Buy once, buy well

When it comes to the important things in life it’s often worth spending more on that first purchase or, at the very least, doing a little research pre-purchase. Here are three simple thoughts to keep front-of-mind when thinking about the long-term cost implications of that next spend.

The cost of living is going up…

From the clear evidence in the supermarket aisle to the many stories in the media, there is no getting away from the rising cost of living. Unfortunately, this also has flow-on effects for another inevitable part of life: death.

The people behind the policies:

Many see updating their insurance policy as just another task to tick off their to-do list. However, having good policies can be a gamechanger when life takes a sudden turn – as David and Cheri found when David received a devastating diagnosis.

Starting a family?
4 simple tips to set your new budget.

  Beyond the Bugaboos and bite-sized beanies, babies also add more practical, day-to-day expenses to your budget – and a few additional financial and insurance considerations too. Here’s our short list of things to remember. There’s no doubt that starting a family is a life-changer financially. Generally, one parent will be off work for some […]

Prostate cancer awareness.
Jase the Ace leads the way…

  Men – is prostate cancer a thingee you don’t talk about? As we come to the end of Blue September it’s worth looking back on the campaign and looking forward to the future (and making plans to ensure this future stays a healthy one). You may have noticed the Jason Gunn campaign ‘Prostate Cancer […]

Give it a nudge:
Our 5 favourite ‘positive manipulations’

Are you being manipulated for your own good? In Nudge: Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth and Happiness, authors Richard Thaler and Cass Sunstein argue for new ways to ‘nudge’ people towards the right health, financial and environmental decisions. From loos to lollipops, here are five of our favourite nudges. It’s an inescapable fact that smokers […]

Career change?
Keep your insurance correctly employed too.

Congratulations on your new job. Now, it’s time to find a new spot to park the car and a new haunt for your daily caffeine hit. But what about new insurance? While you’re busy scouring the streets for the best double espresso in the city, it’s worth assessing your insurance situation with equal gusto. It’s […]

Want the best home loan? Then talk to us!

Autumn 2010 Want the best home loan? Then talk to us! Confused as to where to start looking for the best home loan?  Well don’t be! For some time now, Eric James & Associates have been providing clients with our independent mortgage service. This includes home owners, property investors, businesses and developers.  With Eric James […]