An enthusiastic volunteer and generous Newcastle community member, Chris Cull dedicates much of his time helping those in need.
As a board member for a charity organization providing scholarships to disadvantaged children, Chris is now looking to increase his charity work since recently retiring and relocating from Armidale.
A long-term client of Steve Sewell’s, Chris is proud to lay claim to being one of Steve’s original charges and laughs that he was somewhat of a ‘Guinea Pig’ for the budding advisor.
“I was there from the start and have followed Steve’s business growth with great respect.”
“Likewise, he followed my journey, and his support enabling me to purchase my home was a financial turning point for both our businesses in those early years.”
Having run a successful business management consultancy and held several directorships, Chris said Invest Blue was instrumental in consolidating his super and defining a plan for his future.
“I didn’t want the hassle of researching and organizing my own super, and I put great value on the advice I received from Steve.”
“For me, it was an opportunity cost – It was far more efficient for me to outsource my financial planning to Steve. With the time I saved myself I was able to pick up more clients for my business.”
With a zest for the outdoors and a healthy living, Chris is also grateful that since his move to Newcastle he can still enjoy his chosen lifestyle.
“I enjoy going to the gym, yoga, park running, cycling and generally staying healthy. I also like to travel annually, and it’s nice to have the confidence to know my finances are secured well into the future.”
He admits he is still somewhat careful with his money, and over his lifetime was budget conscious, managing his financial affairs to prepare for this stage of life.
“Over the years Steve has provided effective, solid advice. To have someone I can trust and provide this security has been extremely worthwhile.”
“I certainly went backwards during the global financial crisis, but it was very reassuring having Steve’s honesty and transparency guiding me though.”
“The move to Newcastle for retirement has been a marvellous one, I’m in a lovely terrace home in Cooks Hill, the suburb of my choice.
“It’s a very friendly community with easy access to everything I need and wish to do.”
“It’s a great feeling at this stage of my life to still have choices and flexibility, and I’m very much looking forward to staying involved in my new community and lending a hand where I can.”
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