Far too many Americans have put off appropriate financial planning and this means that they find themselves in the midst of a financial planning catastrophe when it is too late to take many steps to protect yourself. Thankfully, there are ways to avoid financial procrastination and these can be greatly assisted along by scheduling a consultation with an experienced estate planning attorney and financial advisor. A new study by Career Builder found that nearly eight out of ten Americans live paycheck to paycheck. If you want to remove yourself from the common challenges faced by people in this situation, you need to recognize that missed financial opportunities abound.
You know you need to take action and you may plan on taking action someday, but without putting a plan in place, you’re simply procrastinating. Many people assume that they won’t fall subject to any of the most common issues that could put them in need of immediate financial help. Some of the most common mistakes that you can make that could cause you to become a financial procrastinator include:
- Paying only the minimum on your credit card.
- Not having emergency savings.
- Ignoring estate planning basics such as setting aside time to put together critical documents for while you’re still alive and after you pass away.
- Not getting serious about retirement, including ignoring the most beneficial retirement planning opportunities.
Setting aside a time to consult with an experienced estate planning professional and other financial advisors is strongly recommended.