Financial Planning And Investment Planning

Financial Planning is the process of meeting one’s life goals through the proper management of personal finances.

Sound financial planning involves 6 steps :

1.Establishing short, medium and long term life goals.

2.Tabulating assets and liabilities.

3. An evaluation of the current financial position to assess the distance to goal achievement.

4.Developing a plan that shows the way for achieving different goals

5.Implementing this  financial plan

6.Monitoring and reviewing this financial plan at least yearly and making adjustments when needed. Read more of this post

The Importance of Having a Contingency Fund

This letter was written in 1939,ten years into the Great Depression, by Warren Buffett’s grandfather Ernest, to his youngest son (and Warren Buffett’s uncle) Fred, and his wife. Warren found it in a safe in 1970 while executing a will of a family member…along with $1000. I believe I will gift a copy of this letter and cash for a contingency fund to any children I might have.

Dear Fred & Catherine,

Over a period of a good many years I have known a great many people who at some time or another have suffered in various ways simply because they did not have ready cash. I have known people who have had to sacrifice some of their holdings in order to have money that was necessary to have at that time.

For a good many years your grandfather kept a certain amount of money where he could put his hands on it in very short notice.

For a number of years I have made it a point to keep a reserve, should some occasion come where I would need money quickly, without disturbing the money that I have in my business. There have been a couple of occasions when I found it very convenient to go to this fund. Read more of this post

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