Most people think of wealth management planning as something for rich people or for those in their 50s and 60s. But in fact, you can benefit from a few meetings with a wealth management professional in your 20s, even before you have a large amount of money or wealth. Here are a few benefits to this approach.
1. You'll receive professional investment guidance when it matters most.
Thanks to compounding interest, the earlier you start investing, the better. The money you invest in your 20s will be worth more than the money you invest in your 30s and 40s. When you meet with a wealth management planner early in your career, they can give you investment advice when it matters the most. They'll help you decide where to best invest your money. They can also offer guidance as to how much you should invest and how you can change your budget to allocate more money to investments. It's far better to get started on the right investment path in your 20s than to learn you need to course-correct in your 40s. Even though you don't have a lot of wealth right now, this advice will help you build wealth.
2. You'll get advice for making smart real estate purchase decisions.
Most people buy their first home in their 20s, or they at least start saving and planning for the purchase of their home. This purchase can impact your entire financial future. If you spend too much on your first home, that will limit the amount of money you have to invest elsewhere. If you buy in the wrong area, your home won't appreciate in cost and earn you money as it could. A wealth management planner can help you think through and make smart real estate decisions in your 20s.
3. You'll learn how to spend and allocate your money in the most tax-advantaged way.
Everyone has to pay taxes. But there's no reason to pay more taxes than you are truly required to pay. A wealth management planner can help you allocate your money in ways that lower your tax bill and hopefully make you eligible for additional tax credits. It's best to do this in your 20s rather than in your 40s when you find out you've been paying more taxes than needed for a few decades.
Wealth management planning is for anyone regardless of age or class. Contact local financial planning services to learn more.