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Dominique Grubisa and DG Institute – Part 2

Read an overview of my concerns about Grubisa’s Real Estate Rescue technique here. This post considers some issues in more detail. These are my views on some content of Grubisa’s seminars and videos. Grubisa is a lawyer – I’m not … Continue reading

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Rick Otton – What harm did he do?

The Federal Court has imposed record fines on Otton and his company for misleading his students and the public – but what harm was caused? Some of Otton’s students lost money, or were prosecuted by regulators, for using his strategies, … Continue reading

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Hiring a car?   You’re driving uninsured!

‘Damage waiver” in car hire contracts isn’t insurance, doesn’t cover some types of accidents and can leave drivers exposed to huge bills Excess insurance may be of little, or no benefit, if the ‘damage waiver” doesn’t cover you While many … Continue reading

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Telemarketing, ‘Do Not Call’, and the The Property Investment Link 

Note: Optima Wealth Solutions is a property investment firm http://www.owealth.com.au which  shares a phone number with Optima Lending Solutions and Optima Homes.  It is not related to Optima Group, Optima Lending or Optima Wealth Management who do not use telemarketers. … Continue reading

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Shocked by education costs? – why anxiety about your child’s education can make you vulnerable

We are often reminded about the cost of educating our children at this time of year – not just because we’re paying for school books, uniforms and fees, but by media reports about the high costs of education. These cost estimates … Continue reading

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When even a free extended warranty is overpriced

Consumer Action Law Centre recently warned about virtually worthless warranties that consumers sometimes purchase when taking out a loan or buying a car. If you have paid for a warranty, or any other type of “add-on insurance”  see how you … Continue reading

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Consumer Guarantees and Used Cars

(This is not legal advice.  There are no written reasons for the VCAT decision so I am relying on notes I took during the hearing). A Victorian consumer recently received a full refund of the price he paid for a … Continue reading

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