Personal finance

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Parents turn to buy now, pay later schemes to meet Australia’s soaring school costs
Financial hardship support has not kept pace with the rising cost of uniforms, books, stationery and computers, peak body says

Jordyn Beazley

04, Feb, 2023 @7:00 PM

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Sydney renter hit by 35% hike as housing crisis sparks calls to cap increases
Tenants’ Union says some form of rent control is needed to alleviate pressure during a ‘nasty’ time in the market

Mostafa Rachwani

03, Feb, 2023 @9:06 PM

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Australian banks should reimburse scam victims, ACCC and consumer advocates say
‘Glaring lack of regulations’ means Australia is a ‘wild, wild west’, Consumer Action Law Centre policy officer says

Cait Kelly

01, Feb, 2023 @2:00 PM

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How to not get caught in the million dollars a day of scams in Australia
With little chance of getting money back if you are a victim, take these measures to protect yourself from unsolicited calls, texts and emails

Cait Kelly

30, Jan, 2023 @2:00 PM

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I’m starting to get an itch to rent on my own – but is single living worth $17,000 a year? | Maddie Thomas
One day I hope to be able to shoulder the cost of an entire apartment, and with no boyfriend waiting in the wings to pay half, I won’t be happy about it, but I will be ready

Maddie Thomas

27, Jan, 2023 @12:39 AM

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Prices that change by the second: why shopping around for deals online isn’t always worth it
Most of us are familiar with dynamic or personalised pricing with airlines, but with the growth of online sales, the price of almost any product could be affected

Kat George

11, Dec, 2022 @2:00 PM

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Australian administrator of FTX warns customers may not get all their money back
KordaMentha works to untangle web of companies behind crypto exchange and determine who is owed money by which branch of the business

Josh Taylor

01, Dec, 2022 @5:39 AM

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‘Just stop and think’: how to navigate Black Friday sales in a cost-of-living crisis
There’s nothing wrong with shopping on sale but the false sense of scarcity Black Friday or Cyber Monday deals create can defeat the purpose

Brittney Rigby

23, Nov, 2022 @2:00 PM

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Retailers’ extended warranties give no more cover than existing consumer rights, Choice says
Consumer group found 91% of stores it investigated tried to sell extended warranties and claims 71% provided misleading information

Natasha May

22, Nov, 2022 @1:59 PM

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When is it worth making a consumer complaint? | Kat George
In a perfect world, all sectors would have official dispute resolution schemes. Unfortunately that is not the case in Australia

Kat George

20, Nov, 2022 @2:00 PM

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What $1m buys you: house hunting in today’s uncertain property market
Australian home prices are easing but mostly remain above pre-pandemic levels. Here’s where to find affordability and space

Caitlin Cassidy

01, Oct, 2022 @7:00 PM

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Data for a discount: are customer loyalty programs ever a good deal? | Kat George
Loyalty cards offer rewards like frequent flyer points, discounts on future shops and free gifts. But what do these perks really cost you?

Kat George

20, Sep, 2022 @1:48 AM

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