Defining one's goals in the Financial Planning process is an integral part of creating a basis for analysis of current financial conditions and how they relate to future plans of action to be developed and implemented. It is critical for goals to be realistic, but more importantly specific and measurable. A Financial Planner can assist you in asking the central questions and guiding you toward how to think about and accomplish your goals. One would develop and recommend actionable steps that can allow you to both prioritize and achieve your goals. Goals can be either short-term or long-term in nature but understanding their role in the overall planning process is important so that you don't mismanage your assets along the way.
Your goals are the foundation of your financial plan. What is your goal? How much money will it take to achieve your goal? Have you established a time horizon? Are your goals prioritized properly? These questions are simply an example of the many questions that a Financial Planner can help you think through. Financial Planners are trained to take into account all aspects of your life and your goals while developing your financial plan—the most important thing is to begin. Contact us today to start the process of understanding your goals and how you can achieve them through a comprehensive Financial Plan.