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Wednesday, 15 June 2011

What is good Financial Planning?

Just For Thinking

The Golden Formula for a good financial planning

Good Financial Planning = Saving + Insurance + Investment

Read? Saving, Life Insurance and Investing - 2nd Revisit

The degree of importance for these three components: saving, insurance and investment will change during our life time.

Saving

Once our kids are working and independent, do we really need to have to save more? We will need to remind ourselves that we only LIVE ONCE so we should be spending our money on ourselves. Right?

Insurance

Insurance is actually a hedging tool to hedge against human asset and human liability. Once we don't need to support any dependents, we don't need to hedge against human asset; but we still need to hedge against human liability. It has become even important when we are older and a bigger medical insurance coverage is needed. Basically, it is decreasing the hedge in human asset but increasing the hedge for human liability.

Investment

Investment strategy should also change. When we are retired, wealth preservation and maintaining cash flow to support our preferred lifestyle could be the right investing goal.

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