Most people seek advice from a financial planner when they hit major life milestones. This will depend on your life stages. These include:
Young to mid-life
Those aged 20-39 who are establishing and building careers, launching a business or perhaps starting a family. You may be looking at getting married or buying your first home.
Those aged between 40-49, this is your consolidation stage – where you aspire to achieve a comfortable lifestyle and are thinking about managing your long-term future. You may be looking at investments, inheritance, tax management and healthcare.
With 20 or more years of retirement ahead of you, your priorities will depend on how well you’ve prepared. Your main concerns may be debt elimination, protecting your assets, helping your children, wills and trusts.
Generally from 65-years and onwards, this is the time to indulge in hobbies or travel, enjoy your family and prepare for transferring your wealth. You may be thinking of aged care planning, gifting to your family and estate planning.
While it’s important to have professional financial advice to help you through these events, you don’t need to wait in order to benefit from establishing a relationship with a professional planner.
As Dante De Gori, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER® professional and CEO of the FPA, explains: “It’s all about helping you set your goals and devising a plan to give you the confidence that your financial future is secure. A professional financial planner can give you the peace of mind and security that comes with being prepared for the future.”