Stocks and bonds. Multiple investment accounts. Trusts. Retirement plans. Stock options. Pensions. Social Security. Income-producing real estate. These are just some of the assets you might own.
Our Clients tell us one of the several great benefits of a Big Picture Study is finally getting everything organized!
Let’s not forget the “debit” side of the ledger. Account for the expenses you will have, some of which occur monthly, annually or every few years. Are those expenses fixed, as in a mortgage amortization schedule? Or are they likely to increase each year given the effects of inflation?
You spend after-tax dollars; you cannot ignore the tax consequences of the various income sources you have. Your expenses might be interest payments, medical in nature, or charitable. Aren’t those gifts deductible? What might be your future tax payments? Taxes are a part of your big picture; they are an “expense” like any other.
Do you want to create a legacy? Tax-efficient wealth transfer is of significant importance.
There is no “black box” algorithm with the Big Picture Study. Complicated calculations? Yes, and the numbers are displayed in a way you can easily understand their significance.
A Big Picture Study is a roadmap designed to get you confidently to the places you want to be in life.