Mind Your Own Retirement Podcast

Interest rate rip-off

Interest rates are the scourge of many Australians. They're too low where it matters and too high where it hurts. So in today's YourLifeChoices’ Mind Your Own Retirement podcast, we turn up the heat on interest rates. CHOICE consumer finance expert Patrick Veyret joins host John Deeks to explain the credit card interest rate rip-off, how you can get a better deal on your card and why you should support CHOICE.

Mind Your Own Retirement Podcast

Consumer rights

CHOICE consumer advocate Jonathan Brown joins co-hosts John Deeks and Janelle Ward on Mind Your Own Retirement to talk about consumer rights. n

Food and Recipes

CHOICE tells which Christmas pudding gets its gold star

Aldi’s luxury Christmas pudding has knocked Coles’ offering off the table, after CHOICE blind tasted and rated 13 Christmas puddings to find the best festive dessert.

Health Insurance

Consumers are being ‘scammed’, health fund analysis finds

A government initiative to simplify a confusing array of private health insurance plans has failed spectacularly, according to consumer advocacy group CHOICE. n


The superannuation fund that tops the Shonky list

Reputation is everything. And two products preferred by many retirees has just suffered a huge hit to theirs after the 14th Shonky Awards were announced this week.

Seniors Finance

How to avoid being conned by a tradie

Everything you need to know before you hire a tradie, plus everything you need to know if or when things go wrong.


Australia’s best supermarkets revealed

Coles and Woolworths have almost 62 per cent of Australia's grocery market, but a survey delivers a blow on customer satisfaction.


CHOICE announces its 2017 ‘Shonky Awards’

CHOICE has announced its 12th Annual Shonky Awards yesterday, with gongs going to a safety product that could kill you, laundry liquid that performs worse than water and a ticket reseller that’s “no better than a scalper in a back alley”.

Finance News

Consumer groups want government action over payday loans

Consumer groups have united to try and force the Government to take action against companies preying on the vulnerable with consumer leases and payday loans.


Egg app stops you getting scrambled

In April CHOICE implemented a boycott on fake free-range eggs after the Consumer Affairs Ministers signed off on a draft national standard that doesn’t quite meet the mark.


CHOICE calls for airline overhaul

Airlines behaving badly are firmly in the sights of consumer watchdog CHOICE, with its new report identifying systematic abuse of consumer law.

Airlines guilty of drip pricing

Have you ever seen a flight price that seems too good to be true? Well, by the time you get to the checkout with all the fees added, it probably is. Called drip pricing, it’s a dodgy scheme used by some airlines, two of which have just been called out by the Federal Court.

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