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.
Noel Whittaker Why is Centrelink including our two old cars and small boat when assessing our pension eligibility?
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.
John Collett Worried your super savings won’t last the distance? Here are some great tips for making your nest egg shine.
John Collett Research finds few of us can spot a rogue advisor. So why, asks John Collett, are recent reforms under threat?
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?
FOFA UNDER THREAT
John Collett Dilution of financial advice reforms could see the return of a grab bag of commission charges.
George Cochrane If the economy continues to grow we can only assume that so will property prices.
George Cochrane There is nothing to stop you converting a super pension back to the accumulation phase.
Clancy Yeates Banks are competing fiercely to sign up more customers in anticipation of stronger credit growth. This means many are offering cut-price home loans
Kate Jones Ever wondered what happens to your iTunes songs or Kindle books when you die? Don't assume these digital assets can be passed on to your children.