Money Management Services are financial services that help individuals and businesses manage their financial resources effectively. These services can include budgeting, investing, retirement planning, tax planning, and insurance planning. We provide these services to our client, helping them to make informed decisions about their money and reach their financial goals. This can involve
- involve creating a financial plan,
- recommending investment strategies,
- providing ongoing guidance and support.
We focus on 3 main Money Management areas
- Short term -12 Month Budgeting plans for individuals
- Longer term (15-20 year) cashflow management for individuals
- Retirement Planning and Cashflow forecasts for individuals in Retirement
- Cashflow management for Businesses
12 month personal budgeting plans
A 12-month personal budgeting plan is a financial plan that outlines an individual’s income and expenses for a 12-month period. The goal of this type of budgeting plan is to help individuals take control of their money and reach their financial goals. The budgeting plan typically starts with an assessment of an individual’s current financial situation, including income, expenses, and debts. From there, the individual works with a financial advisor or creates a plan on their own to set financial goals and allocate their money accordingly.
The budgeting plan will include all the expenses an individual will have in a year, such as rent/mortgage, utilities, food, transportation, entertainment, and savings. The budget will also take into account any irregular or one-time expenses like vacations or car repairs. The budget will also include some emergency funds for unexpected expenses.
The budgeting plan will also include a plan for increasing income, such as getting a raise or finding a higher paying job. If the individual’s income is not sufficient to meet their expenses, they may need to make adjustments such as cutting back on discretionary spending or finding ways to increase their income.
The plan also takes into account adhoc expenses that occur in our everyday lives – such as satg/Hen parties, Weddings, Christmas discretionary spending etc.
We also perform an audit on all of your financial product outgoings such as Life Insurance, mortgages, Home and Car Insurance etc to see if we can reduce your spending.
We also look at Utility bills to see if there are better/cheaper deals available etc.
It’s important to review the budget regularly and make adjustments as necessary. This will help ensure that the individual stays on track to reach their financial goals and avoid overspending or falling into debt.
Analysing budget verses Actual income and expenditure
An important part of a 12-month personal budgeting plan is regularly comparing the budgeted income and expenses to the actual income and expenses. This process, known as budget variance analysis, allows individuals to see how well they are sticking to their budget and identify areas where they may need to make adjustments.
To analyse the budget versus actual income and expenditure, individuals can use a budget variance report. This report compares the budgeted amounts to the actual amounts for each income and expense category. The report will show any differences between the budgeted and actual amounts, known as variances. We provide our clients with this reporting template to complete and analyse.
For example, if an individual budgeted €1,000 for groceries for the month, but spent €1,200, the variance would be €200. If the variance is positive, it means the individual spent more than they budgeted. If the variance is negative, it means the individual spent less than they budgeted.
Once the variances are identified, individuals can take steps to address them. For example, if an individual finds that they are consistently overspending on groceries, they may need to adjust their grocery budget or find ways to reduce their grocery spending. On the other hand, if an individual finds they are consistently underspending in a certain category, they may need to adjust their budget or find ways to increase their spending in that category.
It’s important to conduct regular budget variance analysis, at least monthly, to ensure that the budget remains accurate and to make adjustments as necessary. This will help individuals stay on track to reach their financial goals and avoid overspending or falling into debt.
Longer term Personal Cashflow planning (10/15/20 year Analysis)
A Longer Termpersonal cash flow plan is a long-term financial plan that outlines an individual’s projected income and expenses over a 10/15/20-year period. This type of plan can help individuals plan for major life events, such as retirement, and make informed decisions about their money.
When creating a 20-year personal cash flow plan, an individual will need to take into account various factors such as their current income, expenses, and debt, as well as their projected income, expenses, and debt over the next 20 years. This includes considering things like expected salary increases, projected inflation rates, and the cost of major expenses such as buying a house or paying for a child’s education.
An individual will also need to consider their long-term financial goals and how they plan to achieve them. This may include saving for retirement, paying off debt, or building an emergency fund. The cash flow plan will also include projections of all the major life events that the individual expects to happen in the next 20 years, and the financial impact of those events.
It’s important to tie in the 12-month budgeting plan into the 20-year personal cash flow plan. The 12-month budgeting plan should be a detailed, working document that helps you achieve the long-term goals laid out in the 20-year cash flow plan. It’s important to regularly review the 12-month budget, making necessary adjustments to ensure it aligns with the long-term cash flow plan.
It’s also important to note that a 20-year personal cash flow plan is a projection and it’s always subject to change based on an individual’s changing circumstances. It’s important to review the plan regularly and make adjustments as necessary. Working with a financial advisor can be helpful in creating this type of plan and ensuring that it is tailored to the specific needs and goals of the individual.
Retirement Planning and Cashflow forecasts for individuals in Retirement
Preparing cash flow forecasts for retirement is an important aspect of money management in retirement. A cash flow forecast is a projection of an individual’s expected income and expenses during retirement. This forecast can help individuals plan for their financial needs during retirement and ensure that they have enough money to maintain their desired lifestyle.
When preparing a cash flow forecast for retirement, individuals should take into account a variety of factors, such as their projected retirement income, their expected expenses, and their desired lifestyle in retirement.
For income, individuals should consider their expected retirement benefits, such as pensions and social security, as well as any other income sources, such as rental income or investment income.
Expenses in retirement can include everyday living expenses, such as housing, food, transportation, and healthcare, as well as any additional expenses, such as travel or hobbies. Individuals should also consider the potential for increased healthcare costs as they age.
It’s also important to consider the potential for unexpected expenses, such as long-term care or major home repairs, and to set aside funds to cover these expenses.
Additionally, the plan must consider inflation and the effect on the purchasing power of the currency over time. It’s important to update the plan regularly and make adjustments as necessary to ensure that the individual’s retirement income will meet their expenses.
Working with a financial advisor such as ourselves can be helpful in creating a cash flow forecast for retirement and ensuring that it is tailored to the individual’s specific needs and goals. They can also help in creating a retirement income plan that includes strategies to help generate income throughout retirement, such as investing in annuities, management your Approved Retirement Funds and other pensions etc.
Cashflow management for Businesses
Cash flow management is the process of managing a business’s money coming in and going out to ensure that the business has enough cash on hand to meet its financial obligations. In Ireland, cash flow management is crucial for businesses of all sizes, as it helps to ensure that the business can continue to operate and grow.
When managing cash flow for a business, it’s important to have a clear understanding of the business’s income and expenses. This includes regular income from sales, as well as any irregular or one-time income, such as investments or grants. It’s also important to track expenses, including regular bills, such as rent and utilities, as well as any unexpected expenses, such as equipment repairs or legal fees.
To manage cash flow, businesses should also create a budget and regularly review it, comparing actual income and expenses to the budgeted amounts. This can help identify any areas where the business is over or underspending, so that adjustments can be made.
Another important aspect of cash flow management is forecasting. Businesses should create cash flow forecasts that project the business’s income and expenses for the next several months or even years. This can help the business identify potential cash flow problems before they occur and take steps to address them.
Businesses should also review their accounts receivable and payable. This means keeping track of how much money the business is owed by customers, and how much money the business owes to suppliers. This can help the business identify any potential cash flow problems and take steps to address them.
Finally, businesses should also consider ways to improve cash flow, such as negotiating better payment terms with suppliers, offering early payment discounts to customers, and implementing cost-saving measures.
Working with a financial advisor or accountant can be helpful in creating a cash flow management plan for a business in Ireland and ensuring that it is tailored to the specific needs of the business.