Nicholas Gyngell

Financial Lifetime Strategies Pty Ltd

Platinum
19 Yrs Experience
Mont Albert, VIC 3127
I am really passionate about making a positive difference in someone's life. Ever since I was young I have felt a strong sense of empathy towards others and how they faired in life. It provides me with a genuine sense of fulfillment to being in a position where I knew I was able to make a real difference, play a positive part in a person's life, to be able to make their life better in some way. I am particularly interested in helping people with challenges in areas that I can personally relate to and understand well from my own life experiences. One of those areas is time management and how much of this limited resource we actually allocate to the areas of our life that we deeply value. It has been a journey of self discovery for me involving a lot of time and thinking to determine what I truly value that resulted in a change in career. Now I try to make a conscious decision every day to allocate adequate time to those areas of my life that bring me true meaning to ensure that my actions continuously remain aligned to my most deeply held values.  My work has allowed me to apply these principles to the same challenges that play out in the lives of others. I can see how by not knowing or acting on these principles would affect not just an individual's own life but also those of their families. Wasting 'precious time' doing things that seem to be of interest or important at the time is a common mistake but in reality adds little value to your life or where you really wish to go in the long term. I feel privileged to be in a position where I am able to help people gain clarity about what is important to them, what they wish to achieve and to guide them along the most efficient path to achieve that goal. It gives me a sense of immense satisfaction to help people develop more certainty and clarity about what is important to them.

Expertise

  • Government Assistance
  • Superannuation
  • Insurance Protection
  • Managing Debt
  • Retirement & Pension
  • Growing Assets
  • Wills & Estates
  • Budgeting

My fees

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Fees are set according to the complexity of the client's advice requirements and they are always transparent and agreed upfront.

Recent reviews

At a glance

  • Adviser status Platinum
  • Rating 4.85
  • Number of reviews 25
  • First year providing advice 2003
  • Years of experience 19
  • Highest qualification
    • Master of Financial Planning
  • Language spoken
    • English

Financial Lifetime Strategies Pty Ltd

Unit 2, 6 Churchill St
Mont Albert, VIC 3127

Opening hours

  • 9:00am – 5:00pm Thursday
  • 9:00am – 6:00pm Monday, Friday
  • 9:00am – 9:00pm Tuesday – Wednesday

Meeting methods

  • In person
    In person
  • Phone
    Phone
  • Video call
    Video call

Licensed by

Lifespan Financial Planning

AFSL 229892

4.85
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4.80
Knowledge & expertise
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4.75

"We have had Nicholas as a financial adviser for three years now, and we are very happy with his advice on our superannuation and income stream. We have recommended Nicholas to some of our friends approaching retirement as we find him very knowledgeable on these subjects and very approachable to discuss any problems or questions we have.. Nicholas has made it quite clear that we can ring him at any time of the day we have any worries or questions. Yes we are very happy with Nicholas Gyngell ."

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  • Retirement & Pension
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5.00

"Nicholas has been providing my husband and myself with financial guidance for 3 years now. We find him an honest and reliable advisor who keeps in contact regualarly and is more than happy for us to call him if we're unsure about a next step. Peter and I were very disappointed with the service we were previously recieving from one of the big four banks advisors so we did our homework when looking for someone we could easily relate to. He mainly assists with managing our Superannuation and an interstate residential property plus general budgeting issues. We are confident that the advice Nicholas is right for our needs and a are happy to recommend him."

  • Superannuation
  • Insurance Protection
  • Retirement & Pension
  • Cashflow & Income
  • Growing Assets
  • Budgeting
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5.00

"For over 10 years I have found Nicholas to be very knowledgeable & professional in his work. The service he provides is very personalised where I feel listened to and everything has been explained clearly to me in a way that I understand. He has helped tidy up my super and is of great assistance in keeping me heading in the right direction for my retirement. Happy to recommend Nicholas’s services to friends and family."

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  • Retirement & Pension
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5.00

"I've known Nicholas for a long time now. He's attentive and follows through on a regular basis to make sure I'm on track with my future plans. It's great to have someone I can talk to and trust when it comes to my money decisions. I really value our ongoing relationship which is even more important to me now as I'm getting older"

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5.00

"Over the last 12 years I have always found Nicholas to be very informative, helpful, reliable and easy to deal with. He explains complex financial issues in a way that I can easily understand. I also value how Nicholas helps me to understand and map out my true life goals. I appreciate his transparent approach and feel confident he understands my needs. His advice has helped take away worry and stress and given me more confidence for the future. I am very happy to recommend Nicholas to others."

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  • Growing Assets
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4.00

"As a client for over 10 years, we have always found him to be very knowledgeable and professional in his work. He is always prompt and efficient and is someone we find very comfortable to deal with. We would recommend Nicholas to others seeking financial advice."

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5.00

"Over the last nine years I have received a very professional and personalised service from Nicholas, where I am listened to, and everything has been very clearly explained to me. There is complete transparency in regard to fees and I have complete trust that Nicholas will keep me up to date and always give me a high level of expertise and service."

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4.75

"Nick has been very helpful in guiding me through my investments & in recommending which funds to invest in he also allows me to make my own decisions in funds I find appealing."

  • Superannuation
  • Retirement & Pension
  • Self Managed SuperFunds
  • Growing Assets
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5.00

"‘We have had Nicholas as an adviser for over 10 years and throughout that time we have always found him to be efficient, helpful and thorough. Nicholas always takes time to explain things in a way that makes financial matters more easily understood. We have no hesitation to recommend Nicholas’."

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4.00

"very helpful over the last fourteen years great service alway informative always available"

  • Government Assistance
  • Superannuation
  • Tax Strategies
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My clients have reviewed me based on the following areas of advice

  • Government Assistance
  • Superannuation
  • Insurance Protection
  • Retirement & Pension
  • Self Managed SuperFunds
  • Cashflow & Income
  • Tax Strategies
  • Growing Assets
  • Budgeting

Qualifications & Training

Master of Financial Planning

Level
9 - Masters Degree
Institution
University of the Sunshine Coast (USC)
Completed
2007

Certified Financial Planner (CFP)

Level
8 - Bachelor Honours Degree, Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma
Institution
Financial Planning Association of Australia (FPA)
Completed
2007

Diploma of Financial Planning (DFP 1-8)

Level
6 - Advanced Diploma, Associate Degree
Institution
Deakin University
Completed
2004

Ethics and Professionalism in Financial Advice - Bridging Course

Level
0 - Training / Exam / Other
Institution
Kaplan Professional
Completed
2020

Fellow Chartered Financial Practitioner (FChFP)

Level
8 - Bachelor Honours Degree, Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma
Institution
Association of Financial Advisers (AFA)
Completed
2011

Professional Memberships

Association of Financial Advisers (AFA)

Membership type
Practitioner Member

Financial Planning Association of Australia (FPA)

Membership type
Certified Financial Planner
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