May 2017

The end of the financial year is always a busy time, whether you’ve been hanging out to do your tax return for months, or are struggling to piece together random receipts and paperwork at the last minute. However, it’s also a good time to review your financial affairs more broadly. After all, the best planning is done when you’ve got all the information in front of you.
How would you cope if your child was diagnosed with a serious illness? You would do anything to help them recover. You shouldn't have to struggle financially as well as emotionally during such a difficult time. Child Cover means that you can have financial assistance readily available to help your child recover.
Income Protection is your back up plan. If you can't work due to a sickness, accident or injury it covers your everyday costs of living, without you having to rely on family, friends or 'the system' to look after you.
It can be hard to eat well when you're backpacking and living on a budget. There is a delicate balance between penny pinching, eating healthy and really indulging in the local cuisine. These 4 tips will help your wallet and mean you don’t have to miss out on any of your travel experiences!
Treasurer Scott Morrison’s first budget of the Coalition’s second term in office marked a significant shift in tone from the tough stance of its three previous budgets. Gone is the mantra of debt and deficit. Instead the Treasurer has balanced the government’s resolve to live within its means with promises to tackle the cost of living and provide the services people need to get ahead.
How many people do you know who have been diagnosed with cancer? Medicare and Private health are not designed to help you look after yourself or enable you to keep paying the bills. What about if the treatment you need is only available overseas? What about paying the mortgage or rent?
It can seem impossible to put money away in savings when the cost of living is high and your pay just seems to disappear each week. I’ve found that if you have a clear understanding of your cash flow – that is your incomings and outgoings, it doesn’t have to be like that and you can start getting ahead by following our simple tips.