In the field of wealth management, wealth refers to anything you possess which has a monetary value. Besides money, it could include property, shares and even a rare coin collection. It includes managing investments and financial planning, estate planning, financial banking, etc. Today's times brings with it a pressure to increase income in order to maintain your lifestyle. Since it's impossible to outrun the rate of inflation, wealth management is essential in order to maintain your fundamental amount. Another reason that wealth management may be necessary is that high net worth individuals may prefer to keep their attention on their busy schedule. In this way wealth management is different from asset management because asset management primarily involves growing assets like money, stock, shares, bonds, etc to create a diverse portfolio in which it may increase in value. Wealth management is a larger umbrella that includes this as well as the maintenance of the principle amount and saving on tax through financial investment services. It requires an understanding of how markets operate and one has to stay abreast of financial news in order to have wealth be optimized.