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our remembering self

Three personal lessons from my European trip

My trip to Malta and Italy produced many great memories, but did I really enjoy the experience? As the Nobel Laureate says: “We go on vacations to a very large extent in the service of our remembering self.” 

terminal illness

How to access terminal illness benefits

Most people think of super access in terms of age, but when life deals a cruel blow, the rules allow members early access subject to certain conditions. It’s a valuable safety net.

lifecycle funds

Understanding disability insurance in super

Disability insurance can be either inside or outside of superannuation. There are premium, payout amount and tax consequences of those decisions that should be analysed to achieve the best cover.

insurance premiums

The risks of dropping personal insurance

The way insurance payments are made can have a significant impact on the overall cost of personal cover, and knowing future premiums helps manage the risk of losing insurance when most needed.

The most complex super system in the world

Australia has a world-class superannuation system, but it is also the most complex. From insurances to estate provisions to the many different forms of contributions and withdrawals, we should try to ‘keep it simple’.

The insurance essentials

Protecting your wealth and standard of living is just as important as building it in the first place. You are gambling with your financial future if you do not have adequate insurance.

The superannuation essentials

Superannuation was introduced to encourage people to save for their retirement, and this article explains that despite some recent criticism of performance, super remains a highly effective savings vehicle.

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