Our Retirement Roadmap service is tailored to your unique circumstances along with the aspirations you have in life.
We start by analysing your financial situation, and then discuss your life aspirations along with all the things you want to do for yourself and your family that will require money, advice, and planning.
We then prepare detailed projections on where you are headed if you stay on the same path, and determine whether you will achieve your financial targets.
After identifying any shortfall in assets, or deficiency in future cash flow, we then prepare strategic advice that provides the specific financial steps that you will need to follow to get to where you need to be at retirement.
As a real client illustration of the value provided by our Retirement Roadmap, we have set out a summary of Michael and Julie’s circumstances, and the strategic advice we provided to enable them to achieve their life aspirations.
By implementing our six strategic advice steps over the last five years of their working life they should accumulate an additional $1.8 million in wealth by retirement and have an additional $175,000 annual income throughout their retirement.
Michael is age 59 and is the founder and 50 per cent shareholder of a Sydney-based consulting company, while Julie, aged 54, is the administration manager of the consulting company.
They are in good health and enjoy an active lifestyle that is focused on their children and grandchildren. Financial security is important and they “hope that we have enough assets to maintain our lifestyle in retirement”.
They reside at Rose Bay, and have three investment properties and a commercial office.
Michael has indicated that he will likely retire in five years at age 65. At that time he would like to have paid out all debt, and have assets producing an income stream to meet their basic living needs of $20,000 per month.
Michael realises that he will have to sell his boat at retirement as the running costs will absorb too much of their cash flow should he keep it. They expect by retirement to live off their rent from the commercial office, rent from their investment properties, and drawdowns on their superannuation.
They are thinking at retirement of selling their Rose Bay home and using the proceeds to pay out the mortgages. They will then move into their Darling Point apartment, which has magnificent views of Sydney harbour.
We projected Michael and Julie’s assets out over the next five years should they continue on their current path. We estimated that once they had sold their Rose Bay home, sold their equity in the business, and used the proceeds to pay down their mortgages, that their net assets should be as follows:
At retirement their main income-producing assets will be the Sydney office, the Maroubra unit and their superannuation. We anticipate that under Michael and Julie’s current retirement plan their cash flow should be as follows:
Despite accumulating significant assets by their retirement in five years, they will not produce the income that they require to maintain their current standard of living.
In fact, we anticipate that they will have a significant shortfall of approximately $13,000 per month that will only worsen as the years progress.
We prepared a Retirement Roadmap that provided seven-step strategic advice for them to implement over the next five years. The advice focused on paying down debt and increasing super contributions.