If you truly desire personal financial freedom, then you must get your personal financial plan together. Without a personal plan, you're shooting darts in the dark, financially speaking. It can seem that it's a little boring to attain financial prosperity. Getting there isn't all flash like you see it portrayed in the movies. You need a plan to steadily increase your wealth year after year.
Of course, once you create a financial plan, follow it through for a few years, and then begin to realize the fruits of the plan, there's absolutely nothing boring about the results. Just be sure you don't fall into the "get-rich-quick" crowd. Develop your personal financial plan and then just work it.
The first thing your financial plan should show you is exactly how much money you must save in order to live the type of retirement you desire. Your financial planner should ask you how much money you'd like to live on each month after you've retired.
Once he or she knows this information, they must come back with a spreadsheet that shows you how much you're going to have to save. This number is your financial independence number. Once you know the lump sum required to retire on your terms, you'll then know how much you must save each month in order to meet the goal.
Key information, indeed! How many people do you know who know their personal Financial Independence Number? Is it any wonder 90% of the people out there reach retirement age completely and utterly broke?
Yes, if you have a family, you must pay for life insurance. When you create a financial plan, you can't skip this part. Income replacement is what life insurance is all about.