I quite like glancing through the Smart Investor magazine. It doesn't waste time telling me I should roll all my credit card debt into a personal loan, or reduce my expenses (I'm looking at you, Money magazine).
So I have been a subscriber for some years.
Today this arrived:
We're changing how we deliver your copy of Smart Investor.
From 20th March Smart Investor will be inserted in the Australian Financial Review (AFR) on the third Friday of every month. As a result of these changes, Smart Investor is no longer available as a subscription product which means you have a $18.24 credit on your subscription.
You can use this credit to transfer to an exclusive AFR subscription package which gives you the Friday and Saturday newspaper, plus digital access (web, tablet and mobile) for 12 weeks - valued at $264!
In other words, we won't accept your money any more and insist you start purchasing a product you've demonstrated you don't want. Followed by we'll give you some for free, even though you're doubtless well familiar with the product, on the assumption we know what you want better than you do.
Pretty dumb, Smart Investor.
See ya around.