Risk Insurance

Risk Insurance

Risk insurance policies are financial products that will pay the policy holder if the ‘insured event’ – such as becoming unwell and being unable to work – happens.

Insured events include things like temporary illness, permanent illness, temporary injury, permanent injury, or the premature death of the insured person.

Risk insurances insure your good health, which is actually your most important financial asset. That is why risk insurances are almost always the essential first step in any financial plan. Insuring yourself against a loss of income or earning ability allows you to ensure that life for you and your loved ones goes on with the quality you want, even if something unwanted happens.

We provide the complete range of risk insurance services: death cover, total and permanent disability (TPD), income protection and trauma cover. We help you calculate the type and amount of each cover that you might need, as well as discuss other ways that you can protect yourself against financial loss.

We also show you how to minimise the premiums, especially after-tax, without unnecessarily compromising the quality of the policy or the level of cover that you acquire.

If cash flow is tight, we can assist you to find ways to insure yourself that minimise the demands on your day-to-day income. And, of course, as financial planners we can help you find ways to enhance your income. This makes everything more affordable, not just your insurances.

SHANE PLUMRIDGE

Director and Financial Planner

Shane has been running a thriving practice since 1998. Having cut his teeth with St George Bank, he initially set up as a mortgage broker, before adding financial planning in 2006. Shane combines these decades of experience with an Associate Diploma in Accounting and Diplomas in Financial Planning and Finance & Banking.

Shane works with clients, young and not so young, providing assistance with every aspect of their financial profile. On the mortgage broking side, Shane assists clients with all forms of lending, including residential property loans, investment property loans and lines of credit. Refinancing is a specialty, as is vehicle and equipment finance. Shane’s business owning clients love the attention to detail he brings to their business lending requirements.

On the financial planning side, wealth management and insurance are key interests, as is assisting young people establish their financial footholds with things like the first home. Many of these young clients are the adult children of older clients who have been with Shane for many years. Shane finds these ‘inter-generational’ referrals especially gratifying, honoured that his clients see him as the natural source of information and inspiration for their own children. Similarly, most of Shane’s ‘new’ clients are referred to him by very satisfied current clients.

Shane is also keenly interested in self managed superannuation, and many of his clients benefit enormously from his expertise in this area. He provides assistance at every stage of the SMSF journey, from establishing the fund, maintaining compliance, developing and implementing effective investment strategies including property investment, preparing and lodging tax returns and closing funds when they are no longer required.

On the personal side, Shane is actively involved in the local sporting community, especially cricket, AFL, soccer and netball.

Shane Plumridge is an authorised representative (305984) of Wealth Today Pty Ltd (AFSL 340289). Shane is also an authorised credit representative (376728) of Mortgage Wisdom Australia Pty Ltd (ACL 377272).

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