Category Archives: Articles and News

Online Insurance Doesn’t Come Cheap

It seems that you can buy almost everything cheaper on-line these days but this article, recently published by WA Today, explains that this definitely isn’t the case for life insurance. Buying directly through an on-line insurer can not only be more costly for you, it may not even meet your needs or be the right insurance for you. If you’re considering life insurance speak to us first!

Online Insurance Doesn’t Come Cheap

Marijana was recently approached for comment on limited borrowing recourse arrangements for Self Managed Super Funds. Her comments were featured in the below article in The West Australian recently “DIY Lobby Group Takes on ‘Rogues’”.

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If you or anyone you know would like to speak to Marijana, a SPAA Specialist Adviser, about whether a Self Managed Super Fund might be right for you please give us a call on 08 9322 1882.

No Change to Interest Rates – 2 September 2014

The Governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia, Glenn Stevens, has today announced that interest rates are to remain on hold. He has stated “In the Board’s judgement, monetary policy is appropriately configured to foster sustainable growth in demand and inflation outcomes consistent with the target. On present indications, the most prudent course is likely to be a period of stability in interest rates.”

Read the full media release here: http://www.rba.gov.au/media-releases/2014/mr-14-15.html

IFA Awards for Excellence – August 2014

LIFE Financial Planners is proudly one of seven finalists from around Australia to be nominated in the national Independent Financial Adviser (IFA) Awards for Excellence – Best Client Servicing Company.

As the only WA finalist we are honoured that our commitment in providing outstanding service to our clients has been recognised by the leaders in our industry. We recently returned from the awards in Sydney and while we didn’t win this year we are very proud to have been chosen as one of the finalists among our leading peers.

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The Team at LIFE FP at the IFA Awards in Sydney

The nomination culminates an outstanding year by Life Financial Planners. Not only does the company mark its 10th anniversary on 1 October 2014 but as part of our continuous drive for service excellence, Marijana is now a SPAA Accredited Self-Managed Superannuation Fund Specialist Adviser.

May 2014

Diversification in Superannuation

This video focuses on Diversification in Superannuation. James Dunn puts you in the picture on what you need to consider to diversifying superannuation and what should be the critical priorities depending on your stage of life and appetite for risk.

March 2014

How do Self Managed Super Funds Work?

Self-Managed Super Funds are a hot topic right now but what exactly are they? If you’re considering an SMSF in your investment strategy take a look at this video from Wealth Know How, which provides you with a brief run-down of what a Self-Managed Super Fund is and how they work.

If you are considering setting up your own SMSF why not give Marijana a call? Being a SPAA Accredited SMSF Specialist Adviser she can help you with any questions you might have and help you to decide whether an SMSF is right for you.

How to Be Super At Every Age

How to be Super at Every Age

Taking control of your superannuation can seem like a daunting and somewhat tedious task, especially if you are many years off retirement.

Taking the time now to make a few small changes to how you approach your super can make all the difference later in life.

The earlier you look at your options, such as putting a little extra aside each month or choosing the right investments, the better your long term prospects are. This article from Marie Clare (October 2013 edition) gives a few great tips to get you started:

How to be Super at Every Age

Seeking help from a financial adviser early on can really make the task a lot less taxing. We can monitor and review your super and find the most suitable options for you, depending on your stage in life.

Call us now for your free financial health check to get the ball rolling!

Buying Time

Buying Time – The Importance of Trauma Insurance

Almost everyone in Australia is affected by cancer at some point in their lives. While the physical and emotional side effects are well known, the financial side effects are often the elephant in the room.

The recent Four Corners story ‘Buying Time’ documents the escalating costs of fighting cancer and how treatment options can be severely limited by finances:

http://www.abc.net.au/4corners/stories/2013/08/26/3831617.htm

It can be frightening to think that the treatments available to you can be determined by what you can afford. As drug trials and new treatments become available, it can take many years for the government to provide financial relief for the cost of these products. Unfortunately for many sufferers time is not on their side.

Adequate Trauma insurance can provide peace of mind that you could at least ease your financial burden should you fall ill, allowing you to focus on regaining your health.

If you would like to discuss your insurance needs, please call us to arrange your free consultation.