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Amira Binte Ismail

Financial Services Consultant

Story

“I still have a 5-figure debt to pay off.”

Those exact words from my 60-year-old mother felt like a nightmare. As I dawned upon our situation, I repeatedly asked myself, “ Where did it all go wrong? ”

Growing up in a humble home, we never had much, but we always had enough. Everything I wanted I’ve always gotten. New clothes, the latest toys, the opportunity to travel abroad; but I never realised that it all came at the expense of my parent’s crippling finances.

I was in Primary 4 when my parents took the leap of faith to migrate to Australia in hopes for a better future. We spent a good 2 years trying to attain our Australian citizenship, only to be rejected due to unfavourable circumstances. One can only imagine how financially demanding the whole process was. Not only were our visas rejected, the money spent within those 2 years eventually snowballed into a 5-figure debt. Fast forward to 17 years later, my parents are still finding means to pay off what is being owed due to poor financial decisions made decades ago.

I know for a fact that there are many others in my community who are financially struggling due to the lack of financial literacy and assistance. My goal as a Financial Services Consultant is to provide the best service for my community and beyond, and empower them to make informed financial decisions.

My name is Amira and I’m ready to tide through every storm with you.

Amira Binte Ismail

Financial Services Consultant

Story

“I still have a 5-figure debt to pay off.”

Those exact words from my 60-year-old mother felt like a nightmare. As I dawned upon our situation, I repeatedly asked myself, “ Where did it all go wrong? ”

Growing up in a humble home, we never had much, but we always had enough. Everything I wanted I’ve always gotten. New clothes, the latest toys, the opportunity to travel abroad; but I never realised that it all came at the expense of my parent’s crippling finances.

I was in Primary 4 when my parents took the leap of faith to migrate to Australia in hopes for a better future. We spent a good 2 years trying to attain our Australian citizenship, only to be rejected due to unfavourable circumstances. One can only imagine how financially demanding the whole process was. Not only were our visas rejected, the money spent within those 2 years eventually snowballed into a 5-figure debt. Fast forward to 17 years later, my parents are still finding means to pay off what is being owed due to poor financial decisions made decades ago.

I know for a fact that there are many others in my community who are financially struggling due to the lack of financial literacy and assistance. My goal as a Financial Services Consultant is to provide the best service for my community and beyond, and empower them to make informed financial decisions.

My name is Amira and I’m ready to tide through every storm with you.