EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Q&A WITH THE TREASURER
Seven of Money’s leading experts get the opportunity to quiz treasurer Scott Morrison. Paul Clitheroe, Effie Zahos, Ross Greenwood, Bruce Holdaway, Marcus Padley, Sam Henderson and Annette Sampson ask him the tough questions all Aussies want answers to, covering the hot topics of super, property prices, debt and future-proofing our economy.
As well as booking flights and hotels, anyone heading overseas needs to think about the best way to take spending money, stay in touch and arrange insurance cover, but finding the right products can be hard. Money teamed with research group finder.com.au to do the hard work for you and we’re proud to bring you our inaugural travel awards. Money reveals the best travel insurance, best travel money card, best travel credit card, best global roaming plans and best international SIM.
WEALTH REALITY CHECK
How rich are you really? Are the couple who have a flashy car, renovated home and kids at private school really as rich as you think? To find out how rich (or poor) you may be, Money has an 11-point checklist.
DEALING WITH CARD FRAUD
Card fraud has been on the increase, more than doubling to $2.1 billion during 2014-15 from $1 billion in 2010-11, according to Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) figures. The good news is that in most cases you won’t be liable for unauthorised transactions and will probably get your money back. So what should you do if you spot a transaction you don’t recognise on your debit or credit card? Money has the answers.
FAREWELL THE DUMBPHONE
While an estimated 90% of Australians carry a smartphone, there are still some people out there reliant on the so-called dumbphone. Not for much longer, as from next month Australia’s biggest telcos will begin systematically switching off their 2G networks. Money outlines the steps you need to take to upgrade your phone without spending a fortune.
CHEAPEST WAYS TO SEND CASH OVERSEAS
So you want to send some money overseas? Be very careful who you choose to do this for you because with hidden fees and margins on exchange rates you may find that by the time your money reaches the other side a chunk of it has been lost in transit. Money reveals what you should look for and shows you the cheapest ways to send cash overseas.
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All this and more in the latest issue of Money magazine.