How much is enough?
Proper financial planning gives you an answer to this question but there is no short cut to get to it.
Having ascertained what is important to you in your life, your goals and aspirations - financial planning will show you how much money it will take to keep and maintain the lifestyle you want, both now when you’re working and, in the future, when you have retired.
To know how much is enough, we first of all need to know about your assets, liabilities, current incomes and expenditure in detail.
All the information you need is already at your fingertips, in your latest bank statement, mortgage statement and/or your policy documents whether they be ISAs, pensions or insurance company contracts.
There is always a temptation to give this exercise a miss and throw out rounded-up figures off the top of your head, like five grand for our holidays each year, six hundred quid a month for food, £100 a month on petrol and so on but experience has shown that without the detail, you don’t get to the truth about your money that allows you to understand the consequences of your choices and actions.
Once we have collated the data and agreed that it is correct, Sutherland IFA can then give you a Lifetime Cashflow Report which we run to 100 years old but you can choose any age you want.
The Lifetime Cashflow Report allows you to look into your financial future today, and see based on your data, what that looks like, whether or not it measures up with the lifestyle choices you want, and if it can be maintained throughout your lifetime.
Knowing what your financial future looks like, and what actions you need to take now, Sutherland IFA will then provide you with a Financial Plan, that year on year, will change and develop as your life does, to make sure that you stay on track to achieve those goals and aspirations.
If that sounds good to you, and you’re happy to put the plan into action, Sutherland IFA will then go ahead with selecting products and services from the whole of market to help you succeed on your financial journey.