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Some Tips on How to Protect Your Wealth

Some Tips on How to Protect Your Wealth

A wealthy person needs accurate decisions to be able to continue growing in wealth and also have enough left to pass down to future generations. Unfortunately, statistics show that many families lose more than 70% of their wealth by the second generation. Implementing legal ways to protect your wealth will save your family from such a setback. From proper financial planning to hiring an expert attorney, here are other ways to protect your wealth.

Step 1: Financial Planning

The biggest step is financial planning. A financial plan contains your financial goals, objectives, and steps to achieving them. The plan is the roadmap to reach your destination, which is the goal. First, however, you must fully understand your financial situation to come up with short-term and long-term goals. Here are some strategies to reach your objectives.

  • Retirement planning 

  • Education savings 

  • Estate planning and trust services 

  • Investment advice and management 

  • Pension decisions 

It is easy to reach your financial goals with a financial plan that outlines steps to follow, which you can review and adjust with time. In addition, financial planning shows you possible risks and how to overcome them, giving you peace of mind.

Step 2: Increase your income

After accomplishing step one, the next is to look for ways to increase your wealth through income. For example, you can negotiate for a raise at work, execute your talents or skills, or start a business to generate additional income. This is having a passive income, but you must work so you can sleep while the job pays when people order, download, and sell your products, thereby increasing your income.

Step 3: Invest your money wisely

Once you have a financial plan and extra income sources, you can look to the future. Early investment is the best financial step to create a difference between your income and expenses. You may get confused deciding whether to pay a debt or invest. However, you can invest in stocks, bonds, mutual funds, etc. Investment depends on your goals, age, and timeline. In addition, it is best to diversify your nest egg to see how much the investment is yielding and which is underperforming. 

Step 4: Clear off your debts

Unpaid debt is not a good reputation you want for the next generation. Therefore, it is important to repay debt as soon as possible to protect your wealth. Start by clearing debts with huge interest rates like personal loans or credit card debts. The next step is consolidating your debt to make paying a little each month easier. You can also add extra payment besides the interest each month to create a dent in the principal amount. 

Step 5: Insurance

You must have insurance if you're hoping to protect your wealth for future generations. Insurance helps you when you're down with unpredictable happenings like illness, disability, or even death. Insurance companies have different packages to lessen the negative impact on your wealth. You can consider the following:

  • Life Insurance for your loved ones in case you pass away. But you have to put your financial situation and standard of living in check before getting insurance.

  • Critical Illness Protection is a backup in case of life-threatening illness. The plan pays part of your medical bills allowing you to concentrate on getting back on your feet instead of worrying about how to make additional healthcare costs.

  • Disability Coverage is a monthly payment if you're unable to work. The coverage is either short-term or long-term and covers several cases like injury, serious illness, or a mental breakdown. 

  • Long Term Care Insurance covers you at your dying times due to age, accident, illness, or mental health depression. It also has additional covers for maintaining daily living activities.



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