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Those $2 coins

I wasn’t taking much notice of the shiny $2 coins coming my way, especially in the change from Woolworths.   Then I noticed in a Woolworths flyer that mentioned the that the coloured circles on the coins were actually Olympic rings, with the coins being issued to coincide with the Olympics. 64 more words

Consumer Issues

"Do Not Call"

I’ve never seriously been bothered by “spam” phone calls on my mobile – but until recently it was in the name of my former employer.    When life with them terminated,  I took the mobile phone number with me and transferred the service into my name. 126 more words

Finance And Business

Blockchains

I see that someone hacked into Hong Kong-based bitcoin exchange, Bitfinex, and got into hundreds of customer wallets.   Bitfinex, in its wisdom, has decided that the losses will be generalised across all its customers, so they’re taking a 36.067% cut from everyone’s wallet! 129 more words

Finance And Business

Superannuation

Like so many others, I was surprised at the announcement of changes to the superannuation regime just before the recent Federal election was called.  The regime has nuances and details, which many people do not fully understand, so any change is going to be hard to sell and will lessen “trust” in the system.   171 more words

Consumer Issues

Rexit: A Conspiracy or a case of Self-Esteem?

Raghuram Rajan, the most celebrated central banker in the history of Reserve Bank of India has opted not to seek second term as governor of RBI. 570 more words

Finance And Business

Dan Murphy's "price beat" guarantee

Every time you see any publicity for Dan Murphy, you can’t help but notice their claim that they “beat” all prices advertised by their competitors.   Well….we had an Aldi brochure that clearly stated a slab of Stella would be $39.95 for a week.   299 more words

Consumer Issues