John Collett As private health insurance premiums rise, many policyholders are looking to reduce their cover to cut costs.
John Collett When it comes to life insurance, buying directly from the insurer is usually the most expensive route.
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...
Penny Pryer Insurance companies have been raving about Australia's "chronic" underinsurance problem for decades.
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.
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...
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.
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.
Mark Bouris Women are at a high risk of losing out financially in a divorce, but this doesn't have to be the case.
George Cochrane We're selling up and want to know the best plan for salting away the proceeds.
David Potts Their dollar is closing in on parity with ours spurred on by a vibrant, confident economy.
LOVE AND MONEY
Kate Jones Money differences are responsible for more break-ups than cheating, especially in the first year of a marriage. So what are the financial hurdles - and how do you clear them?
Christine Long Some financial products that claim to ease your cares can send you even deeper into debt.
TIP OF THE WEEK
Dominique Bergel-Grant A tangible financial goal is about more than ideas, dates and numbers. It includes three key elements: your big financial picture, the level of risk you are willing to take and a strategy to protect...
BOURIS ON MONEY
Mark Bouris In the rush to help mature age groups with their money, financial advisers can leave others behind.
John Collett The long-promised national register of financial planners is here at last. It's a good start, but it's not perfect.
John Collett ASIC's register of financial advisers that went live online this morning has scored some early wins for consumers.
John Collett When you’re making big financial decisions, it helps to know your weak spots and learn how to manage them.