Planning

The personal finance articles in this section cover taxes, retirement planning, the use of financial advisors, and estate planning.

Financial planning and personal finance are undertakings where you adopt habits today so that you are better off in the future. To effectively manage your money, you need to set goals and make the right financial decisions today with regards to your spending, income, and savings so that you are set up for whatever the future holds.

Maintaining a personal financial plan is meant to be a part of your life like eating well and getting exercise. However, managing money is not as well integrated into as many people’s routines as physical fitness – even though the research shows that people with written plans feel more confident and have less stress.

Plans enable you to make better decisions, develop better financial habits, and have improved financial outcomes.

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Qualified Charitable Distribution

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