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FinDem's 500th News Article

This is News article number 500 from FinDem following the launch of our website on 18 January 2002. At an average length of 150 words that’s 75,000 words - about the average length of a hardcover book. We have wandered over some broad territory in our theme of events and trends which relate to people moving through life. Some of the highlights have been the following:

First article was on the increase in the Sydney Harbour Bridge toll to $3 and comparing the increases to the CPI inflation rate from when the bridge was built in 1932. http://www.findem.com.au/news/displayArticle.php?id=1

100th article was about wage inflation and how this stealthily increases tax when governments do not index tax thresholds – otherwise known as bracket creep. http://www.findem.com.au/news/displayArticle.php?id=100 Following the interest in this article we developed a bracket creep calculator for all years from 1969/70 onwards. You can find it under Research Centre and Tax Calculators.

200th article was about 9 ways to increase your life expectancy http://www.findem.com.au/news/displayArticle.php?id=200 We have a calculator in Research Centre under Lifetimes Calculators where you can do lots of calculations about life expectancy – even you parents and grand parents.

300th article was about measuring national progress, comparing Australia to the rest of the world on GDP, education, employment and greenhouse gases. http://www.findem.com.au/news/displayArticle.php?id=300

400th article was about increases in bank fees revealing bank fees had risen 14.5%pa and credit card fees by 29% between 1998 and 2004. http://www.findem.com.au/news/displayArticle.php?id=400

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Posted Wednesday, 3 May 2006


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