The Reserve Bank of Australia has ruled to cut credit card surcharges earlier this year – which could save consumers an estimated $350 million a year in extra fees. The biggest culprits, however, are resisting the change, saying their extra fees only cover the added costs. The majority of Australian retailers do not tack on [...]
How much does your credit card affect your ability to buy a house or refinance your mortgage? And is it possible to use your credit card to buy a house? This calls for a new blog post about your credit card and the castle you live in … or want to live in.
The new bank switching rule mean that changing your everyday transaction account from one financial institution to another has become a simpler and easier process. On 1st July 2012, the Australian Securities & Investments Commission (ASIC) released guidelines which help customers switch any of their regular direct debits and credits to a new account with [...]
You may already have heard about our Ultimate Money Test, a unique test for knowledge, behaviour and attitudes towards work, the economy, spending and saving money. Starting back in February we began surveying over 1,000 Australians. The results are now in, and they reveal that Australia is a nation of money savers and deal seekers. [...]
Taxis are a great way to navigate through the great city of Sydney. They are easy, often accessible, and usually quite safe. Whether it is for a work function, an easy ride to the airport, a more accessible way to get around a city you are not familiar with, or to do the responsible thing [...]
It seems that there is a collector out there for everything, and credit cards are no exception. While most people are cutting up credit cards when the expiration date hits, others are holding onto these cards in hopes that they will someday make for a great collector’s item. At first thought I cannot help but [...]
All across Australia mums are successfully juggling the ins and outs of motherhood with running dynamic, entrepreneurial businesses and their achievements are nothing short of inspiring. The internet and social media have played a large part in the phenomenon of the mumtrepreneur, allowing mums to run and market their businesses online while maintaining the role [...]
Just when you’re feeling down about your credit card debt, along comes a story about a million dollar a year celebrity who is going through the same thing! You can’t help but think to yourself, “I would never be in debt if I had that much money”. Believe it or not, this is a more [...]
Australian Broker News recently reported that more and more Australians are finding themselves in debt, yet stress levels aren’t increasing. Although this may seem like good news at first, debt is something that should cause stress. If you don’t particularly care about being in debt, then you’re likely to continuing following the debt cycle. It [...]
Another Hollywood awards season has started and bank heist movies have not gone away with Man on a Ledge, In Time and Tower Heist being released in 2011. With the advent of motion pictures, this true crime topic became a favourite for filmmakers and remains such.