Ben Budge

Director & Senior Financial Advisor
Getting to know

Ben Budge

Ben is a founding partner of My Wealth Solutions and is passionate about helping his clients achieve their financial goals. Always going above and beyond, he uses his knowledge of real world business, combined with his financial expertise, to enable his clients to reach their financial milestones and enjoy a secure financial future.

  • Experience

    Before founding My Wealth Solutions, Ben’s experience included working as Managing Director of a successful business and as channel partner of a national electricity broking business. Ben is a Self Managed Super Fund Specialist and is also qualified to give advice on retirement planning, risk management, property, shares, managed investments and specialised lending.

  • Role

    Whether they’re buying their first home, starting a family or creating a comfortable retirement, Ben loves being a part of improving people’s financial lives and is focused on working hard to get the best outcome for them. As a people person, he also enjoys meeting new people and maintaining close and regular contact with his clients.

    Something people often notice and appreciate about Ben is his ability to present financial planning in a way that is clear and easy to understand. He also has a keen eye for the finer details, excellent listening skills and a friendly demeanour.

  • Outside of Work

    Outside of work, Ben spends most of his time with his young family (wife Kelly and kids Ella and Billy). He is a sports tragic and enjoys all kinds of sports. Hailing from North Queensland, he is a Cowboys membership holder. He also stays active by playing in Brisbane’s weekly basketball and touch rugby league competitions.

  • What’s your favourite thing about being part of the MWS team?

    The great people – both our clients and our team are driven, goal-oriented and focused on growth!

  • What do you wish people knew about financial planning?

    That it is very simple to create financial freedom. You just need to have crystal clear goals, be committed and accountable to these goals, and create clear, actionable steps to achieving them.

  • What's your favourite book, movie and food?

    Book: The Power of One by Bryce Courtenay
    Movie: Braveheart
    Food: Wagyu steak (marble score 7+), perfectly cooked

  • If you could give one piece of advice to the Ben from 10 years ago, what would it be?

    There is no one linear path to success and happiness, you just have to always keep improving and growing.

  • What's your weirdest office habit?

    I talk extremely loudly when on the phone, which doesn’t pan out too well in an open plan office.

  • What's the one thing about you that people would be surprised to learn?

    I grew up on the big island of Hawaii from when I was 4 to when I was 10.

  • If you could have dinner with anyone past or present, who would it be and why?

    My Father, to see if I had done him proud, or Michael Jordan, because he is just a winner!

“There is no greater satisfaction than when a client can see their path to financial freedom. By helping clients understand more about their finances and how to manage and organise them, they are more confident and enjoy the peace of mind of knowing that their future is more secure.” – Ben Budge

CLIENT TESTIMONIAL

Guy has been our financial advisor for almost eight years now. In that time we’ve been very happy with his service, advice and personal touch. Highly recommended!

Oliver W.
CLIENT TESTIMONIAL

My experience with Guy Freeman has been totally professional and totally satisfactory. Guy has managed my small investments but maintained at the same time a personal interest in my health and well being… I have to say that I have complete trust in Guy and am so pleased he is looking after my investments giving me a secure future.

Jennette B.
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I was recommended Guy Freeman’s help with planning my financial future, and am very satisfied and reassured by his input over the last couple of years. I’ve actually received more input than I thought possible…sound investments; making a will, life insurance, income protection insurance, and realistic plans for retirement… I feel ‘looked after’ by this company, and excited about my financial future.

Jack H.
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Guy…was also the most helpful and friendly of all the advisors. The quick responses and helpful, friendly advise has been a mainstay of our dealings with Guy and MWS. We have been very satisfied with the financial advice given. They helped us to consider matters like income protection, super funds and life insurance that we had very little knowledge about. Guy has also been able to give us a focus for our savings and investments going forward into the future.

Brendan N.
CLIENT TESTIMONIAL

We have been seeing Guy at MWS for a few years now, and his advice has been invaluable. We are a young family trying to make the best of what we have, and Guy really puts it all into perspective, so it isn’t overwhelming. Whenever we meet with him, I always walk away feeling so motivated that we are making good choices for the future…We’ll be long-term clients and I wouldn’t hesitate recommending him to others.

Louan W.
CLIENT TESTIMONIAL

The team were very knowledgeable and took the time to ensure our needs were understood. Guy put forward some options to help us achieve our goals and set us up for a solid future.

Jagmeet V.
CLIENT TESTIMONIAL

Guy has been most helpful from the first meeting and still continues to ensure I am kept in the loop with everything in regard to my financial position. Guy sorted my super and has ensured my insurances are relevant to my current position. Highly recommend MWS.

Scott H.
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I’ve been really happy with Guy and Brooke from My Wealth Solutions, they are currently helping me through a difficult situation, in turn making life much easier. I highly recommend My Wealth Solutions.

Michelle S.
award winning and highly recommended

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