One of the services we offer at Petra Financial Solutions is financial planning for all ages and stages of life. In my blog posts, I want to stress the importance, benefits and effectiveness of having a financial plan in place.
In my experience, I have observed that there are seven roadblocks that keep the majority of individuals from creating and executing a financial plan.
1. No Goals
If you have no goals, you cannot create a plan and know whether you are on track. Not sure what is realistic or where to start? We can provide professional
guidance and active financial management.
2. Lack of Knowledge
Many individuals do not understand the financial world or how to effectively put their money to work.
Not all debt is bad; at times it can be good for investing long term. At times credit card debt can be detrimental.
4. Inappropriate Investing
I have seen investors lose money by having unsuitable investments. We attempt to look at the whole picture before putting your money to work.
If your money is not working for you then it is losing ground to Inflation.
Being aware of the tax implications of your decisions is an important factor in the planning process.
Some people never quite get around to planning for the future. As a result, they fail to reach their financial goals.
We can help you get past the roadblocks and develop a financial plan utilizing the six keys to financial success.
1. Risk Management
Medical Insurance / Long Term Care / Life Insurance
2. Cash Management
Inflation and Taxes / How Much Money is Available / Latte Factor
3. Investment Concepts
Plan for Investing / Investment Concepts / ETFs / Planning for College
4. Tax Management
Taxes say a lot about a person / 1040 “taxable interest income” / How to reduce taxes
5. Retirement Planning
Income during Retirement / Social Security Benefits / Employee Sponsored Retirement Plans
6. Estate Conservation
Estate / Who will receive your estate / Distribution of your estate / Guardians for minor children / Estate costs / Probate / Trusts / Charitable Giving
I believe in the comprehensive approach to Financial Management. You not only need sound investments but also adequate insurance coverage, cash management skills, tax saving strategies, and an effective estate plan.
I will break down each “Key” area of the Financial Planning process in future blogs.
Until next time, cheers!