http://headrowhouse.com/RxR.php Financial planning means organizing, directing and controlling the financial activities such as procurement and utilization of funds of the enterprise. It means applying general management principles to financial resources of the enterprise.
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1 – Investment decisions includes investment in fixed assets (called as capital budgeting). Investment in current assets are also a part of investment decisions called as working capital decisions.
2 – Financial decisions – They relate to the raising of finance from various resources which will depend upon decision on type of source, period of financing, cost of financing and the returns thereby.
(a). – Dividend for shareholders- Dividend and the rate of it has to be decided.
(b). – Retained profits- Amount of retained profits has to be finalized which will depend upon expansion and diversification plans of the enterprise.
4 – To ensure safety on investment, i.e, funds should be invested in safe ventures so that adequate rate of return can be achieved.
5 – To plan a sound capital structure-There should be sound and fair composition of capital so that a balance is maintained between debt and equity capital.