do-it-yourself financial plan

Do-It-Yourself Financial Plan step #4 is goals. Now that you have a strong financial foundation we can build wealth according to your time frame, your return needs, and your risk tolerance. Notice I didn’t say the markets. That is an important point. Most of the market swings have nothing to do you but rather factors […]

Retirement Planning is step 6 of 7 in your do it yourself financial plan. Everyone would like to retire early and retire rich. But what does that look like to you? Some people think of old folks in rocking chairs while some think of the freedom to do whatever they want. You need to have […]

Investing is the 5th step of 7 in a do it yourself financial plan. Most people don’t understand that to build wealth you have to invest. A combination of saving and investing is important to your successful do it yourself financial plan. By doing both, you automatically lower your risk, increase your potential return and […]

The third step in your do it yourself financial plan is estate planning. Estate planning is thought about as wills, trusts, and gifts, etc. Not anymore. No one wants to think of sickness, old age, and death, yet all of us will experience that at some point, and the most important element of a person’s […]

Do-It-Yourself Financial Plan Step #3 Estate planning is not just for the dying. Wills, trusts, powers of attorneys, medical directives, etc- sounds so awful. But consider that if something were to happen to you and your spouse, a judge would say who your children would go to live with. Or without a corrected beneficiary designation, […]

Do-It-Yourself Financial Plan Step #2 is Risk Management. Risk Management is about managing all the risks we have in our lives. We can’t prevent disaster from happening but we can manage the risk we take by offsetting our costs with insurance. In our do-it-yourself- financial plan, we analyze the risk we are taking with our […]

Do-It-Yourself Financial Plan Step #1,  Cash and Credit Cash flow is where you start. You may not think that you have cash flow but if you are earning money either through a job or investments, then money is coming into your bank account and that is cash flow. But wait! – Before you start paying […]