On Christmas Eve, 2013, Julie drove out of her local supermarket car park thinking she was heading home to her husband Zach and teenage son James. But life had other plans. The next thing Julie remembers is waking up in intensive care. She had been involved in a head on collision, on a 100km per hour stretch of road, that probably should have killed her.Continue Reading
Mark and Jessica are married with two boys, Luke (5) and Hudson (2). Mark worked as a Project Manager on $160,000, while Jessica worked part-time as a bookkeeper earning $45,000. They both felt as though they were in a good financial position with less than $140,000 outstanding on the mortgage and well paying jobs.Continue Reading
Paul was the senior partner and a major shareholder, with three others, in an expanding accounting practice with a total equity value of $2.8m; and business loans and overdraft of $0.8m. The facilities are the subject of Personal Guarantees by the partners. Paul and his wife Alison had both previously been married and between them were raising and caring for four dependent children. They had some personal insurance to protect the outstanding mortgage/debt and to provide some funds for the family in the event of Paul’s demise.Continue Reading
Appropriate analysis would have identified Estate Planning concerns. Recommendations would have been made to the client for the ownership structure of the existing life insurance cover to be changed to the trustees of his SMSF. His sons would still own the business but instead are employees.Continue Reading
I worked as a dentist for 41 years in the Newcastle area. I have been a client of AFRM for over 20 years, since its inception.
I have always had personal income protection, business overhead and personal life insurance cover with AFRM all that time. I have always had annual reviews with them.
At age 60, I wasn’t certain of how much longer I may continue to work. I was prepared to work beyond 65 and maybe up to 70 years of age.