With Australians living longer, you may end up spending more time in retirement than you will in working – which is great so long as you have the income to sustain that lifestyle! We can show you effective financial strategies for wealth creation with the aim to see you thrive, and not merely survive.
What you might not know is that retirement planning takes into consideration more than just your super. This includes estimating your expenses, doing your estate planning and so on. Speak with our friendly and knowledgeable team to find out what is best for your personal situation. We can guide you in making the best decisions to ensure a promising financial future.
When do I start planning for retirement?
Your retirement may seem like a long way off, but the sooner you start planning the more you stand to accumulate. This is largely due to the power of compounding interest, ie. the interest paid on the initial amount invested, plus accumulated interest. Essentially, it’s exponential growth.
However, if you’re a late starter to retirement planning, there’s no need to fold in the towel. We can make calculations and perform other analyses to show you exactly where you are positioned. Knowing your needs in retirement is crucial, and there are many facets to retirement planning you may not have yet considered. We can show you ways to catch up through investment, budgeting and other financial strategies.
Is SMSF better than an industry fund?
When it comes to the maturation of your superannuation, it can be difficult to think that far ahead — especially if today brings enough financial challenges and obstacles as it is. However, before you think SMSFs sound like they belong in the too hard basket (and contributing extra money to your current superannuation fund would be easier), it is important to realise both options have their pros and cons to consider.
Of course, you can make voluntary contributions to your super fund or you can sit back and have your employer pay in the legal amount on top of your paycheck. This can seem like the more straightforward option, but there can be a lot of opportunities missed in going this route. Beyond all this, SMSF allows you control over which funds your super is invested in and many other strategic perks. Therefore, under the guidance of an expert, SMSF can be a very positive option for your retirement.
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00:01 05 Aug 21
I've had the pleasure of working with Power 2 Accounting and Financial Brisbane for many years now. Sue is always a pleasure to meet with during tax time. I've recently taken on some financial services with Power 2 Accounting & Financial Brisbane. The results have been well above the initial projections provided by Sarah, and well above my own expectations.
02:44 17 Jul 21
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06:07 02 Jul 21
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08:48 28 Jun 21
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04:31 25 May 21
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02:09 17 May 21
a Canadian Permanent Resident.I’m also an Australian Citizen with Real Estate rentals in Australia.Gary Parsons and the power2 team have been invaluable, helping me to manage my financial affairs from overseas with a down to earth, professional, personal and friendly service.
06:17 06 Apr 21
I appreciate the outstanding service from Gary Parsons at Power2 Brisbane in completing the preparation and submission of several tax returns within a short timeframe as well as providing good quality tax planning advice.
03:37 24 Mar 21
I have been dealing with Gary Parsons for many years now at Power2Brisbane and processing my Tax with Gary is a breeze. Gary is always available when I have a question about my business and is always happy to help. I would certainly recommend Gary & Power2Brisbane to anyone out there looking for Accounting Services.
23:44 10 Mar 21
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06:48 28 Jan 21
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00:45 03 Jan 21
Dan had been exceptional in providing me with ongoing tax advice relevant to my unique tax circumstances. I have phoned him with a number of questions throughout the year and he is always available to help out. Definitely would recommend!
01:33 19 Oct 20
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03:24 15 Oct 20
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07:06 13 Oct 20
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00:51 29 Sep 20
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08:35 23 Sep 20
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22:28 18 Sep 20
I have been using Power2 for around 5 years now, with both Gary and Dan taking care of me. While I only see them once a year, it is always a friendly experience. Gary is a complete professional and very knowledgeable - but always able to explain things to me in a clear and simple way. They make tax time a painless experience for me which is exactly what I want. Highly recommend Power2.
07:13 17 Sep 20
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09:02 14 Sep 20
Gary has proven to be an exceptional and knowledgeable accountant. His attitude and professionalism throughout the entire process of Tax-Time is invaluable. Would highly recommend his services.
06:30 03 Sep 20
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23:51 31 Aug 20
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06:04 16 Jul 20
Extremely friendly team. I’ve done my tax returns here for the past three years and with Gary specifically for the past two years. Gary is extremely knowledgeable about what he is doing and always helpful sorting all my documents. The new office space is also very clean and spacious with an amazing receptionist who always makes you feel welcome.
05:29 14 Jul 20
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05:16 06 Nov 19
We've been working with Gary, Daniel and their team for our corporate accounting for a number of years now. Their knowledge and attention to detail is second to none. We highly recommend any business looking for accounting advice to speak with Power2.
01:45 19 Feb 19
Power2 are always there to help, no matter what the request. Over the past few years they have provided us with advice and services that we can understand and in a timely manner. I would strongly recommend Power2 Brisbane.
08:50 18 Feb 19
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02:54 14 Oct 15
I'm a Certified Financial Planner and have now been 20 years in the financial planning industry, the last 3 of these at Power2 Brisbane.I take great pride and pleasure in the work we do, working with our clients to manage their tax obligations and plan for their futures. For me, there is no greater satisfaction than to see the positive impact we have in helping clients to achieve their goals and obtain financial security for themselves and their families.
02:39 14 Oct 15
Very happy with my experience, staff was very friendly. Will go back again
Sarah Davies is our SMSF accountant and SMSF team leader. She has specialist accreditations in Self-Managed Superannuation Funds and is a qualified financial planner. Sarah is also a Justice of the Peace (Qual). If you are after retirement planning or SMSF services, give us a call and ask for Sarah.