Many of us may have avoided looking at our investment portfolios after the major economic disruption brought on by the closure of non-essential businesses. However, as you recover from shell shock, its important to review your financial situation.
Financial market volatility can throw off asset allocation, so your portfolio likely needs some finetuning. Make sure you’ve allocated the right type of investments with the timing of each goal including short-term, mid-term and long-term. Also consider your tolerance for risk and diversify among asset classes.
As Tax Day for 2019 comes and goes, talk to your tax advisor about any potential changes you should consider for the coming year. It’s not too late to alter your strategy in order to lower your 2020 tax obligation.
INSURANCE AND ESTATE PLANNING
The COVID-19 crisis has made us all highly aware that our lives can change in an instant. Maybe it has motivated you to finally draft a will (see Must-Have Documents article) and address any other estate planning needs you may have. It is a very loving thing to do for your family. Now is also a good time to review all of your insurance coverage, which may need adjustments if you’ve experienced major life changes.