No, neither do we. But if your income is above $90,000 (single) or $180,000 (couple) and you don’t have private hospital insurance, you’ll be paying the Medicare Levy Surcharge ¬- that’s an extra $900 (single) or $1800 (couple) in tax. The good news is you can avoid this penalty because there are hospital insurance policies…

Here at Brisbane Money Management, we are forever considering new ways to improve our offering to our valued clients. More recently, we have partnered with a team who specialise in reviewing your health insurance. They could be considered a wholesale version of iSelect or Compare the Meerkat (Market). As with all investments, products and services…

Original article from Glenda Korporaal @ The Australian. Last week’s controversy over CommInsure’s hardline treatment of some insurance claims on Four Corners and the complaints reported in The Australian from the family of late cricketer Tony Greig are a timely reminder for all Australians to check their own personal insurance. How people got their insurance…

A client recently had her first child – her child was born with a cleft lip. To my surprise I thought this would be a relatively easy nip/tuck job at the hospital. This is not the case, she has private health care but will still be out of pocket between $7-10K. Did you know that…

October of each year marks Breast Cancer awareness month around the world. Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among women in Australia. 14,940 women are predicted to be diagnosed with the disease in 2013, rising to 17,210 women in 2020 [1]. That’s an average of 330 women per week. In the last five…

Its the Australian way when asked about contingency plans to respond with “she’ll be right”, but when it comes to protecting your income, she really won’t be right if you haven’t got a plan…. When you’re just starting out in the working world, it can be incredibly difficult to build up savings; even more so…

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