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Petrol price pain How fuel defies the laws of economics

Petrol price pain: How fuel defies the laws of economics

Spiking fuel prices might make same families rethink that school holiday road trip. This is a story about petrol. Petrol is weird, in the following way. We buy an insanely stable amount of it. The graph just below shows what I’m talking about. Except for during the pandemic, every month is just like the month before. Our…
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The 100 000 reason you should become smarter with your money

NSW budget: All the cost-of-living support you can claim

From energy rebates to childcare relief, here’s a roundup of cost-of-living support on offer. Labor has delivered its first New South Wales state budget in over a decade and it comes in the middle of a nation-wide cost-of-living crisis. Housing affordability and availability was one of the big focuses of the budget, with a $2.2 billion…
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Small detail changing on Aussie banknotes

Small detail changing on Aussie banknotes

Michele Bullock became the new RBA governor and that means one detail will be changing on Aussie money.   Eagle-eyed Aussies will soon notice a small difference on their banknotes. (Source: RBA)   There’s a small detail on Aussie banknotes that will soon be changing, but you might not have ever noticed it. Each Aussie banknote…
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25 year old tricked by common shopping scam 'Looked so real'

ANZ issues urgent warning to customers

ANZ customers have been told to think twice before clicking this link. ANZ customers have been told to watch out for fake websites. (Source: Getty/ANZ)   ANZ has issued a warning to customers after it discovered scammers were creating fake websites impersonating it. The major bank said it was aware of fake ANZ Transactive Global websites,…
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Surging petrol prices Why there is nothing you can do

Surging petrol prices: Why there is nothing you can do

In this garden of price relief, there has sprouted an ugly weed: petrol price inflation. Folks, I cannot recommend visiting an Ampol or Shell petrol station right now. Or any brand actually. I did it yesterday and drove away in a state of utter shock. The numbers on the bowser are simply a lot bigger…
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6 expert tips on how to master the art of negotiating

6 expert tips on how to master the art of negotiating

Learn how to get what you want – at work and at home. Negotiations happen every day – at work and at home. It could be a discussion with your partner about who’s cooking dinner or picking up the children from school. Or a conversation with your boss about a pay rise, negotiating the sale of your…
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Surprising reason nearly 300 000 Aussies could get lower tax refunds

Surprising reason nearly 300,000 Aussies could get lower tax refunds

Nearly 300,000 Aussies could receive smaller tax refunds this year, or nothing at all, after the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) reactivated debts it had put on hold. The ATO is able to recoup debts owed by automatically reducing a person’s tax refund, including debts ‘on hold’. The ATO says there are “very limited circumstances” in which it has…
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Items that are now cheaper despite inflation

Items that are now cheaper despite inflation

Aussies have shared the grocery and other items that have gone down in price, despite inflation. From groceries to electricity to petrol, it seems everything is getting more and more expensive these days. But there are some items that appear to be bucking the trend. Aussies have taken to the popular AusFinance subreddit to share the items…
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The most distrusted brand in Australia revealed

The most distrusted brand in Australia revealed

Harvey Norman, Telstra and Medibank are all among the most distrusted bands in Australia. A lot has happened so far in 2023, so it can be difficult to cast your mind back to 2022 – when there was a significant data breach that affected millions of Australians and made the brand responsible the most distrusted in the…
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