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An Overview of Our Financial Reviews: Understanding the Six Pillars

When engaging with professionals across various fields, such as Taxes, Financial, Medical, Law, and Insurance, it's often challenging to pinpoint exactly what topics to address due to unfamiliarity.

Considering this, let's provide a structured overview of what you can expect during our review process:

1. Introduction and Q&A - Every session starts and concludes with a Q&A segment. To make the most of this, it's recommended to maintain a folder where you can progressively add questions, concerns, or relevant documents. This organized approach ensures that our discussions are both meaningful and comprehensive.

2. Asset Allocation - Think of your assets in terms of three categories: the Now, Soon, and Later Buckets. The 'Now Bucket' should comprise readily accessible funds in savings or checking accounts for immediate requirements. The 'Soon Bucket' caters to assets needed in the upcoming decade, focusing on countering inflation with minimal volatility. The 'Later Bucket' is tailored for longer-term needs, spanning over eight years, and its investment strategy should reflect this time horizon.

3. Portfolio Performance - While the percentage of growth or decline in your investments provides a snapshot, understanding portfolio performance requires context. It's essential to compare this performance against the associated risk, the market's overall direction, and similar investment benchmarks.

4. Tax Strategies - Tax considerations are inherently individualized. Discussions might range from optimizing 401(k) contributions to contemplating IRA to ROTH IRA conversions. Implementing even straightforward tax strategies can accrue significant savings over extended periods.

5. Income and Expenses - Advanced tools are available to map out your income and expenditure trajectories over extended durations, providing clarity on both current and projected financial situations. These tools can help highlight potential financial shortfalls or surpluses linked to specific life events such as pension income or unforeseen health-related costs.

6. Lifestyle Protection - Ensuring your lifestyle often translates to appropriate insurance coverage. This encompasses home, auto, life, long-term care, and more. The objective is to strike a balance — ensuring ample coverage without overcommitting financially. At Core Wealth Consultants, our role is advisory, providing a checklist and guiding clients towards the right insurance decisions.

7. Legacy Planning - Legacy planning involves ensuring that your assets transition as per your wishes in unforeseen circumstances. While legal counsel is essential for drafting wills or trusts, basic steps like updating beneficiaries on all accounts can be actioned immediately. Regularly revisiting and updating legal documents is crucial to reflect your current wishes.

In conclusion, these six pillars form the foundation of our review process and your financial roadmap, providing a holistic assessment of your financial landscape. A basic understanding of these areas can enhance the review process, making it more informative and productive.

DISCLOSURE - All written content on this article is for information purposes only. We utilized ChatGPT and other sources for this article. Opinions expressed herein are solely those of Core Wealth Consultants. Material presented is believed to be from reliable sources, however, we make no representations as to its accuracy or completeness. Core Wealth Consultants, LLC a Registered Investment Advisor in the States of Florida, Indiana and Michigan. You should always consult an attorney or tax professional regarding your specific legal or tax situation. Diversification and asset allocation does not assure or guarantee better performance and cannot eliminate the risk of investment loss.

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