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The suburb where coffee costs $8

Barista Hayden Lay at the Gunshop Cafe in West End. Picture: CHRIS MCCORMACK Source: News Limited WEST END has become Brisbane’s couture coffee hub, with prices rising – and standards too. A City South News’ price comparison has found the average standard cappuccino in Brisbane City will set you back …

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Super shortfall for 50 per cent of Aussies

Bleak outlook … Nearly half of the Australian population will not have enough money in their retirement savings one they stop work. Picture: Supplied Source: Supplied NEARLY half of the population retiring within the next four decades face a cash-strapped retirement and will not have enough money to live comfortably. …

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The city that’s had enough of high rents

Berlin will try and control skyrocketing housing costs by locking in rent. Source: Supplied AN entire city is about to benefit from a new law banning landlords from increasing rents. Berlin will become the first city in Germany to lock in rents from Monday. The fine print on the new …

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The government’s big mistake

The government has ruled out changes to superannuation as part of its tax reform white paper. Source: News Corp Australia THE head of the federal government’s financial system inquiry has warned that Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s refusal to reform superannuation could undermine public confidence in the system. Mr Abbott has …

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Banks set to face credit card probe

Senator Sam Dastyari is leading a push for fairer credit-card interest rates. Picture: Tim Hunter. Source: News Corp Australia FINANCIAL regulators look set to investigate the record gap between the official interest rate and the price of paying with plastic. The Reserve Bank of Australia’s assistant governor for the financial …

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Investigate credit card rates: Treasury

In deep … Australians are currently paying interest on $33bn worth of credit card debt. Source: Supplied 12.25pm update: THE widening gap between the official interest rate and credit card interest rates is “well worthy of further deep investigation”, according to the new Federal Treasury head, who is worried about …

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