When you are a young single person superannuation, wealth creation and insurance are usually the last things on your mind. Research has shown that the sooner you pay attention to the areas of super, wealth creation and insurance the easier life will be for you in years to come.
Let’s have a look at each of these:
There are two main types of superannuation. Firstly, employees are required to pay into a compulsory superannuation scheme. Secondly, you can make additional voluntary tax free contributions into a super scheme as a way of saving for the future. There are numerous superannuation schemes around. You may have worked for several employees without specifying which superannuation fund you would like to belong to. Before you know it you can end up with a number of different funds that you didn’t even choose and probably didn’t consider how well those funds were performing.
In general terms it is a good idea to consolidate your superannuation into one fund so that you can easily keep track of where your super is. It is also important to pick a superannuation fund that performs well and is in keeping with your financial goals. It is also generally acknowledged that the compulsory superannuation payments won’t be enough to fund your retirement lifestyle in the way that you would like. For this reason you may like to consider making additional super payments earlier in life rather than later. We understand you don’t want to spend a lot of money to get your super in order and may consider getting your super sorted a bit of a chore. So we will take the hard work out of it for you. We will discuss your financial needs with you in full with you before we do anything. Then with your permission we will review your superannuation funds and make recommendations that best suit your personal situation.
We do charge a fee which is usually deducted from your super so you won’t be out of pocket. Further our recommendations usually result in better performance from your super so in the longer term you will actually be making extra money.
We can also help you get free money via the Government’s co-contribution scheme for super
Another area we recommend young singles get started on early is investments with a view to wealth creation. So often we hear how young people are frustrated about how difficult it is to get into the property market. We can help you get started with your investment strategy from as little as $2000 initial investment. Strategies such as salary sacrificing, borrowing funds for investment, savings plans, investing in shares and managed funds and investing in the property market will be discussed with you and a plan formulated to suit your goals and investor profile.
We can also give you advice about insurance.
Would you be able to support your family if you had an accident and were unable to work?
It is cheapest and easiest to get insurance when you don’t actually need it – before you have an accident or illness. We can show you your options and what it will cost but then it is up to you whether you want to do anything or not. Some insurances can be held in your super fund so you are not actually having to fork out money directly.
Knowledge is power so please give us a call or email us to discuss your needs.Back to home