Do you have a Financial Plan?

Peter Zloty - Jun 07, 2017

Do you know how much you need to save for retirement? Is your investment strategy aligned to your goals? Are you effectively minimizing tax? Do you know what kind of financial legacy you will leave for your family? If you answered no to any of the

Do you know how much you need to save for retirement? Is your investment strategy aligned to your goals? Are you effectively minimizing tax? Do you know what kind of financial legacy you will leave for your family?

 

If you answered no to any of the above, you may benefit from a plan. Creating a financial plan allows you to take control over
your financial and emotional wellbeing. It can deliver peace of mind and drive meaningful action to move you towards your goals.

A comprehensive financial plan should account for:

 

• Strategic investments
• Retirement goals
• Scheduled savings
• Planning for insurance needs
• Major purchases
• Education costs
• Emergencies


The value of a financial plan


According to the Financial Planning Standards Council (FPSC), 81% of Canadians with comprehensive financial plans feel
on track with their financial affairs, versus 73% with limited planning and 44% with no planning. In addition to giving you peace of mind,

a comprehensive financial plan allows you to:
 
• Clarify your goals – You may have some sense of what
you want to achieve for yourself and your family, but a
comprehensive plan can help to make these financial
objectives actionable and measurable, allowing you to
track your progress in a meaningful way.


• Gain a comprehensive view – A cohesive plan gives you a
consolidated view of your financial life, allowing for greater
control and more efficiency.


• Identify opportunities – With the full view of your financial
picture, your advisor can work with you to mitigate taxes
and find efficiencies within your plan.

 

• Follow detailed steps toward your goals – A financial plan
provides you with a detailed road map, with logical steps
to follow, to bring your objectives within reach. Along the
way, your Investment Advisor will work with you and your
network of professionals to implement your plan of action.

 

I CAN HELP.


Investing the time in developing a financial plan can pay dividends over your lifetime and for the next generation of
your family – and we can make it easy.

I draw on a team of financial planning, insurance,tax and estate planning experts to provide you with
coordinated planning across several key areas.

 

 

Planning Process
Here is what you can expect when you work with myself and a Canaccord Genuity Wealth &Estate Planning Specialist to develop your plan:


STEP 1
Discovery Meeting


At our initial meeting, we work with you to understand
what is important to you and your family. We undertake
a detailed discovery process to gather all the necessary
information about you, your family, and your financial goals,
concerns and questions.

 

STEP 2
Presentation


Using the information from our discovery meeting, we put
together your initial financial plan with recommendations
that we can then use as a roadmap. In this meeting, we
present the plan to you, evaluate different scenarios and
determine which path works best for you. Sometimes this
step can take a few meetings as we evaluate different
financial scenarios to determine the best course of action
for you.


STEP 3
Implementation


Once your plan is in place, we work with your Investment
Advisor and the appropriate professionals – like your
accountants and lawyers – to help implement the
recommendations in the plan and ensure that all of the
appropriate steps are taken.

 

STEP 4
Monitoring


Financial planning is not a one-time event; it is an ongoing,
evolving process that should be updated and reviewed
regularly. Together, we continue to monitor your financial
plan each year, and to revise it as your financial and family
circumstances change.

 

If you and your family can benefit from a comprehensive financial plan to bring your goals within reach,
please  contact me.