Financial Solutions


About us

Our business exists to grow and protect the wealth of a range of individuals, families and businesses.

We are a boutique financial advisory firm located in North Sydney and established by Michael Lawson. Michael has been providing tailored financial advice to individuals, families and businesses since 2004. With over 20 years experience Michael also holds a Masters in Financial Planning, is a Certified Financial Planner (CFP®), a member of the Financial Planning Association of Australia (FPA), the Self Managed Superannuation Fund Association (SMSF) and is an SMSF Specialist Adviser (SSA™).



A goal without a plan is just a wish

We provide advice services to a range of clients from young professionals, families, retirees to business owners and CEO’s.
The needs of our clients can greatly vary but our advice process is centred on thoroughly understanding your circumstances and goals.
This is the most critical factor to providing the best possible guidance towards better financial outcomes.
Knowing you have the right strategies in place will provide you with more time to dream bigger and focus on what is truly important to you.

Financial Advice

A comprehensive approach

Our aim is to give you clear direction once we have a deep understanding of your needs to clearly demonstrate an improvement in your financial position.

In order for us to provide you with the best advice and service, our process with you will be as follows: 

Initial meeting - We will hold an initial meeting to understand your situation and primary reasons for seeking advice. After understanding your requirements we will provide written Terms of Engagement, setting out:

  • The tasks to be undertaken in the initial review

  • The expected delivery of advice

  • Ongoing service requirements

  • the costs of the services that will be provided

Provision of Advice - We will then provide you with a detailed report of your financial position with clear recommendations and actions including:​

  • Discuss the advice, clarify any issues and adjust as necessary

  • Implement recommendations and actions agreed; and

  • Monitor and review your needs on a regular basis (at least annually)


Want to know more about the advice process?

If you have never received financial advice before it may be worth taking the time to watch these three short videos which highlight the benefits of professional financial advice and take the mystery out of the advice process.

1. Professional Financial Advice

What is financial advice and how does it work?

2. Your Financial Plan

What's involved in preparing a robust strategy?

3. Putting Your Plan into Action

Implementing your recommendations


Contact Us

If you would like to discuss how we can help you or arrange an appointment please contact us.

Suite 1001/275 Alfred St, North Sydney NSW 2060, Australia

(02) 99221262


About the Goal Financial Solutions. ABN 62 155 462 534 is a Corporate Authorised Representative (No 417 698) of Matrix Planning Solutions Limited ABN 45 087 470 200, AFSL & ACL No. 238256

Our Financial Services Guide (FSG) is available here.

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