Key Financial Planning Areas
You’ve worked hard to get where you are. But have you protected the people who depend on you from any unforeseen circumstances? Even substantial assets can be wiped out quickly by emergencies, accidents or long-term illness. Proper planning can help you protect your assets and maintain financial security, even when the unexpected happens.
To some, financial security means having enough to retire early. To others, it may mean enjoying a life of travel or a vacation home. Whatever financial security means to you, it begins with a plan for accumulating wealth. The longer you wait, the harder it will be to find the money you’ll need to set aside to meet your goals for wealth accumulation.
Visualizing your retirement may be the most important first step to achieving your retirement dreams. However, your ideal retirement will not just happen. You have to prepare for it. People who drift toward retirement without a plan often find—when they reach retirement age—that they can’t afford to retire. Will you?
Many people think that estate planning is only for the very wealthy; but that isn’t true. When you die, the government calculates the value of everything you own, including your home, life insurance policies, investments, personal property—even your share of a business. With a proper estate plan you can help pass your estate, fully intact, to your heirs, have the liquidity to cover taxes, debts and expenses, and most importantly help ensure your family’s financial security.
An astounding 75% of businesses fail following the unexpected death of the founder. What would happen to your business if you weren’t there due to your death, disability or retirement? The business you’ve worked so hard to build could be threatened. But with proper business continuation planning, you can ensure that your business will go through an orderly succession when you are gone.