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 three types of super fund: retail funds, industry 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 Adviser
Nat is a financial adviser with extensive experience in the financial advice and accounting professions.
Nat graduated from The University of Newcastle with a Bachelor of Management, Majoring in Accounting and Finance. He is also a member of the Financial Planning Association of Australia.
He has a passion for improving the welfare of our planet and people. His expertise is in environmental and sustainable investment advice. His expertise is ensuring you feel well informed and comfortable with your financial affairs. This is achieved in a way that ensures your prosperity is congruent with the greater good of humanity and the natural environment.
Nathaniel Chell is an authorised representative (325482) of Australian Unity Personal Financial Services Limited (AFSL 234459).