With the busyness of everyday life, getting from point A to B in our car has become something we rely on heavily. We spend so much time navigating the daily road risks that we all know it’s important to have insurance cover, but if an unexpected break down happens, it’s also worthwhile being prepared with a few essential items. Here’s our list of the top 8 things you should keep stored away in your boot.Read more
For most of us, renewing our insurance policy is a yearly, straightforward task. But renewal requires more than just confirming that you have correct information on your policy. Taking the time to evaluate whether your policy is well-priced, gives you value, and will cover you for all eventualities, is time well spent.
Now that the cool of autumn has given way to the chill of winter, there’s nothing better than coming home to a warm and cosy house. But in the midst of keeping our homes warm and inviting, small mistakes can often lead to danger and the possible risk of fire. On average, according to the Country Fire Authority, there are 3,000 house fires each year.Read more
Can kitchen gardens protect families from labour exploitation? In rural Cambodia, they certainly can.
Through ACCI’s Community Transformation project, many families have been trained in how to grow healthy and flourishing kitchen gardens using permaculture methods. In almost all instances, this not only provides ample fruit and vegetables for the family, but excess produce can then be sold at local markets. There becomes a two-fold financial benefit for these gardening families - they save the cost of purchasing food, which can be significantly inflated, plus they gain an additional income stream from the sale of excess.Read more
Sporting Clubs are often at the heart of local communities. It’s through the local footy club, or a child’s netball team, or the weekly cricket competition, that families throughout Australia really connect with other people in the local area. Cheering together, experiencing defeat, building resilience and having fun creates strong connections between players and on-lookers alike. However, sometimes team members experience hardship off the field, with illness, family breakdown, or other tragic circumstances.Read more
Our homes are places we create to feel relaxed, safe and secure, and we often invest a lot of time and money into achieving our desired outcome. We fill houses with our loved ones and our most valuable possessions. However burglaries and break-ins are unfortunately all too common, and as well as violating our sense of safety and security, they can result in the loss of thousands of dollars worth of possessions.
These events are generally opportunistic, and tend to happen during the day when residents are out. So what can we do to help protect our homes, keeping them safe and secure?Read more
For most people, by far the largest financial investment made in a lifetime is in the family home. Home insurance is a way of responding to common risks that can impact the security, safety and comfort of this significant investment. Having the backing of a recognised and reputable insurer for your property can help you to address these risks and avoid great personal expense in the event of accident or theft.
So what should be your first consideration when it comes to home insurance?Read more
If you’ve worked hard to buy and maintain an investment property, the last thing you need is the stress and expense of damage or unpaid rent. Like any property, a rental property should be insured. But as a landlord you may have some additional risks that you ought to be aware of and protect yourself against to safeguard your assets and income.Read more
Holidays should be fun - a time for you to relax and unwind on a well-deserved break. You don’t want to waste energy worrying about your house, or worse, coming back to find your home has been burgled or damaged in your absence.
Follow these 8 simple tips to help keep your home safe, giving you peace of mind so you can really kick back and enjoy the break!Read more