The Experts

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...

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,...

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...

Big news in real estate and how it impacts you

The country’s primary provider of real estate deposit bonds, Deposit Power, no longer has a guarantor/underwriter. CBL Insurance, Deposit Power’s existing guarantor, is reported to...

Why you need to review your financial products regularly

I’ve written about this previously, but I never cease to be amazed at how lackadaisical many people are about their financial products despite it...

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...

10 questions you need to ask your insurer

Lots of different insurance companies offer lots of different coverage. What is most important is to protect your investment in your new vehicle. Sometimes...

What your new car warranty covers

A new car warranty is to cover you against any manufacturing default, and while warranties may vary slightly from manufacturer to manufacturer, they usually...

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...

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...

Early access to our super

From social media platforms to conversations in the pub, people often want to know if they are able to access their super to pay...

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...

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...

Emotions guiding our investment decisions

All too often, human nature causes us to be overly influenced by our emotions rather than logic. This is particularly relevant when it comes...

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...

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...

Get your car serviced before your Christmas road trip

As we are all aware the Christmas and New Year holiday season is almost upon us, and many of us have booked to take...

How to boost your retirement savings

We all know the old adage, if it seems too good to be true it probably is! This is almost always the case; however...

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...

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...