Through no fault of their own, younger Australians are finding the housing market hard to enter. At the same time, their parents and grandparents are doing very well if they own a home. There is no point in waiting for an inheritance: the average age for receiving one of them is mid-50s. So, how can older Australians help their younger relatives get into their own home – and live near enough to visit often?
Estate planning can be one of the most rewarding parts of financial planning. After all, who does not want to make sure that their loved ones are looked after as well as possible? Happily, the best estate planning is often the best personal financial planning as well.
Superannuation is an often-forgotten area of estate planning. This article discusses the best ways to make sure your super goes where you want it to go when you don’t need it any more.
Most people do not own their super benefits. The benefits are owned by the trustee/s of the fund. You can organize things to make sure that these trustees do what you want with your super when you die. You can also organize things so that the people who end up with your benefits pay as little tax as possible. Read on to find out how.