Accountant or Planner – which do I need?

Accountant or Planner – which do I need? When it comes to sorting out money matters, where do you go to seek professional help? Can an accountant take care of your finances or should you be speaking to a financial planner? Discover more about the difference between these two support services and how you can benefit from both. Seeing an accountant is something that’s routine for most Australians. After all, lodging a tax return is …

The power of financial planning

  The power of financial planning As father to his two beautiful children, a 21 month-old son and a new baby daughter, Dante De Gori has a whole new perspective on his priorities in life. Here he talks about how he’s preparing for the future and just how important a financial plan is to achieving important goals for him and his family. A different lens on life Two years ago Dante De Gori took on …

Protecting your family from an inheritance nightmare

Protecting your family from an inheritance nightmare Estate planning is a topic that many people would rather not talk about too often, but it’s an important part of the entire financial planning process for anyone with responsibilities, whether they are family or business responsibilities. With the current rate of divorce and people living longer, the number of blended families in Australia is increasing and family life is becoming increasingly complex. The need for comprehensive estate …

How to create visibility on spending goals in retirement

How to create visibility on spending goals in retirement Retirees looking to develop a sustainable financial plan face a challenging technical problem. So it makes sense to simplify some of the inputs. Those of us who focus on the production of investment returns for retirees’ financial assets often choose to make simple assumptions about consumption patterns in retirement. However a more detailed understanding of priorities for spending in retirement can inform the design of appropriate …

Get Advice. Get Ahead.

Get Advice. Get Ahead.                 You may also like  Market UpdatesAugust 2020July 2020June 2020Our Latest Newsletter Our Latest Aspirations Winter 2020 Newsletter     Archives…    Stay on top of your financial planAfter we have helped you create a personal financial plan that you’re happy with, it’s i… Life happens Don’t let it take you by surprise We don’t always know the best way forward when big life events happen. Dealing …

Planning to avoid financial mistakes

Planning to avoid financial mistakes Selling shares when prices have tumbled or buying a house at the height of a property boom only to dispose of it when the market falls are among the financial set-backs that can happen to anyone on the road to retirement. Everyone makes mistakes during their investment lifetime; the trick is to avoid them when you can and learn from the ones you can’t. Have a plan Failing to plan …

Superannuation and the financial ties that bind

Superannuation and the financial ties that bind   They say, only one thing in life is certain.  And while we would rather plan our next holiday than consider what’s going to happen when we die, it is one inevitable event that we should all plan for. When someone dies, it’s a very difficult time for all the family.  A Will provides some assurances as to how our money will be distributed.  But what about superannuation?  …

How to take the tension out of your building project

How to take the tension out of your building project Building projects generally are not easy to get right, so it’s important to set the right framework from the start. Proper planning is the key to getting a project done on time and close to budget, and that hinges on laying some basic foundations. You can take some of the stress out of your project, whether you are renovating or creating something from scratch, by …

Working to restore your balance

  Working to restore your balance In our fast-paced world, the desire for a better work/life balance is a common goal. It affects everyone from young professionals working long hours to get ahead, dual income households juggling inflexible jobs and children, and older workers wanting more time to help care for grandchildren or ease into retirement. While some people want to increase their working hours, the more common reason for pursuing work/life balance is to …