The 3 steps to a successful financial plan.

Advisor, Coach, Speaker - Smart Happy Money

Finances can be complex. We have found, through years of working with clients to achieve their goals, that simplicity is the best way to ensure that someone commits to and implements their plan to the fullest extent.

At Smart Happy Money we have put together 3 steps that we believe may help you, depending on your circumstances, to set up a successful financial plan.

Let’s get into them

1: Protect

Protecting what you have is the cornerstone of a solid financial plan. This may be done through risk mitigation using income protection insurance, life insurance, TPD insurance and trauma insurance. To protect we ask, ‘What would happen if….’ And we make sure that we cover off on those things.

2: Secure

Securing your financial future is the next step. Superannuation is your money, how it is invested matters. Your future relies on it. Taking some time to get your future secured by being strategic with your superannuation may pay dividends when you reach your retirement.

3: Grow

Grow your assets and your possibilities. With your current situation protected and your future secure, we can turn our mind to growing your assets. One of my favourite sayings is ‘spend what you need and invest the rest’. By placing money aside each pay you may be able to grow an asset that will increase your wealth, fund your lifestyle and even contribute to an early retirement.

By taking care of these three steps you can begin to ensure that you will meet your financial goals and live the life you want to live.

This is what we at Smart Happy Money can do for you.

Everyone knows that you could get fit on your own if you have the discipline, but most people need a personal trainer or a coach to reach their fullest potential. Your money is no different. We can advise, teach and coach you to a successful financial future. If you would like to have a chat with us please book a quick call or zoom by clicking here

I hope to talk to you soon.

Have a great day.


Ben Graham-Nellor


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Ben Graham-Nellor is an advisor, coach, blogger and speaker who has worked in the financial services industry for over 15 years. He believes that by educating and advising people today, they can improve their tomorrow.

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Advisor, Coach, Speaker - Smart Happy Money