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Google: Year in search 2021

Undoubtedly, 2021 (much like 2020) was a challenging year for many of us, both individually and collectively—again, due predominantly to the ongoing issues, and subsequent impact, of the COVID-19 pandemic.

With this in mind, when considering and reflecting on 2021 (in sections or as a whole), Google Trends can be somewhat useful. Here are some of the top searched personal finance-related queries in 2021 by Australians:

  • Interest rates, savings accounts, financial plans, cryptocurrency, life insurance, buy now pay later services, Age Pension assets test, salary packaging, Super Guarantee changes, super contributions tax, compound interest, house values, capital gains tax, stamp duty, refinancing debt, and tax deductions.

In this video, Google showcases some of the top searches (as a whole) globally that shaped 2021.

Published by WMP Financial Knowledge Centre January 18, 2022