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.
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...
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.
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...
Lesley Parker The more you take on holiday, the more you stand to lose if you're not adequately covered.
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.
Noel Whittaker We want to sell our share portfolio, borrow $100,000 and buy a property in London for our children.
Penny Pryor The superannuation industry has been preoccupied with a hell of lot of regulation during the past few years.
Mark Bouris One approach to building wealth is to have a financial planner: but how do you find one?
George Cochrane When deciding between a pension and a lump sum, only long-term thinking can guide you.
Alexandra Cain Five years after everything went pear-shaped, battered portfolios can be spruced up.
John Collett More people are turning to the internet for financial advice. But can consumers trust what they read?
Noel Whittaker I enjoy my job but want the option of retiring at 55. Should I continue with my current plans, or could you suggest a different strategy?
Melissa Browne In a disaster, there might have been a plan for the house but often there isn't one for finances.
Mark Bouris One of the most unpopular topics in personal finance is known as 'life products'.
George Cochrane You should always investigate the use of a disability trust in which to leave assets.
Noel Whittaker We are self-funded retirees, in good health at 84, who rely on term deposits for income. Should we be looking at blue chip shares to maintain our income?
Noel Whittaker I am 17 and left school a bit over a year ago. I have managed to save $10,000 and was wondering what I should do with it?