October is National Financial Planning Month Part 1

October is National Financial Planning Month Part 1

You might be surprised to learn that October is National Financial Planning Month and it’s a great reminder to take a few small steps to help improve your financial health and make better money management decisions. With the holiday season quickly approaching and all the upcoming expenses associated with this time of year, there’s no better time than now to get your finances in order.

I want to take the next few weeks and share with you some practical steps anyone can implement.

Let’ start with the very basic, but very practical steps. How is your…

Your Financial Pulse?

Here are a few things for you to consider:

  • Review your spending –go thru looking at where all your money is coming from and where it’s going? Are you happy about it? Anything you want to change?
  • Tackle debt – Reset point is great on the journey of paying debt off. From your spending analysis, can you pay more? Can you pay extra?
  • “Beef up” Emergency Reserves – Pandemic reminded us how having “fatter” rainy day funds can provide more peace of mind. 3 to 6 months of living expenses is my quick rule of thumb. Are you close to that? If yes, then “beef it up” to 9 months! It may come in handy one day.
Anna Sergunina
Anna Sergunina

I'm Anna Sergunina, CFP®, President & CEO at MainStreet Financial Planning, Inc. My passion lies in serving others through financial planning, helping clients achieve their dreams like buying a home, saving for education, or retiring early. With over two decades in the industry and a CFP designation since 2009, I'm dedicated to excellence and continuous growth. Beyond work, I cherish moments with my son Liam, prioritize self-care, and engage in content creation for my Money Boss Parent Podcast and Money Library blog.

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