The value of a financial adviser throughout your life

July 8, 2021 BY

Darryn Jacobs.

THE 2020/21 financial year has been an interesting year to say the least, but if it’s taught us anything, it’s the importance of having a good financial adviser by your side.

Darryn Jacobs and his team at Coastline Advice have been helping put people from the Surf Coast, Bellarine and Geelong in a better financial position for nearly 20 years.

Being one of the most highly regarded financial advice firms in the region, Darryn joins us to touch on impressive share market returns, strength of the local property market and the ongoing benefits of working with an adviser.

When is the right time to see a financial adviser?
Now. While it sounds cliché, the most common feedback we get from clients is that they wish they had found us sooner. We pride ourselves on building long-term partnerships with clients so we can lay the foundations to the life they are working to achieve.

What have you been helping clients achieve lately?
We recently helped a local family fulfil their dream of raising a family by the beach and setting themselves up for retirement.

We have worked with them since 2011, and whilst it sounds like a breeze, their life didn’t come without challenges along the way. When they outgrew their family home in a seller’s market, it took some clever debt planning and years of long-term compounding growth to ensure they could buy without compromising their retirement.

They are now raising their family within a stone’s throw of Point Roadknight beach and have a successful investment portfolio including a rental – all set to enjoy their beachside retirement.

This is one of the many examples we see from clients who sow the seeds early, so they can enjoy their dream life down the track.

How can we capitalise on the property market boom?
With house prices soaring, it has given many of our clients an opportunity to kickstart their retirement.

As an example, a couple came to us in 2012 wanting to retire between Queensland and Victoria. We made some important changes to their superannuation and tailored an investment portfolio, seeing some impressive returns.

Capitalising on the property boom, they downsized their coastal property and purchased two homes, one in Queensland and one on the Surf Coast.

Their surplus funds and compounding investments were injected into their super, creating a healthy retirement nest egg.

They now enjoy retirement, following the sun along the coast.

No matter what stage of life you’re at, it’s never too early or late to achieve your dream lifestyle.

We work with clients to understand their goals, and together, pave the way. If you have any questions about your finances, please don’t hesitate to contact our team on 5264 7700.