Scott Spann – CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™, JK Harris Advisors, LLC
You go to a mechanic when your car breaks down. You go to a doctor when you’re sick. You go to an attorney when you need legal advice. So why are you trying to plan your financial future on your own?
That is a question that everyone should ask himself or herself. Here’s another. Are your financial future, your children’s college fund, and your retirement savings not important enough to hire a skilled, professional financial planner?
I would hope most people would answer that question with a huge, resounding “Yes!”
For those of you who said no, maybe I can change your mind. Many people don’t truly understand the intricacies of investments. Some of you may not realize that even success with investments can throw your investment strategy off.
Say you want to have 60 percent of your portfolio invested in stocks. Let’s say the market does well and you are realizing higher than expected returns on those stocks. Now, after a couple of years, instead of 60 percent invested in stocks you have 80 percent. But the kicker is you haven’t changed a thing in your portfolio.
To keep your plan on track, you need to revisit your asset allocation periodically and determine whether adjustments need to be made or not.
A skilled professional, such as those you will find at JK Harris Advisors, can help you identify investments that achieve the greatest absolute return over the years and subject you to the lowest overall taxes along the way.
Financial planning is more than just piece of mind. Little changes during the planning process can make big differences.
So, just as you see a doctor for checkups, your lawyer for legal advice, and your mechanic for tune-ups, you should consult a qualified financial advisor for financial planning.
For more information on this subject, visit www.jkharrisadvisors.com.
Scott Spann is a Certified Financial Planner™ with JK Harris Advisors.