Why seek advice?
Usually it’s because you want to make the most of opportunities and benefits available by making well informed decisions.
And what’s more important than making the best decisions you can for your future, especially your future financial wellbeing?
To take control and get the information you need, talk to a financial adviser.
Whether you’re just starting out or even approaching retirement, it’s never too late or too early to plan ahead. But the earlier you do, the better off you’ll be.
A financial adviser has access to the latest tools and resources, and the knowledge and experience to help you make the best decisions for your personal situation.
Worried about the costs involved? You might be surprised by how affordable a financial adviser really is. In fact, research shows Australians receiving financial advice earlier can be over $90,000* better off at retirement.
So where to from here?
To kick off your journey to a more secure financial future, talk to a financial adviser to request your first appointment.
You’ll want to get the most out of your first meeting, so bring as much information as you can about your financial situation such as: details of your income, borrowings, savings and term deposits, property, superannuation, insurance, shares and regular expenses.
You should also think about what you want to achieve. What about your short and long term goals, or the kind of lifestyle you want now and in the future? How will you support this lifestyle financially?
Consider what you’d like to focus on and ask as many questions as you like – your adviser wants to hear all about it.
They’ll also discuss your views on general ups and downs of the markets, protecting yourself and your loved ones and other options available to you.
If you’re comfortable with your financial adviser and want to take the next step, they’ll prepare what’s called a Statement of Advice. For a fee you’ll get a complete plan with strategies tailored to your current situation and future goals.
Once the Statement of Advice is signed, you’ll be well on your way to a more secure financial future – not just for you, but for your loved ones too.
In the end, it’s about having financial peace of mind. And the confidence in knowing you’ve got a professional on your side.
THE VALUE OF FINANCIAL ADVICE
Discover what to expect during the financial advice process and what financial advice can do for you.
WHO IS COUNT?
After working hard for years you want to stop and rest, but you want to have enough behind you to make you do that.
Well I spend a lot of time with my old bikes and my old cars.
I play golf once a week.
I belong to a couple of clubs and go out quite a bit.
I play sport, I travel, keep an eye on things, look after family.
I’ve got a financial adviser.
I’ve got a financial adviser.
I’ve also got a financial adviser.
I think I need support yes, to work out how to manage the rest of my life.
Emotional, I suspect. It’s a big change isn’t it?
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WHAT DOES RETIREMENT LOOK LIKE?
See what real retirees say about retirement and how having a financial adviser can help.
A Count financial adviser can talk to you about your financial and lifestyle goals and help you decide whether you need financial advice.
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