Retirement Planning

Retirement Planning

At LIFE Financial Planners in West Perth, we specialise in helping our clients plan for, enter, and enjoy their retirement. It’s really never too early to start planning your retirement. Whether you are on the brink of retirement or just beginning to contemplate it, having a solid financial strategy in place can provide you with clarity and confidence about your future.

At LIFE Financial Planners, we specialise in comprehensive retirement financial planning to ensure our clients transition into and enjoy retirement seamlessly.

“We have both retired in the last few years and have had many dealings with Centrelink and the assistance and intervention of LIFE in these matters has been very comforting indeed.” Trevor and Ronda, Gooseberry Hill.

At LIFE Financial Planners, we specialise in financial planning for retirement, supporting you in planning for, entering and enjoying your retirement.

As you approach retirement, we can implement a Transition to Retirement (TTR) Pension, allowing you to access pension income while continuing to work if you’re over the preservation age. This strategy can optimise your financial position as you transition from employment to retirement.

For those ready to retire, we establish and manage an Account Based Pension (ABP) to provide a regular income stream from your superannuation savings.  

For those in receipt of government benefits, LIFE Financial Planners can also often deal with Centrelink on your behalf. We know it can be stressful and time-consuming to maintain your benefits so allowing us to take on some of the burden can really help.    

Our goal is to design a retirement plan that aligns with your lifestyle goals and financial objectives, encompassing not only financial strategies but also considerations for your desired retirement lifestyle—whether it’s travel, hobbies, or leisure activities. 

Retirement should be a rewarding phase of life.

At Life Financial Planners, we’re here to support you every step of the way in your retirement financial planning journey. Our seasoned team of financial planners in Perth provide tailored retirement advice and craft personalised strategies that align with your unique retirement goals and aspirations.  

Ready to create a retirement plan tailored to your needs? Reach out to Marijana or Mei at our West Perth office by calling 08 9322 1882. Let’s start the conversation about securing your retirement with confidence and clarity.


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Have been using Life Financial for 3 years now and Marijana has repeated provided us with the best possible strategies for our changing situations. We believe that the LFP team consider our financial security just as important as their other clients. Marijana, Mei and Donna have been very kind, easy to talk to and responsive to my calls and emails. We definitely recommend LFP without hesitation.
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We have been seeing LFP for about 10 years now! We are so appreciative of their service and reminders to look after our financial future. It is a relief to leave our superannuation investments and insurances in their very capable hands. Would recommend them to anyone who does not already have a financial advisor.
Miss Vae
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We have been clients of Marijana and team for a few years now and they have been nothing but professional, caring and informative. Marijana is always happy to answer all of our questions and kept the process worry-free for us. We always look forward to seeing the team every year for our review. Thank you for everything you do for us 😊
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We always receive Marijana and Mei’s full care and attention when needed, and cannot recommend them highly enough!
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We are so incredibly grateful for the personal but very professional advice given by Marijana and Mei. After a lifetime of medical bills, transition to retirement was looking grim, but after meeting with the team at Life Financial Planners a few years ago, they really listened to our personal circumstances and we now have a clear, positive path.
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We have been clients of Marijana and the team since 2006. During this time I have retired from working - a daunting time for most of us. The transition to retirement was quite smooth, thanks to the very professional advice we received. We have no hesitation in recommending Life Financial Planners to anyone seeking assistance with their financial planning needs.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What age should I start planning for retirement in Perth?

We recommend beginning your retirement planning as soon as you start your career. However, it’s never too late to start. Whether you’re just starting out or approaching retirement age, our team is here to help you create a personalised plan that aligns with your goals and ensures a secure and fulfilling retirement.

2. How much money do I need to retire comfortably?

According to the Association of Superannuation Funds of Australia (ASFA), to retire comfortably in Australia, you typically need:

  1. Single person: $595,000 in savings to generate a yearly income of $51,278.
  2. Couple: $690,000 in savings to generate a yearly income of $72,148.

These figures assume that you own your home, retire at age 67, and receive a partial Age Pension.

However, a “comfortable” retirement can vary based on personal lifestyle and needs. The ASFA standard includes:

  1. Private health insurance
  2. A reasonable car
  3. Household goods
  4. Regular leisure activities
  5. Occasional domestic and
  6. International travel

Your specific retirement needs may vary depending on:

  1. Your desired lifestyle and daily expenses
  2. How often you eat out or travel
  3. Your health needs
  4. Whether you have dependents
  5. Your hobbies and recreational activities

While these are general guidelines, many Australians retire with less. The median super balance for Australians aged 60-64 is $211,996 for men and $158,806 for women. It’s worth noting that these figures are regularly updated to account for changes in the cost of living and inflation.

It’s never too early to start planning for retirement. The earlier you start contributing to your super fund, the better positioned you’ll be for a comfortable retirement. Tailored financial advice can help you create a retirement plan aligned with your individual needs and goals.

3. What are the different retirement income options available?

While the most common options are Government Age Pension, Superannuation and Account-Based Pensions and Personal Savings and Assets, there are many more income options available depending on your unique circumstances and how you envision your retirement. It’s important to consider your individual needs and goals when planning for retirement income. Seeking professional financial advice can help tailor a retirement strategy that best suits your situation.