Entries by The Meddler

Can you increase profits – by working less hours?

While our prime minister has been hitting the headlines for all the wrong reasons, Finland’s new female PM Sanna Marin has been generating all sorts of good press over her suggestion that working less hours could be the key to success. “A four-day work week, a six-hour workday, why couldn’t that be the next step? […]

What is the risk if your home is under-insured?

The current bushfire crisis sweeping across major parts of Australia is not only devastating to the people and animals living in the areas affected, but it is also going to have massive insurance implications for years, if not decades, to come. Under-insurance is already a big issue in Australia, and once premiums increase in possible […]

How to help (and not get overwhelmed by) the bushfire crisis

It’s hard not to be overwhelmed by the enormity of the bushfires raging across our country at the moment. Every day brings new stories, new images, new heartbreak. And that’s just for those of us who are watching on from afar, from our safe and comfortable homes – for the people who are literally fighting […]

New alcohol guidelines double daily drink allowance

New guidelines have been released around “safe” alcohol consumption for Australians – and in a surprising move, they allow for double the amount of standard drinks than the previous guidelines. For the last decade, the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) has recommended having no more than two standard drinks per day. A standard […]