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Financial planning in my 50's

Career management
careermanagementAt this stage in your career you may have been working for 30-45 years and be at the top of your career.  You are also now most likely to be at the peak earning potential of your life so you need to think about protecting your income and putting the finishing touches on your retirement plan.  
 
To get what you want in life it’s important to plan when you want to retire, and the quality of life you want to enjoy in retirement.  If you are 50 and you wish to retire early at 60, that means you have only another 10 years to earn as much as you can to fund your retirement. 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 a comfortable retirement.
 
Starting or buying a business

startingbusinessAfter working for 30-45 years you have gained enough experience, knowledge and skills to seriously consider setting up and running your own business, or buying an existing business or a franchise.   Good on you for taking that step towards financial independence!  However it does come at a cost and although it’s rewarding working for yourself, you need to put in the hard yards to really make it work.  We can make it simpler for you.  Here are some of the things you need to consider when starting or buying a business.

 

Already in business

Good on you for taking a major step towards financial independence!  As you know, being in business can be very rewarding, and you need expert advice from professionals to keep your business on track.  We have a specialist Business Services division that focuses on making planning for the future simple.  As an introduction, here are some of the things you need to consider when starting a business, buying a business, or being in business.
 
Financial Planning

currencyPeople 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’ll empower you to design your own future.

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.
 

You can download a PDF format example of a financial plan.
 
Saving and investing
kiwicoinsThe 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 buy 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 your children’s or grandchildren’s education

childreneducationA good education is critical to ensure your children or grandchildren get off to a great start in life.  Each year the cost of tertiary education rises and by the time your children or grandchildren are ready to enter University the costs may be prohibitive.  What a great gift for you to be able to fund your children’s or grandchildren’s education so there is no need for them to find the money 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 children or grandchildren a financial and educational advantage.


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.
 
Investment Advice
At this stage in your life you will no doubt investing to achieve your financial goals.  This may be to save 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.  Learn more about the many different types of investments available and what we recommend.
 
 
Most people would like to have an income greater than what their KiwiSaver savings will provide; you may also like to retire earlier than the KiwiSaver scheme allows.  Whilst investors currently have access to KiwiSaver savings 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 need a Financial Plan and an investment portfolio outside of your KiwiSaver scheme account .
 

Investment Risk Profile

 
investmentriskIt 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 what is referred to as 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 (as described above), but also Default Risk, the risk that your money will not be repaid, and Inflation Risk, the risk that the return on your money over time is lower than the rate of inflation and therefore your money loses spending power, and Opportunity Risk, where your 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 lossess.
 

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 superannuation 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.


Currently Retired

If you are currently retired you are likely to have a more conservative risk profile and a portfolio will be built to provide you with the income and stability you required.  Often our retired clients will divide their portfolio, choosing a conservative or income producing portfolio for their shorter-term needs and choosing a more growth profile for the portion of their investments that have a longer timeframe.  It is all individual; the only right answer is “what is right for you”.
 

KiwiSaver Savings

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 KiwiSaver savings 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 offer a no obligation meeting at our expense.  It wont cost you anyting to find out what benefits you will gain. Contact us today and discover how to get yourself financially sorted and on the way to investment success.

 

Buying a second home or investment property


Paying your mortgage off faster

propertyinvestmentIf you're thinking about moving home or purchasing investment property, we recommend you talk to one of our advisers to help you understand your options and plan your goals.  It is important that the ownership structures of these assets are appropriate for the outcomes you want to achieve.
We can assist in reducing the hassles for you and reduce your time commitment to 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 new property.

 

Considering buying a new home or an investment property?

If you are purchasing an investment property it is possible to use the equity you have in your own home and this can greatly reduce your costs.  In this situation you can get the tax benefits on the full purchase value of your investment property.
 
If you are purchasing a new home it is likely you will have equity in your home, so you are borrowing a smaller percentage of the purchase price than you did, say when you purchased your first home.  This makes you more attractive to the lenders and increases your options.
 
If you have 20% deposit, which can be the equity in your existing home, then with the income to support the loan you are in a good position.  You may also be looking to pay your home loan off faster so you can be debt-free at retirement.  We have exclusive software with formulas designed to help you 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

At this stage of your life the ownership structures of major assets, and your Estate Planning needs take on an extra significance.  We can assist and guide you to make the right choices in this regard.
 

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.    
Planning for a comfortable retirement
 
comfortableretirementMost 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 their KiwiSaver savings will provide; you may also like to retire earlier than the KiwiSaver scheme allows.  While investors currently have access to their KiwiSaver savings 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.
 
Find out about what type of investments are availabe in NZ and what we recommend.
 
 
Discover how much money you'll need for retirement
 
 
You can download a PDF format example of a financial plan including retirement planning.

 
 

Investment Risk Profile

 
investmentriskIt 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 what is referred to as a Risk Profile, or an Investment Risk Profile.  The risk profile determines how comfortable the investor is with such things as market volatility; how much the 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 in addition to market risk are default risk - the risk that the money will not be repaid, inflation risk - the risk that the return on the money over time is lower than the rate of inflation and therefore the money 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.
  

Kiwi attitudes towards investment and advice


Acceptance of Risk


FINSIA - Acceptance of Risk
 
Research conducted by Dr Matthews from Massey University in 2011 found that nearly half of all New Zealanders are prepared to accept an average level of volatility in their investments in exchange for an average return, but about one third are only prepared to accept a low or very low level of volatility. It appears that there is an acknowledgement that an average return requires an acceptance of some risk. However, this is unsurprising in light of recent publicity over finance company failures and the high risk now associated with the high returns on offer.
 

Other retirement savings

The Massey research shows that more than half of all New Zealanders have other forms of investment or savings plans to help them in retirement.
 

Proportion of Retirement Savings in the KiwiSaver scheme


FINSIA - Proportion of Savings in KiwiSaver 

The most popular type of investment is the simple bank deposit, held by nearly half of those with additional investments. However, nearly one third have some other form of superannuation scheme. New Zealanders’ preference for residential property investment is confirmed by this survey, with more than one quarter owning one or more residential investment properties. However, beyond property there is a good breadth of other types of investment.
 

Other Types of Investment Held

 
FINSIA - Types of Investment Held

For most New Zealanders, their KiwiSaver savings account makes up less than 20% of their retirement savings, which is not surprising at this point — this figure includes those who are not members of the KiwiSaver scheme. It is of some concern that 17% are unable to estimate the proportion of their retirement savings represented by their KiwiSaver savings account, which may reflect either a lack of knowledge about their KiwiSaver account or their other savings.
 
Well over half (61%) of New Zealanders see their family home as part of their retirement assets. However, concerns have been expressed about the possible effect on the housing market if there is a simultaneous decision by many nearing retirement to try to realise the ‘savings’ value in their home.

 

Currently Retired

If you are currently retired you are likely to have a more conservative risk profile and a portfolio will be built to provide you with the income and stability you required.  Often our retired clients will divide their portfolio, choosing a conservative or income producing portfolio for their shorter-term needs and choosing a more growth profile for the portion of their investments that have a longer timeframe.  It is all individual; the only right answer is “what is right for you”.
 

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 a Kiwisaver Fund and you may wish to balance or adjust the risk profile between the two.  Don’t forget, if you have a Kiwisaver Fund 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 Savings

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 your KiwiSaver savings 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 offer a no obligation meeting at our expense.  It wont cost you anything to find out what benefits you will gain. Contact us today and discover how to get yourself financially sorted and on the right track to retirement success.
 
Blending a Family
 
50blendedfamilyStatistics New Zealand data show that there were 21,900 marriages registered to New Zealand residents in 2008, and 9700 divorces.  One third of New Zealanders who married in 1983 had divorced before their silver wedding anniversary.  There are no official statistics related to de facto couples who split, or those who have lost their life partner through death.
 
Inevitably, many mums and dads who find themselves without their life partner at some stage find a new partner. That new partner may have children of their own that they bring into the relationship, which creates a whole new set of challenges and blurred boundaries around what family means and how it works. A blended family is a stepfamily, a family in which one or both members of the couple have children from a previous relationship.  No matter what type of family you have there are four functions that are key to success families. They are:
  • the nurturing, rearing, socialisation and protection of children
  • maintaining and improving the wellbeing of family members by providing them with emotional and material support
  • the psychological "anchorage" of adults and children by way of affection, companionship and a sense of belonging and identity
  • passing on culture, knowledge, values, attitudes, obligations and property from one generation to the next (Families Commission 2005).
 
Family life is often not a fairy tale.  Daily reality most often lies somewhere between Cinderella and the Brady bunch.  It can be challenging, and very rewarding at times.  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.  This is where you need to get advice on protecting yourself and your 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.  Law changes to trusts will come into effect in November 2011.  At the moment, you can only gift up to $27,000 per year without paying gift duty.  After November 2011 there will be no such restriction. 
 
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

willsIt'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 Powers 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

20protectIn 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 study and success story section. 

 
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 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.
 
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. Contact us today and discover how to get yourself financially sorted and on the right track to retirement success.