We discuss three major themes and their sub-points.
Writing your Plan
On Paper, On Purpose
Writing down your financial plan:
- Makes it more likely you will complete your goals
- Helps you remember your plan and reduce re-working the calculations
- Makes it satisfying to complete actions and move toward your vision
Organizing Your Plan
Goals First, Then Plan
- Start with your Financial Vision, where you want to be ideally. The plan will get you there.
- Include all areas of financial planning
- Create Action Items for each category
- Some actions will be simultaneous, others will be sequential
Executing Your Plan
A plan not performed is pointless
- Create due dates for tasks.
- Schedule then you will complete them.
- Connect with professionals (estate planners, insurance brokers, investment advisors, etc) and follow their instructions for accomplishing those tasks.
- If married, work together on some items, divide and conquer others.
You can see a sample financial plan from our friends at La Crosse Financial Planning below. They have also provided a template Microsoft Word document you can download below that.
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