Most people think of superannuation as a tax-favoured way of saving for your retirement. For employees, it is compulsory. For self-employed people, it is optional. For everybody, it is a great idea.
But superannuation is about more than retirement planning. It is actually a cornerstone of most people’s financial plan. This is because ‘super’ touches every other aspect of your financial planning. The way you manage your super impacts on how you manage your insurances, your other investments, your tax planning, your retirement planning, your marriage, your divorce, how and when you might help your adult kids out financially, your estate planning and even how you repay your own mortgage.
It is super by name and even more super by nature.
There are three types of super fund: retail funds, industry funds and self-managed superannuation funds. Different clients are suited to one or more of these types, and sometimes it makes sense to use more than one type in combination. We help you select the best type of fund for you. We then help you make best use of whichever option you take. This is important because super can and should be incorporated into your thinking about everything to do with your finances.
If you decide to manage your own super (a ‘self-managed super fund,’ or SMSF), we assist with all facets of establishing and maintaining this fund. This includes the facilitation, through our legal team, of all documents needed to start and then make best use of your fund.
Paul has been working as a financial planner since 1999 and is passionate about helping people live a better quality of life through good financial planning.
Money is important to everyone and being financially secure can have a huge impact on your overall well being and happiness. We all strive for wealth and financial independence yet only 1 in 10 Australians ever achieve this. My goal is to help you make smart choices with your money to help you achieve those things that are important to you so you can spend more time living your ideal life.
Outside of work, Paul enjoys time with his family, travel and anything associated with health and fitness.
Paul Birch is an authorised representative (244671) of Dover Financial Advisers Pty Ltd (AFSL 307248).