13 commandments handed down for smart personal finance

first_img 9SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Achieving financial independence, which means getting to do what you want to do – whether it means choosing to work for the rest of your life or retiring at a certain age to pursue the next chapter in your life – is what most of us strive for.The number one reason why many fail to achieve this goal, said Frank Jaffe, a Certified Financial Planner with Access Wealth Planning, the wealth management firm in Roseland, and a frequent writer and lecturer, is procrastination.“It begins with failing to put together a plan that includes your short and long-term goals and then carrying through with it,” said Jaffe.   “Putting your goals in writing gives a sense of commitment.”To help people better understand what it takes to achieve financial success in an organized fashion, Jaffe offers his “13 Commandments” or principles that, when followed, can help create an action plan to organizing your financial life. continue reading »last_img read more