In their final conversation before his death, Uncle Ben tells his nephew, Peter Parker (Spiderman’s alter ego) that “with great power comes great responsibility.” Little did Peter know that a few hours later, the same burglar he had let go would end up murdering his beloved uncle.
In today’s society—with the prevalence and importance we place on superheroes—it seems fitting that this lesson comes from a Marvel comic. But it also begs another question: Who are the real superheroes in this life? The answer certainly isn’t mysterious men and women in masks and capes.
The answer is actually… you. Or at least it should be.
Because you are wealthy, you DO have a great responsibility. Those who are capable of helping the less fortunate have a duty to do so—and that usually means with money. You’re in possession of a great deal of resources and you’re responsible for them when you’re here on earth. You can’t take those things with you; but they’re yours to manage while you are here.
You can be a superhero to someone in this life—and it won’t require any leaps from tall buildings.Before you leave this world, you have the opportunity—and the responsibility—to make thoughtful and thorough decisions about where and how your wealth will make an impact and have real purpose.
When was the last time your advisor asked you about your deeper purpose? If the answer is “never” then it’s time to get a new advisor. Good Wealth Planning is about finding a significant life purpose in action.
Wealth is more than money. Don’t just plan for your future, live it right now. Pass it on and share the insights like this that you find valuable.