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A financial plan is most generally, a budget or plan for handling cash flow. Financial plans can allocate income to expenses and help to plan for savings. This can also involve borrowing cash, as through a loan. More specifically, a financial plan is a strategy which is personalized, given the client’s financial situation, to meet a client’s specific goals.

Whether creating a financial plan for business or personal finances, a financial planner can be of great assistance. A financial planner may take into account management of cash flow, education or investment planning, risk management, retirement or estate planning. When creating a financial plan for a business, financial planners may also take into account business succession planning.

It is most common to take six areas into account when creating a personal financial plan. These include financial position, adequate protection, tax planning, investment and accumulation goals, retirement planning and estate planning. Financial planning for a business may be somewhat similar to personal financial planning, but may focus on business succession rather than retirement or estate planning.

There are many options for financial planning. Hiring a trusted financial planner or advisor is just one route. It is possible to manage personal finances and plan for the future using software programs or self help books as well. Financial planning is an essential tool for planning for future and unforeseen expenses and can be time consuming. If these expenses happen sooner or if spare time is limited, it may be wise to seek the help of an expert in financial planning.

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