If one of your goals for the year is to get your finances in order, we have some financial resolution topics for you today. Phillip Chinothai, CFP®, AIF®, Pure Associate Advisor covers the top 5 financial resolutions.
Budget: It’s hard to plan for the future if we don’t have a solid foundation of knowing what dollars are coming in and what’s going out.
Debt: As a general rule of thumb, you want to keep monthly total debt payments to below 30% of your pre-tax income.
Taxes: Once you’ve wrapped up your prior year’s taxes, you’ll want to look at how the taxes will tie into the current year.
Investment Strategy: There are a variety of ways to invest but you should have some type of clear and consistent strategy that is also well-diversified.
Estate Planning: Not the happiest topic to discuss but it is critical to ensure that your assets go to your intended beneficiary and that your final wishes are met.
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