Keeping Fit: A Financial Wellness Checklist

New Year's resolution time is right around the corner. Why not add financial fitness to your to-do list?


Executive Summary

Many details in your financial plan may become obsolete, forgotten, or ignored. That’s why it’s important to review your plans so they reflect your current status and wishes. This article reviews some simple steps you can take to determine the state of your overall financial plan.

Key Points

  • A basic document checklist - Start with an inventory of what you have and consider filling in any gaps.
  • Beneficiary designations - Check that they reflect your present intentions.
  • Family circumstances - Divorces, marriages, births, and deaths, for example, need to be noted as they may affect the way certain documents are written.
  • Share changes with your advisors so that any necessary updates are made.


Confirming the accuracy of your financial documents is one of the most important things you can do to make sure your family will be provided for as you wish. We believe a financial wellness check should be part of your annual to-do list.

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