CFA member Nicola Howell (PhD researcher, Melbourne Law School and Senior Lecturer at QUT) is researching the impact of financial difficulty assistance, bankruptcy and debt agreements on consumer debtors. A better understanding of how people experience the different options, and whether they improve the lives of debtors in the short and long term, can help…Read More Researching the impact of financial difficulty assistance: Request for participation
In late 2014, the Indigenous Consumer Assistance Network (ICAN) received a grant from the Ecstra Foundation to create Yarnin’ Money, a financial capability program wholly developed by and for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. In the 2014 grant round, Ecstra sought to fund projects that would: ‘work to improve the financial literacy and money…Read More ICAN launches Yarnin’ Money Report
The following is a guest post from Denise Boyd, winner of CFA’s inaugural prize for the most impressive piece of consumer advocacy or research presented during the Soapbox session at this year’s National Consumer Congress. If we think about memorable advertising slogans, and the campaigns behind them, what is it about them that made them effective? Dumb…Read More Inaugural CFA Soapbox Prizewinner – Watch Your Nuts!
Consumers easily able to compare cost of renting versus buying household goodsRead More New ‘Rent vs Buy’ calculator for consumers on ASIC’s MoneySmart website