Financial Services

If you are unsure of how to manage your money and valuable assets most effectively, there are a range of financial services that you can rely on to ensure that your finances are properly governed. There are five core steps to properly securing your assets; income planning, investment planning, tax planning, healthcare planning, and legacy planning. Each of these key services can help financial stress as you grow older, allowing you to focus your attention on enjoying your time. 

If you are interested in pursuing these financial services, you should understand how they work. Here are the five steps of securing your future through financial services.


Income Planning

As you grow older, it is important to understand how your income will change over time. Although you may be working now, once you retire, the way you receive income may change drastically. Income planning services allow you to assess your financial situation and come up with a realistic idea of how your retirement income will look. There are many questions we can ask to help you plan, including:

  • Will you be receiving a pension from your employer?
  • Have you contributed to any retirement savings plans?
  • Do you have a diversified portfolio of investments to rely on for income in the future?

Investment Planning

Once you understand how your income will function in the long term, you can begin thinking about distributing your remaining assets. After deducting the income that you will be drawing from to cover month to month expenses, you may have additional income that you can use to invest in assets that will help your money to grow. Making investments without an informed strategy can be risky. That is why it is important to leverage investment planning services to build a well-balanced portfolio. 

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Tax Planning

Taxes may currently eat up a significant portion of your annual income and will continue to do so if you don’t plan to stop it. If you hope to decrease your tax spending over time, tax planning is a great place to start. By participating in tax planning services, you can discover areas of the tax system that you are overpaying. In doing so, you can develop a strategy to help your tax liabilities during retirement. 

Health Care Planning

Many retirees experience a significant rise in health care costs as they grow older. Planning for how to manage these expenses is important to ensure a financially comfortable retirement. Healthcare planning services can help you understand how to deal with common issues, such as losing your job-based health plan once you retire. Taking the time to prepare before you retire will allow you to enter retirement with full confidence that your health care needs will be fully taken care of.

Legacy Planning

Estate plans are a definitive plan for how your assets will be distributed after your passing. This will ensure that your beneficiaries are properly taken care of. While this is important, legacy planning services go beyond just choosing to help you identify who will receive your assets. The legacy planning process also allows you to determine how to transfer your assets to your loved ones with the lowest tax cost. 

To learn more about how you can get started with these essential financial services before you retire, contact the experts at Grutz Financial.

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