Financial Planning

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The Big Picture

When considering your financial planning, it is important to evaluate and answer a few questions about yourself.


Financial planning can seem overwhelming, but with a few expert tips, the process can set you up for a lifetime of success.

Ask Why Money Is Important to You

Knowing why money is important to you will guide you on every financial planning decision you make. Once you decide why money is important to you, you can make decisions that line up with your values.

Plan Where You Want to Go

Making plans for the future will ensure that you are able to plan correctly. It is important to make projections about your future to plan adequately enough so that changes can be made without the frustration of financial issues.

Know Your Starting Point

In order to get where you want to go, it’s important for you to know your net worth- how much you have in assets, and what your liabilities are. As you, or you and your spouse grow in your careers, your net worth will naturally rise and hopefully your liabilities will shrink therefore providing you more investible dollars.

If you had a failed business venture in the past, you should be able to look back on the lesson learned and plan accordingly.

Think of Budgeting as a Tool for Awareness

Dave Ramsey, a financial guru, gives a few tips for knowing your starting point, so that you can begin your financial planning adventure to “live like no one else.” 

You can also utilize online tools such as Flex Score to help you in the beginning stages of financial planning. 

Consult a Real Financial Planner

Using the team at Advantage Retirement Services to help you make those budgeting decisions as you plan for your life can make the difference in living a life like no one else. 

With retirement planning, asset protection, tax planning, and probate, among other options offered by Advantage Retirement Services, planning for the future can be a exciting. 

For more information about financial planning services offered at Advantage Retirement Services, contact the team at (417) 893-7233, or visit our contact page for more information.