Los Angeles gas prices: Cost of a gallon drops for 57th day in a row

LOS ANGELES (CNS) — The average price of gasoline in Los Angeles County decreased Wednesday for the 57th consecutive day since hitting a record high back in June The price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in LA County was $5.429 on Wednesday. That was a drop of 2.9 cents from the day before … Read more

Rural ecovillage harvests timber from nearby forest, with houses made from recycled materials

In the Fryers Forest, around 50 kilometres south of Bendigo, one group of residents isn’t feeling the rising cost of living as hard as most. Hamish MacCallum is one of 30 people who live in a rural ecovillage, nestled in the forest in Fryerstown. Standing in the kitchen of the house he built himself, he proudly … Read more

Why skipping the dentist during COVID-19 could come back to bite us

Dentist Mark Hutton is rarely far from his patients. In the rural South Australian city of Mount Gambier, halfway between Adelaide and Melbourne, it’s not uncommon for the person whose teeth he is working on in the morning to be serving him coffee that afternoon. But he tries to keep his work and personal life … Read more

South Australians can soon buy their first home with low deposit on HomeStart loans

Owning a home could soon become a reality for more South Australians with a state-government backed lender lowering their minimum deposit requirements. Key points: The HomeStart graduate loan has dropped their minimum deposit from 3 per cent to 2 The scheme is available to South Australians with a Certificate III or higher qualification The lender is … Read more

Where Is The Worst State For U.S. Workers? – CNBC

Where Is The Worst State For U.S. Workers?  CNBC Companies have been fleeing to low-tax states. Here’s why that may be bad news for workers  CNBC View Full Coverage on Google News

Gravitas: India's RBI hikes key interest rates – WION

Gravitas: India’s RBI hikes key interest rates  WION India central bank raises key rate 50 bps as inflation seen staying elevated  CNBC India Raises Interest Rate to 5.4 Percent, in 3rd Hike Since May  The Epoch Times Will the latest RBI rate hike dampen the customer sentiments toward real estate investments?  Times of India With inflation expected to remain … Read more

As rents and mortgage repayments rise, is multi-generational living the secret to thriving in tough economic times?

Staring down the possibility of taking out a large mortgage to buy a house they could barely afford, Luke Saliba and his wife Claire Gooch decided to try something different. Instead, the young couple moved in with Claire’s mother Sylvia and took out a much smaller mortgage to renovate her house. “The idea of the … Read more

Cost of living pressures lead to food insecurity and fears of chronic health conditions

More Australians are now experiencing mild to moderate food insecurity due to the cost and unavailability of fruit and vegetables leading to ill health and pressures on charities, experts warn. Key points: Australia is experiencing mild to moderate food insecurity due to the rising costs of fruit and vegetables, an expert says One family says their grocery bill has … Read more

PM's plan to 'ease the pain' of fourth consecutive interest rate rise | 9 News Australia – 9 News Australia

PM’s plan to ‘ease the pain’ of fourth consecutive interest rate rise | 9 News Australia  9 News Australia Reserve Bank increases rates again, fourth within 4 months | 7NEWS  7NEWS Australia The Reserve Bank’s rationale behind fourth successive hike  ABC News View Full coverage on Google News

How the rising cost of living is squeezing budgets and changing lives across Australia

Tambikos Driss and his daughter Grace sleep all year round in the tropical heat of the Northern Territory, beside large industrial fans to save on power. The single father now limits the days he uses the washing machine, and has stopped cooking food in the oven to keep the bills down. “Last night I didn’t go … Read more