Financial Strategies Although it may seem difficult, setting and achieving your financial goals can be simple if you take it step by step. Sitting down with a competent advisor and addressing your financial concerns can alleviate a lot of stress and anxiety in your life. You can achieve financial independence if you follow these steps: Step 1: Set and prioritize your goals. Most individuals never take the time to formulate and address their specific financial and personal goals. Step 2: Create your action plan. Once you have developed your specific goals and objectives you must work on a plan to achieve them. Step 3: Implement your plan. Now that your action plan has been established, it is time to put the plan in motion. Step 4: Monitor your progress. Every year to 18 months, you need to get together with your advisor to be certain that you are staying on track. The Hancock Group's team of professionals can work with you through this process. A small time commitment on the front end can alleviate countless hours of stress and anxiety and get you on the road to financial freedom.