Why You Should Develop A Plan

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Blind spots don’t only exist on the road we drive.  There are also blind spots on the road to financial independence.  And no one is immune! They’re all around, preventing us from getting where we want to go.  It is said that failing to plan is the equivalent to planning to fail!

A plan is like a road map to get you from where you are today to where you want to go tomorrow. A well-defined plan provides the clarity and direction you need to begin taking action on achieving your most important goals.  

But, if having a plan is so important, why do so few people take the time to develop a plan?

Without a plan, how will you know if you’ve succeeded? How will you know if you are on the right track and you’ve arrived at your ideal destination?

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The fact is most of us live life at such a fast pace that it is difficult to dedicate the uninterrupted time necessary to map out a clear plan. After a full day of work, preparing dinner for the family, getting the kids bathed and to bed… it’s no wonder we don’t have the energy to plan out our finances and future. And, if and when we finally do, many people simply do not know where to start.

If you truly want to save more money, you need a Savings Plan. To better manage where your money goes, you need a Spending Plan. If you have debt you’d like to pay off, you need to develop a Debt Elimination Plan. If you ever want the freedom to retire when you want to – and how you want to – you need a Retirement Plan. Probably more important than anything else, if you want to live a fulfilled life, with the freedom to do what you want to do – rather than what you have to do – you need a Life Plan.

Understanding you need a plan is only the first step. Developing a realistic, achievable plan takes work. It takes commitment and discipline. Plans will change; thus they must be reviewed and adjusted regularly.  So schedule some time to plan your life and your money, whether it’s 30 minutes one night per week, or one hour every Saturday. We are committed to helping you avoid the four blind spots and partnering with you in developing a plan for your future!

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About Trevor Hammond

As a veteran of the mortgage industry, Trevor Hammond is the co-author of "Borrow Smart, Retire Rich," a Certified Mortgage Adviser and a founding Faculty Member and Contributor to the National Institute of Financial Education (www.niofe.org). And he has provided thousands of homeowners with the clarity and confidence to make smarter decisions when it comes to their mortgages and money. In 2013 he launched an entirely new kind of mortgage company: Aspire Mortgage Group, which is committed to educating and empowering homeowners to increase savings, eliminate bad debt, and safely increase net worth. The specialized group of mortgage professionals at Aspire Mortgage Group have redefined what homeowners should expect from a mortgage company. To learn more about Trevor Hammond and our team of mortgage advisors please visit our website at www.aspiremortgagegroup.com or email Trevor directly: trevor.hammond@sierrapacificmortgage.com. Aspire Mortgage is a Sierra Pacific Mortgage Partner.
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