Securing your legacy II
IT’S a new year! So, get ready to embark on a journey of self-reflection, analysis, and strategic planning.
After my previous article, ‘Securing your legacy — estate planning and wealth creation’, I decided to make ‘Securing Your Legacy’ a series wherein I will be diving into the different elements of leaving a lasting impact, not just in terms of finances but in the broader sense of the key elements that contribute to securing your wealth and protecting your assets. Whether you’re a seasoned entrepreneur or a recent graduate, this series aims to provide insights, financial tips, and actionable steps to help you and your family.
Your investment decisions are equally as important as your financial partner. Financial success rarely happens by chance; it’s a result of intentional planning, disciplined execution, and the clarity that comes with setting well-defined financial goals. Ask yourself why financial goals matter to you and what you are trying to achieve. Once your “why” is identified, then we move to “how”. This involves breaking down your overarching financial objectives into smaller, manageable tasks as this ensures clarity and a practical roadmap for success. Always consult a financial advisor, who can provide valuable insights, help refine your goals, and offer strategies to achieve them. Building wealth is a journey, not a sprint, and while it’s tempting to chase short-term gains, securing your legacy requires a focus on the long term.
Select investments and strategies that align with a sustainable, enduring vision rather than quick, speculative wins. Again, your investment decisions are equally as important as your financial partner.
Let’s explore a little further. In today’s fast-paced world, selecting the right financial institution is paramount to managing your finances effectively. You want to entrust your hard-earned money and financial well-being to an institution that is reliable, secure, and has your best interests at heart. I recommend looking for a financial institution with a track record of stability, transparency, and a commitment to your financial well-being. You should evaluate the quality of customer service, fees, and the range of services provided. It is also crucial to ensure that they are up to date and compliant with all applicable financial regulations. This ensures the safety of your funds and that the institution operates in a legitimate and trustworthy manner. While this may seem tedious, it is all a part of establishing trust — which is the cornerstone of a successful financial partnership.
Consistency and continuity in your partnership contribute to a stable and enduring financial strategy which impacts your ability to pass on wealth — you can’t pass it on if you don’t create and sustain it. By carefully selecting a partner that aligns with your goals, values, and offers a robust financial infrastructure, you not only secure your investments but also lay the foundation for a resilient and prosperous financial future. Remember, in the world of finance the right institution is not just a facilitator, it’s a pivotal collaborator in your journey toward financial success.
Anna-Joy Tibby is the assistant vice-president, personal financial planning at Sterling Asset Management. Sterling provides financial advice and instruments in US dollars and other hard currencies to the corporate, individual, and institutional investor. Visit our website at www.sterling.com.jm
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