How to start financial planning

Although your plans may change over time, it’s important to identify your immediate priorities, your ideal lifestyle and your retirement goals. It’s also a good idea to keep abreast of changing legislation, making the most of opportunities available to you, and structuring your finances accordingly. 

For this, we recommend engaging a financial adviser. It’s never too early to start planning with an adviser. 

If you’re wondering how to start with financial planning, a financial adviser will be your coach. Not only can they guide you in how to play the game of building up your finances, they’ll be able to keep you motivated and on track for achieving your financial goals. 

A financial adviser comes with:

  • Experience and skill
  • Specialist knowledge
  • Coordination of financial services
  • Time to dedicate to growing your wealth

To engage a financial adviser, contact us to schedule a no-cost initial meeting. This meeting will give you the opportunity to get to know your financial adviser and determine if you want to take the next step. 

From here, your financial adviser will get to know your current financial situation, as well as your short and long term financial goals. This will help them identify solutions to help you achieve these goals. Next, your financial adviser will prepare and present to you a financial plan and investment strategy and will talk you through how to make informed decisions to grow your financial wealth. 

Starting financial planning

When you start to explore financial planning, you gain a greater understanding of where you want to be in five, ten, and twenty years. You can maximise the use of:

  • Superannuation and SMSF structures
  • Transition to retirement strategies
  • Pensions, including accumulation to pension phase
  • Franking credits
  • Cash flow analysis
  • Investigation of social security considerations

Your financial adviser can help you with:

  • Retirement planning
  • Direct shares – buying and selling
  • Superannuation
  • Estate planning
  • Insurance – life, trauma, income protection and disability cover
  • Investing
  • Wealth accumulation
  • Debt management
  • Social security

You’ll be given the best advice to make the right decisions for you and your family’s future.

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