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How To Turn Redundancy Into A Positive.

How to Turn Redundancy Into a Positive.

A redundancy is a big thing. When we experience redundancy we move through a range of emotional responses including fear, anger, insecurity and dented pride. But at the end of the day the biggest question is “what now?” 

Advice for your situation.

At Bennet Wealth we offer financial and life planning advice to people dealing with redundancy.

Advisors Mike and Martin have years of experience in developing action plans for clients that have been made redundant. Some of the help they provide includes;

  • making financial adjustments
  • the best options for using payouts
  • minimising tax on payouts
  • re-establishing an income stream

We also incorporate many our regular services such as, getting better loan rates, making super work harder, minimising the impact on cash flow of life insurances and optimising investment strategies.

Our advisors spend time talking with families to ensure they have an appropriate financial strategy in place.

A time for reflection.

Being made redundant can be difficult, be it can also be a liberating period. Even when earning a lower income it’s possible for people that are in a supportive environment and enjoy what they do to have a healthy and wealthy life.

Redundancy can give people the opportunity to completely stop and reassess how they want to utilise their valuable time to generate the income they need.

During the planning process we’ve experienced clients gaining the confidence to re-train or move into a different field or even start a business.

But not everyone can have this luxury.

We help our clients to manage the financial impact of a redundancy by minimising their tax and ensuring they use their money in the best possible way.

How we help: a case study.

Redundancies can be a common result of organisational restructuring. We were able to help an employee that experienced this at her work when she approached us for advice.

She received a significant payout, comprised of a number of components with varying tax treatments and options for managing it. All in all, it was very confusing.

We assessed her situation and ongoing income requirements, and incorporated her long-term dream of a 6 month sabbatical. Then we put together a plan. Here is a brief version of what we covered:

  • How much to allocate to her home loan.
  • What to invest and where.
  • How to fund the 6 month sabbatical.
  • Restructuring of her super and insurances given they were no longer employer-sponsored.
  • Workshopped a consultancy start-up option.
  • Saved over $25k tax on the payout.

Within 3 months she regained full-time employment, so unfortunately the consultancy start-up is on hold. But, unlike before, it’s now a very real option for her in the future.

Going through a redundancy was an emotional roller coaster ride for me with a host of uncertainties around super and tax implications. As well as ensuring I was using the redundancy payout to benefit me in the best way long-term.

Bennett Wealth did all the research and presented me with my options and their pros and cons.

What I appreciated most was the quick and clear responses to my questions, the personal attention and getting a clear recommendation of what options were best suited to my personal circumstances. But also, for understanding that I wanted to have spending money left over to reward myself.

I would highly recommend Bennett Wealth to anyone going through a similar experience.

Contact us.

We can help you make the right insurance choice and find the ideal solution for you and your family.

When advising on redundancies many of our normal services come into play. For more information click on the links below:

If we can help you or a friend or colleague, then contact us today.


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