Many people believe that financial planning is something that only the wealthy do- but this is completely untrue. Financial planning is beneficial to everyone, no matter how much wealth you have. The Financial Guys are Buffalo and Western New York’s financial advisors and we will help you to make the most of your money now and in the future.
What is financial planning?
The simple definition of financial planning is that it’s a process used to help a person meet their financial goals for their personal finances or even for their business. Diving into financial planning further, financial planning often includes budgeting, managing debt, finding ways to pay debt down, learning general money management, learning how to free up cash flow and earn more income. Long term goals of financial planning also often include saving for retirement, investing to help income grow or meeting any other long term financial goals that you have.
When should I start mapping out my finances?
It doesn’t matter what point you’re at in your life or your income level. Financial planning can be started at any time and at any income level. Just like with the retirement planning, the sooner that you start, the sooner that you can figure out a solid plan.
What if I have debt?
The great thing about financial planning is that it’s all encompassing. It doesn’t just look at your income; it looks at your debts and can help you figure out the right plan to get debt paid down so that you can meet the financial goals that you aim to meet.
How can my income grow?
One of the biggest reasons why people incorporate financial planning is to find ways for their income to grow. Your financial planner will work with you to help you determine what the best way is to generate more income for yourself, your family or your business. Common ways to achieve a higher income level can include:
• Individual stocks
• Mutual funds
• Finding new ways to bring in more business revenue (if self- employed)
• Finding ways to earn more money at work or by doing extra work
In order to start your financial planning, your current situation will need to be assessed. Once that’s done, we’ll help you map out what you can do now and in the future to meet the financial goals that you desire. If you’re not where you want to be right now, then you have to start somewhere and financial planning is a good place to start. The Financial Guys are your go-to financial planning professionals in Buffalo, New York and the surrounding areas.