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Financial planning for Doctors – More than just Advice

Financial planning for Doctors – More than just Advice

Posted in Accounting & Taxation,04th March 2013

Financial planners are often the first port of call for doctors that are seeking advice on investing a lump sum of money. However, that is just the tip of the iceberg. A professional medical financial adviser has the knowledge and skills to help you achieve your goals and objectives by tailoring strategies to specifically address

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Income Protection for Surgeons

Income Protection for Surgeons

Posted in Financial Strategy,23rd September 2012

The personal insurance market for medical professionals is a very competitive and dynamic place. Products are regularly upgraded with improvements to core definitions as well as the addition of other bells and whistles. Of utmost concern to surgeons in regard to insurances is the confirmation that the policy they chose to implement will acknowledge the

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Private Health Insurance for Doctors

Private Health Insurance for Doctors

Posted in Insurance,06th June 2012

At MEDIQ Financial we recommend all clients maintain good quality health insurance. Currently the government assists with the cost of private health cover by giving a 30% rebate on the premiums. An important change will take effect from 1 July 2012, when for the first time the private health insurance rebate will be income tested.

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Life Insurance for Doctors

Life Insurance for Doctors

Posted in Insurance,05th March 2012

As a doctor you spend a lot of your working life trying to save the lives of your patients, but what if it was your life that couldn’t be saved?

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Income Protection for GPs – Are you Protected?

Posted in Insurance,20th February 2012

How to protect yourself if you are diagnosed with blood borne diseases such as Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C or HIV.

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Investing for Children – Investment and Insurance Bonds

Investing for Children – Investment and Insurance Bonds

Posted in Insurance,02nd February 2012

This is a common discussion we have with our clients seeking to accumulate a specific lump sum, to maybe take the sting out of private education costs or possibly to give a child a helping hand with the deposit on a first property. Whether it be the wish of the parent or the grandparent, investing

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Australia’s Underinsurance – not just about the level of cover

Australia’s Underinsurance – not just about the level of cover

Posted in Insurance,02nd February 2012

Most people generally dislike insurance, whether it is the thought of paying for something you hope to never use, or the classic ‘it will never happen to me’ mindset, we all have an instinctive reaction to the concept. Add to this the reality that we have all probably had a scenario where we assumed our

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What are you covered for?

What are you covered for?

Posted in Insurance,02nd February 2012

The current flood emergencies unfolding around Australia, as with the Victorian bushfires in recent history, bring into sharp focus the vulnerability of our communities to the effects of nature and the unknown. The news coverage also seems to highlight the all-too-common situation of those who have lost everything with no form of protection for even

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Income Protection for Doctors

Income Protection for Doctors

Posted in Insurance,02nd February 2012

Until quite late in your career, when you have amassed a significant asset base and you are approaching retirement, your ability to earn an income will remain your biggest asset. It never ceases to amaze us that whilst most doctors would think it absurd to drive an uninsured car or have their family living in

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