Superannuation

Most people think of superannuation as a tax-favoured way of saving for your retirement. For employees, it is compulsory. For self-employed people, it is optional. For everybody, it is a great idea.

But superannuation is about more than retirement planning. It is actually a cornerstone of most people’s financial plan. This is because ‘super’ touches every other aspect of your financial planning. The way you manage your super impacts on how you manage your insurances, your other investments, your tax planning, your retirement planning, your marriage, your divorce, how and when you might help your adult kids out financially, your estate planning and even how you repay your own mortgage.

It is super by name and even more super by nature.

There are three types of super fund: retail funds, industry funds and self-managed superannuation funds. Different clients are suited to one or more of these types, and sometimes it makes sense to use more than one type in combination. We help you select the best type of fund for you. We then help you make best use of whichever option you take. This is important because super can and should be incorporated into your thinking about everything to do with your finances.

If you decide to manage your own super (a ‘self-managed super fund,’ or SMSF), we assist with all facets of establishing and maintaining this fund. This includes the facilitation, through our legal team, of all documents needed to start and then make best use of your fund.

Mick Steffan

Director and Financial Planner

Mick has been in the financial Industry since 1994 and has been giving financial advice to clients and businesses in Geraldton and the Midwest since 1999.

His advice to clients commenced as an authorised representative of Garvan Financial Planning (MLC) at Norm Jupp Financial Services, followed by the start up of his own business, Lifecare Financial Planning which resulted in a partnership with Dave Moustaka of Lifetime Financial Planning. However, in 2004 Mick returned to Norm Jupp Financial Services as senior adviser and business manager.

Besides giving financial planning advice Mick was also active in advising businesses with business planning, development and support. Some of the Geraldton businesses you may be familiar with are: Sunwest Plumbing, S&R Plumbing and Gas, and Joe Sadowski Financial Planning.

After work, Mick was active in a number of volunteer organisations including the Geraldton Volunteer Sea Rescue (training and support), the Geraldton Windsurfing Club (president and treasurer), the Coronation Windfarm and the workgroups of beautifying Coronation Beach and Point Moore.

Mick Steffan is an authorised representative (243608) of Dover Financial Advisers Pty Ltd (AFSL 307248).

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