A good financial plan for your life is a lot like a recipe or preparing a tasty dish. It takes some effort, but in the end it is well worth the time and steps involved. Think about how a recipe is a basic guideline that outlines the tools, ingredients, actions and time necessary to achieve a delicious end result. A financial plan is very much the same.
Think about making a favorite summer salad. Most likely, you know the basics but still need to check your family’s recipe or look up some measurements. Engaging with your financial life and improving your overall wealth and financial soundness is just like a recipe. You need tools and ingredients to make your plans come to fruition. Think of one ingredient as being a desire to change. Now think of one of the tools as being the knowledge a financial planner can impart.
The action on your part is to get started – hire the planner! Don’t forget the key element of your plan – time. Time is the one aspect of the planning process that cannot be recovered so starting sooner rather than later is crucial.
Now, for a FREE recipe – Summer Corn Salad!
You need 5 ears of corn (3 ears of Silver Queen, and 2 ears of your favorite yellow corn). You also need the following:
5 teaspoons of olive oil (divided)
1 tablespoon lime juice
1/4 teaspoon good sea salt
1/4 teaspoon of Crystal Hot Sauce (or Tabasco)
1 1/2 cups of halved cherry tomatoes
1/2 cup of diced cucumber
1/4 cup of diced red onion
1 small bunch of fresh basil
1/4 cup crumbled feta or favorite goat cheese
Make your dressing. Combine 4 teaspoons of olive oil, the salt, lime juice and hot sauce and set aside.
Cook your corn until just tender. Cool, and then remove the corn from the cob. Add the corn, tomatoes, cucumber, red onion, and chop about 2 tablespoons of fresh basil (or to taste). Drizzle the dressing over the mixture and toss to coat. Taste, and if needed add another teaspoon of olive oil to taste. Just before serving, sprinkle on the feta cheese.
If you need help with this recipe, or more importantly, with your financial life, contact me. As an independent CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™, I can help you make your “financial recipe” specific to your situation. Keep in mind that your recipe for financial success, is much like a cooking recipe in that you can adjust for your taste and preferences. Contact me and let’s get cooking! #talktometuesday #GetCooking #Hireaplanner #freerecipe #financialplan #FREE