What is Financial Planning? For GenZ’s!!

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What Is Financial Planning? For GenZ's!!
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Who is a GenZ (Generation Z)?

Generation Z is the generation of people who were born between 1995 and the early 2000s. This generation is defined as those who grew up using smartphones and digital technology as a part of their daily lives. They are more digitally native than any other generation before them, and they will soon be leading the workforce.

This generation has already proven that they will play a significant role in the future of personal finance. This generation needs to take charge and start planning for their financial needs now to avoid any financial pitfalls in the future. Financial planning can help Gen Z with many things such as buying a house, starting a business, funding retirement, or anything else that may lie ahead on their path to success.

What is Financial Planning?

Financial planning is a process that helps people set aside money for their future needs and, it also prepares for emergencies and other possible events.

Financial planners help people plan and manage their finances. They work with clients to prepare long-term and short-term goals, including retirement, college savings, and insurance. Then they use financial tools to measure the results of those goals and investments so the clients can see how they’re doing.

Many experts recommend financial planning as a way to provide financial security for you and your family in the future.

Types of Financial Planning Strategy of GenZ

The k.ey to managing your finances well is to have a good understanding of what you are up against. Financial planning includes performing formal financial projections, monitoring your cash flow, identifying spending patterns, and setting long-term goals.

There are three main types of financial strategy:

  • Budgeting
  • Passive Investment Strategy 
  • Aggressive Investment Strategy
  • Conservative Investment Strategy

Budgeting 

“A budget is a financial plan for the future. It helps you decide how much to spend, what to save, and what to do with your money.”

-Kiplinger

A more straightforward definition is that budgeting helps you keep track of your money.

First, you need to create a spreadsheet or an Excel file. There are many templates online that can be used for this purpose.

Second, list the fixed expenses you have each month, including rent, car payments, insurance premiums, and loan payments.

Next, add any new monthly expenses incurred while removing monthly expenses already paid off in the current month. Then divide the monthly costs by the number of months in a year to get an annual budget amount. For example, if your rent is $1000 per month and there are 12 months in a year, your yearly budget will be $11000 per year on average. 

This is just a rough idea of budgeting. Search online for more details.

Passive Investment Strategy 

Passive income is generated by doing work up front and then enjoying the benefits in the future. Passive investments are a way to generate passive income and they can be used in combination with other passive income sources.

Passive Investments Strategy:

– Dividend-paying stocks or bonds

– Index funds or ETFs that track broad markets, such as the S&P 500, Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA), Nasdaq 100, etc.

– Real estate investment trusts (REITs)

Aggressive Investment Strategy

An aggressive investment strategy is a type of portfolio management that seeks to maximize returns by taking on a higher level of risk. Capital appreciation, rather than income or principal safety, is typically emphasized as a primary investment goal in strategies for achieving higher-than-average returns. As a result, such a strategy would have an asset allocation with a significant weighting in stocks and possibly little or no allocation to bonds or cash.

Conservative Investment Strategy

A conservative investment strategy is a risk-averse approach to investing. This strategy aims to preserve capital and minimize losses, and it is recommended for investors with a limited investment horizon.

In order to implement this strategy, investors must have a long-term goal in mind and should not be willing to take any risks to hit short-term goals. For example, an investor with a long-term goal of owning property in 10 years would likely not want to invest their money in stocks because the stock market can fluctuate wildly and risk the investor losing their investments before they reach their property ownership goal.

The key differentiator between this strategy and other strategies such as growth or aggressive strategies is that it does not prioritize capital gains over loss protection like the other strategies might do.

This was just a quick overview of financial Planning for Genz’s. Some terms and ideas might be foreign to you. However, if you wish to plan your financial future, reading more on the topic will be essential to your growth. You can bookmark Yaad Finance for more Finance and stock market material and education. 

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