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Alex McKenzie

Alex McKenzie

Owner at Future Financial Services

Past:

  • Paraplanner at Zammit Partners Investments
  • Unit Trust Administrator at Colonial First State

Education

  • University of Western Sydney
  • Penrith High

About

As a Financial Planner I help people to achieve what they would like in life. This involves helping you to identify the things in life they would like , developing plans to help achieve them and strategies to protect what you already have. We do this by providing Financial Advice to guide you through your life stages.

The financial planning process involves determining a clients current situation and financial objectives and tailoring strategies to assist in best achieving those objectives.

I am an expert in superannuation, investments and insurance, these are tools we use to help you achieve your goals.

I aim to use my knowledge of superannuation, taxation and Centrelink to efficiently use your assets and income to achieve your financial goals.

Retirement and pre-retirement planning, wealth creation, asset protection, insurance planning and estate planning are all areas of advice that I provide.

Future Financial Services Blogs

  • Self Managed Super Funds - Is a Self-Managed Super fund appropriate for you?

    In recent times, Self-Managed Super Funds (SMSF) have become very popular and, for many investors, they represent an excellent vehicle to manage their retirement assets.

     

    It is my belief that for many Australian’s who have an SMSF, it is not the most appropriate structure. Truth be known, often the person recommending the fund benefits greatly.  As a financial planner, a SMSF client is gold as they are generally high revenue clients.  The same applies for accountants and those involved with property investment, we are all incentivised to recommend an SMSF. Is this best for the client? Often the answer is yes, it is a great option, however, in a lot of other situations, I’m less confident that an SMSF is appropriate. 

  • Debt Trap - Stuck in the debt trap, how did we get here?

    Over the years I have come across many clients who are drowning in debt and seem to be caught in a hole from which they can’t escape. A significant portion of their income is funding debt repayments, cash flow becomes tight and any unexpected expenses present the potential for further shortfalls resulting in even more debt. It is a horrible position to be in and, for many, they see no way out.

     

    In order to end this cycle, the first step we take is to identify how we got here in the first place. Was it the result of continual over-spending? Was it a one-off event or just not allowing for the unexpected costs that are inevitable in life?