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July 1 Superannuation Changes That Could Cost You Dearly

July 1 Superannuation Changes That Could Cost You Dearly

Would you open and read a letter if it could save you or your loved ones in the event of a serious accident or worse? I like to think I’d bother, even if it came from my super fund, but most don’t agree as figures around a massive alert being sent out about changes to life insurance have shown. Australian Super sent out notifications to 220,000 members affected by the July 1 changes w... read more>
Are your health insurance extras really worth it?

Are your health insurance extras really worth it?

One of the most common complaints we get here at the Fiftyup Club is from members saying they pay substantial dollars in premiums and don’t ever make a claim. Don’t let this happen to you.  One policy you can try to get more value out of is called “Extras Cover” and includes things like dental, optical, physio etc, in other words, procedures that aren’t performed in a hospital generally. ... read more>
Here’s how to make sense of Home Insurance ‘add ons’

Here’s how to make sense of Home Insurance ‘add ons’

So you’re thinking about reviewing your home and contents insurance and you’ve stumbled upon the mysterious world of optional extras.  They're the insurance equivalent of the McDonalds upsell: "Do you want fries with that?" Many providers offer these as additions to the standard cover, but they can be confusing and can make getting a quote and comparing it to other policies more difficult... read more>
How to avoid sky-high costs for travel insurance

How to avoid sky-high costs for travel insurance

Deciding on a holiday destination?  Travel insurance is one of those things that pops up as optional when you’re buying an airline ticket online. After you’ve booked your flights, there are a stack of questions about whether you want to pay for your carbon footprint, book a hotel, hire a car, purchase extra leg room and buy entertainment packages, and meals. I don’t know about you, but tr... read more>
Spring Holiday Hotspots

Spring Holiday Hotspots

“I can’t believe it’s September already!”  Words dominating office water cooler chat and café conversation right across the country at the moment. The good news is that summer days are just around the corner, which means it is time to take that tattered yearly calendar down from the fridge and start mapping your next overseas adventure. Yes – I hear what you’re thinking (“we can’t affo... read more>