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Financial Planning Main Compoments

August 26th, 2013 12:22 am

The protection component consists of the basic car and home insurance, liability umbrella, disability and health insurance. This also includes life insurance. In case the person has a family, all these should make sure the family is able to do whatever they want to do regardless of whoever dies or gets disabled. The person should focus on strategy and not products. For instance, if a person wants to buy life insurance, he should focus on how he is interacting with the insurance company and things like that, rather than on the product. Almost all the insurance companies offer the same products. So, wasting a lot of time choosing between the different insurance companies is not necessary.

The second component in the safe and secure plan is the growth component. This necessitates putting away three to six months of expenses in a very safe and secure account. This is very important to ensure that the family will continue to live, if a person stops to earn. A lot of families suffer when the person earning the income becomes disabled or dies. Keeping away money that can cover the family expenses for sometime is the solution for these problems. Benefits offered by the hiring company should also be looked up. This can take different forms. Retirement plans should also be considered since we have to consider it as a saving plan. It is a great accumulator of money as there is some discipline in that you can’t spend the money.

The third component of the safe and secure financial plan is the growth component. This is where the real wealth gets built. This might start with putting a little bit of money in stock account or mutual funds depending on the financial capacity of the person. This component is also the transition from the safe and secure plan to the comfortable plan.

Few Financial Tips for Beginer

May 15th, 2013 12:48 am

. Get Paid What You’re Worth and Spend Less Than You Earn

It sounds simplistic, but many people struggle with this first basic rule. Make sure you know what your job is worth in the marketplace, by conducting an evaluation of your skills, productivity, job tasks, contribution to the company, and the going rate, both inside and outside the company, for what you do. Being underpaid even a thousand dollars a year can have a significant cumulative effect over the course of your working life.
. Stick to a Budget

One of my favorite subjects: budgeting. It’s not a four-letter word. How can you know where your money is going if you don’t budget? How can you set spending and saving goals if you don’t know where your money is going? You need a budget whether you make thousands or hundreds of thousands of dollars a year.
. Pay Off Credit Card Debt

Credit card debt is the number one obstacle to getting ahead financially. Those little pieces of plastic are so easy to use, and it’s so easy to forget that it’s real money we’re dealing with when we whip them out to pay for a purchase, large or small. Despite our good resolves to pay the balance off quickly, the reality is that we often don’t, and end up paying far more for things than we would have paid if we had used cash.
. Contribute to a Retirement Plan

If your employer has a 401(k) plan and you don’t contribute to it, you’re walking away from one of the best deals out there. Ask your employer if they have a 401(k) plan (or similar plan), and sign up today. If you’re already contributing, try to increase your contribution. If your employer doesn’t offer a retirement plan, consider an IRA.