Goose and Maverick of Top Gun

What Does Top Gun & Financial Planning Have In Common?

SYS Group Financial Consultant Daniel Nagle uses his ‘left-field’ approach and a Top Gun analogy to consider how you will benefit from a Financial Adviser. 

Like many others, I went to see the recently released 2022 version of the 1980s classic Top Gun and left with a pain in my stomach from popcorn and coke zero but also with a brainwave for a blog…

As usual, I like to take a reasonably left-field approach to writing blogs for the SYS Group website. It’s my way of trying to make Financial Planning more relatable.

Financial Guidance

I often meet new or prospective clients who, either feel they don’t need a Financial Adviser in their corner, or feel intimidated or possibly overpowered by the thought of disclosing their finances with someone independent. It’s an Irish thing! We don’t like to talk about anything personal. I have seen, and continue to see the value of having the advice and often the soundboard of a Financial Adviser in an individual’s, a business owner, or a family’s life. So, you might ask what this has to do with Top Gun? Well, my take on it is that every Maverick needs a Goose, and everyone needs a wingman or wing-woman. There is no difference when it comes to having a Financial Adviser on your shoulder for life.

Just like in Top Gun, planes go up and down, and so do markets. The real value of having a “Goose”, I mean Financial Adviser, in your life, is not when you are cruising at 40,000ft. Rather, it’s in times of turbulence. The markets are a lonely place for many when there are periods of instability and fluctuation. Often people try to time the market on their own. This will, over the long term, result in disappointment without a doubt.

Financial Planning Advice

So, what’s the synopsis? Take the leap of faith! Engage with a Financial Adviser and build a plan that suits you and yours. Use us advisers, as a soundboard, and instead of worrying about the “what if’s” in life, just go live life and trust in us and the plan.

As always, if you have found reading this blog relatable and have any queries, I would be delighted to hear from you and to help in any way possible. You can contact me directly at Alternatively, you can contact me on LinkedIn @danielnagle or by calling our office on +3536757057. 

I hope you will continue to follow this series of blogs that will be on the SYS platform regularly and hopefully we can continue to help you on your financial journey.                                                             

SYS Group are financial planning experts based in Nenagh, Co. Tipperary and offer a suite of financial services including mortgages, retirement and tax planning, corporate solutions, investment and wealth management.

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