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    Hi all,

    I have a basic maths problem that I am hoping someone here can help me solve, because I have forgotten how to.

    I still remember PTR over 100 but that's about all.

    Any how, here is my problem.

    My home care package provider is charging me $9.04 per day to "look after" the money I receive from the Government.

    As I have no control of the money and cannot touch it so I can't do anything with it.

    Basic details:

    I get $43.50 per day from the Government

    My Home Care provider takes $7.04 plus $2.00 per day management fee for doing (???)

    Could someone on this forum please calculate and tell me how much in interest as a percentage this works out to be ?

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    look like about 20%

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    20.7% rounded up to a userurous 21%.....
    The fact that there's a highway to hell and a stairway to heaven says a lot about the anticipated traffic flow.

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    Hey Ma

    you are still correct

    $7.04+$2.00 = $9.04

    9.04/43.50 = 0.2078

    0.2078 x 100 = 20.78% of your money going out the door
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    Quote Originally Posted by enf View Post
    20.7% rounded up to a userurous 21%.....
    You think this is usurious, they quoted to clean my bathroom for $400.00 when I asked if they had included the ceiling they said no. but if I wanted it included they would charge an extra $600.00 for the anti-mould paint.!

    I never asked for a paint job just a few squirts of bleach, the price stayed the same.

    I wonder what sort of paint do they use ???

    Can anyone here supply details of how much they are being charged by their provider.

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    I get charged about $7.50 per day for my plan
    I'm out of my mind, but feel free to leave a message...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ma_Baker View Post
    You think this is usurious, they quoted to clean my bathroom for $400.00 when I asked if they had included the ceiling they said no. but if I wanted it included they would charge an extra $600.00 for the anti-mould paint.!



    i would be talking to the local mp as well as current affair. Those prices
    are a rip off in a big way .i would also be looking at talking to a solicitor about it and
    seeing your on a pension you are entitled to legal aid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fandtm666 View Post
    Those prices are a rip off in a big way
    The prices are insane. For $400, Id expect at least eight man hours of work performed. How many bathrooms take eight hours to clean?

    I guess it is a form of privatisation like the NBN rollout. The person or organisation paying the bill gets ripped off big time. A series of middle men, who dont add anything constructive to the process pocket most of that money and the poor cleaner doing the actual work is barely paid enough to survive. Gotta love private enterprise!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ma_Baker View Post
    Can anyone here supply details of how much they are being charged by their provider.
    Having just been discharged from hospital I was reffered to these services and have just completed my assessment.
    I'll let you know what happens ok.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shred View Post
    The prices are insane. For $400, I.......................................
    Absolutely ridiculous.


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    Gotta love private enterprise!
    Yep! I do. Without private enterprise we'd have nothing but pipe dreams and bloated bureaucracies. Doesn't mean it shouldn't be overseen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by enf View Post
    Yep! I do. Without private enterprise we'd have nothing but pipe dreams and bloated bureaucracies. Doesn't mean it shouldn't be overseen.
    I generally lean to the right on these matters. I agree re the need for oversight. There is probably a lack of true competetion, since only those providers prepared to deal with the red tape get to work in this area. If you could,d freely change providers and easily see what each one costs, itd make these sort of costs come down.

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    You are renting and, unless they can prove that the mould is your fault as a opposed to insufficient ventilation, cleaning and repainting is at their cost.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shred View Post
    I generally lean to the right on these matters. I agree re the need for oversight. There is probably a lack of true competetion, since only those providers prepared to deal with the red tape get to work in this area. If you could,d freely change providers and easily see what each one costs, itd make these sort of costs come down.
    That is why I wanted to build a database with details of each providers true costs and charges but I no longer have the skills and software required to do this.

    Plus accessing the info from providers is like pulling chicken teeth.

    Luv from Ma

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reschs View Post
    You are renting and, unless they can prove that the mould is your fault as a opposed to insufficient ventilation, cleaning and repainting is at their cost.
    Next time you are here I will show you housings response
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    Quote Originally Posted by lsemmens View Post
    I get charged about $7.50 per day for my plan
    how much does the Government give you?

    Then we can work out the actual percentage

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    Ma-Baker, can you clarify is the property a rental or owned
    If rental, not your cost, owned, I would be getting the ventilation up graded first, ensuring all surfaces are dry or you may be paying twice!.
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    Quote Originally Posted by allover View Post
    Ma-Baker, can you clarify is the property a rental or owned
    If rental, not your cost, owned, I would be getting the ventilation up graded first, ensuring all surfaces are dry or you may be paying twice!.
    It is a rental belonging to NSW Housing.
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    Sorry Ma, that I cannot tell you, I have no idea. I only know that the bucket that my money is in is plenty big enough for my meagre needs. (Remembering such trivia is, sadly, the part of my brain that was damaged) I'm lucky at times to remember my name let alone which side of the bed I sleep on! The couple of statements that I looked at did not show any income to gauge an amount.
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    Why would anyone pay someone 20.7% to "look after their money"?

    I hired a handyman to do some work. He was paid each time he reached certain milestones in the project. I paid with personal check. Every night he called from AMSCOT, a userous check cashing outfit here in FL USA, . They would not cash his checks from me without calling and bothering me first. The fee was 10%. Which basically means I hired an idiot, and he was charging me too much to cover his wasteful lifestyle. Who needs $700 cash at 11PM? (I really should have fired him first night, after the demolition). I am suspecting he was buying drugs each night.

    Why people wont use a bank is beyond me.

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