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Are you aged 65 or over? Are you close to retirement?
What does life look like for you? What does wealth mean to you? Is your money working as well as it possibly could to afford you the lifestyle you deserve?
Here at Step Up Financial Group, we recognise that wealth is more than just money.
It’s the freedom to live the way you choose. You’ve worked hard your whole life … now it’s time to live just the way you want to.
But you need to have a plan … and a very, very good financial adviser.
We’re expert financial planners … but we’re a little different to the rest. We take a holistic approach to financial planning … meaning we understand life isn’t just all about money, but money affects every part of your life … especially in retirement.
We guide, nurture, motivate, inspire, educate and empower you to grow and protect your wealth, and we help you choose the most appropriate superannuation and investment structure so that you can continue to live the very best life possible.
For as long as possible.
We have helped thousands of retirees carefully consider their financial strategy in retirement. Planning now is crucial to achieving your desired lifestyle. We can design and provide tailored and flexible advice on:
Reaching preservation age means you can access your superannuation as an income stream. A transition-to-retirement income stream may allow you to reduce working hours as you approach retirement, fund salary sacrifice contributions and reduce personal debt.
We’ll help you make the most of your assets with a range of tax and contribution strategies. We’ll regularly review your desired income for retirement and optimise it through superannuation, pension and salary sacrifice options.
Directing surplus cash flow and reviewing how to pay off your mortgage and manage investment debt (if you still have these) are critical parts of the process. We can advise on appropriate strategies to achieve these goals.
It’s critical to maximise the benefits of superannuation, so you can really grow your wealth in retirement. We’ll advise on salary sacrificing, after-tax contributions, defined benefit scheme contributions and establishing an SMSF if it is suitable to do so. As SMSF specialists, we can support you through the process to determine if this is the most appropriate structure to support your retirement objectives.
It’s important that SMSF trustees consider that, over time, external factors and unforeseen events can potentially change your priorities and those of your SMSF, and limit your ability to make decisions or operate your fund. We work with you to create a tailored SMSF succession plan that helps to provide certainty for your beneficiaries and help mitigate related risks.
Estate planning means that the transfer of your wealth to your beneficiaries is seamless and it minimises their tax liability, providing maximum asset protection. Your tailor-made plan will achieve your desired distribution of wealth in a tax-effective way. Our strategies include tax management and reduction strategies and inheritance protection.
Planning for aged care can be a very stressful time, because as we get older, our living arrangements may need to change, sometimes quickly.
Aged care options are complex and confusing, including assisted living in the home and residential care. Navigating these options and finding the best way to structure finances to pay for aged care need to be done with care and consideration … and experience. We provide a clear and effective solution.
We’re fiercely proud to be the Central West’s leading financial planners and financial advisers, and our deep understanding of the Central West region and its people means we’re able to offer you a unique outlook and tailor-made financial plans for retirement.
We have enjoyed helping educate and empower hundreds of Australians to take control…
…but it takes more than just a qualification and close to two decades in the industry.
It takes passion and perseverance, humour and humility to thrive in a region that has seen great growth, but one that has suffered the ravages of drought and all it brings.
Are you ready to Step Up and take control of your retirement? Contact Julie and the team today.