Case Study #2 - Looking towards the future
Financial Planning | 8/09/2016 |
2 min read
Chris and Lisa are in their late 30s, married, with two young daughters. They have a $410,000 mortgage, limited savings, a single income of $150,000 and approximately $90,000 in superannuation. They want to ensure they’re financially comfortable in retirement.
The couple would like to repay their mortgage as soon as possible. Chris plans on working until he is 60, Lisa is currently on maternity leave but would like to return to part time work in the future. They want to ensure a living income of $30,000 (excluding mortgage repayments) for the future, with an annual retirement income of $50,000.
After assessing their risk profile we suggested that Chris and Lisa switch their Equip investment option to Growth Plus. This will help deliver the returns they need to fund their planned retirement.
We also recommended that they increase their annual mortgage repayments by $9500 to help pay down their mortgage sooner. A redraw facility on their loan would allow them to pay more while still having the option to access the money in an emergency.
The couple were also encourage to draft wills and nominate beneficiaries, review their insurance needs, and establish powers of attorney to help protect their daughters should anything happen.
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*The case study outlined above is based on a real-life financial planning situation presented to Equipsuper Financial Planning. For privacy purposes, the names of the clients and their family members have been changed.
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