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Since 2020, COVID and the cost of natural disasters including the worst fires and floods in living memory, have all had a massive and long lasting impact on our economy. IDEAS have put together a series of articles to help you to manage your money in these challenging times.

As interest rates, electricity bills and cost of living all continue to increase, Australians are facing an ever-worsening cost of living crisis. According to ACOSS, The federal government must step in to ease cost of living pressure after the number of people struggling to pay their energy bills has soared. 

This series aims to point people to services and supports and to help people live within their means with cost-cutting measures during this time of financial crisis. 

Financial help and ways to save money

Income Support Payments and concessions

Budget-friendly recipes

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