Protecting
How to prepare for unexpected health costs

How to prepare for unexpected health costs

We all know it is important to ensure we’re safe guarded against any unexpected health issues. Any of us could have a medical emergency at any time and we need to ensure both we and those we love can be taken care of, if needed. While it is impossible to know exactly how much you might need to cover both medical expenses and loss of income during a period of illness, there are things we can do to ensure we are ok.

That’s why knowing what you are available to access through Medicare and if suitable, also purchasing health insurance and regularly examining different plan options is a good idea.

4 Jul 2018 Read More
Saving
Keep the kids entertained these holidays without breaking the bank

Keep the kids entertained these holidays without breaking the bank

According to a recent survey of ASIC Money Smart users, the majority of parents say they spend more money during the school holidays than any other time of year. But hanging out with your loved ones needn’t blow your budget.

Creating fun ways for your family to get together and enjoy themselves shouldn’t have to burn a hole in your wallet. Follow our top ten tips and you can not only cure your kid of the dreaded ‘I’m bored’ syndrome but save yourself a motza in the long run.

4 Jul 2018 Read More
Planning
Lifestyle changes to save you money

Lifestyle changes to save you money

Let’s face it. We’re all looking for ways to save a dollar or two. Frequently it’s the frivolous purchases we make on a daily basis that wind up hitting our hip pocket hard. If you’re tired of pulling up with an empty wallet before you get to payday here’s a few handy tips that could help you save some money along the way.

 
4 Jul 2018 Read More
Planning
Creating work-life balance can be easier than you think!

Creating work-life balance can be easier than you think!

Finding the balance between work and lifestyle can be tricky. Here’s YBI’s top tips to achieve harmony.

While work-life balance has become a common catchcry these days, many of us have yet to achieve this magical equation. In a constantly switched on world the demands placed on us by our employers, employees, friends and family are increasing. Many of us have little time to switch off and it’s taking its toll. In an effort to take control again many people are moving towards a philosophy of ‘lifestyle by design’ and in doing so are achieving a better work-life balance and more financial freedom.

4 Jul 2018 Read More
Planning
Planning for your future lifestyle today

Planning for your future lifestyle today

Setting goals and planning ahead can help lay the foundation for future wealth as Cec Busby discovers.

There’s a saying, ‘learn to say no by deciding on yes’, and when it comes to planning your future wealth it’s a good adage to live by. Young people are often overwhelmed by all the possibilities and opportunities life has to offer, so much so that saving money for the future can take a back seat to current needs and desires.

4 Jul 2018 Read More
Saving
Want a baby? Do your sums first.

Want a baby? Do your sums first.

Have you got that clucky feeling? Are you ready to start a family of your own? That’s great news- but make sure you do the math first.

24 May 2018 Read More
Planning
Leaving a legacy: so much more than assigning assets

Leaving a legacy: so much more than assigning assets

From philanthropic efforts to deciding who gets that precious family heirloom, leaving a lasting legacy requires more than just deciding who gets your money.

24 May 2018 Read More
Planning
Can robo advice really live up to a flesh and blood adviser

Can robo advice really live up to a flesh and blood adviser

Understanding where robo-advice can complement and enhance relationships will be key for most full-service wealth management firms.

24 May 2018 Read More
Protecting
Can Bitcoin pay the bills?

Can Bitcoin pay the bills?

What is a Bitcoin really worth and can you make use of it in the real world? asks Jake Smith.

24 May 2018 Read More