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

One million Aussies urged to join legal fight over ‘outrageous’ car loan practice

Australian motorists can sign up to take part in the biggest consumer class action in Australian legal history, with Westpac, ANZ, Macquarie, and St George i...

21 Sep 2023
Brooke Cooper

Tight labour market continues with unemployment steady at 3.7%

Australia’s unemployment rate was 3.7% in August, with 65,000 extra jobs and only 3,000 finding themselves without a job according to ABS data.

14 Sep 2023
Brooke Cooper

The difference between secured vs unsecured debt consolidation loans

Rolling all your debts into a single loan could save you thousands of dollars in interest and take some of the stress out of repaying them. But before you st...

05 Sep 2023
Brooke Cooper

When will interest rates go down?

An entirely new generation of borrowers have learnt a painful lesson in recent times, but the worst might be over. Prominent experts are forecasting interest...

01 Sep 2023
Brooke Cooper

How to get a self-employed home loan

There are countless benefits of being self-employed: The satisfaction of running your own ship being just one of them. However, w...

01 Sep 2023
Brooke Cooper

What is a redraw home loan and how does it work?

Do you want to make extra repayments on your home loan but worry about losing access to your spare cash? A redraw facility might ...

30 Aug 2023
Brooke Cooper

Climate change could heat up interest rates: Incoming RBA Governor

Climate change and the world’s attempts to mitigate its impacts could impact how the Reserve Bank of Australia considers interest rates, incoming RBA b...

30 Aug 2023
Brooke Cooper

World Cup, school holiday spending surge could pose rate conundrum for RBA

Australians flocked to shops and eateries in July, thanks in part to the FIFA Women's World Cup, helping retail turnover recover from its previous slump.

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28 Aug 2023
Brooke Cooper

What is a Green Home Loan?

There are plenty of benefits to owning an energy efficient home, and the potential to access a cheaper green home loan is one of them.

31 Jul 2023
Brooke Cooper

Is it a good idea to get a loan for your wedding?

Newly engaged? Congratulations! There are hundreds of decisions couples make when it comes to wedding planning, and how to fund the big day is one of the big...

31 Jul 2023
Brooke Cooper

Personal loan and renovation loan: What’s the difference?

Pondering a major (or minor) home renovation, but don’t have cash to splash right now? There’s probably a loan for that.

26 Jul 2023
Brooke Cooper

Insurance providers to return $815m to customers: ASIC

The corporate regulator has slammed Australian insurance providers for failing to deliver on their price promises, costing customers hundreds of millions.

23 Jun 2023