A resource like the Principal® Retirement Wellness Planner may be a good place to start. A just-for-you, start-to-finish strategy for all your money goals? Experts usually recommend having six months’ worth of living expenses saved to cushion you, should the unfortunate unexpected happen, such as losing a job. But six months’ worth of money can be unattainable for those who may be struggling financially, or those living in tight financial means each month. Revisit your plan at least yearly (on your own or with a financial professional) and more often if a change in circumstances affects your financial situation. Keep it working efficiently and effectively by adjusting it as needed.
What are the 5 steps in the financial planning process?
- Step 1: Assess your financial foothold.
- Step 2: Define your financial goals.
- Step 3: Research financial strategies.
- Step 4: Put your financial plan into action.
- Step 5: Monitor and evolve your