Wealth Creation Planning
Our professional planners can help you make the most of your income and home equity to improve your wealth over the long term. We can help with:
- Budgeting & savings plans
- Investing extra cash flow & equity
- Creating a tax friendly debt structure
We can advise you on whether you are taking full advantage of your super. It is a good idea to occasionally review your current plan, particularly when your lifestyle and income changes. There are lots of superannuation plans out there and lots of different options within your existing plan. Taking a little bit of extra time to make sure you are in the best plan or have the right options for you can make a big difference down the line. We can also advise you if you are in a position to use salary sacrifice to reduce your tax or if it would advantage you to have a Self-Managed Super Fund.
Planning for retirement is important whether you are just about to retire or if it is a long way off. We can help you to ensure you will save enough to fund your retirement and to plan how you spend those funds when you do retire. What to consider for your retirement:
- What annual income would you like to live off during retirement?
- How long will your savings last on that income?
- Will you be able to afford holidays, hobbies, a sea change or other activities you would like to do in your retirement?
- Are you on track to save enough to afford the lifestyle you have in mind?
We can help to answer all these questions and set up a plan for you. You can have peace of mind knowing you will be looked after in retirement.
Life & Income insurance
If you are not already insured we highly recommend taking out insurance. Have you considered what would happen to you or your family if something happened to you? For example, if you were injured and could not work for an extended period of time could you:
- Maintain your lifestyle?
- Continue paying off your debts?
- Hold onto your hard earned savings?
- Afford medical costs or care?
If your children are not already insured we highly recommend that you take out insurance for them. Have you considered what would happen if the unforeseen was to occur to your child or children? For example, if they were ill or injured and you needed time off work to care for them or financially support their recovery? Child trauma cover provides financial support should the unforeseen happen to your children. It takes away the financial stress and provides choices to aid in your child’s recovery. There are many insurance options which allows for child trauma cover to be added to any Death, TPD or Trauma cover taken out by you, the parent(s). Your children can be covered until they are 18 years old.
There is nearly a 50% chance for women and over 50% chance for men that you will suffer a critical illness, injury or death before the age of 70. ⅓ of women and ¼ of men will get cancer at some stage in their lifetime and have to take time off work. Of these, only half will live longer than five years after diagnosis.
Mortgages and Loans
We can discuss your lending needs. For all life stages, a first home buyer, those with an existing mortgage, borrowing to invest in property, borrowing to invest in shares and managed investments. Structuring your loans effectively often begins with a deeper conversation to understand what you need and what your plans are. We love working with clients to simplify their finances and to make things easier to manage.
Whether buying a home or investing it is a good idea to get expert advice on when purchasing a property. When taking out a loan you need to consider:
- Interest rates
- Product features
- Your income, lifestyle & savings goals
Self-Managed Super Funds
We specialise in setting up and helping you manage Self-Managed Super Funds. SMSFs give you more control over where your super is invested and they are a great option for high income earners, those with a high superannuation balance or those close to retirement. You can save thousands of dollars a year by managing your own fund. Contact us to find out how we can help you set up an SMSF.