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"Chip" cards

Both of my credit cards now have “chip” technology, which is apparently where the future lies.   It seems, however, that US banks have been a bit slow… 140 more words

Finance And Business

Buying currency

Although we’re not travelling for a couple of months, I thought it would be useful to buy some euros to avoid having to buy too many at the last minute.  394 more words

Around Melbourne

Email from the Tax Office

My in-box contained an email from the ATO.   I’ve had these before, and invariably they’re a scam.  In any event, doesn’t the ATO now use the “myGov” site to send messages to taxpayers?   198 more words

Finance And Business

Aldi - and tax

So, Richard Goyder of Coles/Wesfarmers chooses to chuck a bit of dirt in the direction of Aldi in relation to the payment of tax – while admitting that he doesn’t have the facts to back it up!   238 more words

Finance And Business

The "artisans" market

I had a look around the “artisans” market at the town hall.  I think this is the first time that this particular market has been held here, but I see that a couple more will occur over the next few months. 108 more words

Around Melbourne

Credit Cards

The banking sector has been in the spotlight over interest rates on credit cards.  And it does in fact seem that there’s a bit of an issue here.   211 more words

Finance And Business

The Netflix tax

We’ve all read reports (and here) about the proposed “Netflix tax”, which imposes an obligation on anyone overseas who supplies services (that is, anything except goods or real property) to an “Australian resident consumer” (and the supply is not otherwise GST-free)  to register for GST purposes and to pay GST. 407 more words

Finance And Business