Facts on Financial Planning

by Mary White ; Updated July 27, 2017

If one of your goals is to enjoy a comfortable retirement lifestyle, it's important to take the time to start financial planning now. Building a nest egg for your senior years is best accomplished if you start making plans as soon as possible. Delaying the planning for your future financial security can keep you from accomplishing your long-term goals. You owe it to yourself to start preparing for tomorrow today.

Significance

If you don't want to find yourself completely reliant on social security during your retirement years it's essential that you commit to investing in your future by saving using sound financial planning strategies.

Considerations

Your financial planning strategies should change based on where you are in your career, with a move away from aggressive investments as you get close to the age that you want to retire from the work force.

Geography

If you choose a financial planner who lives in your area, you'll be able to meet face to face with him or her when it's time to make investment decisions and review your portfolio.

Expert Insight

When selecting a financial adviser, look for a professional who holds the Certified Financial Planner (CFP) designation.

Time Frame

Don't put off investing until you have more money; even a small amount invested wisely can have a significant impact on your future financial security after it compounds over a period of time.

About the Author

Mary G. White, M.A., SPHR is the Training Coordinator for for Mobile Technical Institute (www.mobiletechwebsite.com), where she provides HR, management and marketing training and consulting for clients throughout the U.S. She is the author of 101 Successful PR Campaign Tips and 101 Human Resource Management Tips in the LifeTips book series and has written professionally for more than 10 years.