Protecting

Helping you cope in tough times - When income protection insurance can provide a lifeline

When John took out income protection insurance he didn't imagine the significant role it would play in his life.

Like many people, John thought that income protection insurance only covered physical illnesses and that the sole focus of his insurance company would be his return to work.

26 May 2015 Read More
Saving

Start now to give your kids the best start

Everyone wants the best for their children. Providing a good education is a huge part of preparing them for their best possible future. But as education becomes more expensive, planning and budgeting for these costs becomes essential.

26 May 2015 Read More
Protecting

When is the right time?

Most people understand the value of life insurance in protecting their families if the worst should happen. But a lot of people still put off doing something about it.

Taking out adequate life cover might not be at the top of the list for those in their teens and early 20s, but as you start to move into a more settled life stage and accumulate wealth, it’s important to start thinking about ways to protect that wealth and your ability to earn an income if something were to happen to you.

13 May 2015 Read More
Protecting

Why leave yourself until last? - putting life insurance into perspective

How much did you spend on your car insurance last year - $500 - $1000? And what about your home contents insurance and hospital cover?

Many people don’t think twice about insuring their possessions and taking out some medical cover. But when it comes to insuring their life or income, it’s a different story.

13 May 2015 Read More
Borrowing

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Debt

As the saying goes, there are three types of debt that you can incur – good debt, bad debt, and the truly unspeakably ugly debt. Yes, there IS such a thing as good debt, and distinguishing between them is critical to your financial future.

24 Apr 2015 Read More
Planning

Changing jobs? - time to update your finances

Changing jobs can be exciting – more responsibility and more income. But the options available around super and insurance can be confusing, particularly if you’re moving from freelance work to working full time for an employer.

22 Apr 2015 Read More
Protecting

How to choose between types of life insurance

Today’s life insurance products offer many more options beyond a simple benefit payout in the event of your death. It can be hard to choose, so it’s worthwhile to assess the different products on a basic level in terms of what they can offer you and your family.

22 Apr 2015 Read More
Protecting

Q & A - What is Financial advice?

Q & A - What is Financial advice?

17 Apr 2015 Read More
Protecting

Why your Financial Planner can also be your Life Coach - TEST

Most people would probably not think of financial planning and life coaching in the same sentence but they have more in common than you may think.

Financial planning is about helping people plan, save and invest for the important events in their lives while ensuring they have the right type of protection in place if things don’t go to plan. Life coaches work with their clients to identify what is important and then set goals to achieve them.

17 Apr 2015 Read More