“Plan for what is difficult while it is easy, do what is great while it is small.” – Sun Tzu
A friend asked that we ride bikes at 5a Monday at Market Common, in Myrtle Beach. I have not ridden my road bike in quite some time. I had to load my bike and gear and drive there. Of course, I rushed that morning to be on time.
I tried to remember the big things, the bike, helmet, socks, and proper shoes. Unfortunately, I forgot the safety lights that flash when riding in the dark.
I took the bike off the bike rack and noticed that the lights were attached to the bike already. I remembered that on a boring Saturday, I charged and attached them.
My “past self” knew that the lights were something that I would forget. Thank you, Past Jeremy!
What does this have to do with financial planning?
Preparation reduces the chances of making mistakes, especially when trying to rush or in times of stress.
Know anyone who got unexpectedly laid off from work? Retired suddenly because of a health issue? Unexpected death?
Are you the spouse that “takes care” of the finances? What would your spouse do, if something happened to you?
I see these situations all the time.
For example, we had a new client pass away recently. The surviving spouse had a ton of questions. We went over them all. We also addressed what has yet to be done too.
Most people are surprised that establishing everything properly can take a year or two.
Concerns of most high net-worth families are:
- Investments aligned to achieve goals.
- Tax mitigation.
- Asset protection.
- Generational planning.
- Magnify charitable contributions.
Please don’t wait to get started.
Your heirs and “future self” will thank you.
If you have questions on how to start, email me at Jeremy@Riverbendwm.com or call 843-970-1049.
On the lighter side, the State Playoff in tennis start this week. Elliott’s final year of tennis. I have a lot of different emotions about this.
I hope all is well with you and your family,
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