Consumer Tips

December 4, 2020

Using ‘buy now, pay later’ for Christmas shopping? Watch out for late fees

Consumers in Australia have enthusiastically adopted the slew of new ‘buy now, pay later’ services available at the point of sale.  These include those marketed under […]
November 23, 2020

Travelling during Covid

Borders open, borders closed, hotel quarantine, self-quarantine, face masks, social-distancing, sanitising, virus testing…you just want to take a holiday! It’s been an interesting year and many […]
November 6, 2020

Surviving the festive season

Heading into the busy Christmas / New Year period is often stressful but this year has been particularly tough for many people. Lockdowns, reduced or lost […]
October 12, 2020

Follow the Money – Beware of online comparison websites

Whether we’re buying a car, searching for a loan, contemplating credit card options, considering house insurance or researching the best deals on power costs (and more), […]
September 14, 2020

Identity theft scams – how to protect yourself

Identity theft scams are on the rise in a big way. This year Scamwatch (run by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission) has received more than […]
March 31, 2020

Top ten actions for tough times

In tough economic times, there are some important actions you can take to help shore up your personal finances. Here’s our top ten:
February 10, 2020

Getting through a natural disaster

Australia has a history of natural disasters. Storms, floods, fires and other unpredictable weather events can strike at any time. Being prepared and knowing where to […]
December 9, 2019

Making the most of Christmas sales

You don’t have to wait until Boxing Day to grab a bargain. There are plenty of pre-Christmas sales on offer before then for savvy buyers to […]
November 11, 2019

When travel agents go bust

Following the recent collapse of one of the world’s oldest travel companies, you may be wondering what protections you have if your travel company goes bust. […]

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