Your Best Interests
A financial plan for eliminating debt, changing your life and building 'real' long term wealth

Lisa's Journey

Episodes

In these moments making the right choice can be the difference between living the dream and missed opportunity. Your Best Interests is dedicated to helping you make that right choice.

About the Show 

For many of us, managing our money is something that's in the, "too hard basket". You know you should do it. But you're not quite sure where to start. For some of us, it's difficult enough managing day-to-day without thinking about longer-term plans or retirement.

Your Best Interests is about financial advice and the difference it makes to the lives of everyday Australians. Sharing the real life stories of single Mum, Helen and her teenage daughter, Lauren and young widower, Lisa; Your Best Interests is a TV series that explores the real life challenges, concerns, hopes and dreams of these women as they come to terms with their circumstances and with the help of a professional financial adviser, make life changing plans for a future they couldn't have imagined.

 

Series Advisers

Matthew Hawkins

Director & Senior Financial Adviser

Matthew has over 10 years’ experience in the Financial Services Profession and holds a Bachelor of Commerce Majoring in Accounting and Finance, a Diploma of Financial Services, holds the Fellow Chartered Financial Practitioner Designation and is the Tasmanian State Director of the Association of Financial Advisers.

Matthew’s specialities include retirement planning, insurance advice and wealth accumulation strategies. His vast experience throughout his career provides him with the skills to understand and articulate clients’ financial and lifestyle challenges with great clarity. He has the unique ability to explain often technical concepts in client-friendly language.

Michael Nowak, Nowak Financial Services

Michael Nowak

Director & Senior Financial Adviser at Nowak Financial Services

Michael is the owner, Managing Director and Senior Adviser at Nowak Financial Services. He began advising in 2005 and since then has made a successful transition into a Senior Adviser role and succeeded Joe to become the owner of the business. The people side of the advising role is what Michael derives most satisfaction from, the engagement with clients and being able to work with them to develop creative solutions. Michael has integrated the goals based financial planning approach in the Nowak Financial Services based on his experience with clients and his own situation.

Michael holds the following qualifications – FChFP designation, a Bachelor of Business from QUT and an Advanced Diploma of Financial Planning. Whilst in his role as President in 2013/14 his Board were instrumental in raising education standards and codes of conduct, improving the perception of advice, and championing the role of women in advice. Michael specialises in personal and family life insurance advice, working with business owners for their insurance and retirement strategies, superannuation accumulation and retirement planning.