Starting a family is one of the most exciting chapters in life. It’s also one of the most life-changing. When two becomes three, or four (or more) there are a lot of new and far more complex financial considerations that come into the equation.
Managing that can start with something as seemingly simple as creating a new budget. However, there are other ways you can plan ahead for extra peace of mind. At Power2, we can help you with financial planning for this momentous stage of life.
How do you make a family financial plan?
There are a lot of things on your mind when it comes to starting a family. Amidst all the baby books, nursery decorating and choosing which pram is best, there’s a need to manage the financial framework that will support all this and more. Learning how to budget is a big part of this (and you may think you’re OK at it). However, when you have a baby it’s time to level up!
We can show you how to create a family budget planner. You can use this as an exercise in accounting for unplanned expenses. Lining up your plan with your actual spending can allow you to track where you are going right, or wrong. This sets you up to be more disciplined, forward-thinking and flexible enough to know where you need to be financially in order to support your family’s future lifestyle.
The role of insurance in your financial plan
Your financial plan will extend to such aspects as insurance. Obviously, this is because many medical expenses come with pregnancy, childbirth and raising a family. From prenatal to antenatal care, there is a slew of ultrasounds, check-ups, procedures and vaccinations that will need to be taken care of. You’ll need to factor in the cost of medical cover and out-of-pocket expenses even if/when you have the right coverage established.
While it can feel like a bit of a dent in your finances, taking out insurance (particularly life insurance) has its silver linings. It’s the assurance in knowing your family will be taken care of should something untoward happen to you/your partner. You can lay the groundwork for such things as pre-funding your children’s education and maintaining a mortgage on the family home. We can help you to decide on an insurance policy that suits your circumstances and your budget.
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02:12 14 Jul 22
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00:34 15 Jun 22
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00:40 24 May 22
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01:21 23 May 22
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12:51 14 Mar 22
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02:38 17 Feb 22
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13:27 22 Sep 21
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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
Used these guys for the first time this year and from the beginning to end our experience was great. Sheryl booked us in and she was lovely. Gary done our tax returns and he was awesome. Would highly recommend these guys to anyone 👍🏼 Will definitely continue to use Power2 for all our taxes from now on.
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.
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06:48 28 Jan 21
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00:45 03 Jan 21
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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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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
We had our first ever company and trust tax returns completed by Gary and the whole process was fantastic - we couldn't recommend Gary and the team at Power2 more highly! Thanks for the great work!!
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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05:16 06 Nov 19
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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 financial planning expert. Sarah is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER® and a professional member of the Financial Planning Association of Australia. She is registered with the Tax Practitioners Board as a Tax (Financial) Adviser No. 24792478. If you are after financial planning services, give us a call and ask for Sarah.