Financial planning works from the strategic and personal plan to identify what financial resources are needed to obtain and/or develop the foundation to achieve the goals in your vision of choice or type of plan. Typically, financial planning results are very relevant and realistic budgets goals accomplished from this vision. Your budget should address the topics that you have outlined in your planning setup. Be sure to consider the personal planning tools from the areas that a financial planning counselor has provided for you.
Focusing on new leaders and managers from the Military, you will find that they have developed at least the basic skills in financial management. Expecting others in the organization to manage finances is clearly asking for a lot because most service members entered the service with no basic knowledge of financial management (checking writing, bank statements, etc.). Basic skills in financial management start in the critical areas of cash management and bookkeeping (check book or check registry, which should be done according to certain financial controls to ensure integrity in the process. New leaders and managers should soon go on to learn how to generate financial statements (from a Budgeting standpoint) and analyze those statements to really understand their financial condition of tracking their funds. Financial analysis shows the "reality" of the situation of a business minded person-- seen as such, financial management is one of the most important practices in management. This discussion will aid your understanding of basic practices in financial management, and build the basic systems along with practices needed in a healthy lifestyle.
If you are inexperienced in financial management, then you should get a Financial Planning Counselor initially to help you set up your bookkeeping system, generate financial statements and do some basic financial analysis. But don't count on a Financial Counselor to completely take over your responsibility for financial management! The Financial Counselor can help you set up a bookkeeping system, generate financial statements and analyze them, but you have to understand financial data to the extent that you can understand the effects of your financial decisions, the current condition of your lifestyle and how decisions will affect the financial condition of your life in the future.