When thinking about investing over the long term, most people will say that financial independence is a key goal. However, simply earning money and paying bills is not the best way to achieve that goal.

If you have been careful about saving your money over the years and stuck with a solid investment plan, your nest egg will have grown considerably.

This year has been a strange one for all of us! In light of the alarming events that we’ve experienced in 2020, this is also the anniversary of my 10th year at Isakov Planning Group! This year in particular, it is easy to overlook the true basis of business relationships—our connection to you. We are grateful for our close association with you! Thank you for your trust in Isakov Planning Group and for your past referrals.

It’s a common plight among small business owners: Taking on too many responsibilities, only to figure out later that others can do these tasks more efficiently.

“Barbara, I don’t mean to pry,” said her family’s long-time attorney, “but did you or Roger manage your home finances?”

Two weeks earlier, Barbara lost her husband of 30 years only to a heart attack. The emotional toll has been terrible, but still she knew the importance of this question. Barbara worried about it often. “It was Roger,” she replied. “He wrote the checks, paid the bills, managed the budgets, everything. And I’m not even sure how to order new checks. What should I do next?”

Social distancing, check. Mask, check. Weekly run to the food store, check. Zoom call with your parents, check. Worry about your job and kids not in school, check!

Owning life insurance gives you the peace of mind knowing that your family will be financially protected if something happened to you. But your policy isn’t a set it and forget it product and it’s important to give your life insurance policy a review once in a while. It’s not something you are thinking about on a regular basis, so it can be easy to forget. Out of sight, out of mind, right?

The Importance of Financial Literacy in the COVID-19 Pandemic As highlighted in my recent Facebook post, April is Financial Literacy Month, and the topic of financial literacy is critical to everyone concerned about their financial security and future in the era of COVID-19.