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.
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.
Please refer to the Master Your Money Now Brochure for more information
*Infocus Securities Australia Pty Ltd ABN 47 097 797 049, who holds AFSL Licence No. 236523.
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
“Tattsy” is our gun mortgage broker who has over 10 years of experience in helping people buy their first home, purchase investment properties and helping people save money through refinancing. He has worked both in a bank as a home loan specialist and also as a mortgage broker, and shares our passion in helping millennials with their financial needs.
Outside of work, you will find mark at the gym, supporting his beloved Tigers or spending time with his two young children.
Mark has completed a Bachelor of Commerce from La Trobe University, majoring in Accounting and Management. He also has a Diploma in Mortgage Broking.
“Courts” has over 8 years of experience in the financial planning industry and has worked on a broad range of clients needs from millennials buying her first home to aged care. She has a Bachelor of Commerce and Masters of Financial Planning and Cert 4 in Finance and Mortgage Broking.
She has also just purchased her first home as well so has a deep understanding and experience of this process.
Outside of work, you will find Courtney outside enjoying nature and long walks. She has three brothers (one of which is a twin) and has the most adorable little Cavoodle called Missy.