Which Is The More Precious..?

It’s the middle of the night and you’re jolted awake by extreme pain in your chest. You feel like the life is being crushed out of you and immediately realise you’re having a heart attack. Your partner frantically calls 000 and as you lay clutching your chest waiting...

Who gets your super?

Who decides what happens to your superannuation savings when you die? You may think that you do, but that isn’t always the case. The ultimate decision may be made by someone you don’t even know – the trustee of your superannuation fund. Let’s look at how you can have...

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...

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...