Posted on 2012 under Family, Kid and Children |
Lego toys started off as a bit of fun, but quickly gained a cult following. Now, there are official Lego sets for many top movies, with more being developed all the time.
When it comes to being seen as cool for children, teenagers and adults, few companies do so as well as Lego. What started out as a simple building-bricks design for children soon turned into something else with serious cult-status and a massive reputation in dozens of countries around the world. Read more… »
Posted on 2012 under Family |
Insurance is a necessary evil of life. It drains resources and it generally acts as a burden, until you need to make a claim that is. The principle of insurance is one of collective responsibility. By entering into an insurance agreement you are basically joining a community, which is collectively responsible for protecting each other in times of hardship. Your payments, in theory, go towards bringing people who have lost everything back to their original standing. In return you receive the knowledge that the same will happen to you should some event devastate your life. This article considers different types of insurance and whether you can really afford not to pay the premiums.
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Life cover is possibly the most significant of all insurance premiums, yet it is this one which is most neglected. As a family member there is a responsibility for looking after loved ones and enabling them to survive without you. Whilst this is not a pleasant thought, it certainly is a necessary part of life. Even if you already have life insurance, it is important to consider when you last updated your policy as your circumstances may have changed. If you have developed an illness, for example, or your earnings have increased, then it is likely that this will affect both your premium and payout. Failing to notify the insurance company of these changes could mean that your family misses out in the event of your demise. Read more… »
Posted on 2012 under Family, Gift, Mother |
Grandmas are notoriously hard to buy for. They can be picky and fussy or simply stuck in their ways. So once you’ve bought all the usual things like soaps, pot pourii sachets and teapot sets, what else is there to buy for your Grandmother? From bamboo plants to greeting cards and more, here are some wonderful gift ideas to inspire you.
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Bamboo & Other Plants
If your grandma is the plant loving type or perhaps if her home just needs a little bit of spicing up, why not get her a bamboo plant? Bamboo plants and other ‘modern’ plants are great ways to invoke serenity and add a bit of life into a grandma-esque house. On top of that, bamboo plants are extremely easy to manage and don’t require frequent attention. If your Nan loves gardening though, you can always get her a plant that’s a little more ‘high maintenance.’
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Posted on 2012 under Family |
You work hard throughout your life to accumulate wealth so that you and your family can live a comfortable and happy life. But it’s amazing how fast an accident, a death in the family, loss of a job or even a natural disaster can derail everything you have worked so hard for. That is why having the right insurance is so important, to protect your possessions, income and, above all, your family. The following are some of the types of insurance that are absolutely essential to protect your family from hardship.
Family Health Insurance
Health insurance is by far one of the most important types of insurance, as the only thing standing in the way of you earning good money is your health. Every Australian has the most basic healthcare plan through Medicare, but what if your family requires more than just the basics? Having some extra health insurance – either through your work or a private insurer – is essential for avoiding unnecessary debt to hospitals and other healthcare practitioners. Even if you are troubled by your health insurance premium, just ask yourself: what would happen if you or one of your family members became seriously ill and needed specialised care? Read more… »