Nic Basham

Principal/Financial Planner

Qualifications:
Diploma Financial Planning (DFP)
Certified Financial Planner (CFP)

How long have you been working at Empower Financial Life?

We established Empower Financial Advice in April 2020

What solutions do you deliver to your clients?

  • Retirement Planning
  • Investment Advice
  • Superannuation Advice
  • Wealth Accumulation
  • Social Security Strategies

How would you describe your approach to work?

I make the complexities of the financial world easy to understand for my clients, so they can make informed decisions that will benefit them.

What did you do before you started at Empower?

I previously worked as a Senior Financial Planner at NAB Financial Planning 2000 – 2019.

What is your greatest source of enjoyment in your job?

Seeing people relaxed and confident that their finances are well managed due to their trust in our professional advice and competence. It’s so rewarding.

Can you tell us about the most memorable moment of your career?

The first time I met with a client as an adviser (1998) was one which really sticks in my mind. I was very green and extremely nervous. You have to develop a lot of experience and communication skills in this job, but everyone starts from scratch. It’s a very steep learning curve!

Is there a client or project that stands out?

Establishing Empower Financial Advice. We set up our business from nothing in the middle of the Financial Royal commission and Covid-19. We worked huge hours to get it established which was incredibly rewarding and the highlight of my working life.

What do you enjoy doing when you’re not at work?

Getting away camping, riding motorcycles and spending time at Lake Tinaroo.

Tell us something surprising about yourself.

I’m a bit of a bogan on the weekends. You may not recognise me unshaven and usually in fairly daggy clothes!

What’s the most unusual or interesting financial request you’ve had?

A client asked me once to tell them how wealthy I was.

What is the one piece of financial advice you wish you’d known sooner?

Save 10% of what you earn every payday (wise words from Curley Bill – the barman at my old Footy Club).

Imagine you are at a party with strangers, what surprising fact would you tell them about the world of finance?

Many millionaires don’t wear shoes.

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