The Experts

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...

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...

Why DIY Will kits are dangerous

A lot of people die without a Will, which means that the division of their assets after they die is determined by legislation set...

Investment bonds still have a place

In the 70’s and 80’s an investment bond, also known as an insurance bond, was a very popular investment vehicle that went out of...

Car dealerships giving back

Along with the happiness, excitement, love and fun, the Christmas season also brings with it a reminder to everyone of those less fortunate that...

How important is a logo?

Your logo is very often the first introduction prospective customers have to your business. Not only does having a logo provide legitimacy, it provides...

Pensioners and the assets test

The rules surrounding Centrelink entitlements are quite complex. It is therefore extremely important, when developing retirement strategies, to be mindful of the Centrelink implications. Most...

Failing students

The difference between junior high school and senior high school is more dramatic than many people realise. This has been highlighted by a number...

Throwing variety into your diet

Sometimes in an attempt to eat well we forget that food is about more than just nutrients. Food can be a social activity, a pleasurable...

The problem with bunions

Bunions are one of the most common complaints seen by podiatrists. Patients with bunions will typically express concerns of pain when wearing tight fitting shoes,...

Quirky road rules you may not know about

Most of us know our mainstream road rules back to front. There are some other road rules in New South Wales that you might not...

The difference the right insurance can make

Coincidentally, I spoke to two tradies recently who both suffered serious long-term injuries from seemingly innocuous workplace falls, with vastly different results. The first tradie...

Auto lingo explained

Buying a car is a big investment and if you’re buying for the first time, things can be a little bit confusing. Having to...

How much money do you need to retire?

Last week, I was reviewing a client who was overly worried that she would essentially be living on the poverty line in retirement. Thankfully,...

Crisis confronting our teachers

The teaching ‘profession’ has seen a dramatic transformation since I trained as a teacher in the late sixties. When I was at university, our...

Is it time to dump the soft drinks?

Last week it was announced that the UK will bring in a tax on soft drinks in a bid to lower sugar consumption and...

How physiotherapy can help people suffering with cancer

The day someone is diagnosed with cancer is a day they never forget. The diagnosis and treatment of cancer impacts both physically and psychologically on...

Changes to the banking sector

This week’s column centres on the new payments platform which launched in Australia on Tuesday. While not exclusively a legal issue, the changes will have...

Helping your kids enter the property market

It has never been harder to enter the housing market with the average household now spending 40 per cent of net income on their...

Why a proper test drive is so important

Spec Sheets are all well and good, however sometimes a car that looks great on paper may not be a great match for your...