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Commonwealth Seniors Health Card (CSHC)

Commonwealth Seniors Health Card (CSHC)

28 October 2021
Written by Ivan Fletcher. The CSHC provides self-funded retirees  with discounted health costs and various concessions from Australian, state and territory governments.  The CSHC is valid for 12 months and is reissued on 1 August each year provided the CSHC holder continues to meet the eligibility criteria.
Income Protection Changes – Everything You Need to Know

Income Protection Changes – Everything You Need to Know

28 October 2021
Written by Aaron Alston. Effective October 1 2021, all major life insurers ceased offering their current range of income protection polices and were instructed to comply with APRA’s sustainability measures.   This was in response to APRA being concerned that life insurance companies have been keeping premiums at unsustainable low levels to compete for customers.
What are the Consequences of Leaving Your Super Balance to a Non-Dependent?

What are the Consequences of Leaving Your Super Balance to a Non-Dependent?

25 October 2021
Written by Michal Park. Who do you leave your superannuation benefits to when you kick the bucket? Possibly your spouse; probably your loved ones.  If you leave your super balance to a dependent beneficiary, they will receive the proceeds tax free.  But did you know that if you leave your superannuation to a non-tax dependant beneficiary, they will pay tax on the balance?
What truly is financial planning?

What truly is financial planning?

26 September 2021
Written by Melissa Grimshaw – Associate Adviser It is a question you ask a range of people and you are surely to get a range of answers, with the theme often being “something to do with Investing and Superannuation”. 
Super funds named as underperforming

Super funds named as underperforming

26 September 2021
Written by Kris Wrenn – Senior Adviser A few weeks ago as part of new legislation known as Your Super, Your Future, APRA released the results from the MySuper Product Performance Test.
Downsizing in Retirement – Consider the Pros and Cons

Downsizing in Retirement – Consider the Pros and Cons

26 September 2021
Written by Aaron Alston – An important topic to factor into your retirement plan is the possibility of changing home. If you do decide to change home or “downsize” it’s important that you consider the advantages and disadvantages of doing so.
Wisdom from a Widower – Blog Posts By Ken

Wisdom from a Widower – Blog Posts By Ken

25 August 2021
Blog 16: Don’t think of yourself as old (Other than taking prudent precautions). This suggests advice to old people only but bear with me. Before further comment on the above, what have I learnt so far about writing this Blog? 1. What a cunning plot by my family to keep me busy! 2. Well, I… View Article
Pitching In Without Falling Out

Pitching In Without Falling Out

25 August 2021
Lenders are helping parents boost their children’s buying power without putting their house or relationships on the line. Despite a patchy customer service history, the Bank of Mum and Dad is soaring to new heights as the property market booms.
Rainforest Rescue Impact Update: June/ July 2021

Rainforest Rescue Impact Update: June/ July 2021

24 August 2021
Lot 18… SAFE, FOREVER. This was one of our most successful fundraising appeals – thanks to YOU Hudson FP with your ongoing support of Rainforest Rescue – and now, Lot 18 Cape Kimberley Road, one of the most intact and stunning rainforest properties, is safe FOREVER. Click on this video for an update on Hudson’s… View Article
Good News Story – Jennifer Cameron

Good News Story – Jennifer Cameron

23 August 2021
Jennifer Cameron has been a member of Hudson Institute for over 25 years. She has now completed a non-fiction book, Ancient Ways for Current Days which will soon be released.
How Does Covid Affect Your Insurance Policies

How Does Covid Affect Your Insurance Policies

23 August 2021
Written by Written by Aaron Alston – Financial Adviser COVID-19 – Are you covered if you are diagnosed with, die from or receive a COVID-19 vaccination? Disclaimer: This article is related to Life Insurance, TPD Insurance, Income Protection and Trauma Insurance only. This article doesn’t address insurance products such as travel insurance as Hudson are only licensed to provide advice on personal insurance products.
Contribution Rules –  What Has Changed For 2021/22?

Contribution Rules – What Has Changed For 2021/22?

23 August 2021
Written by Ivan Fletcher – Senior Adviser Another new financial year has commenced and with it come a few minor adjustments to the contribution rules. Some changes are obvious and some are more subtle.
Estate Planning: 4 Things You MUST Consider

Estate Planning: 4 Things You MUST Consider

23 August 2021
Written by Kris Wrenn – Senior Adviser I’ve often said to my clients that Insurance is a very unique product, in that you pay good money for it, but hope you will never use it! Estate planning expenses, i.e. paying for a Will, is a similar premise, in that you yourself will never directly benefit from it.
How We Give!

How We Give!

9 August 2021
Written by Michal Park – Senior Adviser Oh, what a wonderful response to my call out for Hudson clients tell me how they give back to the community! You have all inspired me! This week I ordered a Street Library online that I plan fill with books and fix it to my front fence to provide reading material to my neighbours and locals who walk by.
Monthly Wrap Up – July 2021

Monthly Wrap Up – July 2021

1 August 2021
Written by George Lin/Senior Investment Manager CFS In July, markets focused on the latest Coronavirus variant, economic data, and the volatility that Chinese government intervention caused share markets. Last month, the delta variant of Coronavirus caused an increase in new cases in a number of countries, especially those with low vaccination rates – for instance,… View Article