Investing in your financial and philanthropic future can be a great way to secure your financial stability while also making a positive impact in our community. For many young professionals, planning for the future can seem a bit daunting. However, setting up financial goals now can not only help you secure your future, but it can also help you make a philanthropic impact in the organizations that matter most to you.

Hear are some steps you can take to get started, and join CJP’s Business & Professionals community along with Jewish Free Loan for drinks, networking, and a panel discussion on this topic on Thursday, April 27 (Investing in Your Future) in honor of Financial Literacy Month.

  1. Set financial goals: Determine what financial and philanthropic goals you want to achieve in the short-term and long-term. This may include saving for retirement, paying off student loan debt, joining a philanthropic organization, saving for a down payment, or setting up a legacy gift.
  2. Create a budget: Review your income and expenses and create a realistic, but thoughtful budget that allows you to save and invest and donate a portion of your income regularly to help you reach your goals.
  3. Start investing: There are a variety of investment options available such as stocks, mutual funds, bonds, and real estate. Work with a financial advisor to research and choose the investment options that align with both your financial and philanthropic goals. For example, a donor-advised fund is an account where you can deposit assets for donation to causes that matter the most to you.
  4. Consult a financial advisor: It is always advisable to consult a professional financial advisor who can guide you in making informed investment decisions and help you achieve your financial goals.
  5. Choose a cause: Decide on the cause or organization that you want to support philanthropically. Research the organizations and make sure they align with your values and beliefs.
  6. Donate regularly: Set up a plan to donate a portion of your income regularly to the organization or cause you choose to support.

Remember that investing and philanthropy require patience, discipline, and a long-term perspective. Start small and consistently work towards your financial and philanthropic goals, and you will see the results over time.

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