What is financial planning

If you could achieve your financial goals by simply putting money away in the bank, you wouldn’t need a financial plan. Unfortunately, life is a little more complex – it’s hard to understand the intricacies of investment, taxation and ever-changing regulations, so you need professional help.

A professional financial planner will help you reach your goals; even if retirement may seem a lifetime away, the sooner you start planning the more likelihood you’ll have to achieve financial independence and peace of mind. They have the expertise and ethical standards to ensure your finances are in safe hands.

Many people end up forming a long-term relationship with their financial planner, similar to an athlete who works with a coach to improve their performance and reach their potential. The value of financial planning goes beyond dollars and cents – it can simplify your life and give you a sense of security and peace of mind about your current and future financial position.

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FAAA members represent the highest professional and ethical standards in financial planning. Use our Find a Planner directory to find one near you.

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