As we move through life most of us live in the now worrying about getting to work on time, what to have for dinner, what sport do the kids have after school, and the list goes on. But what happens when the unexpected happens? Most of us have been there. The loss of a job, an unexpected divorce, or the death of a loved one, these life events can really throw things into upheaval.
When it comes to financial planning there is no one-size-fits-all option. As individuals, we all have different goals and objectives based on things like kids, marriage, work, age, and a host of other variables. When sitting down with your tax and/or financial advisor, it’s important to understand your asset allocation and what types of tax-deferred accounts you may have.
What does your income look like in retirement? Will you need to work part-time? Do you want to start a new business? Do you want to travel the world? These are all questions to ask yourself when retirement planning. To retirement plan is to plan for what you want your life to look like after paid work ends and that takes on many different forms in today’s world.
The list of insurance types is endless. From general insurance to property insurance and pet insurance, it seems as though there is insurance for just about anything you want nowadays. Recently on the North Main Financial Show we looked at a few of the more common types of insurance including auto/vehicle, property and liability insurance.
This topic may seem a little outside the norm, but I think you’ll find very quickly that we give special attention to planning from many angles. While we focus on financial planning here at North Main Financial, we have also focused on end-of-life topics that are important for us to keep in mind. All of us have to deal with this at some point.
Retirement means different things to different people. Perhaps you may be transitioning from a full-time career to part-time work. Or maybe you have plans to spend more time with family, travel the world, or hit the golf course with more frequency. Point is, you need to outline what a happy and fulfilling retirement looks like for you…and everybody is different!