Tagged With pocketbook

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There's no shortage of coverage about how Australians pay more for the exact same product compared to their US counterparts. We know, for example, that tech giants (like Apple and Microsoft) overcharge Australians for hardware. We also pay more for downloads. And if you look outside of tech, Australians pay more than Americans for just about anything -- everything from fashion to watching a movie in a theatre. This article is about another area in which we pay more: decorating our homes.

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There's no shortage of bank account tracking apps, but we're big fans of locally-made service Pocketbook, largely because it work well with local banks. The latest update allows you to target safe spending limits to encourage savings.

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As of 12 March this year (that's tomorrow), the Australian laws for credit reporting is changing. Most people (60 per cent according to the Australian Retail Credit Association) don't know about this change, and it is perhaps the most significant legislation change to your personal finances in your lifetime. So it's worth sitting up and taking notice.