Financial planning is more important than ever….
As a small, self-employed company, these past few months have been a challenge for numerous reasons. But when faced with a challenge, an opportunity can present itself. While I have been unable to meet clients physically, I have been arranging Zoom meeting consultations that are becoming more and more popular and are simple to set up.
The one thing that many people have had for the last 3 months, is time to review their finances and take stock of what exactly they want to do in life. Can you retire earlier than you thought? Pay off your mortgage early? Do you have enough savings? How much is enough life cover? There are many more questions I have been asked and I have been working with clients to try and help them achieve their goals.
As a result, I am finding it now that more and more people are requesting a full Financial Planning review of where they are right now and looking at different options for the future. This process is a lot more straight forward than people might imagine and further information can be found on https://www.drumgoolebrokerage.ie/planning.
- You fill out a financial planning statement online, clarifying your personal and financial goals. This is a comprehensive planner and will include anything from the cost of your utility bills to the cost of birthday presents.
- Once you have submitted the planner, I review and prepare recommendations and advice.
- We discuss these goals, your current financial situation, and strategies to make your goals attainable.
Following this, you decide what step to take next. This plan is just the first stepping-stone and once you have a strategy put in place, we can review this annually with you to see how it is progressing.
I find that one way to handle your personal finance is to treat it like a business. You (and your partner) are the directors of your business. A good business will forecast what is due to come in and out on a monthly basis. It will also have a reasonable idea of what to expect in the longer term, while ensuring that it has the correct provisions and protection in place to carry them into the future….even with some bumpy, challenging times along the way.
Wishing good health and wellbeing to all Meath Coaster readers.
Have a question? #justcallOran on 087 668 6624 or visit www.drumgoolebrokerage.ie.