Jill and Owen Weeks
This website brings together a number of activities that have been pursued by Jill & Owen Weeks since the year 2000.
Jill & Owen Weeks are authors, seminar speakers, financial planners and their company Lifestyle Matters Pty Ltd (Australian Financial Services Licence No. 227935) is a registered Tax Agent. The thread that binds all of these activities together is a focus on helping people by providing resources and services that will add something to the future wellbeing of their clients.
The Weeks' tell you where to go..nicely and know where the hot spots for retirees are around Australia..and also how to avoid them!
They have developed a business built around the presentation of high quality seminars. Jill and Owen focus on the non-financial aspects of retirement and lifestyle.
Their work has also been extremely popular and well received with expatriates and people wanting to move to Australia.
Owen has spent more than 30 years providing advice to retirees and people planning their retirement. He is a honorary fellow of the Association of Superannuation Funds of Australia (ASFA), a fellow of the National Institute of Accountants, a Certified Financial Planner (CFP), and among his many qualifications holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Melbourne University.
Owen Weeks is the Executive Director of Lifestyle Matters. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce, a Diploma of Financial Planning and is a Certified Financial Planner. He has also been made a Life Member and Honorary Fellow of the Association of Superannuation Funds of Australia. Owen started in the financial planning business in 1975 and has built up and sold four separate successful businesses. In 1992 he sold his business to William M Mercer, and helped grow the business Australia wide. Owen was made a world-wide partner.
One of the little known facts about Owen is he loves cars….in fact his very first academic qualification he received was a Certificate in Automotive Engineering, and in 1968 he won an award from General Motors Holden for the design of the car of the future! Owen competes in tarmac rallies such as the Grand Prix Rally and the Targa Tasmania Rally, and is building a collection of modern classic cars.
The other Director of Lifestyle Matters is Jill Weeks. She has been an author and educator for 20 years. She holds an Arts Degree with a major in psychology, along with a Diploma in Financial Planning, a Diploma of Teaching and several other related qualifications. She has written about retirement subjects for many years.
Jill is a writer and frequent contributor to magazines and newspapers. Her first attempts at writing were published by the “Mansfield Courier’, when she was eight years old. Jill speaks at many seminars and conferences, and has written a book:
21 Ways To Retire which is a collection of in-depth interviews with people who have already retired.
Jill is a Rotarian. She was asked to join Rotary after she won a Business Award that the Rotary Club held….’she liked the company so much she joined!’ She has also Chaired her local Council Business Network. Jill has also been awarded a Paul Harris Fellow (PHF) from her Rotary Club.
Not widely known is that Jill holds a ‘Heavy Truck / Bus’ licence(!), a Sign Language qualification (there is no correlation with the bus/ truck licence!), and has been an Advocate for a disabled person and owned a brumby horse. In her university days Jill was a cook for firefighters in the Australian bush, and a tutor to name but a few jobs!
To Contact Jill and Owen: Email firstname.lastname@example.org
or via Snail Mail: PO Box 1130, Camberwell, Victoria, 3124