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Centrelink – Services Australia

Centrelink to target age pensioners

Parliamentary memos show that the Coalition will use its Centrelink ‘robo-debt’ system to target families, age pensioners and the disabled in order to recover a further $2.2 billion.

Centrelink – Services Australia

Centrelink system flaws were known

Reports reveal that the Government knew its Centrelink automated debt-recovery system was flawed, yet Centrelink staff have been ordered not to intervene and refer customers online.

Centrelink – Services Australia

Is Minister Tudge fudging?

Yesterday, Human Services Minister Alan Tudge came out in defence of Centrelink's debt recovery system that has attracted serious public backlash over inaccuracies.

Finance

Should you really refinance?

Refinancing or consolidating your debt in the New Year is often appealing but is it always the best way to get your finances in order? These five steps will help you to evaluate.

Mortgage & home Loans

The pros and cons of downsizing

To downsize or not, that is the question. Perhaps these financial pros and cons will help you to reach a decision?

Seniors Finance

Credit report fees to be refunded

If you’ve been charged for accessing your ‘free’ credit history report, then you may be able to claim back your fee.

News

New SACC laws oust dodgy lenders

New laws will soon be in place that will protect vulnerable Australians from being ripped off by unscrupulous lenders and unsolicited offers of payday loans.

Credit Cards

Clear credit card debt by Christmas

With Christmas on its way, you may think adding to that debt is inevitable, but there are ways to do the opposite, and reduce it to zero, before the silly season comes.

News

Why you’ll struggle to be debt-free

Many of us may never escape debt because we spend irresponsibly, living beyond our means. Here are four habits to break if you want to be debt-free.

News

Australia’s personal debt dilemma

Australian banks are reporting an increase in the number of Australians struggling to repay their debts. Could this cause an economic crash similar to what is being experienced in the US?

Credit Cards

$4.3 billion wasted on interest fees

With interest rates currently sitting at a record low 1.75 per cent, it may be time for Australians to abandon credit card companies to find a better deal.

Living in retirement

Average retiree debt now $158,000

Many older Australians are failing to pay off their homes prior to retirement and, as a result, face the prospect of living out their end-of-work days with a mountain of debt still to repay.

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