Long before retirement even hits our radars, we’re planning what type of education, skills training and professional designations we’ll acquire. We also spend a lot of time planning which industries are the best place to work in, and which employers to work for.
For some people, financial planning is mainly concerned with how best to go about building a nest egg, and how to make it last through retirement.
If there’s one thing certain about life – it’s the uncertainty that living it brings. The best laid plans can sometimes come to naught! Even though you may think you’ve covered all the bases, life sometimes has a funny way of throwing you a curveball when you least expect it.
You and your family (partner, spouse) work hard to accumulate assets over a lifetime. The hope is that, when the time comes for you to leverage those assets, they’ll be there for you to benefit from.
Individuals have access to a variety of investment vehicles that can be used to help them meet their short and long-term goals. The suitability of one investment over another depends largely on the individual’s financial situation and his or her own preferences, priorities and tolerance for risk