The Experts

The fresher the better

It’s no secret that fruits and vegetables are great for us. They’re versatile, nutritious and can be delicious. But when it comes to fresh produce...

Successful people’s mindset

This is my 360th and final column for this great paper. The time has come for my more than capable colleagues to share their knowledge...

May madness for Weekender readers

We understand legal services can be expensive, so for the month of May, we have decided to give readers of the Weekender some great...

Getting the right advice at the right time

As life changes, so do our financial planning needs. This week, I have created a list of some important life events that are commonplace...

Have you made ridiculous goals?

When you read the title of this article, you would be forgiven for thinking that the ‘correct’ answer to the question is ‘of course...

Making safety a priority

The Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) has this week announced that they will be introducing new crash ratings starting from January 2018. ANCAP will...

Government’s power to declare war

Recent terrorist attacks in Paris have ignited furious debate about the role that military action should play in defeating the terrorist group known as...

More than just the stereotype

When it comes to nutrition we tend to associate certain foods or food groups with certain nutrients. For example, if I say calcium you’ll probably...

Conveyancing to move with the times

Over the next 12 months, the way that conveyancing transactions have been completed for decades is due to change dramatically. New South Wales will be...

Income streams after retirement

The superannuation system is designed to build wealth in order to provide us with income in our retirement years. Once we retire and need income,...

Learning the art of saying no

Saying ‘no’ to a request can be really difficult for many of us. It can stem from not wanting to hurt someone’s feelings or...

Getting the best car finance deal

Everyone wants “the best deal” right? Well, here’s a few little tips to make sure you protect your credit rating and ensure you get...

House hunting tips and advice

I am house hunting at the moment and so have had the shoe on the other foot, so to speak, in experiencing what home...

Hidden salt lurking in our food

By now most of us know about the link between high salt diets and increased risk of heart disease. But did you also know that...

Being focused at work

Whether you work from home or in a more traditional workplace, there are distractions everywhere. Some of those distractions are unrelated to work – chatting...

Tough week for finance industry

As a Financial Planner who is proud of what my colleagues, my competitors and I are able to do for our clients, I have...

Top three factors to consider when buying a new family car

Christmas is just around the corner, and for many people this brings with it a family road trip during the holiday break. We get a...

Creating a Will

Sometimes we like to get back to basics with these columns so this week we have decided to revisit the art of making a...

We’ve lost the middle ground

For as long as I can remember my Opa has had a bowl of ice cream for dessert every night without fail. For as long...

Do you live up to your promises?

I was recently driving behind a van belonging to a business and underneath the business name was the tagline “When Quality Matters”. It is a...