A Growing Family
Bob and Sue have three children. Bob is a busy IT Consultant and Sue owns a florist. They had taken advice regularly from their bank and as such had accumulated a significant number of different financial products from different providers and were unsure whether it all amounted to a plan or not.
Bob and Sue came to us on a personal recommendation from a friend. Following the initial meeting we conducted a full review of their existing products. This showed that the couple had a number of investment products with high charges and modest returns as well as a number of insurance contracts that provided insufficient cover for them and their three children, in the event of illness, loss of income or death.
We discussed in detail their short, medium and long term objectives, their risk profile and realistic insurance requirements. A complete financial plan was then produced that enabled Bob and Sue to understand:
> What age they could retire at and define the income required to meet their lifestyle goals.
> What the correct level of insurance was to ensure their family was financially secure in the event of death, serious disability or illness.
> How they could afford the cost of further education fort heir children.
> How to best ensure the wealth they had worked hard for could be
passed tax efficiently to their family in the event of their death.
The plan is reviewed every year to ensure it remains on track and to take account of any changes to personal circumstances, legislation and investment returns.
Bob and Sue are delighted they have a clear picture of what the future holds for them financially, including when they might retire.