Case Study: Building a plan for a self-employed couple with smaller super balances


Our clients are a couple in their 40’s. They are self employed and have two teenage children. The household income is $200K/annum with both partners working in Real Estate. They hold net assets of $2,364,000 (including home equity) with smaller super balances and no budget in place.  


  • Pay off their mortgage within 15 years
  • Purchase an investment property within the next 12 months
  • Have an investment portfolio that can provide a passive income within 12 years
  • Save for annual travel goals – $10K/annum
  • Help the kids with property deposits over the next 3 – 8 years


  • Implement a structured cash flow plan with surplus allocated towards goals list
  • Commence a loan reduction strategy and allocate extra money to their mortgage each month
  • Purchase an investment property within the next 6 months
  • Commence a personal share portfolio to help with investment portfolio goal
  • Use cash to make catch up super contributions to boost their balances and reduce their tax
  • Create a travel fund and start allocating funds monthly for annual travel goals

Advice Outcomes:

Our Clients now have a clear plan in place mapping out the financial structure and strategy needed to achieve their goals and will see a net asset increase of $778,167 over 5 years.

We have been able to maximise their large current cash holdings to implement a plan that will pay off their mortgage within the time frame discussed and includes a strategy to significantly reduce their tax in year one of their plan.

Ryan Porter is a Wealth Coach at Catalyst Wealth Group. His mission is to help his clients achieve financial success and live their ideal life.

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