Being the start of a new year, it is a useful time to start thinking about what you can change this year to start improving your financial situation, and where you want to be in ten years time.
Following is a list of the sort of areas that could be considered:
• Review/update wills and powers of attorney. Those who don’t have wills should consider putting one in place, particularly if they have dependants or own major assets.
• Will your retirement savings be adequate? Even if your retirement is some way off, the sooner you start thinking about it, the better.
• Review mix and performance of investments – including those in superannuation.
• Review this year’s changes to superannuation rules to make sure you are complying.
• Check insurance cover and needs, and update as necessary – particularly important for selfemployed people, and sole income earners in the family.
• Set a budget for next year – which also takes into account where you want to be in five years time.
• List your personal circumstances and expectations to see what other issues should be considered.
Make an appointment with Paul Baggetta, a Taxation Accountant & Financial Planner for over 30 years, to help you put a plan in place. Phone 9317 7300.
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Paul Baggetta is the Founder & Principal of Baggetta & Co. Paul Baggetta has been a Taxation Accountant since 1981, a Financial Planner since 1998, and in 1993 qualified as a Real Estate Licensee, holding a Triennial Certificate (currently not trading) and operated his own Real Estate business for property investment clients for over 5 years as a second business.
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