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About Us

WHO ARE WE?

WHO ARE WE?

Master Your Money Now is a financial planning and education company with a passion for helping everyday people take control of their finances from the comfort for their own home.

Founded in July 2018 by Chris Carlin and based in Geelong, we regularly speak to everyday Australians both individually and in group settings, teaching and empowering people with practical financial skills we should have been taught in school. In short, we make money easy to understand again.

 

*Infocus Securities Australia Pty Ltd ABN 47 097 797 049, who holds AFSL Licence No. 236523.

We have partnered with Infocus, a boutique financial services provider who have been delivering financial advice to Australians from all walks of life since 1994. Based on the Sunshine Coast, Infocus has provided Master Your Money Now with an Australian Financial Services Licence (AFSL)*, enabling us to provide advice on a range of areas such as, but not limited to superannuation, retirement planning, personal insurances Centrelink and investments outside of superannuation. Infocus also ensures that all advice provided by Master Your Money Now is in your best interest.

MEET OUR TEAM

CHRIS CARLIN

Managing Director
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Chris Carlin is the director and financial planner of Master Your Money Now. Chris is passionate about helping others achieve their financial goals and live out their dream lifestyle.

 

Chris has been in the financial planning industry for over nine years, helping Australians seeking to increase their income, understand super, protect their loved ones and plan for retirement. Chris is a regular commentator on blogs, LinkedIn and Instagram on finance-related topics.

 

Chris is based in Geelong, but regularly speaks to clients Australia wide via Zoom and Facebook. If you speak to your friends and family online, why not your financial planner also?

 

Chris is a Certified Financial Planner through the Financial Planning Association of Australia and a Mortgage Broker registered with the MFAA. He has also completed a Bachelor of Commerce with Distinction from Deakin University, majoring in Finance and Financial Planning.

 

To this day, Chris still has a greylead pencil stuck to the top of his computer monitor.

 

Outside of Master Your Money Now, Chris is a passionate soccer fan and supports Western United and Everton. He also follows AFL (Geelong), cricket (Melbourne Renegades) and Formula One (Red Bull). Chris is married to Natalie, a paedriatric nurse and proud New Zealander.

 

Chris Carlin is an Authorised Representative (No. 1235031 for financial services and No. 514748 for credit) and Master Your Money Now Pty Ltd ABN 65 627 229 681 is a Corporate Authorised Representative (No. 1265677 for financial services and No. 514747 for credit) of Infocus Securities Australia Pty Ltd ABN 47 097 797 049 AFSL and Australian Credit Licence No. 236523

WILL RALEIGH

PARAPLANNER
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Will is our Paraplanner who is learning to be a financial advisor under the wing of Cris Carlin. He is a hard worker who always strives for excellence.

 

Will originally is from a small town called North Star, located in North West NSW. He grew up on a farm, now living in Geelong for the past two years. He enjoys going to the beach, playing tennis and golf. Will loves Thai and Italian food. 

 

“I am working to continue my professional development and knowledge of financial advise in my professional year to become a financial advisor.” – Will 2022

SOK LAY

FINANCIAL ADVISER
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Sok works with millennials to help them plant seeds to grow their future money tree and put in place a Plan B. Sok is a persistent person who will always do extra miles for her family, friends and clients. She have 3 kids and is married. She is obsessed about green and Korean skincare. Her nickname is Fruit Ninja.

 

“I am a big believer in financial education and I wish to use my role as a financial adviser with MYMN to help spread financial literacy one client at a time. I am passionate about helping Millennials better manage and optimise their finances to secure a better financial future.” – Sok

JEMMA GILLIE

MORTGAGE BROKER
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Jemma is our Mortgage Broker who strives for excellence and great results in all she does. She is obsessed with netball, lives for her weekend matches and also loves watching the 4 Suncorp Super Netball games. Over summer, you’ll also find Jemma glued to the TV watching the cricket. She loves music and having a jam on the keys. Jemma has completed 10 years of teaching which you can see in her caring nature for people.

 

“I am focused open learning the ropes in the mortgage broking industry and aim to be a creative problem in the workplace.” – Jemma

CHARLI ALLEN

BRAND IDENTITY AND CONTENT MANAGER
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Charli is our Brand Identity and Content Manager, helping bring our business to life through modern and educational designs spread across our various platforms. Charli loves everything small and squishy, and always is up for a camping trip. Charli received for Bachelor of Design, Visual Communications, in 2021 and continues to grow her love of design in her role.

 

“I love to create exciting content that can help people learn and grow in their finance journey in a way they can understand. I aim to grow my design skills through MYMN by digging deeper into innovating design, researching other marketing techniques and stepping into more creative areas I am unfamiliar with.” – Charli

MARY DECENA

SENIOR PARAPLANNER
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Mary is our Senior Paraplanner and does most of our research, analysis and documentation to ensure that all of our members get the best outcome for their situation. She has over four years of experience in paraplanning and has a Diploma in Financial Planning. In her spare time, she likes spending time at the beach with her family and friends.

 

“As a paraplanner, I want to continue making quality advice documents that will help Chris deliver compliant and easy-to-understand Statement of Advice document. Chris is a great adviser who works really hard to improve the quality of life of our clients. He genuinely care about our clients and I want to see more people benefit from him. To do this, I will help Chris grow the business by training other people to be excellent paraplanners, while also ensuring that our existing clients continue to receive quality advice documents.” – Mary

NATASHA WATNAKULA

FINANCIAL PLANNING ASSISTANT
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Natasha is passionate about all things analytical and is happiest when lending a helping hand to others. She holds a degree in Economics and Management from LSE and currently reading her MBA. She enjoys immersing herself in new ideas and ways of thinking. She enjoys traveling, exploring new cultures and places fascinated by the spiritual realities of the universe. She spends her free time reading and watching movies and loves to spend time with family and friends.