A Christmas Carol – The Moral Of The Story

A Christmas Carol – The Moral Of The Story

A mean-hearted old miser, Ebenezer Scrooge is asked to donate to a charity for very poor people, on Christmas Eve. Scrooge sends the collectors away with a flea in their ears, and complains to his assistant, Bob Cratchit, that he will have to pay Bob for the following...
Funeral Costs

Funeral Costs

Do you have a looming family funeral and worry about the cost? You are right to have an eye on the practical issues, as you don’t want any nasty financial surprises when you are dealing with anxiety or grief. Funeral costs can be broadly broken down into: the...
Our Challenge: Save $500 In 6 weeks

Our Challenge: Save $500 In 6 weeks

Aarrgh! Christmas is just around the corner and extra dosh is needed! Designed to be doable on a fortnightly pay scheme, this plan will give your Christmas coffers just the boost they need. Deposit this amount into your (non-accessible) savings account: Week 1       ...
What is Bitcoin? A simplified explanation.

What is Bitcoin? A simplified explanation.

It is certainly something that is hard to get your head around. We can all understand computer-based banking and financial transactions, but if Bitcoin doesn’t use ‘real’ money, then what is it? Here is a simplified way to begin to understand it – if you want...
Death and Insurance

Death and Insurance

  We are very sorry to hear of your partner’s death. Unfortunately, when someone dies, a lot of work is required to finalise the estate matters. One important matter is to ascertain if there are any Superannuation policies in the name of the deceased and if so, is...
Superannuation – after Life

Superannuation – after Life

Dear Aunt Sue What happens to Superannuation, after someone dies? Is it just a part of the estate? I’m asking because my partner is now terminally ill, and as she looked after all the household finances, I’m trying to get my head around it all. I know she is a fan of...