Buckle up for the hazards of life’s highway!
31 Mar 2019
Would you take your family on a holiday trip in a car without seatbelts – or let your family travel without ‘buckling up’?
If your answer is yes, you clearly have confidence that the weather, road conditions, fatigue, the ‘other driver’ and plain good fortune will not turn against you, or perhaps that your family and your car are uncrushable.
If you answer no, you are showing a keen awareness that the future is difficult to predict and may be hazardous – on and off the road!
Every day, many Australians set out off for their next destination in the journey of life without adequate safety provisions. They are oblivious to the readily available and affordable safety devices which can protect them and their families if the journey is unexpectedly interrupted.
Australian financial institutions have developed a range of these safety devices to help families cope with traumatic change and make family life more secure. The common, generic name for these products are insurance policies.
There are different types of insurance policies available to protect you and your family against the hazards you may encounter along life’s highway. There are policies to help you restructure your life if you are critically injured or incapacitated through accident or one of the ‘dreaded diseases’ that threaten us. There are also policies to help you back on your feet if you are unable to work for an extended period and policies to help your family get on with life if you die.
Take the next step
To discuss the complex financial choices you’re facing, make an appointment with a Bridges financial planner.
We have an established alliance with Bridges, to provide our customers with financial advice. Bridges has been helping Australians prepare for their retirement for 30 years.
A Bridges financial planner will develop a plan specifically for you; one that’s tailored to your needs and circumstances, to help you achieve your goals, both in the lead up to retirement and during retirement.
To make an appointment with a Bridges financial planner, call Credit Union SA on (08) 8202 7777. The initial consultation is complimentary and obligation free.
Bridges Financial Services Pty Ltd (Bridges) ABN 60 003 474 977, ASX participant, AFSL No 240837. This is general advice only and has been prepared without taking into account your particular objectives, financial situation and needs. Before making an investment decision based on this information, you should assess your own circumstances or consult a financial planner. Examples are illustrative only and are subject to the assumptions and qualifications disclosed. In referring members to Bridges, Credit Union SA does not accept liability or responsibility for any acts, omissions or advice provided by Bridges or its authorised representatives. Bridges is part of the IOOF group.
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