Wealth Management and Financial Planning
It’s a simple statement to say that you’ll never get ahead if you spend more than you earn, yet in many households spending more than you earn is what happens on a regular basis. We work with you to develop a budget, one that suits you and your lifestyle and will set you on the right path to live the life you want now and in the future.
There are different types of debt – good and bad. We can explain the difference and make sure that – where possible – your debt is working for you and your future. We provide strategic debt advice only, no product advice.
The benefits of a good, regular savings plan cannot be stressed enough. How do you start? How much can you afford? What will your short-term, medium-term and long-term goals be? What will your savings milestones look like?
As your financial coach, we can help you develop a plan that will work for you and will also help you meet the goals you set together.
Saving is one thing and without the discipline of putting something aside it won’t be possible to invest.
Investing is something else – investing is making sure your money is working as hard as possible. Where to invest is difficult to know. We are qualified and have the experience to help you navigate the myriad opportunities available to give you the best options available for you.
Goals Based Advice
There is a way to achieving your goals. First is to talk through and understand your goals. Next is to make a plan – the plan should be clear in showing how you are intending to reach these goals. The plan may change over time as your priorities change and goals need to adapt to changes of mind or circumstances. We can work with you in adapting and reshaping your plan to meet these new goals. But without a plan in place reaching your goals will be much more difficult.
We are here to make sure that – using the right plan – you are able to make an informed decision about when it’s the right time for you to retire, and with the retirement lifestyle that you desire.
Your plan should ensure that your money is ready when you want it and you can take it in the best way possible to maximise your income in retirement and continue to do the thing you most enjoy doing.
Retiring is not the end of life as your know it but the beginning of life the way you want to live it.
Making a plan is one thing. Sticking to it is quite another. It’s much more difficult and takes willpower and perseverance. Like working out, a coach is better than doing it all alone. A financial adviser is your financial coach and will help you stick to your plan. This doesn’t mean not being flexible but it does mean making sure you stick to it even when temptations abound and times become tough.
Personal Insurance Advice
Building your assets is vitally important for your future, but protecting your assets is equally important. How much protection is enough?
If something happens to you – or your partner – how will you continue the life you are used to – how much will it cost to maintain your lifestyle for the present and the future? If you don’t have enough insurance, your life may face drastic and unpleasant changes just at a time when this would compound other difficulties facing you.
It is good to know that whatever happens, your life – or the life of your family – can continue as well as possible in changed circumstances.
General advice warning: The advice provided is general advice only as, in preparing it we did not take into account your investment objectives, financial situation or particular needs. Before making an investment decision on the basis of this advice, you should consider how appropriate the advice is to your particular investment needs, and objectives. You should also consider the relevant Product Disclosure Statement before making any decision relating to a financial product.