Financial planning by age
In order to achieve and maintain long-term financial health, a financial plan should be put in place early on. Why? Well, we thought we’d outline a few reasons in this blog.
Equilibrium can help you draw up a plan that will work towards your long-term objectives and give you the very best chance of meeting your shorter-term goals.
At each stage of life, we will encounter changes in priorities, responsibilities and financial expectations and our goals and strategies should change in order to achieve financial happiness.
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Financial planning in your 20s
- Create a budget to figure out how much you can contribute toward your goals
- As a top priority, create an emergency fund in an account which is easily accessible to avoid unnecessary debt
- If you have any credit card debt, create a plan to tackle this
- Even though retirement will seem distant, consider saving for this now. The earlier you start saving, the higher your chances of reaching your financial goals.
- Start saving for a house deposit as this will probably be your next big step
- Lastly, put money aside to have fun – enjoy the money you earn!
Financial planning in your 30s
- Pay off any remaining credit card debt as a first priority
- If you have a home, look into home insurance
- Look at insurance options to protect your family and yourself in case anything untoward were to happen
- Seek advice and create a will to ensure you know exactly where your estate will go
- Appoint an adviser to ensure your money is being invested in the best way to help you achieve your financial goals
Financial planning in your 40s
- Return to your adviser to reassess your portfolio aims with potential new-found wealth from salary increases or inheritance
- Re-evaluate your will to ensure that you’re still happy with the allocation of your estate
- Look at how much you’d ideally like in retirement and calculate how much you will need to put away each month to achieve this
- Your parents may be reaching retirement and may need long-term care; this will need planning to ensure the financial responsibility doesn’t fall on you
Financial planning in your 50s
- Investigate long-term care for after your retirement – maybe look at the costs of nursing homes and assisted living options
- Once you have determined your retirement date, return to your adviser to review and ensure that your asset allocation and portfolio risk are in line with your retirement goals
- Regularly speak to your adviser and assess your portfolio
- Revisit your will and make any necessary changes
Financial planning in your 60s
- Pay off your mortgage if you’re in a place you wish to live during retirement so you are able to live there debt free
- Within your regular meetings with your adviser, you should look to discuss inheritance tax planning to ensure your loved ones benefit the most from what is left to them
- A great way to help with the future of your grandchildren is to start a pension for them to build on when they are able to contribute themselves
Financial planning in your 70s
- Ensure your will is up to date and that you have looked at options for inheritance tax planning
- Consider sharing your financial planning tips with beneficiaries to ensure they continue to get the most out of their money