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As we embark on the opening of the Jewish New Year and begin hinting at the close of the calendar year, the time is here to reflect and recalibrate on our life’s path. It presents a moment ripe for introspection, first and foremost with our spiritual and individual pursuits, followed by analysis of our material and financial trajectories.

Undertaking an annual financial review is not a luxury, but a necessity in today’s complex economic landscape. Setting aside time to plan how your global financial circumstances should be managed can often take a back seat in our busy lives. However, being proactive with personal finances, isn’t just prudent, it’s pivotal.

Analysis 1: In the contemporary economic environment, maintaining a healthy credit rating is more important than ever. It not only influences your borrowing capabilities but can also affect other aspects of your domestic balance sheet. Never miss an opportunity to learn from experts who can help you build or restore your credit standing strategically, enabling you to access better financial opportunities and safeguard your financial reputation.

Analysis 2: Accumulating wealth is not about rapid gains but a steady and calculated progression towards financial stability and growth. You should be pursuing investment opportunities that align with your risk tolerance and financial objectives. A systematic review can assist in adjusting your portfolio to meet changing market conditions and personal goals, ensuring your investments are always aligned with market movements and your broader financial vision.

Analysis 3: Home or business equity sometimes represents a resource of untapped potential. Is the time right to explore strategies to leverage this equity effectively? Perhaps using home equity for investment opportunities or optimizing business equity to enhance financial growth is warranted.

Analysis 4: As retirement approaches, a well-thought-out plan becomes a cornerstone of a secure future. A financial expert can assist in designing a retirement strategy that mirrors your aspirations, providing a smooth transition into a phase characterized by financial security and comfort. Through regular financial reviews, you can develop income strategies that offer a consistent financial flow during retirement, enabling a tranquil and enjoyable post-retirement life.

Analysis 5: Estate planning is a critical component of financial management, ensuring that your assets are handled and distributed according to your desires in the long term. This process includes setting up trusts, creating a will, and establishing a power of attorney, among other vital steps. You need to be tactical in navigating the complex landscape of estate planning, and to develop a plan that safeguards your assets and supports your family’s future.

As we stand at the onset of a new year, the call for financial mindfulness is fundamental. Engaging with a competent financial professional can serve as a compass, aiding you in navigating the intricate realms of estate planning, credit management, wealth accumulation, equity maximization, and retirement planning. Let us greet the new year with a pledge to become proactive custodians of our financial futures, steering towards a landscape marked by abundance and peace.

Shout out and happy birthday to Jason Beckoff, Jacob Busani, Christin Dailey, Sara Ehrenreich, Avi Elishis, Shneur Gershuni, Ari Ginsberg, Mendy Green, Rabbi Reuven Ibragimov, Eleanor Keyak, Boruch Klahr, Sophia Lewis, Isaac Miller, Esther Olivestone, Rabbi Shmuel Reichman, Coach Elliot Steinmetz, France Weill, Seth Winslow


Shmuel Shayowitz (NMLS#19871) is a highly regarded Real Estate & Finance Executive, Writer, Speaker, Coach, and Advisor. He is President and Chief Lending Officer of Approved Funding, a privately held national mortgage banker and direct lender. Shmuel has over twenty years of industry experience, holding numerous licenses and accreditations, including certified mortgage underwriter, licensed real estate agent, residential review appraiser, and accredited investor, to name a few. Shmuel has successfully navigated through many changing markets and business landscapes, making his market insights and experience well-coveted within the real estate industry. He can be reached via email at [email protected].

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