Patch Notes 3.3

This Patch Notes brings you a single, smaller update and a host of things that I’m working on. The only updates to the firm this quarter were made with the goals of getting more efficient and streamlined in the data gathering process so that I can focus more on getting work done for you as clients! For upcoming changes we have a potential big software change and a content idea.

Already Changed
  • New Questionnaires/Automations: For the first time we are moving from PDFs and Word Docs you have to fill and email back to a JotForm integration for our Homework Packet and Estate Planning Questionnaire. This will help speed up the process of gathering information when we need to so that I can focus more on you and your goals as clients!
  • YouCanBookMe Update: I have realized a greater need for quick, impromptu meetings to help my clients handle life’s changes. I have updated OpenWorldFP.YouCanBook.Me to reflect my availability and quicker meetings as my clients need them.

Planned Changes:
  • Evaluation Period for a Right Capital license: I will be evaluating a potential switch in financial planning software. Advizr served us well over the first three years of the firm. However, the software has not kept up with consistent quality-of-life updates. The firm providing the software went through an acquisition as well. Any time a software goes through a change in ownership, it raises some eyebrows regarding its longevity. All that is a long way of saying I am looking for the next financial planning software to use. Right Capital is used by a lot of my colleagues and thought of highly. I’ll be beta testing it with some clients starting in July. If you want to be in the beta, you can let me know via email.
  • The Quest for Financial Peace: This will be a content series focusing on the stories of real people and their quest for financial peace in this world, told by a Game Master in tabletop narration style. I will be changing names and some details for privacy and embellishment, of course. I’m still working on how to bring this series to light, but if you’d like your story told, please let me know! I know many of my clients and readers have awesome life stories.
Content

Here are some excerpts from my recent blog posts, click the links to read the full posts!

  • Patch Notes 3.3
    This Patch Notes brings you a single, smaller update and a host of things that I’m working on. The only updates to the firm this quarter were made with the goals of getting more efficient and streamlined in the data gathering process so that I can focus more on getting work done for you as clients! For upcoming changes we have a potential big software change and a content idea.
  • Fear and Uncertainty: The Biggest Financial Debuffs
    It’s happening again, In Real Life. Or, more appropriately, it happened. The in-game economy (or at least investments within it) has crashed, causing uncertainty and fear amongst the player base. “I’m a mid-level player now, but how do I know the market will recover before I want to stop farming gold?” Is the outcry of the average millennial player who is filled with fear of the unknown. “I can’t dungeon dive forever!”
  • Using a Savings-First Strategy to Snag Buffs
    players hoard their riches. This misconception often runs so deep that players will avoid seeking the help of a financial planner. The truth is that what you should be spending in Real Life depends on your class and level, as well as your individual stats. I want to propose an alternative idea to you; develop a savings plan for future buffs and spend the rest on buffs to your current build!
  • How R are your SUs?
    Real Life has rules that aren’t always transparent when you first start your playthrough. One of the fastest paths to creating wealth in Real Life is accumulating a hoard of RSUs, at least on the current patch. There are a lot of prereqs that guilds put on their players before cashing in on their RSUs, so I made a guide to a lot of the common ones to help you in your grind. RSUs are stock grants made by public and private guilds that come with strings attached. If you understand the Restrictions of your guild’s Stock Units, you’ll make much better decisions when it comes to your own playthrough.
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It’s happening again, In Real Life. Or, more appropriately, it happened. The in-game economy (or at least investments within it) has crashed,…