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.
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.
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.
Barbara Drury If your finances are a blur and you experience constant pain in your hip pocket, then it’s not a health check you need but a wealth check.
PLANNING FOR CHANGE
Christine Long If you know some important changes are just around the corner, it pays to get your finances in order first.
TAKE A BREAK
Michelle Hutchison Australians wasted more than 58 million annual leave days last year- that's about a week each.
Sylvia Pennington Getting away from abusive situations is hard, getting back on your feet financially can be harder still.
Mark Bouris There are many ways to build wealth, but what about protecting it?
Noel Whittaker How do I deduct the interest on my mortgage when filling in my tax return for the redrawn amounts used to invest in shares?
EARNING AND LEARNING
Sylvia Pennington Understanding your financial situation, and improving it, requires some education and effort.
David Wilson How to detect and counter the sophisticated scams that can rob you of your savings.
Mark Bouris Most of the plans being made for this financial year are about boosting income and reducing costs.
Christine Long If making a difference is important to you, consider joining a workplace giving scheme.
George Cochrane I'm making a steady income with plenty in my super; What is the best strategy to retire?
Noel Whittaker I'm 28 with no debt, $40,000 in super and $20,000 in savings. Should I keep saving for a house deposit?