” A piece of paper that can change your world”

People say things in life are sent to test us and when you experience tragedy you reevaluate all things. I have had some major moments in my life where for some time I did reevaluate all things. The passing of my younger sister aged 31 years old from cancer, my Dad being diagnosed with kidney cancer and now living with only one very healthy kidney, but like most of us I became a prisoner to this … [Read more...]

Another aspect to taking care of your children

 The role of parent is challenging in so many ways. We are all busy providing for our children’s health, safety, growth and development. We make sure we protect our lives, our income and our major possessions. There are other ways we can protect our children from some of the more unfortunate things that may happen. It’s worth taking time to consider the option of Children’s insurance and the … [Read more...]

Helping your parents plan for the unexpected

Getting older is a fact of life and with any luck, we will all live to a ripe, happy and defiant old age, enjoying ourselves with loved ones, friends, children and grandchildren. As much as we desire this for ourselves and our families, it is likely that there will be a need for some assistance at some point down the track. And, while many people say they would tell their families to put them … [Read more...]

What is insurance in superannuation?

What is insurance in superannuation? Many super funds arrange life and disability cover for their members. Insurance is arranged by the super fund trustee, acting on behalf of the members of the fund. Having insurance for accidents and illness can provide a sense of security for you and your family. Deciding whether to have your insurance within superannuation or outside super can be a … [Read more...]

When do I need advice about my superannuation?

When do I need advice about my superannuation? With all that's happening in financial markets at the moment, it's only natural to be looking for help to make sense of it all. Like all of us, you want to know what the changing markets mean for you, your family, your savings and your future. And when it comes to seeking financial advice, the best time is now! If you are not sure when to seek … [Read more...]

What is “Super Consolidation”?

What is “Super Consolidation”? Have you worked for more than one employer in your career? How many super statements did you receive last year? If you found yourself thinking “I didn’t know I even had that super fund” or if you have lost track of your funds over the years as you have changed employment, then super consolidation may be the answer. Consolidating your super means rolling all of … [Read more...]

How Much Superannuation Will I Need?

How much Superannuation will I need? Your retirement may be a distant thought or it may be just around the corner. Either way, it's important to know you'll be able to afford the lifestyle you want and deserve. While Australian employers are required to contribute at least 9.5% of your salary to super, you need to work out if this will be enough for you to live comfortably in … [Read more...]

What is the difference between superannuation and other forms of investment?

When it comes to saving for retirement, superannuation is specifically designed to help you accumulate funds in an easy, tax-effective way. Unlike other investments, superannuation is compulsory for most Australians. This is to ensure that people save some money for retirement. In 1992 the federal government introduced the Superannuation Guarantee making it the law for employers to make … [Read more...]

Federal Budget should kick-start insurance tax debate

The Abbott Government's decision to cut billions from health and education is set to trigger a review of the GST rate, providing an opportunity for a national debate about insurance taxes. Last night's Federal Budget abandoned billions in future hospital and schools funding to the states, with the measures set to save the Federal Government $80b by 2025. The cut-backs are almost certain to … [Read more...]

What you need to know about life insurance online!!

Applying on line is simple…… no blood tests or medical exams, only a few questions about past medical conditions and the policy can be issued then and there… SIMPLE…. BUT DID YOU KNOW that in the majority of cases you are paying more than you need to be compared to a fully underwritten life insurance policy tailored to suit you. Life insurance policies attached to Health Funds tend to be the … [Read more...]