Saving for your children’s education

If you are a parent you are fully aware that the cost of private education is continually rising, with some schools charging fees of up to $20,000 a year, sometimes more; and that doesn't include uniforms, excursions and after school activities. The cost of earning a degree particularly in the popular disciplines like law, IT and medicine is also rising. The bottom line is that education is get...
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How to survive redundancy

Being made redundant can be a big shock and often results in a whirlwind of emotions. You feel that you have been thrown into the deep end and are unsure how to tackle the challenges that are presented in front of you. It is perfectly normal to have these feelings, however, it is important to understand that it is not the end of the world.   Here are a few tips on how to survive re...
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Self-employed? How to protect your income

When I first met Geoff, he had just set up his own printing business in his garage and was earning a moderate income. After borrowing to finance his equipment and start-up costs, it dawned on Geoff that if he were unable to work, he could find himself in serious financial difficulty. I pointed out a simple solution – Income Protection (IP), insurance that provides a replacement income ...
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