Planning for, managing, and discussing financial issues can be challenging for even the most money savvy individuals. Financial issues not only affect the person who earns the money, but affects the family and the future of those who work. Money needs to be saved for an emergency fund, saved for a home, college, and retirement. When determining the amount of money one needs, many aspects need to be accounted for. This is where a financial advisor can help. A financial advisor and/or financial planner can outline the areas in which one needs to save in comparison to the income being brought into the household.
Financial advisors have the education and experience to determine the input and output of your money and the path your money should follow. An advisor not only helps aid in the savings for emergencies and retirement, but also for planning vacations, starting a family, reducing tax expenditures, and possibly starting a business venture. A financial advisor will help determine exactly where you and your family are in the stages of saving by helping you make informed decisions based upon success.
What can a financial advisor do for you? A financial advisor can help you in:
- Outlining your current income/expenses
- Laying out a savings plan
- Helping make sound decisions on realistic goals
- Assess current and future financial health
- Help create a realistic financial plan best suited to your needs and goals
- Monitoring progress and keeping you accountable and on track with your goals