One of the biggest access barriers to wealth management is doubt. People assume that to get professional financial advice you need to have a lot of money. Even people who currently work with a financial advisor may dismiss wealth management as something only for the 1%.
The truth is that there are smart financial advisory options for every income level, and wealth management isn’t reserved only for the ultra-wealthy.
This article will cover what wealth management is, who it’s for, and how much money you need to get started.
What is Private Wealth Management?
Wealth management is a service provided by experts who advise clients on how to invest their portfolios to maximize financial gain. The process begins with a personal wealth advisor – this is someone who has the experience to help maximize your assets and build your wealth in a stable and “diversified” way. Your wealth manager will discuss all your revenue streams, assets, and other income as well as your risk tolerance and income needs. This includes:
- Benefit Planning
- Educational Planning
- Estate Planning and Wealth Transfer Services
- Insurance and Risk Management Services
- Long-term and Elder Care Services
- Financial Organizational Services
- Retirement Planning Services and Tax Planning Services
- Services for Business Owners or Executives
Wealth management is a robust, wholistic money and asset management strategy.
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Wealth Management vs Financial Planning
Before we can address the question “how much money do you need for wealth management,” we first need to address the question: “which financial services do you need?”
Financial planning is a resource that’s a benefit to nearly anyone, regardless of your financial situation. This is a more general look at your current finances and advice on how to implement a financial plan on how to spend, save, and grow your money. This service is typically lower-cost and scales depending on your specific needs. If you’ve yet to undertake any advisory service, start with a financial planner.
Wealth management is the next evolution of financial planning. Once you’ve established a general financial plan and have begun to accumulate assets, you need to consider wealth management to ensure that you’re making the best use of your assets and planning for the future. There isn’t a hard-and-fast rule for how much money you “need” to get started with wealth management, but generally speaking, this is most beneficial for people with a net worth of $250,000 or more. It’s also strongly recommended for business owners. If you’re not sure if you have “enough money” to work with a wealth advisor, you can also start with a financial planner who also offers wealth management services, so you can grow into wealth management as your assets continue to grow.
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