So, the Reserve Bank has done the numbers and killed the Great Australian Dream: owning your home is no more lucrative than a lifetime of renting. Somehow, I doubt that will be the end of the matter - and nor should it be.
The Commonwealth Bank’s 5-year fixed home loan interest rate of 4.99 certainly hit the headlines when it was announced on Wednesday.
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A recent paper suggested renting a home is now cheaper than buying. But it's not that straightforward.
Real estate agents and developers see big opportunities in selling investment property to the growing ranks of those with their own funds.
Other industries such as construction and services could pick up the slack - but it's a big hole to fill.
When you take cash out from the hole in the wall, a little is still falling back into machine operators’ pockets.
With a fall in the dollar expected, the US and Europe are the places to invest.
Very rapid growth in the oldest age groups has huge consequences for age pension, health, aged care and disability support outlays in future years.
The government has looked into the financial advice industry, but to what effect?