All you need to know about Ashleigh
Ashleigh Steeles

I have been in the financial planning industry since 2018 and joined the Evalesco team in 2021. I studied a Bachelor of Commerce (Financial Planning) and Bachelor of Arts (History) double degree at the University of Wollongong. I was drawn to financial planning because I want to help people. I’ve always helped my family with their finances and seen first-hand the impact a good financial plan can have in our clients lives. I’m also passionate about the ethical investment space and the opportunities we can take to invest in line with our values and help build a better world for ourselves and the next generation. I call both the Sutherland Shire and Wollongong home. I love the outdoors and summer weather. Rock climbing is my passion. You’ll often find me on camping trips with friends climbing, surfing, and hiking or at one of Sydney’s indoor rock-climbing gyms. I’m also an avid reader and fantasy is my go-to genre.

What does Healthy, Wealthy and Happy mean to you?

To me, Healthy, Wealthy and Happy means being able to live the life I want: being mentally and physically well, financially in a comfortable position to have options and able to make investment decisions for my future, and happiness doing the things I love, with the people I love.


•    Bachelor of Commerce, Financial Planning
•    Provisional Financial Adviser completed her Professional Year in 2022

Memberships, accreditations and associations

•    Member of the Financial Advice Association of Australia (FAAA)
•    Corporate Representative No. 325313 of Australian Advice Network
•    Sub-Authorised Representative No. 1296215 of Evalesco Financial Services



“I feel that I can be completely honest in talking about my financial needs "

"I am very happy with going on the journey of taking control of our wealth for later in life and being on the journey with Evalesco. ”
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“Why should I pay for financial advice?”

The fees we charge for financial advice is only a fraction of the value we derive for our clients, meaning our clients are always better off after seeing us. Rarely do we encounter a new client invested appropriately for their needs, with adequate risk protection, structuring and estate planning provisions in place. Even small tweaks to a financial plan over a long period of time can result in drastically better outcomes for our clients which eclipses the fees of the financial advice. Additionally, you can opt-out of an ongoing fee arrangement at any time.

“What is the process for getting our own personal financial plan?”

After our initial phone call to discuss why you are seeking a financial adviser, we arrange a discovery meeting that outlines what is important to you, your current position, our areas of advice, our approach. We then present a Statement of Advice (SoA) to discuss your goals and our recommendations and go through the steps of how to proceed to the implementation stage. After signing the SoA, we discuss your questions, get you to sign the authority to proceed and complete any application forms before implementing the recommendations detailed in the SoA.

“How do you charge for your services?”

In our discovery meeting with you our advisers discuss the initial advice fee and the ongoing fees associated with our services.

“Should I pay more off my mortgage or put more money into super?”

One thing to consider is the interest rate on your home loan in comparison to the rate of return on your super fund. Before making a decision, it’s also important to weigh up your stage in life, particularly your age and your appetite for risk. Whatever strategy you choose you’ll need to regularly review your options if you’re making regular voluntary super contributions or extra mortgage repayments. As bank interest rates move and markets fluctuate, the strategy you choose today may be different from the one that is right for you in the future

“How do I know how much money I will need to retire?”

The amount of super you’ll need when you retire depends on your big costs in retirement and the lifestyle you want. The Associate of Superannuation Funds of Australia (ASFA) estimates for a single $44,224 a year and for couples $62,562 a year is how much you may need. This is only an indicator and our advisers assess everyone’s individual circumstances.

“How do I know Evalesco is the right fit for me?”

We know the impact of good holistic financial advice can make and we have the life experience, technical capability and quality support team that can make that difference for you. We’ve empowered over 1000 families through the delivery of great financial advice, to be healthy, wealthy and happy.

“How will I measure the value or success of receiving financial advice?”

We believe the true value of financial advice isn’t found in dollars and cents (although this is important too!) but in the peace of mind a financial plan can provide. It’s knowing where you want to go and how to get there, with a dedicated team behind you every step of the way.

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Evalesco Financial Services Level 17, 20 Bond Street Sydney NSW 2000
Phone: (02) 9232 6800

Evalesco Financial Services Pty Ltd is a Corporate Authorised Representative (325313) of Australian Advice Network Pty Ltd.

ABN: 13 602 917 297 AFSL: 472901