Far too many of us are content to wing it when it comes to our finances. We live paycheck to paycheck and depend on our all-too-often meager contribution to our 401k to keep us comfortable in our retirement years. That’s assuming we even bother with a 401k.
While this approach may serve you in your day-to-day life it’s a terrible way to prepare for your future. In all likelihood it isn’t even serving you well now and you find yourself juggling bills or mired in debt. Perhaps you’re slipping a bit in your efforts to save for your kid’s college tuition. Maybe it’s time to accept that a bit of professional help is in order.
Even if you are managing your monthly bills, having a financial planner review your finances can lend significant piece of mind. A financial planner will give your finances root-to-bud scrutiny asking questions you may never have even considered.
Reviewing your finances with a professional will help you discover both your bad habits and good so that you can reach your goals. And their services will often lend peace of mind. Not only can they help you plan a budget with your future in mind, they can help you work out a budget you can live with to get out from under current credit problems.
A fiduciary financial advisor Charlotte NC brings insights to the table that most of us aren’t even aware of. For example, if you are planning to send your children to college are you budgeting based on today’s tuition averages or on projected averages? Did you know private college tuition rates are up 4.4 percent and public tuition averages are up 6.5 percent from just one year ago?
It’s insight into what’s to come that gives financial planners an edge to help you prepare for what’s down the road based on projections rather than assumptions you’re making based on the value of today’s dollar. What applies now almost certainly won’t apply when your youngest is ready to go off to school or you’re ready to retire.