Shayne Sommer


Shayne holds a Bachelor of Arts (Journalism/Psychology), Graduate Diploma of Financial Planning and has attained the Certified Financial Planner (CFP©) designation. She provides holistic financial advice to private clients primarily across the areas of cash flow, superannuation, investment and personal insurance. Shayne contributes the education of financial professionals via the FPA Certified Financial Planner (CFP©) designation, the CPA program, and is a casual lecturer with Charles Sturt University. Shayne’s thoughts and commentary have been included in publications such as No More Practice, Australian Financial Review,, Money & Life magazine and Kaplan Professional. Shayne holds a second dan black belt in karate, and is currently a student of Korean martial art, Hapkido.

The real cost of money worries? More than a penny for your thoughts.

  Angie was nestled amongst the cushions of Nick’s luxurious sofa, wrapped in his plush bathrobe, a temporary substitute for his embrace as he took to the kitchen to brew a perfect mug of coffee. She loved that recently, Friday afternoon drinks with the...

March 4, 2024

Can a ‘saver’ truly love an ‘entertainer’?

“Now this is more like it!” Stacy declared as she stepped onto the generous balcony of the penthouse apartment. With uninterrupted water views, it would be perfect for entertaining. Paul released her fingertips as she twirled onto the balcony. Of course this was...

May 12, 2023
Image of a couple holding hands and near a table with fruits on it

When Conversations Lead to More than Words

Olivia looked out over at the sand and waves as they crashed into the shore – clearly Sienna had chosen this café for the view and had paid no attention to the exorbitant prices on the menu. Olivia was trying to eat healthy,Olivia was trying to eat healthy,

October 19, 2022

A Dark Approach to Leaving a Legacy

Sarah approached the grand ballroom with some trepidation. She wore a sleek silver dress and stilettos, totally befitting the look, if not yet the feel, of the role ahead of her. Truthfully, she knew she wasn’t nervous about the work,

August 24, 2022
A picture of Shane Sommer with Guitar

A Courtship of Change and Choices

Mary didn’t want to admit that the drawcard for coming to tonight’s class reunion was to chance an encounter with her former chemistry lab partner and secret crush, Brock Jones.

June 21, 2022

Fate by design

Emma was finally sitting across from Thomas, at least one part of her day was going right. He was there in all of his signature all-black attire, the top button of his dress shirt casually undone, the shirt itself draping off him like a cascading silk curtain. “So...

March 7, 2022