The Importance of Early Estate Planning

April 6, 2023

Estate planning is an essential yet often overlooked aspect of financial planning. For many Australians, it is seen as something to be dealt with later in life, if at all. However, estate planning should begin as early as possible to ensure a smooth...[Read More]

Financial management when we lose a loved one

November 30, 2022

Financial Management When a Loved One Dies Losing a loved one is probably one of the most stressful events one will ever go through in life. It will leave you feeling distraught and devastated, so sorting out their finances is the last thing you’d...[Read More]

Caring for Someone in an Aged Care Home

October 13, 2022

Your role as a carer does not necessarily end if the person you’re looking after moves to an aged care home. Even after moving them into a care facility, you might still spend a lot of time there, providing care and giving them company. However,...[Read More]

Older renters being forced into aged care

September 15, 2022

Older Australian renters are being pushed prematurely into aged care due to high costs, insecurity and insufficient quality of housing, a new report has found. A national survey of 500 people aged over 50 conducted by Anglicare Australia found...[Read More]

What is palliative care?

May 5, 2022

What is palliative care? Palliative care is treatment, care and support for people living with a life-limiting illness. A life-limiting illness is an illness that can’t be cured and that you’re likely to die from. Life-limiting illnesses can...[Read More]

Retirement nest eggs: Advice is crucial

November 24, 2021

Colin Brinsden, AAP Economics and Business Correspondent (Australian Associated Press)   The banking watchdog believes Australians should be getting better advice in managing their retirement nest eggs so people do not end up having...[Read More]

Millennials and money: what does the future hold?

September 30, 2021

Money and Life (Financial Planning Association of Australia)   With the rising cost of housing, an aging population, climate change and now a pandemic falling squarely on the shoulders of Australia’s millennials, how is this generation faring...[Read More]

Funeral insurance, the pros and cons

September 8, 2021

Moneysmart (ASIC)     Funeral insurance can cost you a lot more than the benefit your family will receive. And if you stop making repayments, you lose what you’ve already paid. How funeral insurance plans work A funeral insurance...[Read More]

Plea for Australians to plan for death

April 28, 2021

Hannah Ryan (Australian Associated Press)   Australians should talk more about death and dying so they can plan for the final stage of their lives, a group of experts is warning. A lack of acceptance, communication and planning means that many...[Read More]

What is life cover?

March 10, 2021

MoneySmart (ASIC)   Financial protection for your loved ones when you die A sudden death can place financial stress on those who depend on you. If this happens, life cover can help them pay the bills and other living expenses. What is life...[Read More]

Tax Office setting up deceased estate unit

July 9, 2020

Daniel McCulloch (Australian Associated Press)   The tax office is setting up a dedicated unit to help people navigate the complex area of deceased estates. Responding to a review into death and taxes, the Australian Taxation Office...[Read More]