Friday, September 30, 2016

Jigsaw Puzzle

Pathways Advisory Group, Inc.
Jeff Karst, CFP®

What’s the most important piece of a jigsaw puzzle?

Some would say that you need to start with the corners.  They find all the corners and set them in their respective places.  Then build from there.  Others would suggest the corners don’t matter as much as just building the edges.  Start with any edge and build the puzzle from there.  There is a very small minority of people that would start in the middle.  You may think that’s harder but it works for them.

All of these are wrong.  The absolute most important piece of a jigsaw puzzle is…….

The picture on the box.

You could build the puzzle without it but it would be very difficult and more time consuming.  You need that picture on the box to get the “big picture” of all the pieces. 

Financial planning is like the picture on the box.  We don’t file your taxes or write your estate planning documents.  We don’t sell insurance.  We strive to help you fit all the pieces together so you can live your best financial life.  We work together to create that picture.  But, it’s still just one piece of the puzzle. 

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