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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.

Danielle Christensen


Danielle is dedicated to serving clients to achieve their retirement goals. As a Paraplanner, Danielle helps the advisors with the administrative side of preparing and documenting meetings. She is a graduate of the College of St. Benedict, with a degree in Business Administration and began working with Secured Retirement in May of 2023.

Danielle is a lifelong Minnesotan and currently resides in Farmington with her boyfriend and their senior rescue pittie/American Bulldog mix, Tukka.  In her free time, Danielle enjoys attending concerts and traveling. She is also an avid fan of the Minnesota Wild and loves to be at as many games as possible during the season!