With a good financial strategy in place for every life stage, you can aim to build wealth and protect your assets - while taking care of your lifestyle needs as they change.
Growing your wealth in your 40s and 50s
- raising a family
- repaying your home loan
- paying for your children's education
- saving for the future
Once you reach the middle phase of life, you might become more conservative in your investment approach. On one hand, you want to protect the wealth you’ve already accumulated, while on the other, you may have years ahead to capitalise on future returns.
At this stage of life, you might have people relying on you — like your children, partner, parents and perhaps even grandchildren. Therefore, you might want to make sure your personal insurance is tailored to cover your dependants as well.
It’s also worth reflecting on how your loved ones would manage without your income if you lost your job, suffered a serious illness or injury, or passed away. Even if your role in the family is more of a caregiver than a breadwinner, would your family need to hire someone to keep things running smoothly if you weren’t around?
That’s why having adequate income protection, Total and Permanent Disability Cover (TPD) and life insurance is especially important during your 40s and 50s. It’s also worth considering trauma insurance — so if you face a critical illness like a stroke, heart attack or cancer, you could receive a lump sum payment to help cover expenses while you recover.