5 Tips for Effective Strategic Wealth Management
Posted by Jim Peters at October 30th, 2012
Whether you are new to investing or are an experienced professional, you need to prioritize and evaluate your wealth management strategy. With careful planning and consistency you can ensure yourself a happy and carefree retirement. Here are 5 tips that will help lead a successful portfolio.
Use credit only when you can pay on time. Wealth management requires that you always spend as little money as you have to. Not paying your credit card balance off at the end of each month is money you could be saving or investing.
Have liquid assets. It’s always a good idea to expect the unexpected. Everyone hears about wealthy people buying lavish mansions and jewelry with diamonds the size of walnuts, but you need to keep cash stored in a safe place in case of a financial emergency.
Know your goals. Do not set your expectations to high, and most importantly, set realistic milestones along your way to financial freedom. It is not ridiculous to aspire to have a big luxury car with a spacious home. It is ridiculous, however, to expect those things without careful budgeting and planning. Understanding frugality will go a long way.
Start thinking about retirement. Even if you are young and just getting into wealth management, your eyes should always be on the prize: financial freedom. Think about what kind of lifestyle you want to live when you finally do retire, and plan your financial investment to provide that lifestyle.
Plan a long-term strategy. Get rich quick schemes rarely, if ever, work. It is better to preserve wealth than to throw it all away on a Ponzi scheme. Consider investment in long-term holdings like investment property, mutual funds, a 401(k), and even an interest-bearing savings account.
About the Author
Jim Peters is the Owner of Centaurus Financial Inc., which is a team of highly qualified financial planning and wealth management advisors based in Irvine, California. As a financial planning and wealth management firm, Centaurus Financial Inc. offers a wide range of services and products for both individuals and business owners, helping their clients pursue and reach their financial goals.