Investment planning is a complex undertaking that should be approached differently in the case of each individual’s or family’s particular wealth management needs, expectations, and constraints. By working closely with an advisory team, you can select investment strategies best suited to your situation and risk tolerance, supporting your goals for both today and in the long term.
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Managing your personal investments and planning your family’s ongoing financial security can be challenging in the best of conditions. Today, there’s the additional challenge of accomplishing those tasks against the backdrop of a slow-growing economy and still-volatile market – both of which are affected by political and economic developments around the world.
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Early retirement = early (and big) savings commitment
Figuring out how much you need to save on a monthly basis in order to retire early requires understanding the cost of the lifestyle you want in retirement, a calculation of the number of years you have to save before you retire, and an estimate of a nominal return on your investments and of the inflation rate.
Global diversification: Investing internationally
An important consideration after reviewing your asset allocation and risk profile is how you will invest internationally. Many investors have a tendency to invest in what they know. As a result, they may overlook opportunities for diversification through international investing.
Weighing alternative investment scenarios: How different strategies plan out over time
The expense rate of your investments, the tax rate in the state you live and the location of your investments all have significant impact on your portfolio’s overall return.