My background is in financial planning and investment, although I hadn't worked as a financial planner since 2005. I came to the realisation that whilst have a pretty strong knowledge, I still didn't think I could actually do it efficiently myself and didn't have the time to get a plan in place.
One point of frustration for me was time. I just didn't have enough time to do it myself. Things weren't getting done.
Another difficulty was that all the rules and regulations change regularly, especially around superannuation. It can be hard to keep up with what you can and can’t do with superannuation.
I also really needed to get my insurance sorted out, particularly because I have a young family.C
I’ve been a client of Altus for about 6 years, everything has been appropriate and comprehensive in that time. It's taken a lot of the work and worry off of me.
Previously I'd tried to do things myself with some assistance from a previous financial planning colleague, but I wasn’t receiving, or asking for, holistic advice. Receiving the full advice service with Adam has given me peace of mind knowing my needs are being met.
One of the most positive experiences working with Altus was knowing that insurances will be put in place, which is something that had been worrying me for a couple of years.
Altus has a team of people who understand my situation and I'm not relying on just one person. My questions are able to be answered and different requests actioned whether Adam is available or not.
My initial challenge was finding the time and motivation to get my financial house in order, which Altus has really helped.
I needed to deal with multiple issues including tax, superannuation and insurance. Altus has been able to help and advise me on all of these issues in a seamless and coordinated approach.
The advice Adam gave me helped my partner and I get more focused on achieving some goals. We set up an education fund for the kids. Whilst we might have still been able to fund their education, it's just nice to no longer have to worry about.
Altus is a professional business. They've got the resources to cover tax and financial planning.