Financial planning is the long-term process of wisely managing your finances so you can achieve your goals and dreams, while at the same time negotiating the financial barriers that inevitably arise in every stage of life. Remember, financial planning is a process, not a product.
Steps to create a sound Financial Plan
Set realistic financial and personal goals.
Assess your current financial health by examining your assets, liabilities, income, insurance, taxes, investments and estate plan.
Develop a realistic, comprehensive plan to meet your financial goals by addressing financial weaknesses and building on financial strengths.
Put your plan into action and monitor its progress.
Stay on track to meet changing goals, personal circumstances, stages of your life, products, markets and tax laws.