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Banks

As a self-funded retiree, Australia’s banks are important to me:   directly and indirectly, a sizeable chunk of my superannuation is invested in their shares!    Yet it seems to be accepted wisdom that there have been cultural issues with them.   134 more words

Finance And Business

Valentines Day

14 February can’t pass unnoticed.  It’s hard not to know about it from displays in the shops and the media  that it’s Valentine’s Day.

Although the day has been commercialised, it apparently… 113 more words

Finance And Business

Contaminated petrol

I’ve never been affected by it, but Choice magazine has run a couple of articles about service stations selling contaminated fuel.  Generally, this comes about when the tanks at the servo site are contaminated, sometimes (but not only) by the presence of water. 116 more words

Consumer Issues

The Share Purchase Plan

Santos are in the hunt for cash.   They’re not my favourite company at present, partly because they built one of the three new LNG plants at Gladstone which (it seems to me) are suffering from tight supplies of gas (with a consequent effect on the prices domestic users will pay).   173 more words

Finance And Business

A cashless society (3)

I really had intended to leave this topic alone, because I think I’ve done sufficient  posts on it for the time being (here, … 197 more words

Consumer Issues

A cashless society (2)

Still on the subject of a cashless society, another aspect hit the media a couple of weeks back.   Citibank’s closure of cash-handling services prompted the comments.  134 more words

Consumer Issues

Reducing the cash economy?

Robert Gottliebsen’s article in a recent edition of the Australian had what to my mind must be the most unique suggestion ever to reduce the role of the “ 254 more words

Consumer Issues