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Free Financial Plan


wealthymattersWhether you decide to DIY or hire a financial planner,there is no denying that you can benefit by going through the process of defining yours goals,establishing a time frame,generating numbers to fulfill those goals, focusing on your risk taking appetite and ability,your incomes and expenditures,assets and liabilities etc.

Nowadays its common to get calls from assorted fund houses and advisory businesses offering to draw up a free financial plan for you.You could try them out as long as you can withstand sales pitches and walk away without buying products and services of dubious value  which you don’t need.Fee based financial planners too offer a free first consultation and might give you a sketchy plan as an incentive to hire them.

If you are looking for a planner you will be forced to kiss all the frogs around before you find one who will do.Even then as you progress wealth wise and experience wise you will outgrow your planners and advisers  For you, going out to meet these advisers is a must.However, if you are upto to do a DIY plan you could just use the link :Here and save yourself a lot of time and hassle.Most free plans are unlikely to be better than this.And this one is a good starting place and will give you some fast answers.

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Quiz: What Is Your Wealth Beta ?


wealthymattersHere is a quiz put together by Robert Frank to help you decide just how transient your wealth may be.Just answer the questions below honestly and tally up your score and read the result from the list at the bottom of the post.

I took the quiz and worried that I had a couple of threes but I managed to remain Low Beta.Heaving a big sigh…..Take the quiz and find out how much danger you might be in.

1. Is your total debt relative to net worth …

a) Less than 10% (1 point)

b) Between 10%-20% (2 points)

c) More than 20% (3 points) Read more of this post

Economic Life,Sinking Funds,Amortization and RDs


wealthymatters.comHaving an abundance of material resources and never having to hustle round in the last-minute to find the funds to do what we want to do is a good indicator of wealth.

I first came across the concepts of economic life,sinking fund and amortization as an engineering student.Adapted to our personal finances and business these concepts help us to always have enough money at the right time.

Economic life , a.k.a useful life is the period of actual usefulness of an asset.Beyond this period it is cheaper to replace or scrap the asset than to continue maintaining it.

A sinking fund is a reserve created by periodically setting aside certain sums in an account to replace  an asset in future or to repay a liability.

Amortization refers to spreading an asset’s replacement cost over it’s economic/useful life. Read more of this post

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