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Financial Planning in my 20's

Career management
20scareermanagement.jpg You may have just left university, be in your first job, or maybe you're on to your third or forth job and are moving steadily towards your career goals.  No matter where you are in your career, planning for your future financial success is essential.  And the earlier you start; the better off you'll be in the long run.   
   
Being successful financially isn't just about how much you earn over time - it's about what you do with it.  How much you spend, and how much you save and invest have a huge impact on your future lifestyle.  It's never too early - or too late - to plan your future.  And the great news is you don't need much income to build yourself a wealthier future.
 
Many people believe that you need to be wealthy to be an investor - but the opposite is true as well.  You need to invest to be wealthy.
 
At any stage in your career you will need to think about saving for further education, a home deposit, or for a comfortable retirement.

 
Financial Planning
20financialplanning.jpgPeople have a choice in life, they may choose to plan their future, or just let life happen to them.  Most people tend to stumble along in life without too much forethought or planning.  Without financial planning they may be unable to reach financial goals, or even be aware what those goals actually are. 
 
At Iconic Financial we’ll show you that YOU control your future - YOU control your destiny.  We will help you establish your goals by harnessing your dreams.  It might seem like an impossible dream to build the kind of wealth you need to enjoy a great future of true financial independence.  When you talk to us, we’ll show you how easy it can be.  We’ll create a financial plan designed to specifically deliver on its promises and achieve your goals.  And most importantly, we’ll make sure that you are well protected while you’re investing for your future.  The main areas we cover in your financial plan are investment planning and income protection.
 

Download a PDF format example of a financial plan.
 


 
Savings
20savings.jpgThe trick to reach your financial goals is to put aside some of what you earn now to build up your assets.  Start now, while it's tempting to get a better computer, or a new car, the sooner you start saving you'll benefit from compounding interest.  Compounding interest is interest on top of interest you've already earned, and it's a powerful tool to get help you reach your financial goals.  Did you know that when Albert Einstein was asked what the most powerful force in the universe was, he said, "compound interest”. 

Savings can provide income (from interest), capital stability and steady growth.  Investments provide a mix of capital growth and income returns and involve more risk.  Most people need a combination of solutions to help them reach their goals.  This is where a financial plan with Iconic Financial can assist you in determining what is the best solution for you.
 

Saving for further education

Career movement these days is no longer hierarchical; it's unlikely that you will be in a job-for-life gradually climbing the corporate ladder to the top.  You may find that you move horizontally, rather than vertically, and only spend 18 months in any one position.  You may reach a stage in your career where you find that you need further tertiary training and qualifications to improve your knowledge base.  Tertiary training can cost many thousands, depending on the program you choose.  We can help you start planning and saving now so you will be better off when you need to draw down on these funds.
 

Saving for a home deposit

6stepprocess.jpgTalk to us - we understand your needs

If you're thinking about buying your first property, we recommend you talk to one of our advisers to help you understand your options and plan your goals. We can assist in reducing the hassles for you and hold your hand throughout the process. We can tell you how much you can borrow, arrange the paper work, and quickly get back to you so you can start looking for your first home.

 

How much of a deposit do I need?

Despite high house prices, it’s still possible to achieve the dream of owning your own home.  You may be able to borrow up to 95% of the property's value depending on your income. For an average home of $400,000, this means you need to save around $20,000, or $80,000 for a 20% deposit.  We have exclusive software with formulas designed to pay off your home loan faster than you imagined.  Our objective is to make you wealthy, and paying off debt is a huge step towards your financial freedom.

 

Other things to consider

As well as the deposit, you will also need to cover other costs associated with buying a home, including: valuation fee; solicitor's fees; insurance costs, including mortgage protection; removal costs; your share of any rates that have been paid by the vendor. It may be possible to add some of these costs to your home loan.  Talk to us, we can weave all your home ownership goals into your personalised plan and shop around for the best deal to suit your needs.
 

Saving for investment

Investment will help you reach your goals.  Investments can help you achieve an independent income - meaning that you're living off your interest and dividends from your assets for a comfortable retirement.  Putting a little aside for investing is a wise move, and we can show you how easy it is.
 

Saving for comfortable retirement

comfortableretirement.jpgMost of us will want our lifestyle to continue through our retirement years; this requires careful planning and an investment strategy to help you achieve this.  A retirement plan will help you to determine what you need to do to enjoy the kind of retirement you desire.  You may be in the KiwiSaver scheme as part of your retirement funding plan; if so see our KiwiSaver scheme section, as there are some pitfalls and opportunities you should be aware of.

Whatever your thoughts on retirement, it is likely that at some stage in your life you will wish to consider planning and investing to achieve your financial goals.  The investment strategy that best suits your needs will be individual to you, but is likely to be determined, amongst other things, by your investment risk profile, your stage of life, your time to retirement, your personal preferences around investing, and your previous investing experience.  When Iconic Financial constructs a financial plan and an investment portfolio, these factors and many others will be taken into consideration.
 
Most people would like to have a retirement income greater than what the government may offer (if anything) and what the KiwiSaver scheme will provide; you may also like to retire earlier than what the KiwiSaver scheme allows.  While investors currently have access to KiwiSaver schemes at the age of 65, given overseas trends, it is likely the age of eligibility will change; possibly as late as age 70.  So if you wish to be in control of when you retire and how much money you have to enjoy your retirement, you are likely to need a financial plan and an investment portfolio outside of the KiwiSaver scheme.

 

KiwiSaver

kiwicoins.jpgHave you taken the default option for the KiwiSaver scheme?  If you are in the KiwiSaver scheme and you are some time away from retirement, it is likely that the fund will provide a sizable portion of your retirement income.  It should therefore be treated as a significant part of your portfolio; you should be with the right fund manager and in a portfolio in keeping with your risk profile.  At Iconic Financial we often find people have taken a default option and will find their portfolio does not meet their expectations over the long-term.


Click here to find out how much money you'll need for retirement.
 

 
No Obligation Consultation at Our Expense
Contact us now, you have nothing to lose.  We find we can add value to most people’s financial journey.  That’s why we offer you a no obligation meeting at our expense.  It wont cost you anything to find out what benefits you will gain. So contact us today and discover how to get yourself financially sorted.

 

Investment Advice

20investmentadvice.jpgAt some stage in your life you will likely consider investing to achieve your financial goals.  This may be to save for your first home, for a particular goal such as an overseas trip, or very likely for your retirement.  You may already be investing but unsure if you are on target to achieve your goals, or whether you have the best portfolio for your needs.

Most people would like to have an income greater than their KiwiSaver savings will provide when they retire; you may also like to retire earlier than what the KiwiSaver scheme allows.  Whilst investors currently have access to Kiwisaver schemes at the age of 65, given overseas trends, it is likely the age of eligibility will change; possibly as late as age 70.  While it may seen like a long way off now, planning for your retirement is one of the most smartest things you can do as a young adult. So be in control of how much money you'll have and when you'll retire by creating a financial plan and an investment portfolio outside of the KiwiSaver scheme with us.
 
You can download a PDF format example of a financial plan.
 

Investment Risk Profile

 
investmentrisk.jpgIt is important that any investment portfolio is tailored for your specific needs, and this is likely to change over time, maybe as your portfolio grows in size, or as you get closer to retirement.  All investors have a risk profile, or an investment risk profile.  Your risk profile determines how comfortable you are with such things as market volatility; how much your portfolio returns rise and fall over a given period of time.  For example an investor with a relatively high tolerance for risk (volatility) may have a risk profile such as a growth investor; they would expect higher returns on their money over the medium term than a conservative investor, but in addition to bigger positive returns when the market is rising, they would get bigger losses when the market falls.
 
The risks that investors can be exposed to are market risk and also default risk, the risk that the invested money will not be repaid.  Other risks are; inflation risk, the risk that the return on the investment over time is lower than the rate of inflation and the investment loses spending power; and opportunity risk, where the investment portfolio is limited and misses out on the growth in some sectors, for example many people who do their own investing have little in the way of global investments.
 
There is no right or wrong portfolio, or risk profile … just the one that is right for you.  Complete an Investment Risk Profile Questionnaire for yourself to find out what type of investor you are.

 

The investor risk profiles we use at Iconic Financial are: 

Defensive Investor

You are likely to have a shorter timeframe and require more stable returns.  You likely want income with little risk your capital will go down at all.  You will be prepared to accept lower returns to achieve this.  To achieve this low volatility and stable positive returns, your portfolio will have a heavy weighting of cash and fixed interest investments.  This may include government stock, local government stock and high quality, investment grade bonds.

Conservative Investor  

You will be more comfortable with investments that are stable and have a lower level of risk.  Your timeframe may be shorter and you may require a regular income from your investments.  You will however want to protect your investment against inflation, and you are prepared to accept some risk to achieve this.  Your portfolio will be heavily weighted towards income investments such described above, but the portfolio may include some investments in shares also.  This portfolio have a lower volatility, however there is still a possibility of some shorter-term capital losses. 

Balanced Investor

You want to protect your capital but still achieve some growth.  You will be prepared to accept a moderate level of risk (market volatility) and the likelihood that you will have some short-term negative returns.  Your portfolio will have a fairly even weighting of income and grow investment assets.  This portfolio suits medium to longer timeframes.

Growth Investor 

You are interested in seeking good potential capital growth, and are prepared to accept a higher level of risk to achieve this.  You are not too concerned about volatility (market ups and downs) because you have a medium to long-term investment timeframe.  Your portfolio has a high weighting in shares, both in Australasia and globally.  Your returns are largely achieved from capital growth.  To look for these higher returns you are prepared to accept the fact that there is a high probability of shorter-term capital losses. 

High Growth Investor

You are looking for high returns on your investments and are willing to have mainly growth investments in your portfolio.  This will mean your portfolio is invested mainly in Australasian and Global Shares.  You have a medium to longer investment timeframe and are not too worried about volatility.  Your returns will come mainly from capital growth.  The potential returns from this profile are higher than the previous portfolios and there is also a higher probability of shorter-term capital losses; some longer-term losses are also likely.

Aggressive Investor

You are likely to be an experienced investor with previous exposure to a wide variety of investments including local and global shares, and alternative investments such as futures, options and derivatives.  You know that these investments have high potential returns, but also the risks are equally high and may involve longer term losses.  Almost all of your portfolio will be invested in shares and alternative investments.  To reduce the risk of loss we typically use investment funds with capital guarantees for alternative investments, but that does not alter the fact that this portfolio, whilst offering potentially high returns, has a high probability and short and longer-term capital losses.

Special Risk Profile

We sometimes find clients fall into a special category for one reason or another and they choose to have a custom built portfolio for their specific needs.  One example is where clients bring their overseas super-annuation to New Zealand e.g. from the UK.  These clients will often request that their portfolio is held in pounds sterling based investments.  We can achieve this while still getting a diversified portfolio of global shares.  The risk profile of these portfolios is high; in particular there is a currency exposure between the invested portfolio and the New Zealand dollar.  However an investor choosing this type of portfolio usually does so because they do not wish to undertake a change in currency on their portfolio. 

Currently Working

If you are currently working you are likely to have a longer timeframe before you need to use your portfolio; you may therefore be prepared to accept a greater level of volatility to achieve greater returns over the longer term.  You may also have KiwiSaver savings and you may wish to balance or adjust the risk profile between the two.  Don’t forget, if you have a KiwiSaver scheme account it is equally important that you have chosen a portfolio appropriate to your needs, or you may find it does not perform to your expectations.
 

KiwiSaver

Have you taken the default option for the KiwiSaver scheme?  If you are in the KiwiSaver scheme and you are some time away from retirement, it is likely that the scheme will provide a sizable portion of your retirement income.  It should therefore be treated as a significant part of your portfolio; you should be with the right fund manager and in a portfolio in keeping with your risk profile.  At Iconic Financial we often find people have taken a default option and will find their portfolio does not meet their expectations over the long-term.
 
No Obligation Consultation at Our Expense
Contact us now, you have nothing to lose.  We find we can usually add value to most people’s financial journey that’s why we offer you a no obligation meeting at our expense.  It wont cost you anyting to find out what benefits you will gain. So contact us today and discover how to get yourself financially sorted.

 
In a Serious Relationship

20relationship.jpgBy now you may have found your significant other, romance is blooming. You may have settled, or are about to settle into a serious relationship.  Whether you are married or in a de facto relationship you need to be aware of the 2002 Property (Relationships) Act.  While it’s not very romantic, you need to consider what happens to your assets and indeed any children you may have, in the event of a relationship breakdown, or the demise of either of you. 

How could it ever go wrong?  Remember that love is blind, and the reality is that one in three marriages end in separation or divorce in NZ; and with more people living in casual de facto relationships, there’s more to go wrong than ever before.  This is where you need to get advice on protecting yourself and you assets through a Will, Enduring Power of Attorney, or Family Trust.

Family Trusts

Trusts are usually set up for five main reasons:
  1. To protect against creditors.
  2. To protect separate property against claims by a new spouse or partner.
  3. To provide for future generations.
  4. To qualify for means-tested entitlements to aged care.
  5. For tax advantages.
 
In New Zealand there is a widely held view that trusts are the best general-purpose asset protector.  However, even the experts hold widely differing views of the efficacy of trusts.  
 
But is a family trust right for you?  It really depends on your situation.  Say, for example you are self-employed a trust could benefit you by protecting your family home from creditors should things go awry.  Trusts can also be useful if you’ve got a family and have large assets and you will be lending money to the next generation, and want to make sure that money stays within the family. 
 
The dilemma about family trusts is, like wills, they’re set up to protect and disperse assets in a way that safeguards the signatories, however these documents are only as safe as current legislation makes them.  To understand your options, you need to consult with an expert.  While Iconic Financial is not registered create family trusts we can steer you in the right direction if a family trust is the best option for you.  


Wills

 
wills.jpgIt's all about protection.  Knowing that the right steps have been taken to safeguard yourself, your family, and your assets.  Doing the right thing is both noble and practical, but the goalposts have changed. If you're in a de facto relationship, do you know what you stand to lose if you break up? Did you know that marriage nullifies a will, divorce does not.  So you could be divorced for years and unless you renew your will your ex is going to inherit your assets. 
 
Did you know that over 85% of Kiwi’s don’t have an up-to-date will?  It's important to have an up-to-date will, so your assets go to the people you want.  If you die without a formal will, your nearest and dearest automatically get your assets?
 
No one wants to think about their own death, in fact we mostly try to avoid the subject altogether.  But picture what happens after a death.  Often the tears of grief are followed by a second round of pain as relatives and loved one’s squabble over the deceased worldly possessions.  All too often bank accounts are drained in the ensuing protracted legal battle, which defeats the whole purpose.  It all ends up in an undignified mess potentially with the deceased possessions ending up in the wrong (unintended) hands.  This ugly scenario can be avoided with the right will and family trust.
 
The good news is that it’s simple and inexpensive, thanks to 2007 changes to the Wills Act, which relaxed many of the rules around wills.  Some advisory services even offer them for free.  The bad news is that, if you’ve remarried, or have a complex web of children (and stepchildren) from different marriages, you will need to seek professional advice before creating a will.   Employing the services of a professional will lead to a legally watertight document.  When a will is prepared properly, and that person dies, there is a clear legal process for those staking a claim. 

Iconic Financial cannot offer specific advice on creating your will, however, we will incorporate our recommendations into your financial plan and can refer you to one of our trusted professional partners.  Contact us today to find out more.      
 

Enduring Power of Attorney (EPA)

We can all suffer an injury or illness that, while not fatal, may leave us unable to make decisions about our affairs. Enduring Power of Attorney (EPA) is a legal document that enables someone who you to trust act on your behalf if you become incapacitated.  Say if you have a stroke or an accident that leaves you unable to sign cheques, pay bills, manage investments, or make wise decisions about your medical care.  If no one has the legal right to act on your behalf, your loved ones would need to apply to the Family Court to be appointed as your manager.   Not even your spouse can automatically act on your behalf if they are not legally appointed.  Without these documents it can be messy and costly to sort things out.  Only by acting in advance and giving someone authority through an Enduring Power of Attorney (EPA) will you have a say in who looks after your affairs if you are unable to.  Trusts and EPA's are an important part of a package of solutions to deal with risk.  Iconic Financial do not directly create EPA's. We give advice on the best structures to have in place to give peace of mind.
 
Starting a Family
20startfamily.jpgWhen starting a family it’s important to protect the ones you love.  We can help you by incorporating insurance for yourself and your family that best suits your needs at the most cost effective price, into your financial plan.   
While it’s not very romantic, you need to consider what happens to your children and your assets in the event of a relationship breakdown, or the death of you or your partner.  It is a sad and sobering fact that one in three marriages end in separation or divorce in NZ, and with more people living in casual de facto relationships, there’s more to go wrong than ever before.  This is where you need to get advice on protecting yourself and you assets through a Will, Enduring Power of Attorney, or Family Trust.


Family Trusts

Trusts are usually set up for five main reasons:
  1. To protect against creditors.
  2. To protect separate property against claims by a new spouse or partner.
  3. To provide for future generations.
  4. To qualify for means-tested entitlements to aged care.
  5. For tax advantages.
 
In New Zealand there is a widely held view that trusts are the best general-purpose asset protector.  However, even the experts hold widely differing views of the efficacy of trusts.  
 
But is a family trust right for you?  It really depends on your situation.  Say, for example you are self-employed a trust could benefit you by protecting your family home from creditors should things go awry.  Trusts can also be useful if you’ve got a family and have large assets and you will be lending money to the next generation, and want to make sure that money stays within the family. 
 
The dilemma about family trusts is, like wills, they’re set up to protect and disperse assets in a way that safeguards the signatories, however these documents are only as safe as current legislation makes them.  To understand your options, you need to consult with an expert.  While Iconic Financial is not registered create family trusts we can steer you in the right direction if a family trust is the best option for you. 


Wills

It's all about protection.  Knowing that the right steps have been taken to safeguard yourself, your family, and your assets.  Doing the right thing is both noble and practical, but the goalposts have changed. If you're in a de facto relationship, do you know what you stand to lose if you break up? Did you know that marriage nullifies a will, divorce does not.  So you could be divorced for years and unless you renew your will your ex is going to inherit your assets. 
 
Did you know that over 85% of Kiwi’s don’t have an up-to-date will?  It's important to have an up-to-date will, so your assets go to the people you want.  If you die without a formal will, your nearest and dearest automatically get your assets?
 
No one wants to think about their own death, in fact we mostly try to avoid the subject altogether.  But picture what happens after a death.  Often the tears of grief are followed by a second round of pain as relatives and loved one’s squabble over the deceased worldly possessions.  All too often bank accounts are drained in the ensuing protracted legal battle, which defeats the whole purpose.  It all ends up in an undignified mess potentially with the deceased possessions ending up in the wrong (unintended) hands.  This ugly scenario can be avoided with a will and family trust.

 
The good news is that it’s simple and inexpensive, thanks to 2007 changes to the Wills Act, which relaxed many of the rules around wills.  Some advisory services even offer them for free.  The bad news is that, if you’ve remarried, or have a complex web of children (and stepchildren) from different marriages, you will need to seek professional advice before creating a will.   Employing the services of a professional will lead to a legally watertight document.  When a will is prepared properly, and that person dies, there is a clear legal process for those staking a claim.

Iconic Financial cannot offer specific advice on creating your will, however, we can refer you to one of our trusted professional partners.  Contact us today to find out more.      

 

Enduring Power of Attorney

We can all suffer an injury or illness that, while not fatal, may leave us unable to make decisions about our affairs. Enduring Power of Attorney (EPA) is a legal document that enables someone who you to trust act on your behalf if you become incapacitated.  Say if you have a stroke or an accident that leaves you unable to sign cheques, pay bills, manage investments, or make wise decisions about your medical care.  If no one has the legal right to act on your behalf, your loved ones would need to apply to the Family Court to be appointed as your manager.   Not even your spouse can automatically act on your behalf if they are not legally appointed.  Without these documents it can be messy and costly to sort things out.  Only by acting in advance and giving someone authority through an Enduring Power of Attorney (EPA) will you have a say in who looks after your affairs if you are unable to.  Trusts and EPA's are an important part of a package of solutions to deal with risk.  Iconic Financial do not directly create EPA's. We give advice on the best structures to have in place to give peace of mind.

 

Protecting yourself and your family

20protect.jpgIn New Zealand we typically have a “she’ll be right” attitude.  But often it won’t be right.  There’s nothing worse than an unexpected illness or injury to knock you down physically and financially.  Or even worse losing someone we love too soon.  Did you know that New Zealand has the lowest uptake of insurance in the whole of the OECD? 

It’s all about protection.  Knowing that the right steps have been taken to safeguard you, your family, and your assets.  Doing the right thing is both noble, practical, and gives peace of mind that you are covered should there be an unforeseen event.

At Iconic Financial, we will shop around for the best deal for you and your family.  We will read the fine print to ensure correct cover and the best overall price.  We make the paperwork as easy as possible, and will explain it in simple terms.  Here’s a quick overview of the types of insurance available, not all will be applicable to you in your situation, that’s where we come in.  With our experience we can assess what will be the best package for you.  Even better – we’ll be there for you at claim time, should you need to make a claim.  We will be your advocates, getting the best results for you.  See some examples of how we’ve helped our customers at claim time in our case studies and success stories section. 
 

Common insurance types in New Zealand


Income Protection

When most people are asked what their greatest asset is they reply "my house".  But who pays the mortgage? That's right, your ability to earn an income is your biggest financial asset and an important source of your future wealth.  Imagine if you were unable to work because of illness or disability.  How would you cope financially?  Did you know that you'll probably earn between one million and three million dollars in your lifetime?  Maybe even more than that! That is something worth protecting, so you need to look at income protection insurance.  View more information about protecting your income.
 

Life Insurance

Provides financial security for your family should you become terminally ill or die.  This should be enough to pay off the mortgage, your debts, and provide for your family. Life insurance policies can have crisis cover, which means that you're also covered for serious illness, like heart disease, cancer, or stroke.  View more information about life insurance.
 

Private Medical Insurance

This cover provides the funding to enable you to have private hospital treatment whenever you require more immediate access or a broader range of treatment options than are available to you through the public health system.  For example access to cancer medication which may be the most effective type of treatment, but which is not subsidised by the government.  View more detailed information about private medical insurance.
 

Trauma Insurance

Trauma cover provides a lump sum payment should you suffer a major condition that by nature is serious and life threatening, and as a result can have a significant financial impact on you and your family.  This type of insurance helps alleviate the financial worries and can reduce debt, purchase specialised equipment, pay for home modifications, provide additional care, or create an investment fund to generate ongoing income, amongst other things.  The purpose of the funds is entirely yours to decide.  View a list of Trauma conditions covered and more details about trauma insurance.
 

Total and Permanent Disability Insurance (TPD)

TPD cover provides a lump sum payment should you lose your ability to ever work again (or carry on normal task, if you are not employed), as a result of illness or injury.  Most people figure they are covered by ACC, however does not cover illness, and it is very limiting in terms of payment.  TPD cover can provide a lump sum to reduce debt, purchase specialised equipment, pay for home modifications, provide additional care, or create an investment fund to bridge your retirement funding gap and generate ongoing income, amongst other things.  The purpose of the funds is entirely yours to decide.  View more information about Total and Permanent Disability insurance.
 

Mortgage Repayment Insurance

Mortgage repayment cover provides a financial safety net should you suffer a total or partial disability which causes a reduction in your ability to meet mortgage repayments and which lasts longer than the chosen waiting period.  The monthly benefit is designed to cover mortgage repayments on your behalf during treatment and recovery.  View more information about Mortgage Repayment Insurance.

Your home and other assets

Home, contents and car need insuring and regular reviewing to ensure you are fully covered in the event of a disaster.  Trying to recover from a disaster like an earthquake could ruin the best financial plan.  Iconic financial is able to recommend the best type of protection for you and your family home, or investment property and advise of a reputable supplier.
 
Saving for your children’s education

childreneducation.jpgA good education is critical to ensure your children get off to a great start in life.  Each year the cost of tertiary education rises and by the time your child is ready to enter University the costs may be prohibitive. 

Wouldn’t it be great able to pay for your child’s education so there is no need for them to fund it themselves, or get a student loan?   We can incorporate this type of savings into your financial plan. 

By putting a little aside regularly, you will be able to give your child a financial and educational advantage.

 

No Obligation Consultation at Our Expense
Contact us now you have nothing to lose.  We offer a no obligation meeting at our expense.  It wont cost you anything to find out what benefits you will gain.  So contact us today and discover how to get your child/ren off to a great start in life.
 
Buying a home
 

homeloan.jpgTalk to us – we understand your needs

If you're thinking about buying your first property, we recommend you talk to one of our advisers to help you understand your options and plan your goals.  We can assist in reducing the hassles for you and hold your hand throughout the process. We can tell you how much you can borrow, arrange the paper work, and quickly get back to you so you can start looking for your first home.
 

How much of a deposit do I need?

Despite high house prices, it’s still possible to achieve the dream of owning your own home.  You may be able to borrow up to 95% of the property's value depending on your income. For an average home of $400,000, this means you need to save around $20,000, or $80,000 for a 20% deposit.  We have exclusive software with formulas designed to pay off your home loan faster than you imagined.  Our objective is to make you wealthy, and paying off debt is a huge step towards your financial freedom.
 

Other things to consider

As well as the deposit, you will also need to cover other costs associated with buying a home, including: valuation fee; solicitor's fees; insurance costs, including mortgage protection; removal costs; your share of any rates that have been paid by the vendor. It may be possible to add some of these costs to your home loan.  Talk to us, we can weave all your home ownership goals into your personalised plan and shop around for the best deal to suit your needs.
 

Home and other asset protection

Home, contents and car need insuring and regular reviewing to ensure you are fully covered in the event of a disaster.  Trying to recover from a disaster like an earthquake could ruin the best financial plan.  Iconic financial is able to recommend the best type of protection for you and your family home, or investment property and advise of a reputable supplier.  Contact us today.