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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. 

  • Help from a Financial Advisor - How can a Financial Advisor help me?

    The Royal Commission has certainly caught some media attention with the banks and AMP being rightfully called out on some appalling behaviour.  Something I noticed myself on social media was a lot of comments encouraging people to “do it themselves” and not seek financial advice. I’ve also read a number of comments from people providing advice that is either wrong, overly simplistic or only correct for a small number of people. This is dangerous and may be an unintended consequence of the Royal Commission.

    All this reminded me that most people have little understanding of what financial planners do and how we can help you. Selecting a superannuation fund is not where an advisor adds value. Although they can assist in making sure that your fund is appropriate, this is only a small part of the advice they provide