Do you ever look towards the future and wonder what it holds for you? All of the dreams you want to accomplish, all of the places you want to see, and all of the things you want to do? Well, you’re not alone! When we work, we work towards a brighter future, maybe even not just for yourself, but perhaps for your family. The best way to do that is to start planning ahead.
It is never too early or too late to start planning for the future, on contrary to what other people and studies show, when you’re ready, it is up to you when you want to plan, you just need the right people who have your common interests in mind when it comes to planning a healthy and stable financial future!
What is Financial Planning?
The art of financial planning is taking into account everything to do with your finances, like your funds and current income, assessing how to manage your money correctly, saving strategies, investment opportunities, tax, and debt troubles, among others, alongside a qualified financial planner.
Why Financial Planning Is Important
Creating the ideal future for yourself and those you love most, accomplishing dreams, and conquering your goals is one of the many things that we as human beings strive for, but that always starts with the amount of money you make and have available compared to the money that is being taken out!
Have you ever thought about traveling the world, opening your own business, sending your kids to university without financial debts/stress? Well, the path to following your heart and its desires starts by being financially stable!
The Sooner the Better
Creating a financial future is essential, and though it is never ¨too late¨ to plan for your future, the reality is, the sooner, the better!
Financial experts across the United States advise those working on starting saving and investing for retirement as soon as possible! Putting just as little as 10% every month from each paycheck towards savings can be extremely beneficial, especially when you start to earn more at a quick rate with something as simple as interest!
Fun Fact: If you want to save big, starting at age 25 with an 8% rate of return, by putting about $480 dollars into your savings every month, you can make a whopping $1.7 million by 65! Just think about all the places you could see and all of the things you could do!
The Benefits of Planning Ahead
Now, if you are comfortable with your financial status, you may be wondering what the point is in saving.
No, we aren’t talking about someone following you around and guarding your finances; we are talking about reassurance! You may feel like you are okay right now, that you don’t need to put any money aside, that your current income is getting you by plus more. The security aspect of saving is planning for just in case scenarios, you may be good right now, but what if something urgent comes up, medical expense, family emergency, unexpected car or house repairs, etc. All we are saying is a little backup isn’t the worst.
Maybe you and your special someone want to travel the globe, wouldn’t it be nice to be able to book a trip whenever you want and not have to worry about how you are going to pay for it or if it is an affordable time to do it. With proper savings, you can be as adventurous as you want, when YOU want to, not when your finances say you can!
Now there are two sides to this.
- Assurance in the sense of living nice, buying those gadgets that you have always wanted, treating your loved ones to gifts, and doing what you want to do.
- Comfortability in the sense of living a stress-free life. Let’s face it, one of the constant pressures of our lives is worrying about our expenses, like if we have enough money or where the next paycheck is going to come from. Now imagine a life where that stress goes away, sounds pleasant, right?
3 Step Process to Financial Success in Chicago
Saving on your own can be difficult, and we want to help! Nobody is the same financially, due to several different factors, everyone needs a unique financial plan that suits them and takes into account all of the financial responsibilities of each individual person.
Step One: Take a look at your finances
You need to take a look at all of your current funds and income and then compare that to any current tax or debt problems. Just take a look at what comes in and what goes out every month.
Step Two: Be in Charge
The moment you and your financial advisor establish a clear line in all of your current finances, that is when you take charge! You and your financial advisor will take a look and plan towards how you can save after all of your current “necessary” expenses.
Step Three: Creating a brighter future
Now, this may take place after you have relieved any current debts, or maybe you have some extra cash after each payday. But growing your finances in every way possible is what is most important.
Financial Planners in Chicago
Saving, budgeting, and managing all of your finances can be extremely stressful, and it may be something that you find is just too overwhelming and a seemingly impossible task. That is when our Financial Planners at APA Financial come into the picture. We take the time to get to know you and how we can create a better future for you, and if you have, your family! We take pride in the amount of time and availability we give to our clients because healthy finances are not something that can be taken lightly.
Tax Planning Services
Taxes are annoying; we completely get it! We can help you get rid of everything that has to do with them, and make your life a whole lot easier.
Tax returns at APA Financial = NO paperwork
Let us help you focus on your life and take one extra thing you need to do away; paperwork isn’t fun, so let the financial experts take the bearing load of tax returns off you back!
A Financial Vision
Let us help you capitalize on your tax planning opportunities, reduce your tax exposure, and show you how you can grow and not let taxes be such a burden, but a window of opportunity! We will work with you and look at your current year and past year taxes so that we can determine any tax issues and/or possible growth opportunities. We prepare taxes for all types of individuals and businesses, if you want help and advice with your taxes, look no further then APA Financial. Management
We can work with you to go over your taxes for this year and previous years to determine how best to resolve your tax issues. We can prepare taxes for all types of individuals, from company CEOs to retirees.
What You Can Expect from APA Financial
As we have been serving residents in Chicago for decades, you can expect nothing less than the highest quality of financial planning:
Knowledge – We understand every aspect of financial planning, and how we can help every client that we receive. From budgeting and saving plans to clearing debts, we have the knowledge to help you and everything you require.
Experience – Working alongside customers of all ranges of financial service desires, our expertise in every type of financial need is beyond substantial.
Support – We understand how difficult and stressful financial planning can be, and we will be by your side every step of the way without fault.
There is never a wrong time to start planning for your future, but do it with those who genuinely care about making your life better! Contact the experts at APA Financial to get a start on your finances today by calling (312) 579 0865.