Money

Wed 12 Sep 2018

Tax trap you need to know if you work from home

Tax trap you need to know if you work from home

THE tax office is cracking down on "questionable claims". Here's how you can avoid getting caught out.

Tue 11 Sep 2018

Grilling that sparked landmark $1bn class action

Grilling that sparked landmark $1bn class action

THIS is the grilling that blew the lid on a massive rip-off affecting millions of people — and could see you refunded up to $3000.

Council given green light to increase rates again

Council given green light to increase rates again

IPART has announced its latest rate peg allowing council to increase rates for 2019-20

Banks could owe customers up to $3000 each

Banks could owe customers up to $3000 each

IN WHAT’S being called the country’s largest class action in history, up to five million Aussies are gearing up to sue our biggest banks.

$50 tax rule you need to know

$50 tax rule you need to know

IT’S one of the most common claims people make on their tax return. While it may be legitimate, you can still face a big penalty if you don’t follow this rule.

Sneaky way to dodge extra flight fees

Sneaky way to dodge extra flight fees

If there’s one thing that bugs plane passengers everywhere, it’s unexpected charges at the airport. Here are five tips to make sure you don’t get stung.

Sat 8 Sep 2018

Simple trick to slash your energy bills

Simple trick to slash your energy bills

RESEARCHERS have spent two years figuring out how people can save money on energy — and their easy tip could take 40 per cent off your bill.

Fri 7 Sep 2018

Crypto market plunges $55 billion

Crypto market plunges $55 billion

DIGITAL currencies have suffered massive falls this week, with bitcoin plunging by more than $1000 in the space of 24 hours.

Best way to spend tax refund

Best way to spend tax refund

HALF way through tax time many people will have received a nice chunk of cash back. Don’t buy a lotto ticket — do this instead.

Visa scams hitting Aussies heading to the USA

Visa scams hitting Aussies heading to the USA

Some Queensland travellers are being duped before their holiday even begins by unauthorised websites selling visa waivers.

How this woman thrives on $65k

How this woman thrives on $65k

THIS pro-boxer leads a unique lifestyle that means she is able to spend just $110 a month on rent and even less on electricity.

Thu 6 Sep 2018

Big banks announce interest rate hike

Big banks announce interest rate hike

The two banks both announced rate hikes within minutes of each other on Thursday afternoon, following Westpac's announcement last week.

How this Aussie mum makes $160k a year

How this Aussie mum makes $160k a year

A MOTHER-OF-TWO has revealed how a simple idea has made enough money for her and her husband to quit their day jobs.

Wed 5 Sep 2018

Wall St couple’s controversial ‘rich’ hacks

Wall St couple’s controversial ‘rich’ hacks

THEY spent a year raking in the cash in high-flying jobs. Now they are laughing all the way to the bank — and around the world. This is their secret.

How this Aussie made $1.6m before turning 21

How this Aussie made $1.6m before turning 21

WHILE most people her age are still figuring out what they want to do in life, Katelyn Matheson has already built up an empire.

ATO warns of a new scam targeting unexpecting taxpayers

ATO warns of a new scam targeting unexpecting taxpayers

ATO data has revealed more than 1600 people have handed over thousands of dollars to scammers

Doing it tough: Surviving on $55 a week for food

Doing it tough: Surviving on $55 a week for food

TWO mothers have revealed how they feed their family on less than $60 a week, often skipping dinner to meet their budget.

Tue 4 Sep 2018

Westpac fined $35m over questionable loans

Westpac fined $35m over questionable loans

ONE of Australia’s largest banks has been stung with a $35 million fine for wrongly assessing customers’ ability to pay back their mortgages.

Tanking dollar a worrying sign

Tanking dollar a worrying sign

THE Aussie dollar has sunk to its lowest level in two years and is headed further south. Here’s why it could be bad for you.

We ‘still can’t rule out’ rate cut

We ‘still can’t rule out’ rate cut

AS THE big banks begin to slug borrowers with higher mortgage rates, we “still can’t rule out” the next RBA move being down.

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