5 ways to prepare for a financial emergency

Women with CentsBlog, Budgeting, Insurance

If there is one thing that this year has taught us, it’s that an emergency can strike when you least expect it. Through my own experience as well as through hearing countless stories from others who have been affected by bushfires, cancer, war and numerous other tragedies, one thread is common: no one thought it would happen to them. While … Read More

5 ways to put your febfast savings to work

Women with CentsBlog, Budgeting, Insurance, Investment, Mortgage, Superannuation

If you are looking for a great opportunity to raise some money for a good cause, improve your health AND boost your bank balance, all in one swift blow, then look no further than febfast! Febfast is a fundraising initiative by Youth Support & Advocacy Service (YSAS), aimed at supporting disadvantaged young people aged 12-25. To get involved you need … Read More

My $150,000 mistake

Women with CentsBlog, Budgeting, Debt, Insurance

The biggest mistake I ever made was not paying enough attention to life insurance while I was young, fit and healthy. I first came across the term ‘life insurance’ when I was in my mid-twenties. I had just landed a corporate role at KPMG, and one of the perks was a life insurance policy and some income protection, paid for … Read More

Help – I need to make an income protection claim

Women with CentsBlog, Insurance

Hi Tash, I’m a teacher (permanently employed) and have recently been diagnosed with cancer. I’ve been put on sick leave for seven months and have enough paid sick leave to last four months. I’m using my paid sick leave to cover the initial 60 day waiting period before my income protection insurance kicks in, but I’m wondering whether I should … Read More

Should I cancel my private hospital cover?

Women with CentsBlog, Budgeting, Insurance

  Let me start with a story. Two years ago, my husband’s work colleague was single, in his early 40s, and apart from an ongoing heart condition he was in pretty good health. He went in for scheduled heart surgery as a public patient, and everything went well so he was released from hospital. A few days later though, he … Read More

Is it ok to skip income protection if I have sick leave and other insurance?

Women with CentsBlog, Insurance

This week we have a great question from the Women with Cents community. Is it wise to have income protection if I already have trauma cover and a lot of sick leave?  Well, let’s start by understanding the difference between trauma cover and income protection. While both are types of life insurance, they do very different things. Trauma insurance, also … Read More

007: Heartfelt Homes

Women with CentsInsurance, Podcast

This week I am joined by Caroline Meehan, founder of charity Heartfelt Homes. Tune in to hear her family’s incredible journey, from supporting her husband through cancer treatment and learning the gaps in Australia’s healthcare system to starting up a much needed charity to help other families in need.  For more from Caroline or to donate to Heartfelt Homes visit … Read More