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 several types of super funds, such as retail funds, industry funds, corporate 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 appropriate type of fund. 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 liaising with external legal professionals to facilitate the production of all documents needed to start, and our advice on the assets you hold within the fund.
Director and Financial Planner
Trevor has over 20 years experience in the financial services industry, including a long standing position with one of our major banks where he was consistently rated in the top four financial planners in Australia.
In early March 2008, Trevor established Quay Financial planning in Geelong which offers traditional financial planning services specialising in retirement planning. Quay Financial Planning is the first and only financial planning practice in Geelong to offer a formal retirement counselling process and service to its clientele.
Trevor has extensive experience providing strategic planning advice and ongoing service to clients in various stages of their lives, ranging from those beginning their careers, families of all ages, retirees, companies and businesses both small and large.
Trevor has a unique ability to translate complicated financial planning concepts into a language others can understand and is passionate about educating and helping others. Trevor is a co-owner and developer of an educational board game called “Mazerro – Where Kids Learn to Master Money” which teaches children money handling skills and concepts. Mazerro was featured on the “Today Show” by Channel 9 finance expert Ross Greenwood and has been purchased by the public across Australia. Access to “Mazerro” is available via Quay Financial Planning’s website
Trevor Boyle is an authorised representative (322857) of Rimbal Investment Services Pty Ltd (AFSL 472548).