Do you have a set of Financial Goals you want to achieve within a definite time frame?
Have you been considering planning your Finances to achieve them?
But you are wondering where to begin.
Then you are at the RIGHT place to start your Financial Planning.
In this article, we have our Investment Expert Mr. Hariharan with us who has decades of experience in managing and guiding investors with their Personal Finance.
So, let’s start uncovering the essential components of Successful Financial Planning step-by-step.
What is the Importance of Financial Planning?
An Effective Financial Plan is needed to achieve Peak Financial Fitness in your Financial Life.
A Financial Plan will help you to get immediate feedback on the feasibility of your financial goals and help you adjust your priorities accordingly.
But why would immediate feedback help your financial plan considerably in the long term?
Let us find out by watching the video below where Investment Expert Mr. Hariharan shared his valuable insights with us;
What does Financial Freedom mean?
A Good Financial Plan will set you up to achieve your Financial Goals in the long run and provide you with Financial Freedom.
But what does being Financially Independent means?
Is it about being Rich and having tons of money?
Or is it about having enough free time without worrying about what to do for generating income?
This brings us to two terms people generally confuse; being rich and being wealthy.
There is a distinct difference between these terms and makes little sense to use them interchangeably.
- Rich means having lots of money.
- Being wealthy means having lots of money as well as time.
Want us to elaborate more on what is the real meaning behind ‘Financial Freedom’?
Watch the video below to better understand its meaning in detail;
How to Set and Achieve your Financial Goals?
Now that we have understood why and how important Financial Planning is to achieve your Financial Goals, let us look at how to achieve them.
Everyone has certain financial goals they want to achieve within a certain time period which could be short-term financial goals or long-term financial goals.
Like yours might be;
- Buying a new car (Short-Term Financial Goal).
- Buying your own home (Medium-Term Financial Goal).
- Saving up for your Children’s higher education (Long-Term Financial Goal)
Whatever may be your Financial Dreams are, Financial or Income Planning for your Financial Future will always be a good idea.
Watch this video to understand what some of the key features are to consider while planning to achieve your future financial goals.
Why do you invest?
Understanding the basics of investing is important to start customizing your Financial Plan.
There are many people who invest without any plan or end goal.
Imagine a team of Football Players kicking the ball around without any goalposts present.
Or imagine a team of cricketers playing the game without the concept of runs.
In both these scenarios, it is hard to determine why they are playing and who will be the winner.
Exactly how without any definite goal to set, your investments will also lose track of what they are supposed to achieve.
Let us watch the video below to better understand in detail why you invest and why should you consider investing in the first place through the valuable observations of our Investment Expert Mr. Hariharan.
How Mutual Fund Works?
Now let us move on to understanding what kind of Investment Avenues are available in the market for you to Invest.
There are Debt Investment Instruments such as;
- Bank Fixed Deposit
- Post Office Time Deposit
- Public Provident Fund (PPF)
- National Pension Scheme (NPS)
There are also Equity Investment Instruments such as;
- Index Fund
- ELSS Mutual Fund
The video below deals with how exactly Mutual Fund Investments work in detail;
How SIP works in Mutual Funds?
To grow your money, you must invest in suitable investment instruments that help you earn inflation-adjusted returns.
Because while investing for the long term, you should always factor in inflation in your Financial Planning.
Especially because, the cost of your financial goals will be inflated, and it will not match the current cost in 10 or 20 years.
SIP in Equity Mutual Funds is one of the ways to earn inflation-beating returns.
Watch this video below to know more about how exactly Systematic Investment Plan (SIP) works in Mutual Funds;
When to Start SIP?
Now, you might be wondering when the RIGHT time is to start investing in SIPs as Equity Mutual Funds are subject to Market Risk.
The answer to your questions about the best time to start investing in SIP is clearly explained through multiple examples by our Investment Expert Mr. Hariharan in the video below;
The Wealth Creation Formula
Wealth Creation is surprisingly a simple process.
Just like making Coffee using a recipe book,
You can also build wealth using the formula below;
You can watch the video below to understand how to simplify your wealth-building process with the above formula and how to best apply it to create wealth in the long run.
Why is Retirement Planning Important in India?
Planning for your Retirement should also be an important part of your Financial Planning.
Because incorporating it into your Financial Plan will help you achieve your Ideal Retirement Life.
Your Ideal retirement could be;
- Simply staying at home with your kids.
- Wanting to travel and experience adventure-filled Sunset years?
Whatever it might be, both these scenarios need money for you to peacefully experience your Retirement Life.
Watch the Video below to understand why Retirement Planning is especially important for Indians who as most as 90% of Indians don’t start to save up for their Retirement until too late.
The Key Pillars to Peaceful Investing
The Ultimate Goal of all your Financial Goals is Peace.
A Peaceful Investment Guide should be designed to achieve your Financial Goals to help you avoid Financial Hazards and live a peaceful life.
Being so peaceful that you are able to sleep like Kumbhakarna from the Indian Epic Tale Mahabharata.
Watch the video below to uncover the secrets of Peaceful Investing;
What Should a Financial Planner do for you?
After all is said and done, we still need a guide who could help us, especially when trying to navigate something new on our own.
Expert Financial Advice sought at various turning points of our life;
- When you have a child
- When you get a promotion
- When you buy a property
Would help us immensely to avoid any mishaps and to strongly secure our Wealth Building Process.
Watch the Video below where our Investment Expert Mr. Hariharan explains clearly why seeking the help of a Financial Advisor can never go wrong.
The road to building wealth might have lots of bumps on the way.
Remember an Effective Financial Roadmap will help you not get lost in your Financial Journey.
If you need help in customizing a Financial Plan which would help you achieve all your Financial Goals within a set time period, then seeking the guidance of a Professional Financial Planner would do wonders for your Wealth Building Process.