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Asking for Help Is a Strength, Not a Weakness. Here Are 10 Ways a Financial Professional Can Assist

Asking for Help Is a Strength, Not a Weakness. Here Are 10 Ways a Financial Professional Can Assist

March 14, 2024

Often, there is a misconception that seeking financial help indicates incompetence or lack of financial self-sufficiency. However, seeking help is the exact opposite. High-performing individuals who excel in their respective fields adopt a more pragmatic approach - they understand the importance and benefits of employing a financial professional's services.

Seeking the help of a professional to assist in one's wealth planning leaves more time for them to focus on their primary specialty area, thus driving efficiency in managing results. Often, these individuals are focused on their careers, are business owners, or are high achievers with many goals. Here are ten ways a financial professional can assist high-performing individuals work toward improving their financial health.

  1. Planning for goals

A financial professional can develop a customized plan considering income, expenses, financial goals, risk tolerance, and investment strategies. This holistic plan considers all aspects of a high-performing individual's financial life and aligns them with their goals.

  1. Planning for retirement

It's vital to start planning early to maintain your desired lifestyle while working and after retirement. Financial professionals will work to understand your retirement lifestyle goals and devise a comprehensive plan based on your goals, risk aversion, and timeline.

  1. Investment advice based on your situation

Investing can be a complex process. A financial professional can help with investment diversification and recommend suitable investment strategies to help manage financial goals.

  1. Tax planning

Efficient tax planning can result in significant financial savings. Financial professionals are equipped to recognize your tax liabilities and objectively propose strategies to mitigate taxes.

  1. Risk management and insurance

From health insurance to life and property insurance, financial professionals can help you understand the importance of appropriate insurance coverage. Your assets may avoid early depletion with suitable insurance, making insurance essential to asset preservation.

  1. Debt management

Too much debt can hinder financial independence. Financial professionals work with you to determine appropriate strategies for prioritizing and paying off debts, maintaining a healthy credit score, and working toward financial confidence.

  1. Estate planning

Comprehensive estate planning ensures efficient wealth transfer to beneficiaries. Financial and legal professionals together will help guide you through complex processes such as drafting a will, setting up trusts, and tax implications based on your situation.

  1. Education funding

Whether you're funding your child's education or returning to school yourself, a financial professional can guide you on appropriate strategies for paying for education without jeopardizing your financial goals.

  1. Emergency funding

Unexpected situations that require immediate financial resources may arise. A financial professional will help develop a strategy for creating an emergency fund and determine the appropriate amount to set aside as you work toward a fully funded emergency fund.

  1. Behavioral coaching

Money decisions often involve a lot of emotions; market ups and downs and other significant life events can derail your long-term financial goals. If your emotions dictate your investment decisions, a financial professional can help you manage them to keep you on track toward pursuing your goals.

Remember, financial wellness is not just about acquiring wealth; it's also about managing and preserving it for the future. High-performing individuals must seek guidance in this endeavor, as managing finances requires the help of a financial professional, time, and continuous effort.

Important Disclosures:

This material was created for educational and informational purposes only and is not intended as tax, legal, insurance or investment advice. If you are seeking advice specific to your needs, such advice services must be obtained on your own separate from this educational material.

 All information is believed to be from reliable sources; however, LPL Financial makes no representation as to its completeness or accuracy.This article was prepared by Fresh Finance.

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Sources

https://www.forbes.com/advisor/investing/financial-advisor/what-is-a-financial-advisor/