Category: Insurance

Women get frank about finance

More than half of Australian women feel in control of their finances, but many are concerned about their savings and are missing out on valuable opportunities to boost their superannuation, according to new research released by MLC. The all-female study revealed just 57% of women across the country feel in...

McKillopFP newsletter – December 2017

McKillop Financial Planning’s December 2017 newsletter – CLICK HERE. Articles on: – If only I had a second chance – How to develop a “dynamic” approach to retirement spending – How to make better investment decisions – The power of extra salary sacrificed contributions to superannuation – With our heads firmly in the “The Cloud”...

Technology: An adversary in the fight for 2% inflation

It’s been a generation since inflation last ravaged Australia, with costs for ordinary consumer goods rising on a seemingly daily basis. Indeed, in the wake of the global financial crisis, inflation in many countries has been lower than policymakers would like. Low inflation, it turns out, can be a problem...

Tax deductions for super contributions

Do you make personal superannuation contributions and want to claim them as a tax deduction? As we draw to the close of the 2017 financial year, it is important to ensure that if you wish to claim a tax deduction for personal superannuation contributions made in the 2016 financial year, you do...

Buy/Sell Deeds explained

WHY HAVE A BUY/SELL DEED? A Buy/Sell Deed is an agreement between the owners of a company or unit trust that upon the death or permanent disablement of a director or key person associated with a shareholder/unitholder, that shareholder/unitholder must transfer its shares to the remaining shareholders in exchange for...

What is Critical Illness Insurance?

Critical illness insurance can pay you an agreed lump sum on the diagnosis of a specified serious illness (such as cancer, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, heart attack, loss of sight and many other conditions). The benefit is paid by the insurer on diagnosis of the defined ailment and even if...

TPD – what does it mean?

TPD stands for Total and Permanent Disability insurance. TPD insurance can provide you with a lump sum of money should a disability resulting from injury or sickness prevent you from being able to work again. Regardless of whether the disability is caused by sickness or accident, provided the disablement is...

Life insurance and its many uses

Life insurance can ensure your family’s financial security in the event of your sudden death. It is a contract pursuant to which the insurer promises to pay a beneficiary you nominate an agreed sum of money upon your death. Usually, you would own your own policy and nominate your spouse,...

Why you need Income Protection Insurance

INCOME PROTECTION INSURANCE – WHAT IS IT? Income protection insurance (also known as salary continuance insurance) ensures that you receive regular income if you are unable to work because of an illness or an injury. It is a contract between you and an insurer, pursuant to which the insurer promises to...

One of the most important but often overlooked insurances for business

ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT BUT OFTEN OVERLOOKED INSURANCES FOR BUSINESS Running a successful business comes down to good planning. Questions often posed by business owners include… “Is my business profitable?”, “Do I have enough business in the pipeline?” and “Are debtors under control?” When things are sailing along smoothly,...