Where’s your ‘In Case of Emergency’ file?

When Mike died suddenly and unexpectedly Sally, his wife of over 30 years, was overcome not just with grief, but also with panic. Not only did she lose her best friend and soul mate, Mike had always been the family money manager. While Sally knew they were financially...

Protect your estate from these mistakes

It’s a sad but unavoidable fact: one day we are all going to die. You will most likely have clear ideas as to how you would like your hard-earned wealth – your ‘estate’ – to be divided amongst your loved ones or other beneficiaries. However, estate planning is a...

Is a DIY Will kit enough?

More than 45% of Australians don’t have a valid Will. If you die without one, your hard-earned wealth (your estate) will be distributed according to the rules of intestacy – a government-determined formula. That may not divide your estate as you would like, and if...