Daryl Dixon When it comes to insurance, the benefits of shopping around can be substantial.
Ruth LIew Financial planners are split over the impact incoming regulatory changes will have on their life insurance businesses, with some arguing the proposals will deal serious blows to the profitability of...
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.
John Collett We love our pets but they can cost a fortune. Should your dog or cat suffer a serious illness or accident, you could be left out of pocket to the tune of thousands of dollars.
Christine Long Those with terminal illness can now get their super more easily. But there are other issues which need to be faced.
Sally Patten Super funds have grown increasingly concerned that lawyers are becoming involved in claims from an early stage, even before a claim has been knocked back.
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?
Colleen Ryan and Stephen Wyatt As the cost of living rises in Australia, many would-be retirees are planning for a cheaper life overseas.
John Collett Those heading overseas during the upcoming school holidays could be buying travel insurance they do not need.
BOURIS ON MONEY
Mark Bouris Agreeing on values and plans, paying off debt and communicating can help couples avoid financial stress.
David Jay A lawyer explains what the well-known – and increasingly advertised – pledge really means
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...
George Cochrane We're selling up and want to know the best plan for salting away the proceeds.
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.
TIP OF THE WEEK
Alex Berlee Just been left something in a will? Here's what to do next.
John Collett When it comes to life insurance, buying directly from the insurer is usually the most expensive route.
Barbara Drury Singletons are on the rise. But there's a financial downside to independence. Follow these tips to avoid the poverty trap later in life.