Recession's easing but how's your personal economy?


CHOICE expert helps you make the most of what you’ve got.

With superannuation statements now arriving in letterboxes, many people are wondering how to make sense of their super and all their finances, both now and into the future, to safeguard their financial security.

Alan Dooley is a senior finance writer for CHOICE, and his new book, How to Recession-Proof your Finances, explores ways that everyone can stock take their and determine the health of their personal balance sheet.

When it comes to superannuation, Dooley offers strategies for choosing a good fund, paying lower fees and topping up your contributions. He explains how to understand the investment options and how they perform and the easy way to find lost super accounts and consolidate them into one.

How to Recession-Proof your Finances offers tips for transforming our behaviour in the home and at work.

Dooley covers how to:

  • cut everyday spending and using your money cleverly
  • paying off debt; saving and investing for short-and long-term goals
  • taking advantage of the lowest interest rates in almost 50 years
  • maximizing your superannuation; making your credit cards work for you
  • safeguarding your career
  • how to dodge the rip-offs.

The book is jargon-free and gives essential information, including useful websites.

Published by CHOICE BOOKS Paperback $29.95

Author information

Alan Dooley spent most of his career researching and writing about financial services for consumer publications in Australia and Ireland. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree, specialising in Banking & Finance, from University College Dublin. He has written for CHOICE Magazine and www.choice.com.au since 2003, covering many of the publication’s major personal finance stories and comparisons.

“This book interprets the global financial crisis for every person. It explains what has happened in a way that everyone can understand and makes it relevant and meaningful so you can take action to protect and enhance your family’s wealth,” Alan Kohler

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