The best questions are

The Right Financial Planning questions answered for your retirement plan What you would like to do when you stop work? It’s a great place for us to start to have a powerful conversation. Some answers we hear: We want to travel more – locally or overseas I’ll spend more time (and money) on my hobbies We’ll become involved with a community group I don’t want to stop work altogether. I’m going to sleep in, read the paper and enjoy not going to work! I’m not sure but I want enough money to live on. Another question we always ask is, ‘When it comes to your retirement, what do you worry about most?’ We get answers like this: I don’t want to run out of money Can I get the pension? I want my partner to have enough to live on when I’m gone How do I manage when the share market looks shaky? We really want our children to benefit from our money (or alternatively, we want to spend every last cent!) It’s important to recognise retirement as a time of great change. And while the thought of staying in bed on a cold winter’s morning may be appealing, managing the many lifestyle changes is something you shouldn’t underestimate. Retirement will look different to everyone but with careful planning you can take control by seeking advice. A good place to start is to have a think about the questions we’ve asked above. What would your answers be? Often, it’s not until potential clients spend time with a Blenkhorn Financial Planning adviser that they start having this kind of conversation....

When do you want to stop work?

Retirement Planning Advice Planning for retirement? What’s the right retirement age for you? Most of us have different ideas about when we’d like to stop work (or at least – when we’d like to work a little less!). And inevitably we all have different thoughts about what we’d like to do once we reach retirement. But the steps in between can be overwhelming. What do you need to do to start to make your dreams a reality? Do you have enough money anyway? And who – really – is around to help you work out what to do? A considered approach Though it may feel daunting, planning for your financial future should ultimately be a positive experience. Seeking advice will help avoid costly mistakes and provide you with a solution tailored to your goals and needs. So, what are your retirement options? At Blenkhorn Financial Planning, we’ll help you find out. We’d like to offer you an appointment to discuss your options and see how we may be able to assist. Share...

Retirement looks different

Retirement looks different in 2010 than it did for your parents in the 1980’s or for your grandparents in the 1960’s. Retirement looks different when you seek advice – you have options, you can live a more confident, secure and certain retirement. Retirement looks different with financial planning advice from one of Australia’s most referrable financial planners*. Planning for retirement Most of us have different ideas about when we’d like to stop work (or at least – when we’d like to work a little less!). And inevitably we all have different thoughts about what we’d like to do once we reach retirement. But the steps in between can be overwhelming. What do you need to do to start to make your dreams a reality? Do you have enough money anyway? And who – really – is around to help you work out what to do?Slide1 One of the first things we do when a client comes to talk to us about their retirement options is sit down with them and find out what ‘retirement’ means to them. A question we always ask is “what do you want to do when you stop work?”. Share...