Talking About Death: Why We Avoid It

Talking About Death: Why We Avoid It

Why do we find talking about death so hard? There are multiple conversations in life that are hard to discuss; the end of every relationship, the rejection of a job opportunity or even having THE talk with our kids. However, no conversation seems harder to discuss...
Writing A Will in 8 Easy Steps

Writing A Will in 8 Easy Steps

Let’s look at the steps to writing a will. The hardest part of writing a will is often finding the will to write it. After all, it’s a document you hope won’t be used for a long time – plus, it makes you think of your own death. By writing a...
World Elder Abuse Day

World Elder Abuse Day

World Elder Abuse Day was celebrated on 15 June as a way to increase the awareness of elder abuse and its prevention. The World Health Organization defines elder abuse as “a single, or repeated act, or lack of appropriate action, occurring within any relationship...
Remarriage and Estate Planning

Remarriage and Estate Planning

If you’re considering remarriage following a previous relationship, then it’s time to revise your estate planning.  New circumstances and loved ones require new plans. Losing your loved ones through death or divorce can be a very painful experience. This...
Signs Of Elder Abuse: Stay Alert

Signs Of Elder Abuse: Stay Alert

It’s an unfortunate fact of our society that we must stay be alert for signs of elder abuse. Our elderly loved ones are vulnerable. Paying attention to them is not only essential for their general well-being, but also allows us to observe abnormalities.  Elder...
Beware Scams That Target Older Australians

Beware Scams That Target Older Australians

It’s unfortunate that scams are common and target various people from different ages with different backgrounds, scammers are increasingly targeting older Australians. This is largely due to the fact that older Australians have a better income and are...
Testamentary Trust: Should You Have One?

Testamentary Trust: Should You Have One?

Have you considered having a testamentary trust as part of your will? A testamentary trust is established under a will and that comes into effect once the will maker passes away. A testamentary trust (also known as a testamentary discretionary trust) can define and...
Stop Putting Off Writing Your Will

Stop Putting Off Writing Your Will

Writing your will as part of your estate planning is one of the most important things you can do for your loved ones while you are still around to do it.  But many of us put it off and there comes a time when the opportunity to do it passes. By then it is too late and...