However over-used Benjamin Franklin’s* quote may be, it rings loud and true; if you fail to plan, you plan to fail.
When it comes to financial planning, many misunderstand the process to be about managing how much you’re spending and saving. For us, it’s about a little more than that…
Whilst budgeting is a key building block in the foundations of a prudent financial plan, how much money you have is far less important than understanding what your money means to you and your family. Having a financial plan in place is a way to articulate what wealth means to you and how it will shape your legacy.
It’s not about how much you have, it’s about what you do with what you have and how that improves the quality of life for yourself and those around you.
Financial planning gives you peace of mind
A benefit of financial planning is the peace of mind that comes with knowing that you’re working towards your goals. You have a peace of mind because you know you’re not solely focused on making ends meet and that there is a bigger plan in play.
When you’re working towards your financial goals, you worry less about emergency situations because you know you’re already prepared with adequate cover in place.
Financial planning helps you develop an abundance mindset
With the peace of mind that comes with financial planning, you also develop an abundance mindset.
Financial planning enables you to build enough resources for you to live comfortably and creates a framework to appreciate and acknowledge all that is important in your life. With a well-crafted plan in place you are able to see a journey ahead that is full of possibilities.
The idea of thriving and achieving your financial goals begins to seem very possible because you actually get to focus your energy and finances towards your life goals.
Your savings accelerate when you have a financial plan
With the investments you have as part of your financial plan, your money gradually starts to work for you. On top of your monthly earnings you will have other funds that are growing month on month and exploit the value of compounding interest.
You will find that you will have less stress around your retirement income because you know you are building more than one source of income. Budgeting also becomes a habit of yours because you’re now not only saving for next month but for the next chapter of your life – which may be retirement, the next business you will start or financing your children’s education.
A financial plan helps you reach your life goals
A financial plan is designed to help you succeed financially, as well as thrive in life. This is the meaning we speak about when we say that financial planning is about more than just the numbers. A financial plan helps you see how you’ll be able to achieve your life goals and create a legacy.
This happens by changing your life dreams into actionable goals because you will have the financial means to follow them.
Our advisers have all the required expertise to help you understand what your money means to you. Together we can help you develop an abundance mindset and experience life as full of limitless possibilities, so you can work towards your goals and ensure you have a plan to thrive in life.
*Benjamin Franklin is credited with this quote, but it’s not confirmed that he first said it.