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Navigating aged care

21 Sep 2016  by   Wendy Barnham

Australia’s ageing population is most certainly a topic we hear about regularly. As a result of this trend, we know that many families are likely going to be faced with decisions about aged care. Unfortunately, it’s a topic of life that can – and regularly does – cause all sorts of family tension. We take a look at the financial implications of decisions made about aged care, to lift the veil on this emotional topic.

The importance of estate planning: Is your Will up to date?

11 Jul 2016  by   Wendy Barnham

Estate planning is an important process to consider, and may provide you with the peace of mind that your financial and sentimental assets will be distributed in accordance with your wishes. This hot topic reviews the importance of estate planning and the key steps involved.

Do-it-yourself Wills. What could go wrong?

02 Dec 2015  by   Wendy Barnham

Australians are becoming increasingly aware of the need to have a Will. Many choose to go down the ‘do-it-yourself’ path, thinking: ‘What could go wrong?’ The answer is: ‘A lot.’

Meet Frank, Laura and the kids – a happy family until…

08 Feb 2014  by   Luke Guns

Frank's super fund provides him with insurance cover for death, total and permanent disablement and income protection, so he doesn't need to worry about his family coping financially if something happens to him. BUT Frank does not have an up to date Will. The one he made ages ago doesn't include his wife Laura or the two kids...

Estate planning – start the conversation

19 Jul 2013  by   Paul Gordon

Estate planning refers to the process of planning and documenting your wishes for the distribution of your assets when you die.