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Alex Rappel

Alex is quick to make a bad joke at the wrong time. He's got an unhealthy obsession with the hit TV series 'Friends' and is absolutely incorrigible when it comes to writing. Above all else, Alex loves helping people. In fact, one of the best ways he does this is by telling stories to explain complex ideas.

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Confused man in crowd

23 Aug 2018 12:38

Do you really know what Medicare covers?

Written by Alex Rappel

Not all medical expenses are covered by Medicare, our public healthcare system, particularly services conducted outside a hospital. So, how confident are you that Medicare will pick up the bill for your expenses? Find out what other Aussies think Medicare covers…and what the reality is.

26 Apr 2017 06:26

Guide to health insurance at tax time

Written by Alex Rappel

This time of year can be confusing, so let's break down the sometimes puzzling world of private health, tax time, and what it means for you.

10 Feb 2017 10:07

How to combat ever-climbing health insurance bills

Written by Alex Rappel

Can an average Aussie buck the rising price of health insurance? We detail average price increases for health cover and the ways you might be able to save.

6 Dec 2016 01:49

Your car valuation checklist

Written by Alex Rappel

Do you know how much your car is worth? Knowing your car’s value is important for more than just selling your vehicle. Here's how to determine resale value.

9 Nov 2016 08:39

How to escape the house with post-partum exercise

Written by Alex Rappel

It’s important to get ready for the first 12 weeks after pregnancy. Whether it’s post-natal yoga or swimming, we’ll explain how.

28 Sep 2016 09:42

Does moving house affect your car insurance?

Written by Alex Rappel

If you move house, your address is now out of date on your car insurance policy. Does this mean your insurance is no longer valid? Not necessarily.

20 Jul 2016 13:01

7 home security tips to keep thieves out of the house

Written by Alex Rappel

It's more important than ever to take charge of your home's security, and with the advice of Australia's criminals, we're going to help you do just that.

20 Jul 2016 01:19

Market Value & Agreed Value: What’s the difference?

Written by Alex Rappel

Should you take out an agreed value or market value car insurance policy? Here’s a quick and easy guide from to get you started.

toy car on coins representing car insurance excess

20 Jul 2016 01:11

Car insurance excess explained

Written by Alex Rappel

What is an excess, and when do you need to pay it? We’ve put together a short FAQ to run you through the process. Don't worry, it's not complicated!

Pregnancy ultrasound image covered by private health insurance combined hospital & extras cover

1 Jul 2016 01:22

Hacks for surviving the last month of pregnancy

Written by Alex Rappel

The question every expecting mum asks is ‘what’s the toughest month of pregnancy'? We tell you, and provide some hacks to get you across the finish line.

29 Jun 2016 01:54

Are Aussies the biggest meat eaters in the world?

Written by Alex Rappel

We Aussies like our steak and veg, but our diet is less meaty than some other nations across the planet. What does our diet say about us as a people?

22 Jun 2016 01:18

Aussies guilty of air conditioner ‘gluttony’

Written by Alex Rappel

Which Aussies are ‘hot under the collar’ for overusing their air conditioning, and which regions are most conservative with it?

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