Meet John and Sue a couple in their 50’s who have worked hard towards setting themselves up for an early retirement through property. When they came to The Wealth Centre, John and Sue had already purchased 3 properties, were well on their way to being tax effective, but unfortunately they had hit a stumbling block; they had exhausted their personal capacity to purchase any further properties in the near future. John and Sue knew that to be able to have the lifestyle their desire when they retire they needed to purchase more investments. Once meeting with our Trusted Advisors, it became clear to John and Sue that once they combined their superannuation funds into one Self-Managed Super Fund they were able to buy another property, and also have the funds to diversify into stocks, shares and other commodities. John and Sue relished the value of taking control of their super funds and being able to determine their own outcome, and now through the help of The Wealth Centre’s Trusted Advisors they are planning their exit strategy from employment to early retirement.
Ian Barr is a successful property investor, mentor and founder of The Wealth Centre. He comes from a rural background, commencing his working life as a third generation farmer, managing and eventually owning the family farm in the Western Australian North Midlands region.
The first 14 years of his adult working life taught him vital life survival skills while providing the essential support for a young family. These events eventually lead him to teaching agriculture based programs at Northam Senior High School along with voluntary community work. During this time he discovered his ability to communicate and mentor people in many fields.
Ian got involved in the real-estate industry to understand how the industry worked, find some mentors and discover the blue print to using property investing as a wealth creation business.
Through his successes in property investing, combined with his acquired mentoring skills he took the leap into property advising by joining one of WA’s leading boutique property investment groups.
Through natural progression he was involved in a number of property groups in Perth over a period of some 10 years. Disillusioned by the inabilities of these organisations to provide blue ribbon customer service, the timing was perfect for Ian to realise his passion for helping people and create “The Wealth Centre”.
Like so many of us, Ian has had his personal challenges including separation and divorce. However, today he is a happily married to an amazing woman, Trish, and together they are doing their best to assist their blended family of adult children and precious grandchildren to build a financial legacy for generations to come. His combined life experiences allow him to be the perfect mentor for those who want to increase their personal wealth.