the mathematics underpinning life insurance has a lot in common with betting on horse racing. Because of this, most punters and most life insurance policyholders ‘do their dough.’ That said, life insurance is a bet you hope you lose - which makes it very different to backing a slow horse.
At some stage, most of us will be asked to lend money to family or friends. Usually, we are only too happy to help. After all, what are family and friends for if not to help each other out. That said, mixing money and relationships can be problematic. In this article, we discuss various ways to minimise the risk of the loan going wrong and a relationship suffering.
Australia introduced a consumption tax in the early 2000s. Consumption taxes have a lot going for them, and this article examines some of those benefits. It will be worth thinking about next time you are tempted to complain about all that tax you have to pay.