Well done for thinking about your financial future

We are so excited you chose to embark on your journey with us. You would suit our Discover package with a focus on:

Goal Setting

Goal setting is the critical process of deciding what is important to you and what you want to achieve. This is done by separating what’s important from what’s irrelevant or prioritising your goals to remove distractions. This is one of the most challenging parts of our meeting but can often be the most rewarding. One question we might ask to help explain this is; how do you eat an elephant? One piece at a time! Once your goals are identified and prioritised these can be used as a way of motivating yourself through what would ordinarily seem a list of impossible tasks. This is also a very important tool when used correctly with proven cash flow and budgeting techniques.

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Superannuation

Superannuation, or Super, is money which is saved to fund your retirement. It’s usually a long term investment, saved over your working life. Superannuation has concessional tax treatment, where most of your earnings are taxed at a maximum rate of 15%. There’s a lot of bad press around super which can make it seem like it’s not worth bothering with or something you worry about in the future. Successive governments just can’t seem to leave it alone but it is still the most tax-effective way to save for retirement unless you are already not paying any tax. For most people, super will eventually be one of your largest assets. It’s a way of saving money while paying a lower amount of tax. While the rules can change, it’s still the best legal way to reduce the amount of tax you can pay. Will the rules keep changing? Based on history; yes and we need to stay on top of these changes. Superannuation is not the investment itself, it is just the structure your investments are held in. The funds can be invested in almost anything with the use of an SMSF. Traditional investments within super funds are broken up by allocating to a range of assets such as: shares, bonds, property and cash. One thing we hear is that “I don’t like investing in super”. The truth is can’t actually invest in “super”, you invest in assets that are in the tax-effective super structure. Anyone can contribute to a super fund, so long as you are under 65. The most common types of contributions are: Employer contributions – this the minimum amount your employer must pay into your super from your salary (commonly called Superannuation Guarantee, or SG) Salary Sacrifice contributions – these are still employer contributions, but they are in addition to the regular SG contributions. You ‘sacrifice’ part of your salary and have it paid to your superannuation fund instead of to you Personal contributions – these can be either after tax (called non concessional contributions) or before tax (called concessional contributions). The latter ones allow you to claim a tax deduction for the contribution There are a few other types of contributions, which we can discuss with you if they are suitable for your personal circumstances.