Achieve more with your future get financial advice from the start
If you are a young couple or single and looking to make smart financial decisions, accumulate wealth or make investments for your future, getting expert financial advice at this time of your life can set you up for success. Advice from a holistic adviser can help guide your decision making but more importantly it can also help you avoid the pitfalls.
Your goals may be to save for a house deposit, buy a car, save for a wedding, reduce your debts, start a family or to grow your wealth. Working with our financial advisers you will receive guidance on how to structure your finances to help achieve your goals with advice on:
Forming a relationship early in your life with a financial adviser not only gives you more options for the future, but also means that you can get on with living your best life knowing your finances are under control.
Double income no kids (DINKS)
Double Income No Kids also known as DINKS is and will be one of the best times and opportunities in your life to get ahead, prepare for your future together as a team working in synergy and tactically placing you in a strong financial position.
In 2012 a young couple in their mid-20’s who had been in a committed relationship for a number of years came to see Elliot Watson Financial Planning. They had both worked hard and established good careers for themselves and were seeking advice on how best to use their position which included both partners working full time, no kids, minimal debt and a cash flow surplus (meaning they were savings money regularly).
They had dreams and big goals and wanted a plan to achieve them.
How Did Elliot Watson Financial Planning Help?
Our adviser worked with the clients to get clear on where they wanted to live and the realities of the location they thought they wanted. They were provided with a strategy analysis which showed two scenarios.
By doing this work we were able to discover that what the clients really wanted was to live closer to town, have a mortgage that was more realistic and sustainable while at the same time allowing them to maintain their social lifestyle and get ahead (financially).
Further the analysis also provided a third strategy option which significantly improved their ability to save and minimise their tax. This was a game changer!
Their adviser recommended and implemented a wealth protection plan making sure both of them were protected against a major sickness or accident. We reviewed and consolidated their multiple superannuation funds and implemented a strategy that increased the probability of higher returns over the long term.
Value of Advice
By implementing the advice given their adviser, the clients got clarity about their goals and made decisions that they wouldn’t have made without tailored financial advice. This resulted in their saving ability to increase by an additional $5,000 per month for about 12 months ($60,000) and this additional money was enough to meet the costs of their wedding and honeymoon.
When they returned from their honeymoon they had no short term debt and were still in a structural surplus. We then helped them use this position to continue to grow wealth, minimise tax and to start planning and preparing for a future family.
By implementing a wealth protection plan this provided the clients a sense of security knowing that if either of them ever suffered a major sickness or accident there will be funding available to meet medical costs, replace lost income and payout their mortgage.
The changes to their superannuation funds have resulted in clarity and certainty knowing where and what their future retirement is doing.
We were lost, didn’t know what to do. Elliot Watson Financial Planning got us a plan to achieve all of our goals – we bought a house, got married and had an amazing honeymoon.