The scope of Financial Planning is to help you make better decisions about money that will help you reach your short-term and long-term goals in life. This is not about planning when to buy things. This is about serious, long term personal finances.
We recommend creating a financial plan to stay on top of things and never fall into stressful and unwanted situations. When putting together your financial plan, take into consideration the following:
- What your actual situation is
- Your financial and personal goals shot-term and long-term
- Have a backup plan in case the unexpected happens
- Come up with clear strategies to achieve your goals
- Review your plan and make changes accordingly
What to plan for when doing your financial planning?
- Retirement planning
- Tax planning
- Estate planning
- Financial management
- Asset management
- Risk management
While many of us haven’t even thought of planning for any of the above, it is great to have a plan to cover all these expenses. There are many tools available to help you track your daily spending such as Mint from Intuit. This tool is free and helps track your spending because it’s connected to your bank account. It breaks your expenses into categories and makes it easier to understand where your money goes. These expenses might not include retirement planning or your investments, but it is great to see where you can cut from those expenses and put that towards your financial goals.
Overall, financial planning is a way for you to set goals and follow the plan to achieve them.
We are a trusted source when it comes to retirement planning, investments, financial management, and more, so feel free to ask for advice.