Wealth & Financial Planning
The Wealth Edge is a Financial Planning consultancy that can assist you in navigating the complexities of building personal wealth.
You work hard to earn an income and establish your lifestyle, your money needs to work just as hard as you do.
No matter where you are in your life, planning for your financial future is vital.
A financial plan and considered investment choices can help you to achieve your goals whether that be buying your first home or being able to retire comfortably.
- Creating a financial plan for your future goals.
- Building personal wealth through; Direct Shares, Managed Funds, Superannuation
- Retirement Planning
- Property Investment
- Self Managed Superannuation Funds
- Establishing a regular saving and investment plan
Services provided as an Authorised Representative of Count. ‘Count’ and Count Wealth Accountants ® are the trading names of Count Financial Limited, ABN 19 001 974 625 Australian Financial Services Licence Holder Number 227232 (‘Count’) a wholly-owned, non-guaranteed subsidiary of Commonwealth Bank of Australia ABN 48 123 123 124. Count is a Professional Partner of the Financial Planning Association of Australia Limited.
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