One of my favourite times of the day is early morning when I’m reading the daily papers over a cup of tea. It’s usually the time I send off the most tweets, which I do whenever I see an article worth sharing.
Recently I decided to take another step on the technological journey and signed up for The Australian package, which included the website and the daily paper. It has been a disaster. The moment I signed up for the subscription, the paper stopped being delivered, and despite calls day after day they couldn’t get it right. I also found their website to be fairly ordinary. Finally I got tired of complaining, cancelled the subscription and went back to the daily delivery from my trusty local newsagent.
It was a much better experience with the Financial Review. Their package is website only, but that’s all you need with the Financial Review as it’s a small paper. What I like is the facility on their website that enables you to download the actual newspaper of the day. I find this particularly useful as Letters to the Editor is one of my favourite sections, but is not shown on their website.
As I see it, the Fairfax website is great – The Australian needs a lot of work.
If you’re happy to read online and want to save money don’t forget PressReader, which gives you access to thousands of newspapers and magazines from all over the world. You can choose between a single copy for $1, or a monthly subscription for around $40 which gives you access to every publication they have.
On the subject of reading, check out this article about Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger and what they do each day to improve their knowledge – https://www.farnamstreetblog.com/2013/05/the-buffett-formula-how-to-get-smarter/