In the Zone - December Quarter 2018

The COMPULSORY insurance policy you didn’t know you needed!

Have you ever used a babysitter, housesitter, nanny, gardener, in-home carer or handyman?

Have you ever thought what would happen if they injured themselves in and around your home?

Most people assume their home & contents insurance, or public liability insurance will cover them. However, this type of insurance does not cover casual workers employed to do work in or around a home. These products only cover visitors to a home.

A ‘Household Worker Policy’, offered through WorkCover Queensland, protects homeowners and renters against potential compensation costs if the worker is injured in and around the home. Workers may include cleaners, nannies, house sitters, baby sitters, gardeners, handymen and in-home carers.

Furthermore, if you employ a household worker in, or about, or in connection with your primary place of residence or connected property, it is compulsory to take out a Household Workers' Insurance Policy.

A Household Worker Policy is a no brainer,” Brad says. “It’s so affordable and gives you peace of mind in case someone who works around the home gets injured and needs support. We’ve had a household workers’ policy for years because at various times we’ve employed gardeners, cleaners and babysitters on a casual basis.

Watch Brad's 2 minute IZ TV video here!

At up to $50 for two years, it's quick and easy to apply for a policy online by visiting www.worksafe.qld.gov.au

You’re welcome 😉

Timing the market

We all know someone who tries to ‘time’ the market – that is, trying to enter or leave the market at exactly the ‘right’ time. They may hear of a great tip or opportunity – they buy in, then the market turns sour, they sell out of the investment…..and then the market improves after they leave!

As Brad says “There aren’t too many happy endings when you try to time the market, it usually results in buying at the top and selling at the bottom.”

Dollar cost averaging describes the practice of investing a fixed amount at regular intervals. It may help take some of the risk out of investing in fluctuating markets by removing timing risk. It tries to take advantage of the market especially if it is volatile and up one day and down the next.

It’s not foolproof, but it minimises risk. Your regular 9.5% Super Guarantee contributions are effectively dollar cost averaging.

Season's Greetings!

We wish all of you a Merry Christmas and safe and prosperous 2019!

Our office will be closed from close of business Friday 21st December 2018 and will reopen on Monday 7th January 2019.

We will be hitting the ground running next year and can’t wait to help you!

Planning to get your money sorted in 2019?

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