In good economic times, many people handle their own finances, and do so successfully. We're a long way from a stable economy though, and managing your money properly is far more challenging today. During prolonged periods of market instability, investment advisors and financial planning service firms find a growing number of people seeking sound advice, guidance and direction on asset management, investments and retirement planning.
The recent popularity of investing in global markets presents many more opportunities for financial growth and at the same time adds a new set of risks.
The combination of a poor economy, unstable markets and international options underscores the need for a holistic financial plan and professional guidance. In the Eugene- Springfield area, many people find those assurances in an independent local operation—Future Planning Systems, Inc.
"Over the years, we have built several strong relationships with tax and law professionals in the local area," says Dave Horton, president of Future Planning Systems, Inc. "This allows us to serve our clients’ investment interests with a more coordinated perspective than it would otherwise."
It is no secret that the primary source of retirement benefits for most, the Social Security Administration, is facing an uncertain future. The benefit package we had grown used to assuming at age 65 is now different, and it will continue to evolve. Add in the rising cost of basic living expenses (inflation) and looming medical insurance reform, and it’s no wonder that many are now seeking professional planning.
Horton adds “it’s no wonder that proactive investors are realizing the importance of creating a larger nest egg for the Golden Years. People cannot and should not believe that a comfortable retirement will be provided by government programs.” Every penny we invest becomes far more important in terms of productivity in times like these. A professional can identify for you
which assets in your portfolio are non-performers and make suitable change recommendations.
Choosing a qualified investment advisor and financial planner is not as easy as it might seem. There is an entire universe of alphabet soup of professional credentials to, evaluate—including Certified Financial Planner (CFP.) As with all of the important financial decisions we make in life, you really need to do your homework.
"One of the things that sets Future Planning Systems apart from others," says Dave Horton, "is that we have and extensive financial planning background. This allows us to consider all aspects of a person’s financial situation as it relates to their investments.”
If you are a serious investor with realistic expectations, learn more about better financial planning with a visit to http://www.FuturePlanningSystems.com. Or call (541) 485-0276. No matter who you are, or what you do, you won’t be wasting your time in connecting with the superior investment advisors at Future Planning Systems—locally owned and operated for over 25 years.