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Make Better Financial Decisions - (7 of 9) Integrating the Principles

Updated: May 31

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Wealth management is a facet of life that intertwines with family, career, social engagements, and other commitments demanding our time and focus. The essence of the PlanAssist® strategy shines here, offering a streamlined method for financial decision-making that empowers us to make informed decisions through a straightforward and disciplined process.

At the heart of many successful individuals and organizations is a solid process. PlanAssist® embodies this principle, with regular review sessions that allow for the assessment of new events and life changes. This structured approach keeps planning focused and can help prevent it from being diluted by complexity or turning into crisis management.

A dedicated advisory team brings specialized knowledge across both foundational and emerging risk areas, maintaining a vigilant collaboration and communication.

Blending the PlanAssist® principles involves routine evaluations, encapsulated in the following actions:

Engagement with Your Circle of Advisors: Central to PlanAssist® is the practice of engaging in thoughtful Q&A sessions with your Circle of Advisors. This key step taps into a broad spectrum of expertise, from investment tactics to estate planning, embodying the counsel-seeking principle. It ensures your decisions are not just informed but also rounded with diverse insights and knowledge.

Strategic Asset Allocation: Our approach to asset allocation is guided by the "Time and Purpose" principle, helping to organize your assets based on immediate, medium, and long-term needs. This categorization considers time horizons, personal goals, and risk appetite.

Understanding Bias: When you work with or hire a financial professional, be it an advisor, attorney, tax professional, etc. It is crucial that you have a clear understanding of how they get paid. We all have biases, so let's not pretend they don't exist. The best way to deal with them is through upfront transparency and regular updates when something changes. It doesn't mean the advice is bad and you still might want to do it, but in order to make good financial decisions over and over, knowing how the person giving the advice is getting paid is fundamental.

Tax Strategy: Aware of the significant influence taxes have on finances, especially in retirement, we devise personalized tax strategies to enhance long-term savings. From simple contributions to intricate tactics, our goal is to optimize your fiscal outcome through strategic fund withdrawals.

Lifestyle Protection Through Insurance: Ensuring your lifestyle against unexpected events is crucial. We provide guidance and collaborate with insurance experts to secure comprehensive coverage that protects without overburdening you financially.

Portfolio Performance Analysis: Deciphering investment performance goes beyond mere profit and loss. We assist in understanding your returns in context—evaluating risk, market conditions, and benchmarks, akin to a thorough health check-up.

Income and Expenditure Visualization: Leveraging sophisticated tools, we offer a clear visual of your current and projected finances, enabling the exploration of different scenarios. This clarity supports confident decision-making about retirement planning and work-life balance adjustments.

Beneficiary Confirmation: Regular check-ins will help ensure that beneficiaries are current and assets are appropriately titled, safeguarding your legacy.

These actions, particularly the dynamic interactions with your Circle of Advisors, underscore the PlanAssist® commitment to responsible and disciplined financial stewardship. They help ensure a holistic approach to managing wealth, underscoring the value of professional advice in navigating the financial landscape.


Sometimes, when I am offering advice or a suggestion, it is easy to forget that this is just one of perhaps a dozen financial decisions(Integrating the Principles) the person is in the process of making. I think we often overlook this individually, making decision after decision with little consideration for how it impacts other aspects of our financial life or other decisions, both small and large. Being intentional about integrating our financial decision-making using a plan and a process—a simple process, but nonetheless a process—can help us make better decisions and do so with much more confidence.

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Freequently Asked Question(Integrating the Principles)

1. What is PlanAssist®?

PlanAssist® is a comprehensive wealth management strategy designed to streamline financial decision-making. It offers a structured, disciplined process that facilitates informed choices, supported by regular review sessions and a dedicated advisory team.

2. How does PlanAssist® simplify financial planning?

PlanAssist® simplifies financial planning by providing a transparent, straightforward process that focuses on engaging with a Circle of Advisors, strategic asset allocation, understanding biases, and regular evaluations of financial strategies and goals.

3. What are the core principles of PlanAssist®'s approach to asset allocation?

The core principles of PlanAssist®'s approach to asset allocation revolve around the "Time and Purpose" principle. This principle organizes assets based on immediate, medium, and long-term needs, considering time horizons, personal goals, and risk appetite.

4. How does PlanAssist® address biases in financial decision-making?

PlanAssist® addresses biases by emphasizing the importance of understanding how financial professionals are compensated. This transparency and upfront communication about compensation help manage biases, ensuring decisions are made in the client's best interest.

5. Can PlanAssist® help with tax strategy?

Yes, PlanAssist® assists in devising personalized tax strategies to enhance long-term savings. The strategy includes optimizing fiscal outcomes through strategic fund withdrawals, catering to the individual's financial situation.

6. What does lifestyle protection entail in PlanAssist®?

Lifestyle protection in PlanAssist® involves collaborating with insurance experts to secure comprehensive coverage that safeguards your lifestyle against unexpected events without overburdening you financially.

7. How does PlanAssist® perform portfolio performance analysis?

Portfolio performance analysis in PlanAssist® goes beyond simple profit and loss. It involves understanding returns in context and evaluating risk, market conditions and benchmarks to provide a thorough financial health check-up.

8. What is the role of income and expenditure visualization in PlanAssist®?

Income and expenditure visualization plays a crucial role in PlanAssist® by clearly visualizing current and projected finances. This enables exploring different scenarios and supports confident decision-making regarding retirement planning and work-life balance adjustments.

9. How often does PlanAssist® recommend reviewing beneficiary confirmations?

PlanAssist® recommends regular check-ins to ensure that beneficiaries are current and assets are appropriately titled, which is vital for safeguarding your legacy.

10. How does PlanAssist® ensure a holistic approach to managing wealth?

PlanAssist® ensures a holistic approach to wealth management by incorporating routine evaluations and dynamic interactions with your Circle of Advisors. This commitment to responsible and disciplined financial stewardship guarantees expert advice in navigating the economic landscape, emphasizing the integration of financial decision-making into one's broader life context.

DISCLOSURE - All written content on this article is for information purposes only. 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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