[Podcast] Episode 30: How to Create a Financial Plan with Sacha Millstone
Business plans, marketing plans, any plan serves as a map to a goal. Your financial plan is no different.
You need to set your goal, write it down, and commit to it. Our Roundtables members do this regularly for their businesses. But too many people get anxious when it comes to looking at their personal financial plans, says guest Sacha Millstone, a financial planner and wealth manager.
Sacha discusses how to get past the anxiety about your personal financial planning with Victoria and Mark in this episode.
Sacha started the The Millstone Evans Group in the Washington, DC, area in the late 1990s, and now has a team of 10, with offices in Washington, DC, Denver, CO, and Boulder, CO. She has helped hundreds of clients achieve their financial goals by creating a written plan and helping them put it into place.
When you’re running a small business, you can get so absorbed in your work financials that you avoid looking at your personal situation. But you have to, says Sacha. And while you can do a financial plan to get you to retirement, it’s difficult. There’s so much emotion around money that you may need someone to advise, coach, and hold you responsible.
There’s so much good advice in this episode! You’ll learn:
- The magic of compound interest
- Why not to use the word “budget”
- Where your investments are — and what to add
- Why insurance — especially for yourself — is so important
- How to mitigate risk in your investments
- What the Monte Carlo analysis is
- And a whole lot more…
You’ll also hear why Victoria’s idea of summer fun for kids includes financial quizzes. This episode breaks down the importance of financial planning for remodeling business owners in ways that will make you think differently about the whole subject. It’s never too late to plan.
For more information about Sacha, her business, and how she can help, go to the Millstone Evans Group’s website. If you have questions, drop her an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or give her a call at (800) 201-4554.