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Keep calm and carry on – tackling your financial stress.

With costs of living on the rise and wage growth stagnating, it’s not hard to see why Australian households are increasingly feeling the pinch.In fact, a recent Ubank survey revealed 59% of Aussies admit their current financial situation causes them stress or loss of sleep.Even in the oft-labelled ‘Lucky Country’, this is a worrying statistic.
Financial stress can be constant and at its worst crippling, but with a bit of teamwork, solid communication, and a dash of discipline you can get your finances under control. 

Communication Often what aggravates our financial stress isn’t just the lack of funds but the way it affects us interpersonally. In this sense, families, couples and friends all need to work out healthy ways to communicate about cash. People have varying attitudes towards their finances and sometimes differences in approach are hard to reconcile. A good approach, as in most things in life, is to communicate openly and honestly. Perhaps it’s time to schedule a family meeting…

Income protection insurance - not just about the amount you earn.

A common misconception about income protection insurance is that it’s only for high-earners, but this isn’t the case. In reality, no one can afford to be without this safety net, regardless of the amount of income you earn.
The only things certain in life are death and taxes—or so the famous saying goes. Thankfully, income protection insurance can add a positive guarantee to that list by safeguarding your quality of life, should an unexpected setback strike. 

You can’t predict the future, but you can plan for it Nobody wants to consider an accident or illness impacting their health suddenly, but it’s a very real possibility. As well as changing your lifestyle, an unexpected illness could mean you need to take extended leave from work.

It’s estimated that over 400,000 Australians suffer a heart attack sometime in their lives.iThen there’s over 800,000 people of working age with disability, who were not working in 2015 alone.ii It’s tempting to think that if you lead a healthy lifestyle a…