Every age and stage of life comes with different financial decisions. That’s where MyStages ® comes in, providing information and insight about commonly encountered financial decisions when you need it at no cost with no obligation.
Break Your Lifetime Financial Journey Into Smaller Stages.
Envisioning your lifetime financial journey can be overwhelming. That’s why we divide your lifetime financial journey into smaller stages; early career, mid-career, preretirement, and retirement. Each financial stage offers information about many commonly encountered financial topics.
You started earning money. Your lifetime earnings could be millions. How can you manage that money to cover your monthly expenses while pursuing your long term goals (retirement, buying a house, starting a business, funding a child’s education, building your own wealth, etc.)? Financial planning can add clarity to your financial picture, for today and tomorrow.
You’re accumulating: starting a family, buying a house, earning more, and accumulating wealth. How do you preserve your interests today with a financial strategy for tomorrow? The goal is to gradually change from you having to work for money to your money working for you. That takes financial planning.
Have you saved enough?
How will you make the change from work income to retirement income?
Do I use my 401k/IRA during my retirement years?
Do I need a Social Security strategy?
What are the benefits of hiring a certified financial planner?
Do I still need life insurance?
What is long term care and is it covered by Medicare?
Are my investments taking risks in my comfort level?
Will I outlive my income?
How do I know if I’m “on track” if I don’t have a “track” (a financial plan)?
Because you will have the fewest options to change your situation when you stop working and are older, it’s important to make informed decisions when you set up your retirement. As you can see from the partial list of bullets above, that’s a rather long checklist. Will you get it all right?
The word retirement means something different to everyone. From a financial perspective it’s about sufficient income you’re not a burden on others, managing big expense risks (like long term care expenses), and starting to think about legacy planning—how to efficiently leave your wealth to others.
Financial wellness is where information meets application.
You’re probably a savvy shopper for the things you purchase very often. You know the choices, the prices, what you need, and where to buy it.
Financial shopping is different because it’s not routine. It may involve much larger amounts because you’re saving, investing, or paying for something of greater potential value (money for retirement, a substantial amount of life insurance coverage, etc.). That makes it not only difficult to become good at it but the stakes are higher.
The decisions, however, are no different than any other product. It’s information you lack. MyStages® can help you bridge that information gap so you can make more informed financial decisions—one at a time, many in a lifetime—helping to improve your financial wellness.
The money you earn over a lifetime may be substantial. Planning how your money will work for you may make a big difference to your financial wellness.
The Info You Need to Put Your Money On a Mission
An important financial decision puts your money on a long term mission to fund your life goals (funding a child’s education, your retirement, building wealth, etc.). MyStages® can help you understand the financial decision you’re encountering and your options.