There are a few places in life where your 'do-it-yourself' decisions make sense and save you money. But making important long-term financial decisions might not be one of them.
Just as you would never take on a big remodeling project without the help of a contractor, you shouldn’t try to manage your finances without the help of a good financial advisor. While it’s tempting to want to do the research and figure things out on your own, your decision to hire a financial advisor could help you reach your long-term goals more quickly, safely, and efficiently. Meeting with a Financial Advisor is complimentary, and their involvement will more than pay for itself in the long run.
What are your long-term financial goals? College savings for your children, saving for retirement, or insurance planning for you, your family, or your business. Regardless of what you want, it’s important to have someone to help you set specific, measurable goals and then guide you along the way. A financial advisor will listen carefully, and then develop a solid financial plan that is customized for you, balancing your priorities with your unique financial situation.
Once you’ve set your goals, do you know how to get there? Timing is everything, and a good financial advisor knows this. A solid investment approach may include a mix of stocks, bonds, mutual funds and other investments. And while it’s tempting to purchase stocks when a company is doing well, that may not necessarily be the best way to make money. A financial advisor will help you make better-informed decisions that are on track with your retirement goals.
Markets are always changing. If managing investments is not your full-time job, it’s a good idea to hire someone who does this for a living. Your needs change over time as well. When you change jobs, get married, have a baby, buy or sell a home or get close to retirement, it’s time to make sure these life events are factored into your financial goals. A financial advisor will meet with you regularly to check in and re-evaluate your situation, then make changes as needed.
Your personal financial health depends on much more than the stock market. A financial advisor can help you manage your overall financial goals; they can help you with estate planning, charitable giving, and insurance such as life insurance or long-term care insurance. They can also help you make decisions along the way based on other life events and financial considerations specific to your unique situation.
A good financial advisor will help you make smart, deliberate decisions about your financial future. Alaska USA Financial Advisors have years of experience; they listen and take the time to answer your questions and explain your options. Like a big remodeling project, financial planning can be complicated; don’t try to do it yourself when you have resources available to you.
Schedule an appointment with an Alaska USA Financial Planning and Investment Services Advisor today!
*Representatives are registered, securities sold, advisory services offered through CUNA Brokerage Services, Inc. (CBSI), member FINRA/SIPC, a registered broker/dealer and investment advisor, D/B/A Alaska USA Financial Planning & Investment Services, which is not an affiliate of the credit union. CBSI is under contract with the financial institution to make securities available to members. Not NCUA/NCUSIF/FDIC insured, May Lose Value, No Financial Institution Guarantee. Not a deposit of any financial institution. CUNA Brokerage Services, Inc. is a registered broker/dealer in all fifty States of the United States of America. FR-2957544.1-0220-0322 Exp. 03/18/2022
FR-2339954.1-1218-0121 Exp. 01/05/2021
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