Hi Plussers! This week on the TGIF Business Networking Hangout
we’re talking with +Linda Garcia
, and possibly Dara Garmendia, Senior Associates at World Financial Group (WFG) to discuss financial planning for small business owners and solopreneurs.What We’ll Be Discussing
I met Linda and Dara recently at a local networking mixer and we got to talking about topics having to do with financial planning, and the general lack of knowledge most people have about financial planning. We discussed how new business owners and especially solopreneurs are so caught up in just getting their business off the ground, covering expenses, finding clients, and making their business work that they often either don’t plan for their retirement funding or they put it on a back burner.
Dara pointed out a great example - here in the Coachella Valley, we see a lot of snowbirds who have a home somewhere beautiful up north and then come to a 2nd or vacation home here in the desert in winter. A lot of us look at that with envy.. “oooh I wish I could afford that, how did they do it?” Dara pointed out that if we start teaching our kids about financial planning at an early age, and they get into the habit of dedicating a certain amount of their income to their retirement plans at an early age, by the time the kids reach retirement age they will be able to be snowbirds, to be financially secure, and to enjoy life as a retired person, and not have to work until they drop.
Even if we never had anyone teach this to us, and our finances are a mess, we can break that cycle and make sure our kids do better. I thought that was a very empowering outlook, and invited Linda and Dara to come talk about this stuff on TGIFAbout the Special Guest
+Linda Garcia is a Senior Associate at WFG, World Financial Group, Inc. WFG is an affiliate based financial services marketing company whose affiliates offer a broad array of financial products and services. You can see Linda’s WFG page at http://lindagarcia1.wfgopportunity.comAbout the Host
is a brand identity and outreach strategy consultant who serves solopreneurs, small business, and non-profits, training them in how to create effective social outreach strategies and how to use social sites and tools. She also provides graphic design and social media services. Meilani’s Blooming Business Club hosts monthly workshops, resources, and "Consultant is IN" hangout sessions, providing club members with affordable, face-to-face consulting services. Learn more about the club and check out Meilani’s graphic design portfolio at http://MeilaniMacDonald.comAdd Your Voice to the Discussion!
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