Putting together a financial plan is a great way to not only stay on top of your personal finances but also begin to plan for your future and any upcoming financial goals that you’d like to work towards. There are often several questions that arise when assembling a financial plan that the average consumer won’t know the answer to, which is why working with a financial advisor is beneficial. A financial advisor will be able to walk you through the entire financial planning process and will help you balance your needs of today with your goals of tomorrow.
We’ve put together this blog post to highlight the power of a great financial plan, and how you can get started with one of our financial advisors.
What Is a Financial Plan?
Simply put, a financial plan looks at your current finances, what financial goals you have for the future, and what things need to be addressed so you can meet those goals. A thorough financial plan will cover everything from taxes to investments to your plans for retirement. When working with a financial planner, they will gather information from you related to your current situation and analyze it, keeping your goals, needs, and priorities in mind. From there, they will help you implement strategies while also putting together time frames, responsibilities and actions you can take to help you achieve your financial goals.
Saving for Retirement & Other Financial Goals
Saving for retirement isn’t often a topic that comes up amongst young people, however, it is something that you should start saving for right away. The sooner you can begin building your savings for retirement, the better. A financial advisor will help you review your options and put together a plan to help you achieve your retirement goals. Some people might be contributing to a Registered Retirement Savings Plan, or RRSP, so a financial advisor will help you determine if you’re making the right level of contribution or if it needs to be adjusted.
If you have any other financial goals, such as saving for a down payment on a home or a trip, you will be able to discuss those with your financial advisor as well and put a plan in place to help you work towards those goals as well.
Financial Planning Tools
While speaking with a financial advisor and putting a plan in place is a great way to get started on your financial goals, using other financial planning tools such as budgeting apps can be a great way to start saving and easily track your progress. You will be able to see how much money you have coming in and going out, and can easily manage where your money is going. The great news is that there are lots of different apps and software out there, so you can try a few different ones out to determine which is going to work best for your needs.
Whether you’re saving for retirement, a new home, or a tropical vacation, taking the time to plan for your financial future is a great way to identify and begin working towards achieving your financial goals. Our financial planner, Alfonso Aragon, is on hand to help you create a financial plan that works for you and your goals!
Are you ready to begin planning for your financial future? We can help! Contact us today to get in touch with one of our financial advisors!