Wills and Estates

Think about Superannuation early on in life

You may think your retirement is far off—so no worries, right? Not so fast. To ensure you have enough funds to live well when you retire, you need to learn what you need to do now to make sure you can have the lifestyle you’ve worked so hard to have—for the rest of your life. […]

Get the maximum value from your life insurance

Your life insurance is flexible and can be adapted to your changing needs. Make sure you have a cover review with your adviser every 12-18 months to ensure you’re covered or when major life events occur, for just the right amount, paying the right amount, and getting the best value from your policy. Every 12-18 […]

A critical illness or serious injury can make it difficult to continue to work. Trauma insurance can help.

What trauma insurance covers Trauma insurance, also called ‘critical illness’ or ‘recovery insurance’ pays a lump sum amount if you suffer a critical illness or serious injury. This includes cancer, a heart condition, major head injury or stroke. Trauma insurance does not cover mental health conditions. What’s covered under a trauma insurance policy and medical […]

Tax incentives support small businesses

It is a budget designed to support the economy’s path out of the pandemic. Cost of living and infrastructure are the focus. Businesses and consumers are still struggling after a number of difficult years. The Coalition government has issued a pre-election budget that focuses on infrastructure and the bush. This year’s federal budget confirms a […]

Sacrificing part of your salary can reduce your tax

MoneySmart (ASIC)   Salary packaging is when you and your employer ‘package’ your salary into income and benefits. It’s also known as salary sacrifice. How salary packaging works Salary packaging is when you arrange to receive less income after tax, in return for your employer paying for benefits out of your pre-tax salary. The benefits […]

‘FOMO’ on crypto leaves regulators behind

Marion Rae (Australian Associated Press)   Payments are really just money stuck in a computer, so why not make it faster and more secure, pioneers of blockchain say. Digital boxes of ledgers could replace paper-based documents and save time and money for homebuyers, banks and lawyers trying to exchange on a deal during a pandemic, […]

‘Big unmet need’ for smallest heart device: Super funds increasingly look for carbon neutral and socially responsible investments

Marion Rae (Australian Associated Press)   A tiny life-saving gadget has been almost 20 years in the making. The ultrasonically-activated implant, the Wireless Stimulation Endocardially (WiSE) device, is the size of a grain of rice and sits inside the left ventricle of the heart to help it pump enough blood. The developer of the world’s […]

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