Personal Finance Planning

With the stress and demands of a full-time job, many working professionals put off financial planning, with the vague idea that they’ll “get around to it someday.” In fact, the very best time to begin the planning process is right now. Your future depends on it.

But how do you begin saving for retirement when your rent or next car payment is due at the end of the month? PWR can help. Our comprehensive personal finance services are geared toward achieving your individual goals – including investment advice, retirement planning , reviewing company benefits and all other factors affecting your ability to make and save money for the future.

Working with PWR, you can expect to gain new confidence about your overall financial picture. And when things no longer seem out of control, you can work even harder – and with more focus – on achieving what you want to be as a professional and as an individual.

Your Finances, Your Way

Planning Within Reach is committed to helping you achieve your financial goals. We're here to help, which is why we offer free resources. Download this tip sheet to learn some practical advice on controlling spending.

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Meal Planning for Working Parents

For working parents, cooking meals during the week can be a challenge.  For each $100 per month that you save from NOT eating out, you could have $100,452 in 30 years (assuming a 6% average return) in your bank account.  It is healthier for you and can minimize the additional expense of lunches (I make double the food we need and pack up the leftovers for everyone to take to school or work the next day). In my own household, a... Read More

Advice for All Stages

Recent Graduates / Early Career Typically in your 20’s Cash Flow:  Allocate at least 20% of your gross income to long-term savings and / or paying off debt.  Now is the time to get money invested so it can compound. Start identifying spending habits and patterns by creating a budget or trying out the WholeWallet30. Tax Planning:  For many during this stage, it makes sense to save to a Roth versus pre-tax retirement vehicle since starting salaries tend to be lower than in... Read More