Longer life spans, shrinking pensions and an ever-expanding tax code have made the quest for financial security more challenging than ever.

It wasn’t long ago that achieving financial security was a relatively minor challenge for many people and that financial planning was thought of as a discipline that only applied to the very wealthy. However, times have changed.

Financial planning is the process of assessing your current financial situation in light of your most important financial goals to determine the most efficient and effective way of allocating your resources towards achieving them.

Find out why you need a financial plan and what challenges you can expect on the road ahead.