Making life easier for retirees

Halving of pension minimums for FY2022 On the 29th of May, the federal government announced an extension of the temporary reduction in superannuation minimum drawdown rates for a further year…

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Choosing an income protection policy

Choosing an income protection policy

MoneySmart (ASIC) Some of the things you’ll need to consider when choosing an income protection policy are: Policy type Income protection policies are provided as either an: Indemnity value policy —…

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Deciding if you need TPD insurance

Deciding if you need TPD insurance

Total and permanent disability (TPD) insurance A permanent injury or illness can make it difficult or impossible to return work. TPD  insurance can provide a financial safety net to help…

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Making a super split

Making a super split

Separation and divorce can be a challenging time, often made all the more difficult when you have to divide your assets. So how do you go about decoupling your superannuation?…

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Is an SMSF right for you

Is an SMSF right for you?

As anyone who has joined the weekend crowd at Bunnings knows, Australians love to DIY. And that same can-do spirit helps explain why 1.1 million Aussies choose to take control…

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Australia hits right balance in recovery

Treasury chief Steven Kennedy believes few countries have experienced what Australia has achieved in responding to last year’s recession – relatively good health outcomes, smaller economic impacts and now, rapid…

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