You’ve likely heard the saying, “Hope for the best, plan for the worst.” It’s not a bad sentiment; in fact, it holds quite a bit of value. Create a prudent plan – one that anticipates a range of outcomes and has contingencies for them – but orient toward positive outcomes and the belief that your overall approach will lead to success. But what this maxim leaves unsaid is that we can plan for the best, too. Your financial plan, specifically, is designed and built with your best and fullest life in mind. You may, then, choose to see working that plan as an expression of care for yourself and perhaps even of great affection for your loved ones – today, tomorrow and long down the road.