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The Importance of a Financial Strategy

Like a life plan, a well-thought-out financial strategy helps keep us on track and working toward our goals. And pursuing our financial goals goes hand in hand with working to achieve our life goals. For instance, if you have a specific retirement date in mind, creating a financial strategy can help you plan for that date and see if you are on track to meet your goals.

Here are three reasons you should implement a financial strategy:

  1. It shows you whether your goals are realistic. Taking stock of where you are and where you want to be can help identify gaps and highlight potential shortfalls. Remember that specific retirement date you had in mind? A financial strategy can tell you whether that date is feasible or not.
  2. It’s a port in the storm. It’s easy to stick with a strategy when things are good, but when things get challenging, it’s tempting to jump ship. A well-thought-out strategy will help act as an anchor for you when you have an unexpected event take place.
  3. It helps you understand where your money goes. While some of us are good at following the money, some of us have no idea what we really spend our money on. Part of putting your financial strategy together is sitting down and accounting for your expenses.

We can help you create a financial strategy that helps you work toward your goals — just give us a call and we’ll schedule a meeting.

The content provided here is designed to provide general information on the subjects covered. It is not, however, intended to provide specific legal or tax advice. Contact us at info@securedretirements.com or call us at (952) 460­-3260 to schedule a time to discuss your financial situation and the potential role of investments in your financial strategy.

Ryan Keapproth

Ryan Keapproth

Retirement Planner

Ryan is dedicated to serving clients to achieve their retirement goals. Ryan’s holistic approach centers on wealth management strategies with a focus on income planning throughout retirement. As a Financial Advisor, Ryan is an Investment Adviser Representative (IAR), life and health insurance licensed and a Certified Tax Preparer. Ryan is a graduate of the University of Minnesota, with an Accounting and Finance major.

Ryan is a lifelong Minnesotan originally from Woodbury and currently residing in Bloomington with his wife, Riamae, and their rescue Terrier Beagle mix, Douglas. He and his family are avid travelers in their free time. Ryan enjoys playing golf and poker, and describes himself as a major foodie enjoying new restaurants around the cities whenever possible. He is a sports fan especially when the Vikings and Timberwolves are playing.