Melinda Planken | Managing Partner
Qualifications & Memberships:
- Certified Financial Planner ®
- Bachelor of Commerce, Deakin University
- Accredited Aged Care Professional™
- Financial Planning Association
In 2007, after achieving top marks on an assignment, Melinda’s lecturer passed her information onto Muirfield. Now a Partner at Muirfield, she has yet to look back. As a recognised specialist in Aged Care and Centrelink advice, Melinda not only loves working with her clients, but also presents regularly to local community groups, aged care facilities, and professional services firms.
A native of the Bellarine Peninsula, Melinda grew up with many pets, including an orphaned lamb named Harry. It’s no surprise then to learn that she originally dreamed of being a veterinarian. However, the appeal of that career died shortly after poor Harry became Sunday roast.
Being the kind and wonderfully quirky individual that she is, we all feel that her chosen career is perfectly suited for her.
Outside of the office, Melinda is busy having all sorts of fun adventures with her husband and little boy, spending time in the kitchen (with a glass of red!) and attempting to tick off her ever growing list of restaurants to try.
"Melinda is the best! She is always on hand to reply to any questions we have, and her professionalism is unmatched."
"We found Melinda very knowledgeable and she presented options to me that previous advisors had not. Melinda's approach is calming with no pressure."
"Melinda is an excellent communicator and is able to explain all matters regarding our superannuation and associated financial issues clearly and concisely. She installs confidence and is most approachable. She also doesn't speak"down" to us but is always happy to go through things which we may not fully understand."