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The Midway Point - a perfect time for a financial check up -


By Alisa Aragon-Lloyd, as seen in "New Home + Condo Guide" magazine, June 3, 2023


As we come into July and the midway point of the year, it’s the perfect time to give your finances and real estate a thorough clean up. Just as we tidy up our homes and clear out the clutter, taking this opportunity to organize and revitalize our financial matters and real estate investments can bring a renewed sense of control and set the stage for a successful second half of the year. Below are some essential steps to achieve a thorough clean up of your finances and real estate, ensuring a fresh start and increased prosperity.


July is an excellent time to reassess your financial goals and realign them with your current aspirations. Evaluate your short-term and long-term objectives, whether it’s saving for a down payment on a property, paying off debt, or investing for retirement. Reflect on any changes in circumstances and adjust your goals accordingly. This process will help you stay focused and motivated through the second half of the year.

  1. Assess your budget: Give your budget a through examination to ensure it is still serving your needs. Analyze your income and expenses, identifying areas where you can cut back and save more. Consider using budgeting apps or tools to track your spending and identify any patterns or areas of overspending. By making necessary adjustments, you will be able to allocate resources more effectively and work towards your financial goals.

  2. Streamline your financial accounts: While it is crucial to streamline your financial accounts for better organization and management, it’s equally important to maintain a diversified portfolio. Consolidating accounts and simplifying your investment portfolio can declutter your financial life and provide a clearer picture of your overall financial health. However, it’s essential to avoid putting all your eggs in one basket. Diversification is key to mitigating risk and maximizing potential. Consider spreading your investments across different asset classes, such as real estate, stocks, bonds, and commodities. By diversifying, you can balance potential gains and losses, ensuring that your financial well-being is not solely dependent on one investment. Remember to consult us to determine the optimal diversification strategy based on your risk tolerance and financial goals.

  3. July check up for real estate investments: If you own real estate investments, now is an ideal time to evaluate their performance. Review rental properties to ensure they are generating the desired returns. Consider any necessary repairs, upgrades, or renovations that will enhance their value. If you are considering purchasing new properties, conduct a thorough market research to identify potential opportunities. Additionally, reassess your insurance coverage to protect your investments adequately.

  4. Debt cleanup: Cleaning up your finances also means addressing any outstanding debts. Prioritize debt repayment, focusing on high-interest debts first. Explore debt consolidation options or negotiate with creditors to improve repayment terms. By reducing your debt burden, you will have more financial freedom and better overall financial health.

  5. Review insurance policies: Insurance plays a vital role in safeguarding your financial well being and real estate investments. Review your insurance policies, including homeowners’ insurance, landlords’ insurance, and life insurance. Ensure coverage is adequate and update policies if needed. By doing so, you will have peace of mind knowing your assets are protected against potential risks.

  6. Seek professional advice: Professionals can provide valuable insights, identify opportunities for growth and help you navigate any complex financial or real estate matters.

This halfway point is an opportune time to rejuvenate your finances and real estate investments. By going through and implementing these tips, you can gain a clearer understanding of your financial situation, set new goals, and make strategic decisions that will contribute to your long-term prosperity. Take the time to take stock to pave the way for a successful and fulfilling financial future.

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