You arrive at your destination, ready to finally unwind on your long-awaited vacation, only to find that your suitcase hasn’t made the trip with you.
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While some travel insurers have a list of pre-existing medical conditions they automatically cover, you should always disclose every part of your medical history - even if you don’t think something is important enough to declare. Failing to disclose this information can result in a travel insurance claim being turned down.
When we mentioned last week that you should screenshot your boarding pass and other important travel documents, several readers chimed in with tips on real-world things to photograph as well.
After moving up from Adelaide, one thing was immediately clear to me: Sydney drivers spend a lot of money registering their vehicles.
To better support those injured on the roads and to reduce Green Slip costs for vehicle owners, the NSW Government reformed the CTP Green Slip scheme and implemented a new scheme that started on December 1, 2017. 4.2 million vehicle owners are eligible for a refund. Here's how to claim your refund.
2017 is shaping up to be a pretty remarkable year for first-generation smartphones. Android creator Andy Rubin debuted his new company's Essential Phone, which uses embedded magnets to connect to gadgets such as 360-degree cameras and charging docks. Gaming accessory company Razer announced its entertainment-centric Razer Phone, the spiritual successor to another first-generation smartphone, the cloud-connected Nextbit Robin.
You might be intrigued by the idea of trying out one of these brand new smartphones. But you should consider what goes into purchasing what is essentially an indie smartphone before you take the leap into untested waters. Phones with modular accessories or high-performance displays are definitely worth a look, but you should be prepared to deal with potential obstacles.
Most people's perception of income protection is that it's something that only self-employed tradies need. This is usually because they’re working on-site with a plethora of dangers.
It might surprise you to find out that that in the top occupations for income protection claims in 2016 according to AIA Australia, tradie jobs don’t even make the top three. Instead they were a sales assistant, general clerk and a shop manager.
Dear Lifehacker, I want to set up some security cameras to deter would be thieves but they cost an arm and a leg. I've checked out some dummy ones, and must say they look extremely convincing. My question is, if I install fake security cameras and get robbed, would it give my insurance company an excuse not to pay me?
Are you at the point where you're considering life insurance? Maybe it's something you've been thinking about, or perhaps you have a young family. The task can seem a little daunting, but it really doesn't have to be. You can make things easier for yourself, and hone in on what's best for you by asking yourself these questions.
When I was 16, my French class was fortunate enough to visit France. We immediately went to the Louvre upon arrival in Paris, but I was so wiped out by jet lag, I sat down and fell asleep. The spot I had chosen, however, was actually an ancient work of art. Here's what would have happened had I broken it.
Dashcams are a very handy way to keep a record of any driving incidents, and potentially save a hefty insurance excess. In an effort to make them even more useful, DashCam app Nexar plans to use advanced AI algorithms to recognise bad drivers, and warn other road users. It’s a lofty goal, but not without a few problems.
Australians can now instantly insure their valuables and electronics with just a few finger swipes on their smartphones. The Trov app allows you to turn insurance on (or off) for single items ranging from TVs and laptops to bicycles and musical instruments. Prices start at just a few bucks per month. Here's how it works.
I had Cancer 17 years ago, treatment went perfectly and I have been clear since. However, now it seems impossible for me to get life or accident insurance, which leaves a big burden for my family if something should happen to me. Is there any way I can get life insurance? I have had letters from doctors, but I always end up rejected on applications. Thanks, David
Like credit cards with their overlooked perks, home, health and car insurance policies often provide coverage for hidden or unusual items. Before you spend money out of pocket on massages, pothole damage or property improvements, check your policies.