Clancy Yeates This year's devastating start to the bushfire season has underlined the value of insuring the biggest asset many people own: their home.
Penny Pryer Insurance companies have been raving about Australia's "chronic" underinsurance problem for decades.
Clancy Yeates 'Bill shock'' normally refers to the unpleasant experience of receiving an enormous phone or electricity bill. But it could just as easily apply to insurance.
John Collett Most of us don't have enough life insurance, so it's good that large superannuation funds provide ''default'' death and total and permanent disablement insurance to their members, who otherwise may...
Lesley Parker Consumer credit insurance - marketed alongside credit cards and personal loans as a way to protect your ability to meet repayments - remains on the Australian Securities and Investments Commission's...
The chairwoman of Choice, Jenni Mack, says when you buy life insurance, a commission of about 130 per cent of your first year's premium, then 10 per cent to 30 per cent each year after that, is paid...
Trudy Collinson thought her dogs would be a good way to get her out of the house and to nearby Melbourne parks for exercise and to meet people while her children were at school.
Lesley Parker The more you take on holiday, the more you stand to lose if you're not adequately covered.
John Collett The Coalition government's proposed amendments to the former Labor government's laws governing financial advice will result in less protection for investors.
Government will introduce amendments to financial advice laws, Assistant Treasurer Arthur Sinodinos signals
John Collett The Coalition government is pushing to have the law changed so that bank tellers can sell an unlimited range of financial products across the counter.
Nina Hendy Over-the-top colour choices are out and conservative hues are in as car buyers seek to maximise resale value.
Noel Whittaker How do I know which travel card offers the best exchange rate?
George Cochrane What are the best ways to pay for tomorrow's private school expenses today?
Noel Whittaker Why is Centrelink including our two old cars and small boat when assessing our pension eligibility?
FOFA UNDER THREAT
John Collett Dilution of financial advice reforms could see the return of a grab bag of commission charges.
Richard Livingston Don't believe the fear mongering – the proposed changes to financial advice laws could save you thousands.
David Potts The trouble with the political debate about what you should expect of a financial adviser is that all sides of the debate claim to put consumers first when no one does.
Christine Long Competition watchdog says your brand-new phone must be able to last at least as long as your contract.
Noel Whittaker We're thinking of renting out our home, and renting a smaller place to live in so we can travel. Is this a good idea?
John Collett Worried your super savings won’t last the distance? Here are some great tips for making your nest egg shine.