Create strategies to achieve your financial goals

   You probably have many financial goals: a comfortable retirement, long vacations, college for your children, and so on. 
   But to achieve these goals, you may have to follow different investment strategies.
First of all, you’ll need to identify each goal and ask yourself some questions: 
   How much time will you have to achieve this objective? 
   How much return will you need? 
   How much risk are you willing to take?
You’ll also need to choose investments designed to help you reach each goal. 
   And these investments should work together. 
   Monitor their progress over time and make adjustments as needed.
And keep in mind that your strategy for achieving one goal may affect your ability to work toward another, so you might need to prioritize these goals and make some trade-offs in your investment moves. 
   It’s possible that you may need to invest less toward one goal so you can put away more toward another.
Working toward multiple goals can be challenging, so you may want to get some professional help, which, along with patience and effort, can help you make progress toward your financial goals.
   This article was written by Edward Jones for use by your local Edward Jones Financial Advisor John Dickerson. Member SIPC. 

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