Everybody wants to retire as comfortably as possible.
It is never too early to start planning your retirement. For younger clients, retirement might be a little in the background, as we assist you with more immediate aims such as buying a home, paying off debt, managing your career and raising a family. But the fact that there are more pressing aims does not mean that retirement should be ignored completely, and we can show you how to manage your affairs so that what you do today also benefits you when you retire.
For clients closer to retirement age, we help you decide when and how to start to make the transition from working life to retirement. For some people this transition is a gradual process. For others it is more sudden. Either way, we help you ensure that you make the transition as comfortably and successfully as possible.
This can include things like planning for the potential use of Centrelink and other Government benefits.
For clients who have already retired, our aim is simple: to help you make sure your money lasts as long as you need it to. This means ensuring that you have invested your super in the right place and that you are managing the costs of your investments – including tax – as efficiently as possible.
Once again, we also ensure that your financial planning makes best use of Centrelink and any other government benefits to which you may be entitled
Director and Financial Planner
Shane has been running a thriving practice since 1998. Having cut his teeth with St George Bank, he initially set up as a mortgage broker, before adding financial planning in 2006. Shane combines these decades of experience with an Associate Diploma in Accounting and Diplomas in Financial Planning and Finance & Banking.
Shane works with clients, young and not so young, providing assistance with every aspect of their financial profile. On the mortgage broking side, Shane assists clients with all forms of lending, including residential property loans, investment property loans and lines of credit. Refinancing is a specialty, as is vehicle and equipment finance. Shane’s business owning clients love the attention to detail he brings to their business lending requirements.
On the financial planning side, wealth management and insurance are key interests, as is assisting young people establish their financial footholds with things like the first home. Many of these young clients are the adult children of older clients who have been with Shane for many years. Shane finds these ‘inter-generational’ referrals especially gratifying, honoured that his clients see him as the natural source of information and inspiration for their own children. Similarly, most of Shane’s ‘new’ clients are referred to him by very satisfied current clients.
Shane is also keenly interested in self managed superannuation, and many of his clients benefit enormously from his expertise in this area. He provides assistance at every stage of the SMSF journey, from establishing the fund, maintaining compliance, developing and implementing effective investment strategies including property investment, preparing and lodging tax returns and closing funds when they are no longer required.
On the personal side, Shane is actively involved in the local sporting community, especially cricket, AFL, soccer and netball.
Shane Plumridge is an authorised representative (305984) of Wealth Today Pty Ltd (AFSL 340289). Shane is also an authorised credit representative (376728) of Mortgage Wisdom Australia Pty Ltd (ACL 377272).
One of the things we most enjoy is helping people manage wealth across the generations. Most of our clients are working hard to give their kids (or their grandkids) a good start in life. So it makes sense that we teach those kids how to manage their money well. Here is our guide to doing just that.