The onset of Type 1 diabetes occurs most frequently in people under 30 years, however, new research suggests almost half of all people who develop the condition are diagnosed over the age of 30.
This is especially important if your life insurance is owned by your super fund because there are additional rules you need to understand. If you don't, then you'll leave a whole lot of unnecessary pain and problems for your survivors.
You don’t have to look far to find a story in the media about Australia’s underinsurance problem. It seems every bushfire season the same media reports another near identical tragedy of families losing everything and being underinsured or worse, not insured at all.
Can we measure the future impact of the loss of a parent? While this is different family to family, what is measurable is the effect of the financial loss during the most difficult time in a child's life.
A report by ING Australia studied the future impact the loss of a parent can have on a family and the role sound financial advice can play in helping families pick up the pieces. Additional research was conducted 5 years later by ANZ with similar results.
The study found the loss of a parent can have a devastating effect on a family’s lifestyle adding to the already significant impact on the lives and mental well-being of children – with almost a third (32%) of families having to move house within two years as a result of financial pressure,
Important: If you have professional insurance in place specifically for this eventuality, make sure to review it annually.