As financial advisers, we work hard to make your goals a reality. That may include helping you to manage your financial portfolio, giving you super advice and keeping you accountable for the goals you set.
In some respects, we’re a little bit like a personal trainer but for money matters. We help you to keep your finances fit by looking at short term and long term goals. Plus, we review what you want now but also what you need to sustain your life choices.
At Brisbane Financial Services, we’re focused on developing strategies to grow your financial portfolio while safeguarding and nurturing your life goals.
Here are some of the core areas we like to work out:
Understanding where your money goes (and how much of it you keep), is fundamental to successfully managing your money. All successful businesses have an established plan, a budget and most importantly, measures their actual performance against their budget. Where required, they make adjustments to stay on track with their goals.
Doing a budget isn’t everyone’s favourite idea of a Saturday night in, but it is extremely important to get a detailed understanding of your income and expenses. We leverage innovative tools that give you real time tracking and categorisation of your expenses, to give you the data insights you need to help with this understanding of your cashflow.
Do you know where your money goes today?
Most people will have debt of some sort throughout their life. It is often one of the largest expenses/commitment we will have. Regular reviews of all of your current loans is one of the most critical elements in reducing the amount of interest you pay over your lifetime. The lending environment in Australia is an extremely competitive one. Our team of experts have years of experience in navigating the complex credit requirements and negotiate better interest rates for our clients on a daily basis. Leverage their experience and knowledge to see what you have.
Could you be paying less interest?
For most people, just saving for a rainy day may not be enough for them to live their ideal life. To accelerate their wealth creation, with good cashflow management, some clients of ours seek advice on a strategy to invest surplus funds they have. This could be property, managed funds, shares, term deposits or a range of different asset classes each with varying degrees of risk and return.
We use advanced behavioural profiling tools to accelerate our knowledge and gain deeper insights into how you feel about money, and what your preferences are when it comes to balancing risk and return.
This is complex and highly regulated, it’s important that any investments you have are consistent with your preferences and profile, but are also aligned to the achievement of your goals.
Retirement’s an important topic. A lot of people don’t start thinking about how they’re going to retire until they’re in their late fifties or sixties. While most people aren’t in a position to retire until they reach this age, it’s critical that you start thinking about it at a much younger age, like when you get your first job.
The earlier you start contemplating retiring, the more chance you have of setting yourself up for the way you want to retire. Because people often leave it until their later years, they’re focused on whether they’re going to have enough money to maintain their lifestyle.
Superannuation is a key component in any retirement plan. Understanding what you have with regards to fees and asset allocation is something a lot of people don’t pay enough attention to but the effect can be significant over the long term. You may also have insurances linked to your super and it can be complex, that’s why our advisers have years of experience, qualifications and undergo constant professional development and education to ensure their knowledge is of the highest standard.
So, what does retirement look like for you?
We all know of someone that has been impacted by the injury or death of a loved one. We all hope that won’t happen to us but what if it does?
Protecting your income and being able to provide for your family if you can no longer work, or in the worst case no longer here, is something that often keeps people awake at night. As part of any comprehensive plan, ensuring you have the right protection in place is of the utmost importance. Balancing the cost of premiums and be aware of how they impact your other goals is also a key consideration. Again there are a lot of complexities with insurance and firstly reviewing what you have, understanding what you need and then exploring what you can get and at what cost is a extensive process and requires years of knowledge and experience.
Do you have the right protection in place for you and your family?