We each have two lives: the one we are currently living and the one we want. The life you want might be familiar to you, or at least have some familiar components, but chances are that it is unfamiliar, because you’ve never lived it before. As such, feelings of being lost and confused are typical. To alleviate these feelings in the tangible world, we learn to set aside the need to fully understand our surroundings and trust certain fundamental principles to keep us headed in the right direction. The 6 Principles of Financial Planning are the fundamental principles that should be relied upon to navigate the unfamiliar surrounding the life you are currently living and the life you want.