Life is Not a Straight line
Your financial life shouldn’t be treated like one, either. Life will happen, and the best laid plans will change. My wife and I went from having 1 kid to 5 kids in 2.5 years, hence the phrase. Whether you find out you’re having twins (surprise!), lose your job (not so cool), or win the lottery (jackpot!), whatever it is life throws at you - both good and not so good - how do you handle it?
It starts with a direction, a plan, and actionable steps to get there.
focus on factors you can control
Traffic, the weather, the stock markets. All factors that are out of our control. And they can all cause stress, anxiety, and worry. So rather than focusing on financial factors we cannot control, we want to shift our focus to financial factors we can control:
Do well. Be well. financially.
Financial Planning is a process. And I’ve learned the financial planning process can be intimidating for some. That’s normal. I’ve tried to avoid using a “process” in the past but it just doesn’t work. Here’s a quick look at what you can expect: