So you’re out of school, working, and feel pressure to start investing… Here are three tips to do it with confidence!
Think you need a top-tier bank account balance to swing a financial planner? Waiting to have kids before you pick an advisor? Here’s the reality: we all need financial planning, no matter what stage of life we’re in. Millennials, we’re ready to help. There is no such thing as being too young to plan. Yes, even Millennials (generally speaking, those who were born between the early 1980s and early 2000s) need financial advising. Here’s why financial planning is worth your time.
5 Reasons To Have a Financial Planner as a Millennial
1. Managing your cash flow
We’ll spare you, and won’t mention the word budget. But cash flow management is no joke. How do you and/or your spouse track your spending and saving?
2. Don’t just set goals. Achieve them!
We all have things we want to accomplish: become debt-free, buy a new house, college planning, retirement, you name it! We can set as many goals as we like, but how do we achieve them? At Triune, we use a process of regular collaboration and analysis to help you understand where you’re at, where you want to be and what needs to be done to get you there.
3. It pays to start early
Do not underestimate the power of compound interest. The greatest driver of investment returns is time. As your Financial Planner, we use your cash flow and goal setting to establish savings — systematic savings. Discipline yields contentment, and the capital markets of the world have a way of rewarding patient investors.
4. Accountability, transparency and everything in between
Ever have that thing you want to get done, but won’t do unless you know someone is holding you accountable? Welcome to the human condition. Accountability is key in many areas of life, not the least of which is your finances. Does thinking about money create anxiety for you? Are financial conversations with your spouse tense, stressful and frustrating? A big part of what we do is help couples bring all of their financial stuff to the light. By having things out on the table, we create peace of mind — even if things don’t yet look great.
5. Education from the real experts
So you landed that first job — congratulations! But what now? Roth who? IRA what? How much should you contribute, and where should you contribute it? Then there’s insurance; what does a good plan really look like? The list goes on. We’re on your side, ready to answer all these questions and many more, so you can make the right choices the first time around. We work to come alongside our clients and help them to think well and make wise decisions over time.
We’re here to help, no matter where you are in life. It’s never too early to get serious about planning — take the first step with someone you can trust.