As an independent financial services firm, our priority at Black Financial Services is to serve you and assist in financial planning for you as an individual or business in Minnesota. We focus on helping retirees and pre-retirees work towards building a more comfortable nest egg and pursue long-term financial goals.
Financial planning is our passion. We listen first, getting to know you and your specific situation and providing objective advice to benefit you. You deserve a proactive partner in your financial planning journey.
Benefits Of Financial Planning
Many Americans are not receiving professional help with financial planning. Does this include you and your family? Financial planning is a great way to help gain greater independence for your future, while still living for today.
Meeting with us can be beneficial in a number of ways. First, it will help you define what exactly your financial goals are. This is something many couples don’t realize they aren’t on the same page about until forced to talk about it.
Another benefit of financial planning is helping to ensure your goals are realistic for your timeline. A financial planner can help you determine a plan to help your goal, or if your goals need to be adjusted.
Financial planners can also help point out mistakes you might not have noticed in your financial planning. For instance, if you have credit card debt with interest, are you making that interest back on any of your investments, or anywhere near that amount of interest?
Once your financial planning goals are setup, you can actually measure your progress and adjust goals accordingly.
Financial planning also helps you identify benefits and risks which may not have occurred to you. Benefits such as taking advantage of your company’s 401(k) matching or flex spending. Risks may be like calculating your risk of becoming disabled or dying early.
The biggest benefit may be increased confidence in your ability to maintain your standard of living, as well as being more comfortable with your living situation. No one likes uncertainty, and financial planning helps you lay things out and take control of your future.
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