Blog posts

What's new in super and tax this financial year?

19 Aug 2019

What's new in super and tax this financial year?

The 2019/2020 financial year introduces some new opportunities to save for your retirement through super. We also provide an overview of the ‘protecting your super’ legislation and personal income tax changes.

Toxic tech: is it time to take a break?

19 Aug 2019

Toxic tech: is it time to take a break?

In today’s technology-driven world, we’re expected to be available, online, at any time. But with frequent studies telling us technology overuse is bad for our productivity, our sleep, our relationships and even our mental health, is it time to go offline?

News from our CEO

19 Aug 2019

News from our CEO

Message from Terry Dillon – Shadforth CEO.

News from our CEO

16 May 2019

News from our CEO

Message from Terry Dillon – Shadforth CEO.

Is it time to go off-grid?

15 May 2019

Is it time to go off-grid?

Once considered a radical way to live, many Australians are now viewing an off-grid lifestyle as both economically and environmentally savvy. We delve into some of the pros and cons and to help you determine whether it’s a good choice for you.

Shedding light on financial exposure

15 May 2019

Shedding light on financial exposure

Financial exposure is the gap between the level of life insurance required to meet your basic needs and the level of insurance you actually have in place in case an unexpected health event occurs. Financial exposure is a growing problem in Australia. This article looks at some of the reasons for this and why it’s important to minimise your financial exposure.

Economic outlook for 2019

15 May 2019

Economic outlook for 2019

Overall, we are likely to see a slowdown in growth for both the Australian and global economies over the next year. Upcoming elections, including our own Federal election, will have a major influence on the economy as will government spending.

Super dependants

15 May 2019

Super dependants

If you have a superannuation fund, you’ve probably been asked to nominate your beneficiary. But, super fund trustees can only pay your super death benefit to eligible dependants1 or to the legal personal representative of your estate. Here’s what you and your family need to know.

2019 Federal Budget announcement

03 Apr 2019

2019 Federal Budget announcement

Find out how the Federal Budget proposals could affect you.

The super 'transfer balance cap' explained

21 Mar 2019

The super 'transfer balance cap' explained

Since 1 July 2017, the Government has placed a cap on how much super you can hold in a retirement income stream. Here’s what you need to know.

Super opportunity for downsizers

20 Feb 2018

Super opportunity for downsizers

If you’re ready to downsize you may be able to use your super to help make the most of your money. This new scheme supports the Government’s goal of reducing pressure on housing affordability in Australia.