Estate planning 101 – How to get your affairs in order

by Colin Lewis  17 Oct 2018  Australian Financial Review Estate planning is much more than having a will – it’s about planning for what happens to your assets and affairs after you die, as well as who takes charge of your affairs in the event you lose capacity – your back-up plan. Sadly many Australians don’t even…

Government Super Report reveals need for increased productivity

By Steve Blizard   10 June 2018 Over the past month there have been an unusually large number of articles about superannuation. So what is going on? On the 29 May, the Productivity Commission released a report that documents various flaws in the current $2.6 trillion compulsory superannuation system. Since 1991, the design of default based…

Federal budget 2018 – Life insurance premiums to rise 30pc under opt in

By Alice Uribe    Australian Financial Review  9 May 2018 Superannuation fund members might end up paying 30 percent more for their life insurance cover under the government’s sweeping plans to stop account erosion in the $2.5 trillion super sector. The federal government on Tuesday introduced measures that remove default life insurance for new superannuation fund members…