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A spending plan allows you to focus on how you can enjoy the money you’ve worked hard for now without jeopardizing your financial future or retirement plan later.
A spending plan is structured in a way that helps you manage your money on a weekly, monthly, and yearly basis so both your short- and long-term goals remain in sight and accounted for.
While most people attempt to create a spending plan on their own, we can help fine tune it and get it right.
Here are three good reasons why it’s smart to seek a professional opinion when it comes to creating a spending plan:
Marriage, the birth of a child, retirement, and other major milestones all affect your finances.
While the timing of these may be somewhat predictable, the unforeseen expenses of these events may not be.
Spending during these times could quickly snowball out of control, leaving you with no other option but to move money from other areas of your portfolio — or worse, liquidate assets.
But this doesn’t have to be the case.
With the help of a financial planner, you can create a spending plan that prepares for these milestones. Instead of reacting to them, you’ll have a proactive map to get you through to the finish line.
This may be your first retirement, but a financial planner will have years of experience working with other clients who have already done so. They’ll be able to give you advice long before you take the leap, instead of after the fact.
Many people don’t realize where they can improve their spending, especially when it comes to planning for retirement–a major milestone people generally don’t have practice budgeting for.
Financial planners can help you strike the right spending balance so you can live the same lifestyle you’re accustomed to both before and during retirement.
Financial planners take emotion out of the equation and provide unbiased advice.
So while you may be tied to certain assets, they’ll help you see what’s really beneficial and worth keeping versus what’s holding you back from achieving financial freedom through retirement.
Contact Castle Wealth Management today and create a spending plan that accounts for your unique financial situation.
Whether that’s saving for your next child or making sure you retire comfortably, our financial planners can design a spending plan to help you prepare for the future and still enjoy those creature comforts you work hard for in the present.
It’s also a good idea to routinely check in with your financial planner to adjust for any new milestones or future aspirations so you’re always covered.