Health Insurance

Is private health insurance worth it?

Georgina Dent Given premiums having risen steadily, it's unsurprising that many consumers are lowering their coverage or opting out altogether.

Private health insurance: run for cover before the end of the tax year

Laura Crowden Amid the mid-year stocktake sales and car dealership runouts is a notion that it is rather important - to sort out private health insurance before June 30.

CARE COVER

Still time to beat private health insurance premium rises

Excluding cover for things you are unlikely to need to claim for can help reduce the cost of private health insurance.

John Collett As private health insurance premiums rise, many policyholders are looking to reduce their cover to cut costs.

Financial stress is big cause of break-ups. How to money-proof your relationship

Financial stress is a leading cause of relationship breakdowns.

Caitlin Fitzsimmons The traditional wedding vows include a promise to be together "for richer, for poorer", but many couples find "for poorer" just too bloody hard.

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Worried about your retirement savings? It's probably not as dire as you think

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Caitlin Fitzsimmons You probably don't need as much money in retirement as you've been told.

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Pre-empt the legal limits to powers of attorney

Noel Whittaker Enduring powers of attorney are common but widely misunderstood.

The wait continues at Centrelink and tips to navigate it

Centrelink is updating its

Bianca Hartge-Hazelman Centrelink's phone lines are about to get better… no really, they're meant to, but you just have to wait a little longer for it to happen.

Centrelink overload sees families unable to access payments

Bianca Hartge-Hazelman Parents are being prevented from accessing the government's childcare rebate and other family payments because Centrelink staff are blocking phone lines and fudging caller wait times when reporting...

When can you afford to retire?

Nicole Pedersen-McKinnon Once you know what your retirement looks like, you can figure out how much money you will need to fund it each year and then how soon you can actually do it.

Financial literacy won't help if you don't get your facts straight

Noel Whittaker A little knowledge can be more dangerous than blissful ignorance.

Ask Noel: how to reapply for the pension without hassle

Noel Whittaker Financial expert Noel Whittaker answers readers' questions.

Let elderly parents control their own assets

George Cochrane Financial expert George Cochrane answers readers' questions.

Is the government being fair here?

A reader asks how the government is able to

George Cochrane The government is quick to point out instances of "double dipping," so how can it get away with it?

ASK NOEL

Looking for a financial adviser? How to avoid the sharks

Noel Whittaker Financial expert Noel Whittaker answers readers' questions.

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Ask Noel: will my children pay tax on their inheritance?

Noel Whittaker Financial expert Noel Whittaker answers questions from readers.

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Ask Noel: should we switch our super to pension mode?

Noel Whittaker Financial expert Noel Whittaker answers readers' questions.

ASK NOEL

Ask Noel: how can I get started with options trading?

Noel Whittaker Financial expert Noel Whittaker answers readers' questions. Plus we have 10 copies of his book to give away.

ELECTION 2016

Election 2016: How the national vote will affect your finances

The outcome of the election could have a big effect on your hip pocket.

Leo D'Angelo Fisher That unsettling prickling sensation many of you will be feeling right now is just your hip-pocket nerve reacting as July 2 nears.

INSURANCE

Muzzle the bite of vet bills with pet insurance

John Collett Dogs may be our best friends, but they can also be expensive.

YOUR QUESTIONS

George Cochrane on aged care, retirement and granny flats

It's financially advantageous to rent out rather than sell your home when you go into aged care.

George Cochrane Financial expert George Cochrane answers readers' questions.