It is never too early or too late to plan! Whether you are just starting in the workforce, juggling kids and a mortgage or are enjoying your retirement it pays to create a plan – just in case the unexpected occurs…
Crafting an Estate Plan ensures that you can provide for loved ones by making your wishes clear and executable.
From little things big things come
The importance of Planning
No matter what stage of life you’re in, it’s important to set financial goals that are specific, measurable, and achievable. By writing down and referring back to your goals, you can track your progress and gain a better understanding of your financial profile. Before noting your goals, ask yourself the following questions:
- What are your short and long term goals for your family, your lifestyle and your career? Are you planning on upgrading to a bigger house, starting a family or considering retirement? In order establish a plan to achieve your goals you need to be realistic about what they are....
- What is your time horizon? When you will need the money for your goal is a critical factor in determining how to invest for it. The longer your time horizon, the more risk you may be able to take on with your investments in pursuit of potentially higher rewards.
- What is your emotional and financial tolerance for risk? Would you forgo the possibility of a large gain if you knew it also involved the possibility of a large loss – even if that meant giving up the opportunity to reach their financial goal sooner.