About the author

Brooke Cooper joined the InfoChoice Group in 2023. She previously wrote for the Motley Fool, covering topics such as share prices, companies, and IPOs. With interests in everyday finance and wealth, Brooke is passionate about educating Aussies - especially young adults - on all things money.


Brooke's latest articles

Brooke Cooper

RBA gearing up to hike rates tomorrow: Experts

The nation is on track to come to a halt twice tomorrow: Once for the 163rd running of the Melbourne Cup and once m...

06 Nov 2023
Brooke Cooper

Term deposit rate wrap, November 3th

If you’re in the market for a new term deposit facility, you might have found yourself in luck.

03 Nov 2023
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Rental income and tax: What Australian investors need to know

Buying a rental property can boost your income without stretching out your working week. However, property investors should be aware of the tax implications ...

01 Nov 2023
Brooke Cooper

CommBank hikes interest rates on certain credit cards

Australia’s largest bank has increased the interest rates charged to those carrying a balance on its credit c...

01 Nov 2023
Brooke Cooper

75% of Aussies plan to slash spending this Christmas as rate hike looms 

More Australian shoppers are setting their sights on a cheaper holiday season in 2023 amid data suggesting the Rese...

31 Oct 2023
Brooke Cooper

The benefits of overpaying your mortgage 

One way to shorten the timeframe of your 25 or 30-year mortgage is to make repayments above and beyond the minimums...

30 Oct 2023
Brooke Cooper

Renters beware: Vacancy rates crash to record low while prices soar

The supply of new rentals continued to decline amid roaring demand, driving prices skywards, a new report has found...

30 Oct 2023
Brooke Cooper

Electrification could reduce Australian households’ energy bills by $450 annually

Removing gas from the energy mix of Australian homes could save households $4.9 billion each year, or around $450 p...

26 Oct 2023
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Michele Bullock vows RBA ‘will not hesitate’ to hike interest rates 

Recently-crowned Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) governor Michele Bullock has promised the central bank’s boa...

25 Oct 2023
Brooke Cooper

Borrowing from an SMSF: Can SMSFs lend money?

One of the golden rules of SMSFs is that they must be run to benefit the retirement of those who own them. So, with t...

23 Oct 2023
Brooke Cooper

These banks and lenders altered home loan interest rates this week

There were plenty of home loan interest rate moves this week, with one mutual bank slashing variable rates by as much as 35 basis points.

20 Oct 2023
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Housing crisis solution? More than 650,000 properties suitable for granny flats

Hundreds of thousands of additional residences could be built across Melbourne, Sydney, and Brisbane if homeowners were to construct granny flats, new resear...

17 Oct 2023