What We Are Paid

Client-centered, fee-only planners, like Golden Age Advisory, are compensated for their knowledge and services, much like a solicitor or a physician.
We do not receive commissions from the sale of products such as insurance or investments. Both our financial planning and investment management services are offered on a fee basis, unlike commission-based advisors who receive compensation through transactions.
Our fee model allows you to choose the amount of service and financial advice you require. In essence, it is a user pay approach — we do not assume that the more money you have, the more financial advice you need.

How We Are Paid

We feel that it is critical for our clients to understand what they are paying for and how they are paying for it. Our goal is to be as transparent as possible when discussing compensation for our advice, so that we can freely research, recommend and implement strategies without partiality or restrictions.

 

Your fees will be based on your decision for us to proceed with the following:

  1. Creating your financial plan
  2. Implementing your plan
  3. Providing you with ongoing service
  • Implementing
  • Creatiiing
  • Ongoing

At each stage of the process, all fees will be clearly outlined and agreed with you before we proceed.

    The fee charged depends on:

  • The investment needed to complete the service,
  • The degree of complexity and level of expertise required to complete the services,
  • Any risks associated with providing the service.

We split our investment advice and associated portfolio management from financial advice. This allows us to target fees according to your particular and unique needs: investment and/or financial advice.

Initial Contact and Telephone Discussion

Introduction & Discovery

Includes up to 30 minutes of discussion and a review of the current situation. Answer client questions, Initial Fact Finding, Identify Client Goals and Objectives, Identify and Agree on Scope of Advice and beginning Strategies.
(No Personal Financial advice given)
No Charge



Initial Meeting

Face to Face meeting (Client Home or our Offices) Skype and/or Zoom meetings also available

Face to Face, Zoom or Skype meeting, Meet and Greet, Answer client questions, Initial Fact Finding, Identify Client Goals and Objectives, Identify and Agree on Scope of Advice and beginning Strategies, Identify Family agenda, Comprehensive Information Session, Review of current situation, Understand the client’s Personal Health, Capacity and Family Circumstances, Review existing Estate planning, Identify any Issues for attention, Identify and Agree on Financial Planning Services fees and charges. (Typically; 90 Minutes)
(No Personal Financial advice given)
Initial Meeting 1½ Hour - $590 + GST. Additional Hour - $395 + GST



Strategy Paper

Discussion Paper

Face to Face, Zoom or Skype meeting. Meet and Greet, Answer client questions, Initial Fact Finding, Identify Client Goals and Objectives, Identify and Agree on Scope of Advice and beginning Strategies, Identify Family agenda, Comprehensive Information Session, Review of current situation, Understand the client’s Personal Health, Capacity and Family Circumstances, Review existing Estate planning, Identify any Issues for attention, Identify and Agree on Financial Planning Services fees and charges, Complete a comprehensive Fact Find, Strategy Review includes; Budgeting and cash flow strategies, Debt management Strategies, Review Age Pension payments, Strategies to grow wealth, Tax effective strategies, structuring and planning, Superannuation strategies, Retirement planning, Centrelink and Department of Veteran Affairs and Strategy Opportunity, Estate planning circumstances and Strategy Opportunity and Cash Flow illustrations.
$1,350 + GST



Basics Package

Simple Advice

Face to Face, Zoom or Skype meeting, Meet and Greet, Answer client questions, Initial Fact Finding, Identify Client Goals and Objectives, Identify and Agree on Scope of Advice and beginning Strategies, Identify Family agenda, Comprehensive Information Session, Review of current situation, Understand the client’s Personal Health, Capacity and Family Circumstances, Review existing Estate planning, Identify any Issues for attention, Identify and Agree on Financial Planning Services fees and charges, Budgeting Strategies and recommendations, Debt management - structuring your affairs to clear inefficient debt also using debt to your advantage to build wealth, Complete a comprehensive Fact Find, Strategy Review includes; Budgeting and cash flow strategies, Debt management Strategies, Review Age Pension payments, Strategies to grow wealth, Tax effective strategies, structuring and planning, Superannuation strategies, Retirement planning, Centrelink and Department of Veteran Affairs and Strategy Opportunity, Estate planning circumstances and Strategy Opportunity, Cash Flow illustrations, Retirement adequacy 'Gap' analysis and Strategy, Risk Analysis - Protecting the things that are important to you from the risks of life i.e. loved ones, assets, income, lifestyle and business, Redundancy and employment termination advice, Investment advice and portfolio construction, Superannuation advice and portfolio construction, Financial Product recommendation, Identify and document appropriate Strategies; Alternatives and Recommendations with a Statement of Advice (SoA). Follow up meeting(s), Provide information on Ongoing Advice/Regular Review Services fees and charges, Identify and Agree on scope and frequency of Ongoing Advice/Regular Review Services fees and charges, Portfolio review schedule and ongoing management determined and agreed.
$2,950 + GST



Silver Package

Complex Strategy, Comprehensive Advice.

Face to Face, Zoom or Skype meeting, Meet and Greet, Answer client questions, Initial Fact Finding, Identify Client Goals and Objectives, Identify and Agree on Scope of Advice and beginning Strategies, Identify Family agenda, Comprehensive Information Session, Review of current situation, Understand the client’s Personal Health, Capacity and Family Circumstances, Review existing Estate planning, Identify any Issues for attention, Identify and Agree on Financial Planning Services fees and charges, Budgeting Strategies and recommendations, Debt management - structuring your affairs to clear inefficient debt also using debt to your advantage to build wealth, Complete a comprehensive Fact Find, Strategy Review includes; Budgeting and cash flow strategies, Debt management Strategies, Review Age Pension payments, Strategies to grow wealth, Tax effective strategies, structuring and planning, Superannuation strategies, Retirement planning, Centrelink and Department of Veteran Affairs and Strategy Opportunity, Estate planning circumstances and Strategy Opportunity, Cash Flow illustrations, Retirement adequacy 'Gap' analysis and Strategy, Risk Analysis - Protecting the things that are important to you from the risks of life i.e. loved ones, assets, income, lifestyle and business, Redundancy and employment termination advice, Insurance advice assembly and product recommendation, Investment advice and portfolio construction, Superannuation advice and portfolio construction, Financial Product recommendation, Self-managed super funds (SMSFs), including appropriateness, investment strategy, analysis and strategies, multiple Follow up meeting(s), Age Pension Application/Update and/or Assistance with Combined Assets & Income Test forms from (Centrelink) Dept. of Human Services, Identify and document a comprehensive set of complex recommendations and alternatives with a Statement of Advice (SoA), ongoing availability for up to three months from engagement, Post implementation review, Centrelink and Department of Veteran Affairs Documentation & Implementation, Provide information on Ongoing Advice/Regular Review Services fees and charges, Identify and Agree on scope and frequency of Ongoing Advice/Regular Review Services fees and charges, Portfolio review schedule and ongoing management determined and agreed.
$3,850 + GST



Gold Package

Multiple Complex Strategy, Comprehensive Advice.

Face to Face, Zoom or Skype meeting, Meet and Greet, Answer client questions, Initial Fact Finding, Identify Client Goals and Objectives, Identify and Agree on Scope of Advice and beginning Strategies, Identify Family agenda, Comprehensive Information Session, Review of current situation, Understand the client’s Personal Health, Capacity and Family Circumstances, Review existing Estate planning, Identify any Issues for attention, Identify and Agree on Financial Planning Services fees and charges, Budgeting Strategies and recommendations, Debt management - structuring your affairs to clear inefficient debt also using debt to your advantage to build wealth, Complete a comprehensive Fact Find, Strategy Review includes; Budgeting and cash flow strategies, Debt management Strategies, Review Age Pension payments, Strategies to grow wealth, Tax effective strategies, structuring and planning, Superannuation strategies, Retirement planning, Centrelink and Department of Veteran Affairs and Strategy Opportunity, Estate planning circumstances and Strategy Opportunity, Cash Flow illustrations, Retirement adequacy 'Gap' analysis and Strategy, Risk Analysis - Protecting the things that are important to you from the risks of life i.e. loved ones, assets, income, lifestyle and business, Redundancy and employment termination advice, Insurance advice assembly and product recommendation, Investment advice and portfolio construction, Superannuation advice and portfolio construction, Financial Product recommendation, Self-managed super funds (SMSFs), including appropriateness, investment strategy, analysis and strategies, multiple Follow up meeting(s). Age Pension Application/Update and/or Assistance with Combined Assets & Income Test, Supplemental Modules and forms from (Centrelink) Dept. of Human Services, Identify and document multiple complex Strategies and recommendations and alternatives with a Statement of Advice (SoA), ongoing availability for up to three months from engagement, Post implementation review, Centrelink and Department of Veteran Affairs Documentation & Implementation, Provide information on Ongoing Advice/Regular Review Services fees and charges, Identify and Agree on scope and frequency of Ongoing Advice/Regular Review Services fees and charges, Portfolio review schedule and ongoing management determined and agreed.
$4,900 + GST



Platinum Package

Multiple Complex Strategy, Multiple Entities, Comprehensive Advice.

Face to Face, Zoom or Skype meeting, Meet and Greet, Answer client questions, Initial Fact Finding, Identify Client Goals and Objectives, Identify and Agree on Scope of Advice and beginning Strategies, Identify Family agenda, Comprehensive Information Session, Review of current situation, Understand the client’s Personal Health, Capacity and Family Circumstances, Review existing Estate planning, Identify any Issues for attention, Identify and Agree on Financial Planning Services fees and charges, Budgeting Strategies and recommendations, Debt management - structuring your affairs to clear inefficient debt also using debt to your advantage to build wealth, Complete a comprehensive Fact Find, Strategy Review includes; Budgeting and cash flow strategies, Debt management Strategies, Review Age Pension payments, Strategies to grow wealth, Tax effective strategies, structuring and planning, Superannuation strategies, Retirement planning, Centrelink and Department of Veteran Affairs and Strategy Opportunity, Estate planning circumstances and Strategy Opportunity, Cash Flow illustrations, Retirement adequacy 'Gap' analysis and Strategy, Risk Analysis - Protecting the things that are important to you from the risks of life i.e. loved ones, assets, income, lifestyle and business, Redundancy and employment termination advice, Insurance advice assembly and product recommendation, Investment advice and portfolio construction, Superannuation advice and portfolio construction, Financial Product recommendation, Self-managed super funds (SMSFs), including appropriateness, investment strategy, analysis and strategies, multiple Follow up meeting(s), Age Pension Application/Update and/or Assistance with Combined Assets & Income Test, Supplemental Modules and forms from (Centrelink) Dept. of Human Services, Identify and document multiple complex, multi entity, Strategies and recommendations and alternatives with a Statement of Advice (SoA), ongoing availability for up to three months from engagement, Completion of any Financial product applications, Implement any Financial Product recommendations, Post implementation review, Centrelink and Department of Veteran Affairs Documentation & Implementation, Provide information on Ongoing Advice/Regular Review Services fees and charges, Identify and Agree on scope and frequency of Ongoing Advice/Regular Review Services fees and charges, Portfolio review schedule and ongoing management determined and agreed.
$5,900 + GST

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