The ACCC has been given stronger powers to crack down on excessive credit card surcharges after the Senate yesterday passed legislation aimed at protecting consumers from unnecessary fees. The measures were recommended by the financial services inquiry and were introduced into parliament last year. The laws will mean the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission will […]
Everyone likes to save money, no matter how much you have. In the New York Times, Sendhil Mullainathan highlights one way too many of us might be thinking about it all wrong. Mullainathan, a professor of economics at Harvard University and author of “Scarcity: Why Having Too Little Means So Much” points to a common, […]
There are many positives and negatives to owning a small business. In my case, the biggest positive is the flexibility I have. You can work the hours that you want to work, choose the clients that you want to work with, and, set the direction in which you want your business to run in. At the […]
The Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) has advised clients to brace for a “cataclysmic year” and a global deflationary crisis, warning that the major stock markets could fall by a fifth and oil may reach $US16 a barrel. The bank’s credit team said markets are flashing the same stress alerts as they did before the […]
What happens when we have so much information that it is impossible to even decide what to read? We constantly check our phones, computers or tablets. We are online and connected 24/7. We have an overload of information, stuff, processes and stress… There’s a reason why ‘de‑cluttering’ businesses are growing in number around the world. People […]
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