Retirement – how much is enough?

Retirement – how much is enough?

You may dream about overseas holidays, home renovations or simply spending more time with your friends and family in retirement.

However, the reality is that many people’s savings are unlikely to match their retirement expectations unless they take action.

Read more ›

Posted in Better Living

Modern insurance for a modern lifestyle

Modern insurance for a modern lifestyle

Insurance is something most people only think about when it is too late – when they need to make a claim.

And we’ve all heard the horror stories of people who thought they were covered only to find out that their policy didn’t cover them when they needed it most.

Read more ›

Posted in Better Living

21 Different ways to watch TV and movies

21 Different ways to watch TV and movies

Traditionally, if you wanted to watch a TV show or movie you pretty much had three choices: you could watch it on free-to-air TV, watch it on cable TV, or rent or buy a DVD.

But there are now more ways than ever to watch TV shows and movies in Australia – at last count there were over 20.

With the advent of the internet, and now the convergence of television and online services, your choices are way beyond what you could have imagine even five years ago.

Read more ›

Posted in Better Living

What is identity theft and how can you avoid it?

What is identity theft and how can you avoid it?

Identity theft affects many Australians each and every year, and if your identity is stolen it can have a significant emotional and financial impact on you and your family.

What is identity theft?

Identity theft is the fraudulent practice of someone using your name and other personal information in order to obtain credit, loans, or other financial gain.

Warning signs

There are a few warning signs that you have been a victim of identity theft:

Read more ›

Posted in Protect Your Money

Free wifi – why you should stop using it now

Why you should stop using public wifiFree public wifi is readily available and very popular these days, but there are some dangers involved in using it.

We take a look at those dangers, the potential costs to you and your privacy, and what you can do to mitigate any potential threats.

The situation

More and more businesses are offering free wifi as a way to entice customers – McDonalds offers it in most of their restaurants, food courts are starting to offer it, even small corner cafes are making it available to their customers.

And in towns and cities throughout Australia, some councils are offering it free in selected areas.

Read more ›

Posted in Protect Your Money

About

Queenslanders blog is a resource for all things money. Find financial tips, strategies and money hacks.

We would love to hear from you. You can contact us via this website, or see what we are up to on our Facebook page, where you can also interact with other, like-minded people, and win giveaways and prizes. We also have a Twitter account where we chat more Queensland-centric issues.

Disclaimer

Unless otherwise noted, no-one who writes for queenslanders.com.au/blog is a financial adviser and no personal recommendations are implied or made. We recommend you seek professional financial advice before applying anything you find on this blog to your own circumstances.