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Hanging up on Virgin Mobile

May 25, 2018 — Tony Ibrahim

Optus will phase out Virgin Mobile in Australia, and hopes to keep its million customers

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Weight loss tea - does it work?

May 25, 2018 — Rachel Clemons

Do slimming teas help you lose weight? We look at the evidence.

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Scams are costing each victim $6500 on average

May 22, 2018 — Tony Ibrahim

They're growing in sophistication and are becoming a lot harder to spot.

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How to deal with the ongoing EpiPen shortage

May 17, 2018 — Tony Ibrahim

There's no end in sight to the shortage of the first-aid treatment.

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How to lodge a bank dispute

May 16, 2018 — Andy Kollmorgen

Should you be seeking compensation for misconduct?

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Facebook, Google and your personal data

May 16, 2018 — Andy Kollmorgen

Taking control of what the tech titans know.

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Servos selling the cheapest petrol revealed by ACCC

May 15, 2018 — Tony Ibrahim

Drivers can save hundreds each year by shopping around

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May 14, 2018

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How to curb smartphone addiction

May 10, 2018 — Tony Ibrahim

They're designed to keep us using them – and it's working way too well.

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Budget 2018

May 8, 2018 — Daniel Graham

With $24 billion spent on roads and railways and a big pre-election tax cut, here's what the 2018 Federal Budget means for you.

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Three of the worst robot vacuum cleaners

May 8, 2018 — Matthew Steen

Avoid these models if you want a robot vacuum cleaner that will actually suck.

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Budget 2018: what to expect

May 7, 2018 — Daniel Graham

The government has kept the pre-Budget announcements to a minimum this year, but here’s what we know is definitely in – and probably out.

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Are you owed a refund or compensation?

May 4, 2018 — Tony Ibrahim

If you've bought a dodgy product or been misled, check here to see if you're entitled to a court-ordered compensation or refund.

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Energy-efficient homes that save money

May 3, 2018 — Alison Potter

Whether you rent or buy, here are the easy ways to spot a property that guzzles electricity – or cuts your bills.

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What happened to those big Budget announcements?

May 2, 2018 — Daniel Graham

With the Federal Budget less than a week away, we look at how some of last year's big announcements are tracking.

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