How to get started

We understand it’s sometimes hard to know what you need. You may know what you want, but not necessarily how to get there (financially speaking that is). That’s what we do!

We’ll talk with you about what you really want and where you want to go – in terms of income, assets, and lifestyle – and then provide a framework to help you get there.

We can then check in with you regularly to make sure you’re still on the right path – or if perhaps your preferred destination has changed, and new directions are needed.

Of course, life will sometimes throw things in your path, and you’ll be delayed or need to take a detour. Whatever happens, we’ll work with you to help you through such setbacks. By planning, you can feel confident and in control even as your situation changes.

So, how to get started? Let’s start with what’s most important: you!

Which situation best describes you?

How does financial planning work?

Financial planning is about adapting your financial strategies over the years to match your changing needs. We typically take you through 6 steps, but sometimes we may focus on one issue or just a few parts of the process to achieve your goals.

Financial advice in 6 simple steps

We like to make it easy to work with us – and get the financial advice you need to plan for the future.

LISTEN

Step 1: We meet to get a complete picture of your financial situation.
Step 2: Identify your financial and lifestyle goals.

RESPOND

Step 3: Identify your financial issues and any gaps, to make sure you get to where you want to go.
Step 4: Prepare your financial plan, bringing together your situation, goals and our recommended strategies.

DELIVER

Step 5: Implement your financial plan and get your investments up and running.
Step 6: Review and revise your plan over time.

FAQs

We like to make it easy to work with us – and get the financial advice you need to plan for the future.

Life busy with work and family commitments | Career established | Cashflow secure | Tax planning | Expenses high due to financial dependants, school fees and mortgage payments | Upsizing your home and mortgage | Building your wealth in super and home equity

Life busy with work and family commitments | Career established | Cashflow secure | Tax planning | Expenses high due to financial dependants, school fees and mortgage payments | Upsizing your home and mortgage | Building your wealth in super and home equity

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