John Collett When it comes to life insurance, buying directly from the insurer is usually the most expensive route.
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...
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...
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.
Colleen Ryan and Stephen Wyatt As the cost of living rises in Australia, many would-be retirees are planning for a cheaper life overseas.
Melissa Browne Make sure you're taking care of the little expenses that can creep up on you.
Clancy Yeates Economists worry that overseas weakness will spread to these shores.
DO IT YOURSELF
Barbara Drury In a world where traditional jobs are disappearing more Australians are turning to freelancing and self-employment out of necessity.
BOURIS ON MONEY
Mark Bouris The holidays are a good time to engage in some planning for 2015: the things you’d change, the things you’d do the same.
TIP OF THE WEEK
Alex Berlee Divorce is an emotional time but also one when important financial decisions have to be made.
Richard Livingston If you’re seeking genuine advice on your terms you will pay the price for the failure of the Coalition's FOFA changes..
Emily Chantiri Most of us manage our personal finances online. It's very convenient for us, but how easy will it be for our executors?
THE MOTLEY FOOL
Scott Phillips You've worked hard to earn it, so don't let your money put its feet up - give it a job to do.
George Cochrane The goal is a retirement unit, but the money keeps going elsewhere. What's the best plan?
George Cochrane We own equal shares in a house. What happens if I give her my half?