Who Are Our Clients?

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I thought you might find it useful to understand who we work with, and what their reasons are for seeking advice.

It is obvious that we work with Medical/dental professionals, but below are some further details:

  • Typically they are aged between 35-49


  • They have a young family


  • They want to plan for private school fees and/or university fees


  • They are building 1stgeneration wealth, and want to build a better future for their family


  • As such, they have a strong desire to make the most of their money


  • They want someone to give them direction, financial guidance and advice, and that ‘someone’ needs to have the following characteristics:
    • The relationship is built on trust
    • They charge their fees the right way, i.e. no commissions
    • They do not want to be sold products
    • They want someone that really understands them and their challenges


  • Our clients are happy to take advice and pay for it, and typically they prefer a one-stop shop. They want to work with experts and expect a high level of service, that is both responsive and proactive


  • Our clients do not want to work until they drop dead, and strive to achieve financial independence by their mid-50’s. Balance in life is essential for them.


  • They are analytical and time-poor, so they want the facts, to enable them make smart financial decisions. They want to understand how their decisions affect their life, and want to examine all the options.


  • Most of our clients are interested in starting or growing their private practice, partly because they have to, as there are less public contracts on offer. For some this presents a challenging environment, with less private healthcare patients perhaps going forward.


  • Many doctors and dentists carry high levels of debt and have no real plan to repay this.


  • They face cash flow pressures due to:
    • School fees
    • Single income
    • Mortgages
    • Lifestyle expectations



 If you are a doctor or dentist and this sounds like you, then please feel. Free to reach out to discuss your financial needs and concerns.

Yves@affluenceprivate.com.au or 0432 885 295

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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.

Please contact me on yves@affluenceprivate.com.au or call me direct on 0432 885 295. You can follow me on Twitter @YvesSchoof or connect with me on LinkedIn to receive new articles.

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