Who is on the side of the pensioner?

With Australian pensions becoming reduced due to new rules, which will apply on January 2017, I ask are we not entitled to a pension? At the end of World War 2, a great number of troops were coming home and it was a time of growth – the population was expanding. People turning away from a … [Read the full story]

Man who created his own credit card sues bank

When Dmitry Argarkov was sent a letter offering him a credit card, he found the rates not to his liking. But he didn’t throw the contract away or shred it. Instead, the 42-year-old from Voronezh, Russia, scanned it into his computer, altered the terms and sent it back to Tinkoff Credit Systems. Mr Argarkov’s version … [Read the full story]

On this day…in 1882

One of America’s most famous criminals, Jesse James, is shot to death by fellow gang member Bob Ford, who betrayed James for reward money. For 16 years, Jesse and his brother, Frank, committed robberies and murders throughout the Midwest. Detective magazines and pulp novels glamorized the James gang, turning them into mythical Robin Hoods who … [Read the full story]

Jamie Oliver finds a fortune and some classics

Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver has apparently found rare Joy Division and New Order master tapes when digging up the basement of a new restaurant in Manchester, England. The new restaurant, which is being built in a former branch of Midland bank, was being excavated when the tapes were found, alongside guns, gold and jewellery. The … [Read the full story]

Shit bank-robber shot himself in the foot

His job was to guard the doors while his gang robbed a bank, but he instead gave the term ‘shot himself in the foot’ a whole new meaning. As his friends saunter into a small bank in Parana, Brazil, CCTV footage shows the man in question suddenly drop to the ground. Limping out of the … [Read the full story]

Amy Winehouse is a proper banker

Amy Winehouse is quite literally laughing all the way to the bank. The singer battled repeated fits of giggles on stage in Rio De Janiero on Monday. The Rehab star is being paid $7 million for five gigs in Brazil, her first full live shows since 2008. And she had a whale of a time … [Read the full story]

NAB and Westpac raise interest rates

Last week, NATIONAL Australia Bank (NAB) and Westpac copied its rivals and raised their standard variable interest rates (SVR) by up to 43 basis points. Westpac was the last of the four major banks to raise its rates, lifting them by 35 basis points to 7.86 per cent. The increase adds about $56 to the … [Read the full story]

‘All in it together’ – Rememberance Day

I was alive and lived through the World War 2 and we have to remember just how much Australia gave of itself during two wars, when war was declared and the free world joined together to fight for survival. Who do you think was first to back up the Motherland? Not wait for months or … [Read the full story]