With the increasing concern of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) globally, many individuals are being directly impacted both physically and financially. During these circumstances, it is understandable to be unsure of what the future holds. During these unprecedented times, it is important to be ‘alert but not alarmed’.
Estate planning is more than just having a will; it’s an overall financial management plan.
A study by the Financial Planning Association (FPA) showed that the motivation for over 60% of Australians to build wealth is to build a better future for their families. That’s something most of us can relate to, right?
It’s an oldie but a goodie – never put all your eggs into one basket. But, what’s the best way to grow your wealth with investment options outside cash.
Saving your money is important. But, putting your money into a savings account, even with a decent interest rate, may not be the best way to grow your wealth.
Confused about salary sacrificing? You’re not alone. Let us clear it up for you.
What is salary sacrificing?
Salary sacrificing (also known as salary packaging) is an arrangement between you and your employer, where you can use your pre-tax income to purchase some items or services. Your taxable income is therefore reduced and as a result, so is your tax bill. For many, it’s a win/win situation.*
Indexation is a complex-sounding term that is used to describe a relatively simple concept in the world of insurance. Here we’ll break down exactly how it can benefit you.
In a nutshell, indexation refers to a benefit payment that increases in proportion to the cost of living.
If the cost of living increases by 5% in a given year, an indexed insurance benefit will also increase by 5% so that you, or the listed beneficiary, – don’t lose out on purchasing power when the cost of living increases. Inflation Protection automatically increases your Life Insurance cover amount by 5% every year, or by the Consumer Price Index -whichever is greater.
Are you finding that feeling burnout is now becoming part of your work schedule? If both your first and last task of the day is to check your emails, you’re not alone. Contemporary work culture, spurred on by advances in technology, has meant that we are expected to always be “on”. Gone are the days of the 9-5. Many of us work at all hours, possibly even holding down side gigs, and that’s before we take into account the labour we perform in other areas of our lives with emails on our phones, clients having your personal number and going above and beyond at the cost of your own health.