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Why cashless payments can hurt your hip pocket

Why cashless payments can hurt your hip pocket

Shopping with a card or via an online platform is relatively pain-free, so vigilance is important.

  • by Melissa Browne

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Why 'open banking' is so important and what it means for you
Open banking

Why 'open banking' is so important and what it means for you

You could eventually save thousands of dollars each year on bank products, energy, telcos and insurance at the simple click of a button.

  • by Joel Gibson
Telcos need to do more to protect consumers signing up for phone plans: ACMA
Telecommunications

Telcos need to do more to protect consumers signing up for phone plans: ACMA

Some shoppers who purchased in-store from telcos were not asked a single question about their ability to pay for their phone plans.

  • by John Collett
What I learnt by tracking my spending for three months
Opinion
Money Makeover

What I learnt by tracking my spending for three months

While budgeting is not for everyone, it really is a great way to get on top of your personal finances.

  • by Jessica Irvine
How to avoid pitfalls when you decide to become your own boss
Jobs

How to avoid pitfalls when you decide to become your own boss

If you have lost your job or just decided you've had enough of your current position, self-employment can be a rewarding alternative.

  • by Paul Benson
How to get the best deal when buying a new car
Opinion
Budgeting

How to get the best deal when buying a new car

Look at the recommended, undiscounted, drive-away price on the carmaker’s website and then offer about 10 per cent to 15 per cent less.

  • by Joel Gibson
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How I slashed my car insurance premium by more than 40 per cent
Opinion
Money Makeover

How I slashed my car insurance premium by more than 40 per cent

Make sure you get a quote for a new customer policy, not just an alteration to your existing policy. Loyalty is dead.

  • by Jessica Irvine
Jetstar comes to the party on cancelled flight refunds
Air travel

Jetstar comes to the party on cancelled flight refunds

The airline won't disclose how many customers are affected but it may be many thousands.

  • by Nicole Pedersen-McKinnon
Stimulus payments, mortgage holidays mask credit score risks
Analysis
Credit rating

Stimulus payments, mortgage holidays mask credit score risks

Credit scores are holding up for now as government financial support and mortgage repayment pauses mask the true repayment risk of people affected by the economic fallout from the pandemic.

  • by John Collett
Four financial lessons COVID-19 crisis has taught us
Financial planning

Four financial lessons COVID-19 crisis has taught us

The pandemic has confirmed that having a rainy day fund for when your hours get cut, you are sick or you cannot go to work is essential.

  • by Olivia Maragna
Electricity price reform, but at what cost?
Electricity

Electricity price reform, but at what cost?

Customers who do not shop around for the cheapest power are now placed on a mid-priced deal, not the most expensive.

  • by Joel Gibson