4 Simple Steps To Financial Security

Yves SchoofFinance

We often get asked by our young medical and dental clients what they should be doing to work towards their financial security.

Typically, the following 4 simple strategies form an integral part of their plan:

1) Ensure you can pay off your home mortgage in approximately 10 years. Having too much non-deductible debt presents a tremendous opportunity cost.

2) Focus on cash flow management and put in place structures and mechanisms that will help you to create a surplus. Without this kind of structure you will spend more than is good for you.

3) Set up a regular investment plan, which could be superannuation and/or non-super based. Don’t leave it too late to benefit from compounding returns. Keep your costs low, minimise taxes and diversify.

4) Have a number of different strategies and investments working for you, as some will work better than others at different times, but combined they will provide you with a solid foundation.

As a doctor or dentists there is no need to over-complicate your finances.

Keep it simple, consistent and effective.

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Yves Schoof

Author | Specialist Adviser for Medical Specialists and Surgeons at Affluence Private Wealth
I specialise in managing and coordinating the financial affairs of medical professionals and have been recognised as one of the best financial planners in Australia. I am a Certified Financial Planner and member of the Financial Planning Association of Australia.

As I understand your time is extremely valuable and scarce, I am able to offer flexible meetings times, including outside business hours and during the weekend. I can even come and meet you somewhere convenient, or talk via videoconference on Skype.

My first consultation is free. I allocate up to 90 minutes to discuss your personal circumstances and to establish how I may best assist you. Where you already have an existing adviser, I would be happy to offer a second opinion. I always quote a fixed dollar fee before we start working together.

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