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Money magazine 3 mins read

In the December issue Money sets a path through the most pressing issue of our time: the cost-of-living crisis. Its annual Best of the Best awards identifies the hardest-working, most affordable financial products and services in order to actively save readers money and reduce their household bills. In this issue, Money also launches a new Scamwatch column to help weed out and educate people about the fast-moving world of fraud. 



This year Money again engaged its team of data analysts to identify the top performing yet most affordable services utilised by Australians. Based on this, we issued 105 coveted gold winner awards to companies whose products provide unsurpassable value for money or top tier returns. 

In this month’s cover story, you’ll find: 

  • The most competitive mobile phone and internet plans
  • The best income protection money can buy 
  • Superannuation funds with outstanding results
  • The highest-achieving banking products
  • The insurance products that will protect your most valuable assets
  • As well as the most innovative products on the market right now across a range of financial products and services

 In addition, we offer feature stories on:

  • The state of IPOs and all the factors that influence companies listing on the ASX
  • The evolution of open banking and how its convenience enhancing our lives
  • The true cost of a holiday home, including comparisons between renting for the holidays and buying a property to stay in combined with renting it out during the high season

The December issue also features: 

What if Australia doesn’t get enough immigrants?

We delve into the interconnected realities of immigration, population, labour and housing and why we need more workers if we are to sustain the lifestyles we currently enjoy.

Granny flat power

The housing shortfall is having major repercussions across the economic landscape. We investigate a proposed solution: backyard granny flats or studios and how homeowners can boost their cashflow by adding separate accommodation.

The real value of gifts

With Australians about to buy Christmas presents in droves and throw money at last-minute gifts, our behavioural economist, Phil Slade, looks into the research that identifies what is of true value to gift recipients.

Why December is break-up month

The stress is real. The silly season is prime time for financial and physical stress as well as family breakdowns. Columnist Susan Hely advises on a sensible approach to spending and protecting your relationship over the coming months.

Top stories from

Where to find the best term deposit rates

Should you cancel your credit card before taking out a mortgage? 

13 quirky investing terms you should know 

Five free streaming platforms 

The money apps that help you split the bill with mates 


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About Money magazine

Money empowers Australians to reach financial freedom.

Money has provided trustworthy, independent content and resources for budgeting, property, supernnuation, investments, financial planning, banking and insurance since 1999. Money helps readers from all walks of life to earn more, save more and make the most of their investments.

Money produces a monthly magazine, a weekly podcast, twice-weekly newsletters, the annual Best of the Best and Consumer Finance Awards, and uploads new website content daily.

Money is part of the Market Intelligence (MI) division of global group ISS STOXX.

About Rainmaker Group

The Rainmaker Group was founded in 1992 and has established a reputation as a leading financial services information company in Australia providing market intelligence, industry research, media and publishing, events and consulting services.

Rainmaker produces strategic, tactical, and analytical information about the financial services industry predominantly for superannuation funds, investment managers, financial planners and consumers.

The Rainmaker Group comprises: Rainmaker Information, Financial Standard, FS Aspire CPD, Industry Moves, FS Sustainability and Money magazine.

Rainmaker Group is owned by Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) and is part of its ISS Market Intelligence business.

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P. 02 8234 7514



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