Entries by Kent McDonald

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Fairer wages for Aussies with disabilities.

Working Australians with disabilities should get fairer a pay deal after the Fair Work Commission ordered a new classification and wage structure to address the loopholes in the existing framework. Stakeholders and the federal government are expected to work together with the commission to develop the new wage framework within a “reasonable time” for supported […]

Personal insurances: Completing a pre-assessment

In terms of the personal insurance process, prior to the recommendation of advice and subsequent formal insurance application, a great deal of time is spent conducting research into insurers (and their offerings). As it stands, numerous insurers operate in the personal insurance space. Whilst the insurer offerings can often be quite similar to one another in […]

Protecting your loved ones: Child trauma benefit

When considering personal insurances, often you may first think about protecting your household financially from unexpected events (e.g. a passing, sickness or injury) that may occur to yourself; however, unfortunately unexpected events can also happen to your loved ones, which can have a similar result in terms of the financial impact on your household. Due […]


Financial attitudes and behaviours: The power of perspective

In our article, ‘Financial mindsets of the super wealthy’, we discuss that whilst on the path to financial freedom, occasionally it can be helpful to gain perspective along the way, by considering and then reflecting on the financial attitudes and behaviours of others. It’s this gained perspective that can sometimes allow us to look inwards […]


New year, new career, new you. Employment hotspots for 2018.

Many employees returning from summer holidays may be pondering a career change in the face of sluggish average wage growth. So what industries are predicted to be most in demand? National recruitment company Hays predicts data security and technology, human resources, social assistance, aged care and construction will be among the job hot spots in […]