households, winter is by far the most expensive time.


What are regulators doing about Australia's credit card crisis?

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) found earlier this month that over half a million Australians are in credit card arrears.


Australia: Personal debt capital of the world

It may not be a well-known fact, but Australians actually have one of the highest levels of personal debt anywhere in the developed world.


The debt pyramid: What to pay off first

Australia is in the middle of a silent debt crisis. Although studies show that well over a million Australian households are technically classified as "over-indebted", few people are aware of the scale of the problem.


Debt consolidation: a blessing or a curse?

Australian consumer debt is on the rise. While there are some advantages to the debt spikes, the high interest repayments are also getting increasingly difficult


Personal debt: How Australia was bitten by the bug

Find out how Australians have succumbed to personal debt in 2018 and how to avoid it.


Australians are saving more, but are more comfortable with debt

Australians know that adequate savings can help provide for a rainy day

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