When financial plans focus on a client’s personal goals instead of arbitrary benchmarks, it creates motivation and satisfaction. For these reasons, and because many investors appreciate the level of personalisation of goals-based financial planning, this approach is gaining popularity.
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Goal setting is something we learn about in school and most people find the concept quite boring. However, when it comes to your personal finances, goal setting is one of the most important and useful activities you can do.
In this article, we take a look at the role a financial advisor plays in working towards and achieving financial independence in today’s difficult economic climate.
Growing up we’re told that we need to save money so that one day we will be financially independent. However, there is quite a bit more to it than just saving money for a rainy day. In this article, our financial advisors in Johannesburg have put together some of their expert tips for becoming financially independent.
In our previous article, we talk about what financial independence means to different people. In this article, we discuss the benefits of financial independence that can be enjoyed right now instead of waiting until the age of 65.
Financial independence can be defined and measured in many different ways. Defining it is important, but what’s more important is figuring out why you want it, how hard you must work for it, and how much you want to achieve it.
Spending money on basically anything because you ‘simply can’, is one of the reasons why I believe most young adults are constantly in debt. Being controlled by social media and trying to stay on trends often leads most of us to living beyond our means.
Unfortunately, debt does not simply dissolve after you die. In fact, everything you have left to your name after you pass could be used to settle outstanding debt. What’s worse, in addition to mourning your passing, your loved ones may be faced with paying your outstanding debt if you have not taken the necessary steps to protect them.
There are 4 main solutions to consider if you are beyond the point of keeping up with your monthly repayments. This might mean that you are over-indebted, and you may be faced with legal action if you continue falling behind on your payments.
Getting out of debt is not an easy task but, with hard work and commitment, it can be done. Our financial advisors in Johannesburg know that debt can be a slippery slope and, therefore, we offer debt management as one of our financial services.
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