The Statement of Financial Position

Jun 4, 2020 10:33:09 AM / by Michael Dailey

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A personal statement of financial position is an outline of your financial position at a given point in time. It displays your net worth: assets minus liabilities. The goal of the Statement of Financial Position is twofold; first to ensure your finances are invested in a way that will allow you to accomplish your goals (retirement, travel, education, etc.), and second, to ensure both your assets (investments) and your liabilities are being managed efficiently.

InvestorKeep uses this model to develop alerts and track your financial progress. We also provide financial education alerts to help you better understand how your finances are being managed.

Assets: An asset is anything that has value. InvestorKeep breaks down assets into five categories:

  • Checking Accounts
  • Savings Accounts
  • Investment Accounts
  • Real Estate

InvestorKeep tracks your assets to ensure you are paying appropriate fees, have appropriate risk levels, and are achieving the highest possible performance.


Liabilities: A liability is something you owe to someone else.

  • Short Term Debt (debt to be paid in less than 12 months e.g. credit card)
  • Long Term Debt (debt with more than a 12 month pay off period e.g. mortgage)

InvestorKeep tracks your liabilities to ensure you are not paying excessive fees or interest rates. Debt is not always bad, but it should always be efficient.


Net Worth: Assets minus Liabilities.

Tracking your Net Worth allows you to see how efficiently you are growing your wealth and more importantly if you are on schedule to accomplish your financial goals. Your net worth varies from year to year, what is important is that it remains in line with the goals you set. Your SOFP should be reviewed with your financial advisor on an annual basis. If you haven’t already set up an appointment to review it, do it soon!



Michael Dailey

Written by Michael Dailey

Michael Dailey is the Founder and CEO of InvestorKeep, a company passionate about help you save money and maximize your investments. The average investor loses well over $100K to the implications of investment fit, fees, and quality. InvestorKeep gives you an easy way to monitor investments helping you keep and earn more.