You don't know how good it feels to be able to write this heading. It's really important to understand that you have to be careful calling yourself an independent Financial Planner in the current environment. There is so much that needs to be done and ticked off before you can call yourself this term. The fallout from ASIC is immense if you have not got all your ducks in a row. Let me explain what this means to us and to our current and prospective clients.
Farm Management Deposits are a risk-management tool to help primary producers deal with uneven cash flows. Uneven income is common in primary production businesses because of things such as natural disasters, climate and market variability. The FMD scheme allows primary producers to set aside pre-tax income from primary production in years of good cash flow to draw on in years of lesser cash flow.
You might have heard about In and Out Burgers in the U.S.A. I personally have never been there but I follow a financial planner - Jeff Rose from Good Financial Cents who is absolutely in love with this burger place which he believes is better than McDonalds.
Part of their allure is that they have a simple menu, so unlike McDonalds that has huge options, they have 3 burger options and that's it. Double Double, Cheeseburger and a Hamburger. That's it.
A frequent question I get asked when talking to prospective and current clients is, " what would happen if you died?" A real risk of placing your trust with a wealth management firm is having your plans go into a tailspin if the inevitable happened to your trusted financial planner.
This is how I answer this question.
We haven't heard the term "correction" in regards to financial markets in a while.
Everything seems rosy if you are earning double digit returns but we like to remind our clients what might happen and prepare them for this also.
Check out this summary of a technical correction in regards to financial assets.
The growth of our firm is built on the support and advocacy of our Happy Clients.
Take some to read this wonderful testimonial and a link to our Happy Clients page that shows how clients feel about working with our team.
These testimonials provide enormous confidence to our team and empowers us to do our best for our client's retirement plans.