Married couple in their mid 50’s who are currently renting plan their retirement for 10 years time including property purchase in the country


Our client are a married couple in their mid 50’s with a household income of $300,000/annum. They are currently renting and have super balances worth $488,000, spread over 6 super accounts. They also have savings for a property deposit of $250,000.


  1. Develop a financial plan for their retirement. The goal is to be able to retire in 10 years time.
  2. Put in place a savings plan that will allow them to purchase a property in the country (for retirement) within 5 years.


  • Consolidate their superannuation accounts and move funds to a low cost super provider.
  • Start salary sacrifice strategy and invest up to annual super cap of $27,500/annum. Clients will be contributing $11,000 of their pre tax money into super each year.
  • Set up a structured property deposit savings plan and save $5,000/month. Move these savings to a high interest savings account with the current interest rate being 4.75% per annum.

Advice Outcomes:

Our clients annual fee saving from super consolidation (based on current balances) is $4,029/annum. The combined tax saving with super contribution strategy in place is $5,280/annum and additional super contribution into each account is $9,350/annum.

New property deposit savings account advice leads to an increase in annual interest savings of $4,375/annum. With structured savings plan in place it is expected clients will have $650,000 available for their property purchase within 5 years.

Long term super modelling shows that based on our assumptions clients will have combined super balances of approx. $1,240,000 in 10 years time at their desired retirement age.

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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