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Written and accurate as at: 14 Jan 2019

Google Trends analyses the search topics and queries that are made in Google Search. Every year, Google takes this information and publishes it in a video format, ‘Google: Year in search’. The result is a visually impressive, and often emotive, showcase of the searches that shaped the year that was. From an Australian context, some of top searched personal finance topics and queries over the last 12 months were as follows:

  • Search topics: The royal commission; Australian dollar; mortgage loan; will and testament; income protection insurance; literacy; bitcoin; and, retirement.
  • Search queries: how much money do I need to retire; annuitant; non-concessional contributions cap; salary sacrifice; and, preservation age.

As you say goodbye to 2018 and hello to 2019, remember, “The past cannot be changed. The future is yet in your power.” (Unknown). Importantly, we can help you with this.