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The madman on the money

HIS portrait shows a determined man, chin tilted upwards and mouth set in a proud curve. This is John Macarthur, one of Australia’s founders, responsible for establishing our wool industry and the face of the now-defunct $2 note. Yet he ended his days shorn of his dignity,

24 hours to get your money back

NATIONAL Australia Bank customers seeking to reclaim “unfair” exception fees have 24 hours to register. The company managing a series of class actions on behalf of bank customers, Financial Redress, says the deadline for those seeking to reclaim “potentially millions of dollars in unfairly charged exception fees”

The madman on the money

HIS portrait shows a determined man, chin tilted upwards and mouth set in a proud curve. This is John Macarthur, one of Australia’s founders, responsible for establishing our wool industry and the face of the now-defunct $2 note. Yet he ended his days shorn of his dignity,

Our misconceptions about money

MEN are from Mars and women are from Venus, right? What men think women want to spend money on, and vice versa, doesn’t quite match up with the real picture. So instead of relying on old gender stereotypes, Mortgage Choice set out to bust the myths. Women

How oil money has changed football clubs

THEY were all in the photo: the heads of Real Madrid and the National Bank of Abu Dhabi and four Real Madrid stars: Bale, Benzema, Kroos, Carvajal. Posing happily, they were holding a huge credit card, unveiling the fruitful deal by which the Gulf-based financial institution would

Does money get a bad rap?

I SAW a young man the other day wearing a T-shirt that proclaimed: Money is evil. My first thought, after marvelling at his unusual hairstyle and body piercings, was “fair suck of the sav, mate”. How could money — which can lift people out of poverty, fund

Spend less time managing money

TIME is money, they say, and many Australians believe a lack of time is a key barrier to them getting ahead financially. New research by the Commonwealth Bank has found we spend an average 131 minutes a month — or 30 minutes a week — managing our

Spend less time managing money

TIME is money, they say, and many Australians believe a lack of time is a key barrier to them getting ahead financially. New research by the Commonwealth Bank has found we spend an average 131 minutes a month — or 30 minutes a week — managing our

Five big money making trends in 2015

YOU’RE almost back at work for another year. Shame. But it’s set to be an interesting one if these predictions of emerging trends from industry leaders in their fields of expertise are anything to go by. The workspace Physiotherapist and creator of lifestyle improvement program Happy Body

Don’t send money down the drain

DIRECT debits that are automatically deducted from your account every month could be causing an unnecessary drain on your funds. Paying unused gym memberships or forking out money for insurance policies via direct debit instead of paying the annual policy upfront can often leave you paying more.