Blog posts

Is it time to go off-grid?

15 May 2019

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

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

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

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

Find out how the Federal Budget proposals could affect you.

Investment market review - quarter ended 31 December 2018

21 Mar 2019

The Research Team provides a performance summary and commentary on each of the five main asset classes.

The super 'transfer balance cap' explained

21 Mar 2019

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.

Is cash set to become a thing of the past?

21 Mar 2019

Some financial professionals are predicting Australians could be living in a cashless society in less than a decade.

What to look out for in 2019

21 Mar 2019

As we look towards the next Federal election and beyond, it’s important to understand both the existing Government and the opposition party’s proposed policies relating to superannuation and tax.

Is a family trust a good solution for you?

21 Mar 2019

To decide whether a family trust could be good for your family it’s important to understand how they work and the advantages and disadvantages.

News from our CEO

21 Mar 2019

An update on the Royal Commission final report.

News from our CEO

20 Dec 2018

Message from Terry Dillon – Shadforth CEO.