For many, the new year is a time of personal reflection. A time to look back on the previous year and set goals for the fresh start ahead.
With proper planning and appropriate guidance, 2023 has the potential to become your best financial year yet. You can begin to build greater financial stability and prepare for any potential uncertainties ahead with the following steps:
- Get Organized
One of the first steps to prioritizing your financial well-being is taking the time to gather any and all important financial documents. Having an organized set of files helps to alleviate stress and cut through unnecessary clutter or outdated records. It also helps to shed light on past documentation that may need revisions for the new year.
This includes- investment account statements, insurance policies, debt statements, tax returns, bank account statements, social security statements and any wills and trusts. It is important to keep both physical and digital copies so you can access them quickly and easily.
- Schedule a Legal Consultation
Arrange a time to meet with your attorney to review your will and establish any necessary trusts. It may be helpful to meet directly with an attorney who specializes in estate planning so they can adequately evaluate your current documents and recommend necessary changes and updates or draft appropriate documentation if you are just starting out.
Proper estate planning should preserve your assets, protect your interests, and encompass advance directives in case of an emergency.
- Keep Debt in Check
With inflation at an all-time high, it’s important to keep any current debt under control. Establishing a monthly budget is a highly effective way to monitor ongoing spending and highlight areas where you may be able to save. By decreasing overall monthly spending, you can prioritize paying off high interest debt first and maintaining a healthy financial balance.
- Review Insurance Coverage
Having adequate insurance coverage is a fundamental way to preserve your long-term financial health. Take the time to review your life, health, disability, and long-term care insurance. While examining your policies, it’s important to ensure that your beneficiary designations are up to date and appropriate for your current situation and that all arrangements align with your most recent financial planning strategy.
- Prepare a Tax Strategy
Tax season is already around the corner- the new year is a great time to begin gathering your tax information to preemptively prepare for the coming months. Discussing your tax strategy with a fiduciary financial advisor in conjunction with your accountant is a great way to maximize your investment goals and ensure that your financial portfolio is set up in a tax-advantaged way.
- Meet with a Trusted Fiduciary Financial Advisor
The New Year offers a fresh beginning. This year, resolve to make your finances a priority by arranging a time to meet with a trusted financial advisor. At Triumph Capital, our main goal as a fiduciary and registered investment advisor, is to help you plan for every aspect of your financial life. Our services are tailored to provide well-rounded coverage that supports you continually throughout your investment journey. We specialize in curating and executing wholistic financial plans that include estate planning, retirement planning, and insurance coverage planning, all designed to preserve your needs now and protect your goals for the future.
As one of the top registered investment advisors in the Denver area, we feel confident in our ability to plan, implement, and oversee your financial goals for both the long-term, short-term and everything in between. Call our team today at (720) 399-5555 or book a complimentary appointment with us to discuss your goals for the new year ahead.
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