Michael Clarke will tell you that there’s nothing all that extraordinary about having a famous Aussie cricketer as your namesake, except that there were a couple of occasions when it raised eyebrows when he was travelling through cricket-mad India.
While the ‘other’ Michael Clarke was playing for Australia, Shore Financial’s Michael Clarke was busy finishing a degree in Financial Economics and Commerce at the University of New South Wales before going on to spend three years kicking off his career in Asia.
Since returning to Australia, Michael has been working as a Financial Advisor.
He says while most clients consider the services of a financial advisor after they’ve secured a property, looking for the right insurance to protect themselves and their mortgage, he says they soon realise that a financial advisor can really add value in helping them to make sound decisions about their money and learn strategies that can help them to reach other life goals too.
A financial advisor is a bit like having a personal trainer, he says. “You need to be motivated and you need to set goals, but professional advices makes all the difference to exactly what you can achieve.”
Michael’s philosophy centres around educating clients – helping them to understand how to build wealth and protect it for the long term.