Money

Wed 11 Jul 2018

Sneaky trick in your power bill

Sneaky trick in your power bill

ENERGY providers have been slammed for a sneaky tactic means average Aussies pay as much as 20 per cent more on their bills.

If you own this common item, you’re rich

If you own this common item, you’re rich

FORGET yachts, sports cars and fur coats — the biggest sign you’re a high roller could actually be in your hands right now.

Why it’s time to talk tough with your bank

premium_icon Why it’s time to talk tough with your bank

A FEW simple steps could net you an instant interest rate drop on your home loan. It’s time to get on the phone with your bank — here’s a step-by-step guide to make...

WARNING: Be on the lookout for these dodgy phone calls

WARNING: Be on the lookout for these dodgy phone calls

Have you received a phone call like this?

Watchdog’s audit reveals electricity price gouging

premium_icon Watchdog’s audit reveals electricity price gouging

A radical overhaul of the ­energy market is being considered with the nation’s consumer watchdog finding prices would drop significantly if changes were made.

Mon 9 Jul 2018

Children’s bank accounts slug unsuspecting savers

Children’s bank accounts slug unsuspecting savers

NAVIGATING children’s bank accounts isn’t child’s play as many available products are littered with confusing terms and conditions.

Fri 6 Jul 2018

Weirdest ways to save thousands this year

premium_icon Weirdest ways to save thousands this year

Conscious uncoupling was not just the divorce of Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin, but also one of a bunch of unusual money saving hacks.

Weird things Aussies claim on tax

premium_icon Weird things Aussies claim on tax

From weekends away for stress relief to a Maltese terrier guard dog. Here are some of the bizarre expense claims from workers trying to maximise tax returns.

Thu 5 Jul 2018

Is this the end of the road for IGA?

Is this the end of the road for IGA?

IGA supermarkets are the centre of many suburbs and towns across Australia. But the way they operate might be their death knell.

BANK FAIL: She had to fly 800km for a replacement ATM card

premium_icon BANK FAIL: She had to fly 800km for a replacement ATM card

A lack of understanding of indigenous culture has led to banks blocking some customers from their money, with one woman forced to fly 800km for a new ATM card

Wed 4 Jul 2018

How ScoMo will inject $350m into NSW economy

premium_icon How ScoMo will inject $350m into NSW economy

Treasurer Scott Morrison will today announce a radical GST overhaul to ensure no state receives less than 75c for every dollar it raises.

$55m Powerball winner found

$55m Powerball winner found

WITH just seven days left to claim their prize, the mystery winner of a $55 million Powerball draw has finally come forward.

CQ coal mines boom as coal heads towards being top earner

premium_icon CQ coal mines boom as coal heads towards being top earner

LNP's politicians say 'it's time for Labor to end its war on coal'

Tue 3 Jul 2018

How rich are you really?

How rich are you really?

EVERYONE feels like they’re doing it tough but many don’t realise how good they’ve got it. So how much do most Australians earn?

Protect yourself from financial disaster

Protect yourself from financial disaster

YOUR next money scare may be here tomorrow, so it’s imperative you take these steps to make sure you’re ready for disaster, Kochie says.

‘When I get paid, I’ve spent $2000 in an hour’

premium_icon ‘When I get paid, I’ve spent $2000 in an hour’

ZOE Walsh is a shopaholic — but can’t help it. She’s one of many young Aussies who overspend. They have their reasons. And their ways of being money smart.

Mon 2 Jul 2018

$2k cash payment limit ‘justified’

$2k cash payment limit ‘justified’

INTRODUCING a $2000 limit on cash payments to crack down on dodgy operators “would be justified” even if it hurt ordinary Aussies.

How to finance the perfect renovation

How to finance the perfect renovation

AUSTRALIANS love renovating, but the right preparations need to be made to make sure you don’t do a demolition job on your bank account.

First home buyer delays expected

First home buyer delays expected

IT just got a little bit harder to get into your first home, with experts predicting wait times of three months to as much as seven months or more.

Cash advance: How to save $9000 in 90 days

Cash advance: How to save $9000 in 90 days

WITH statistics showing more than 60 per cent of people are living week to week, there are some simple ways to save money.

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