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INSIGHTS WITH EVALESCO

Fun and learning in Cebu
by Kate Buhagiar | 29 September 2023

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A team session with Jeff and Belinda to be clear on the values
A jam packed day exploring the islands and Bohol

In August, Belinda and Jeff flew to Cebu, Philippines to visit our amazing team based there, and attend the VBP Client Conference. They had a fantastic opportunity to spend some face-to-face time with our beautiful Cebu crew who welcomed them open arms and treated them to amazing Filipino hospitality. 

The team had a fantastic day out exploring the islands around Bohol and the rugged terrain in the interior via ALL-Terrain Vehicle (ATV). They enjoyed the spectacular views of the Bilar Man made forest to get to the Chocolate Hills, which is famous for its natural contoured hills, that are covered in green grass that turns brown during the dry season. 

The business component of the trip included learning about improved communication frameworks, and efficient back-office processes. Jeff was invited to present a very well received panel session to over 130 delegates about Designing the Financial Planning Practice of the Future. 

They had an incredible night at Cebu’s premier awards night, as VBP recognised teams for their outstanding work throughout the year.  

Belinda and Jeff returned to the office with lots of ideas to discuss and implement with the team but above all they returned so grateful for our team based in Cebu and the friendships and memories made with them.

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“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.

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

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