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DIY financial planning

On Behalf of | Jan 11, 2023 | Estate Planning

Persons interested in maximizing their net worth may find value in financial planning. Effective financial planning could keep someone out of debt or help them increase their net worth. For those hoping to best care for their loved ones, Maryland residents might wish to maximize their estate’s value for the ultimate benefit of their heirs. While many find such financial planning beneficial, they might not be sure about working with a financial planner. However, the do-it-yourself approach may require specialized knowledge.

DIY financial planning

Those with significant knowledge about financial matters, investing and debt management could be well suited to perform do-it-yourself financial planning. Anyone interested in learning how about financial planning might invest time reading up on the subject or watching online videos. Fundamental elements of financial planning could be easier for some to grasp.

Not all investing or financial decisions may be sound, and DIY planners could make regrettable mistakes. So, those unsure about what to do may discover meeting with a financial planner might be the better approach.

Estate planning and financial planning

Estate planning may experience overlap with decisions about financial planning. To avoid probate, people might review their finances and add beneficiaries to transfer-on-death (TOD) accounts. They could also look at ways of cutting down their debt, so the estate does not have to deal with creditors.

Persons concerned about their relatives’ and beneficiaries’ financial future may discuss estate planning with them. A planner could move investments into conservative vehicles to reduce risk. Granted, each planner’s situation may be different.

Maybe assigning power of attorney duties could assist people concerned about estate and financial planning. A skilled and trusted relative may be the appropriate person to help with these tasks.