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Education Day: Retirement Planning for the Unexpected

Hey, welcome back, everyone. TD Ameritrade’s Investor Education Day. My name is Ben Watson. This is our seventh year of providing Investor Education Days on a variety of topics. Our focus today, retirement planning. We’ve got a great presentation coming up really quickly from Barb Armstrong, Planning for the Unexpected. Because you know nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition. So speaking of that, unexpectedly, Pat Mulally has just dropped into the studio. Pat, you’ve been listening to Investor Education Day all morning long. Yeah, fantastic. What’s your take so far? Fantastic. The back and forth, the dynamicness– is that a word, dynamicness– anyway, has been really great. What I really thought about that last segment was the systematic drawdowns, right? And those systematic drawdowns, they’re not linear. The closer you get to possible leaving this earth, the faster that money draws down. To your plan expiration. That’s right. So, you know, you hit 90 and then suddenly, the drawdowns start, the velocity of the drawdowns start to speed up. So the decay of your account, that’s a very important thing to think about.

Right. Hey, so along the way, we’ve had a lot of I think kind of interesting mindset shift ideas. Right? The idea that, hey, we get very focused on planning for, and planning for, and planning for retirement. Right. But we don’t necessarily always think about what it means to now start to spend that down. Exactly. We’ve been very comfortable with knowing what’s in our retirement account and feeling good about that. It’s a good friend. You open up your account. There’s a total amount. Look at it. Oh, isn’t it nice? It’s growing. It’s growing. And then you start to spend it down and that maybe creates panic for some people. And so I think that’s one of the things that Christine and Matt did a phenomenal job of expressing and talking about some of those challenges. Now, one thing I want to remind everybody, Pat, is that these presentations are being recorded. Right. They are archived. They will be available at a later date for everyone to review and watch. We’ve got lots of great stuff coming up still.

As a matter of fact, Barb Armstrong is here in the studio milling about getting ready to go. We’re going to be ready to go in about one minute or so with Barb Armstrong. Any last words, Pat, before we get started with Barb? Time segmentation buckets. Yeah. Be aggressive– be conservative on the first bucket, aggressive on the last few. And grow the accounts as you go along. It’s a wonderful thing. That’s awesome. People never think about that. Fantastic stuff. OK, great stuff. Now, you’re going to be listening to the rest of Education Day. We’re going to bring you back in for a little bit more color commentary.

But as we get ready to roll here, Barb Armstrong walking into the studio. She is up and ready to go. We’re going to be talking about planning for the unexpected. The things you don’t recognize might be over the horizon, you walk down the street and who knows? You know, a piano could hit you on the head, right? So let’s get ready to start here with our next presentation in TD Ameritrade’s Investor Education Day starting right now. Welcome back to TD Ameritrade’s Investor Education Day. My name is Ben Watson. And I’ll be your host all day long, keeping things going with our retirement discussion today in our seventh year of Investor Education Days here at TD Ameritrade.

I am joined in studio by Barb Armstrong, one of our education coaches here at TD Ameritrade. We’ll meet Barb in just a moment. But we are going to jump on in here really quick. Planning for the unexpected. And as we talk about this today, a couple of things to keep in mind. Remember, this presentation is for educational purposes only. It is not a recommendation or an endorsement of any particular investment or investment strategy. Remember that past performance does not guarantee or indicate future success. Discussion of returns are purely hypothetical. They may not include the impact of commissions and fees. Keep those in mind. Remember that returns will vary. And all investments involve risk, including the loss of principle. TD Ameritrade does not make recommendations or determine the suitability or strategy of any security for individual traders. Any investment decision you make in your self-directed account, solely your responsibility.

Remember of course also that this is a copyrighted broadcast. So no part of this presentation may be copied, recorded, or rebroadcast in any form without the prior written consent of TD Ameritrade. And let me introduce you to my friend and fellow education coach, Barb Armstrong, who is a very knowledgeable investor and coach. She is passionate about introducing clients to the world of investing. Teaches a number of our educational webcasts throughout the week. Barb, it is all yours here at TD Ameritrade’s Investor Education Day. All right, thank you so much. It has been awesome to be listening in this morning to all the great information being shared. I am really excited to be part of this. I joined TD Ameritrade as a client– actually, TD Bank back when I lived in Toronto– at the age of about 18.

And I’ve been a fan of all things Toronto dominion oriented ever since. So thank you for joining me today. We have a lot of information to cover. And it’s great to see the passion with which everybody is approaching this, lots of great stuff. I get the honor of talking about expecting the unexpected. And, you know, although one can think that that may not be a very sexy thing to have to spend time on, you’ll be really grateful that you did, if one of these events happens to come your way, whether it is the to your income, whether it’s an unexpected expense risk, long term care risk, which we’ve already talked about this morning, health care risk. Risk to your market returns and timing can be so critical with respect to market returns, and inflation risk. So we’re going to spend a few minutes talking about each of these things.

With respect to unexpected early retirement, we really have two buckets we can look at. One is the happy bucket, where people are leaving the workforce early. And about half of retirees end up leaving the workforce earlier than they had planned. And 24% of the time that’s because they were really diligent in their planning. And they felt they were able to be able to afford to retire early. And then you’ve got about 10% who wanted to take on something else. So they’ve retired to move on into this next inning, if you will. Unfortunately, we’ve got about 40% of the people who end up leaving because of health issues or disability, which all of a sudden makes disability insurance look more appealing when we look at these kinds of numbers potentially.

There’s a lot that are also job related. It could be a job loss due to downsizing or a company closing. It could be the need to care for a spouse or a parent or another family member. You know, I know someone whose son was just in a really critical accident. And she has spent most of the last three months living in a hospital. And that certainly wasn’t something that any of them had planned for. There can be other work related reasons also. Maybe your business is being moved to Chicago or Baltimore.

But you really like living in Texas or Oklahoma or wherever you happen to be. And you don’t want to make that move. So all of a sudden, you find yourself in transition. And then there’s that need to keep updating skills. And sometimes that thing that you have expertise in a company may just no longer require. So we need to take that into account. And we’ll talk in a few minutes but how we might plan for that. We talked earlier in the day with Christine and Matt about the shock of unexpected expenses. And it’s really interesting because major home repairs, like a tree falling on your house as Christine mentioned earlier in the day, or upgrades that you want to make now that all of a sudden, you’re not working and you may be spending more time at home, those things that you didn’t notice so much all of a sudden these are projects that you want to tackle.

So 28% of people were looking at major home repairs and upgrades. 24%– this one surprised me– major dental expenses. And Pat Mullaly said like, isn’t that what blenders are for? But hey, if you don’t want to be living on food that’s come out of a blender and these expenses come up, you know, you need to have the money to take care of them. Out-of-pocket medical and prescription expenses can be higher than anticipated. And then there’s long term care insurance. And we’re going to talk more specifically about that. But that’s come up already a lot this morning. Divorce is another thing that is just part of the reality of the world that we live in today. About 50% of marriages end in divorce. So if you spent many, many years creating this giant heap and then you end up with half a heap, that can impact your planning.

And providing major support to children, to grown children, either having them move back in or need support in an unexpected way, these are just some of the things that can come our way as we enter retirement or while we’re enjoying retirement that can put a dent in one of the buckets that we take care of. You know, and one in five retirees said that they not only encountered one of these types of shocks, they encountered four or more. So many of us plan, you know, or there are some at least that plan to retire. And, you know, they think that business is going to go along, life is going to go along as usual. And then these things come up. And it really knocks the wind out of our sails. When we look at long term care risk, it’s interesting. A study done by the Society of Actuaries found that most people are concerned about long term care. But they haven’t either set aside money for it, nor have they purchased long term care insurance. And if you are a woman who is 65 years of age today, your chances are two out of three that you could require long term support, long term care support during your lifetime.

And 20% of those who need it, may need it for five years or longer. So that’s not an insignificant blip, if one hasn’t planned for that. Because the average number of years that long term care is needed, if it’s needed at all, is years for women and just over two years for men. So when you get out there into the marketplace and you look at costs, your average monthly costs for semi-private nursing home care is over $7,000 a month. That’s $88,000 a year. And if you’re in an assisted living facility, in a one bedroom type place, you’re looking at over $3,500, $3,800 actually. So that’s upwards of $50,000 a year. And so when you look at this and think, how do I plan for this? I noticed in the chat earlier, someone had said that their long term care insurance ranged somewhere between $4,000 and $7,000 a month. And depending on when you look at that– and this isn’t a product I believe that TD Ameritrade provides– but you might want to consider self-insuring and look at bucket number four or bucket number five as perhaps providing the income if it’s needed for that.

So and I can’t speak to this. I’m seeing questions come up on the chat on long term care insurance. I’m not licensed for insurance. And I’m certainly not a specialist in this arena. But when it comes to planning– and I love the approach they talked about earlier, Christina and Matt with the five buckets– if you could say with bucket four and five, maybe we ought to plan for this and take a look at some of the numbers and what things may cost.

And if you’re going to self insure say, OK, well, if I’m planning on for years at potentially this kind of money, what type of income do I want to have in bucket number four? So anyway, that’s just a thought on that one. When we take a look at returner market risk– and one of the things that we were cautioned about earlier is not to overreact. And one of the ways that we can feel more secure and be less likely to overreact is if we have that emergency fund set aside. And I think that Matt mentioned six to 12 months of living expenses. But timing is so important. If you were looking to retire in 2010 for example, you may have been hyperventilating after going through 2008 and ’09, which was particularly devastating in the marketplace. And you may have considered extending out your last day of work because of that. Where if you’re looking at it now at the end of a 10 year recovery after the devastation of 2008 and 2009, you may look at things differently.

So when we take a look at this, if you’re currently trending and you’re ahead of the game, you may want to consider, just consider, decreasing your risk. So that if we see another major pullback in the market, the wallop is less painful. Or at least put systems in place to manage your risk. And if you’ve experienced periods of underperformance, you might want to consider altering your plan. Inflation is one of those things, where particularly right now we’re looking at inflation rates that aren’t super high, we still have to consider the fact that– you know, I know people who are older than I am that paid more for their last car than they paid for the home that they’re living in.

The average home in 2000 cost about $167,000. Today it’s more than double that. When we look at car expenses– and I noticed somebody had put into the chat that car expenses can be a real expense that sometimes people don’t plan for. Well, if you’re planning on driving, you need to take into account that you want to have a serviceable vehicle. It doesn’t have to be the latest Mercedes or the latest big Suburban perhaps.

But it’s got to be something that’s going to get you where you want to go and in the style that you want to get there. So when we take a look at hospital costs too, I mean, again, from 2000 to today, those numbers have pretty much doubled as well. So it is still a real part of our futures. So the good news after all of that sobering information is that the targets you set for retirement are up to you. And the question I ask is, do you have a target? And a target for the amount of assets that you want to have going into retirement, do you have a target date? And where are you today in relation to that? One of the questions that has come up many times in the chat today is, how do I find this information that we have been referencing throughout the morning? And so I’m bringing up the TD Ameritrade website here. And we just signed into a demo account. And we’ve clicked on this tab called Planning and Retirement. And you can click on the Overview.

Or you can pick whichever segment is the most appropriate for you. But you’ll see that we have a couple of things here. One is the income planning worksheet that Matt had brought up images of earlier. And I mean, if you’re going to meet with somebody at TD Ameritrade, which is certainly something that you have the opportunity to do at your local branch, and they don’t charge you for that first visit to help you figure some of these things out. You can put things into buckets and like he said, essential and discretionary. And this is estimating your retirement living expenses. I know for some people what they do is they’ll use this as a template to make a note of what they’re spending now. So that they can better estimate their living expenses going into retirement. And then you can also fill this out and have a look at where are you now with respect to quote unquote your giant heap.

So going back, we can also then click on this retirement calculator. And we certainly don’t have time to walk through that today. But you can do several scenarios with this. You can go through with your current numbers. You can put information like, are you planning on downsizing your home? And how much money will you be adding to your nest egg when you do that? Are you getting an inheritance? Are you planning on working to 65? But in hearing that some people end up leaving the workforce earlier, maybe you want to run your numbers planning on retiring at 60 and see if you’re still going to be OK.

So you can put in all kinds of great information. And you can run this as many times as you like. You can run it as a single person, a married person. You can be 30. You can be 59, male or female. And it brings up average life expectancy rates and all of that also. So I just wanted to share that with you. So that you know where you can go get that. Also, since I’m here, I’d like to spend just a minute on the Education tab. Like if we come to Overview, you can access a course. And so let’s do that. It will bring up a recommended learning path for you. And so you can decide do you want to build a nest egg for retirement? So you can click on that. And if you do, it’ll bring up all kinds of information that you can tap into. So there’s a new course that we have just debuted called Simple Steps for a Retirement Portfolio.

There’s a webcast half an hour every week, Building Blocks for a Self-directed Portfolio. There’s another webcast on managing a self-directed portfolio. There’s one on investment fundamentals. If we come back up to the Education tab and we click on Webcasts, you’ll see that you have access to over 45 webcasts a week. I saw in the chat somebody saying, I really like REITs, or real estate investment trusts. There’s a class every Tuesday at Mountain, Eastern that we talk about REITs and bond ETFs. Someone else mentioned different option strategies that they like to use. So if we take a look at the webcast calendar, you can see that you’ve got all kinds of choices. There’s a Getting Started with Options.

So if you’re thinking options are scary and it’s something that you really are unfamiliar with, you may want to start here. We cover 10 or 11 different strategies. And then you can pick just one that you think resonates with what your goals are. If you’re already a seasoned investor, there’s lots of stuff you can tap into. And I know that many people in the chat today participating in the retirement day already do that. So lots of education here for you to tap into. I’m getting a little bit ahead of myself. Because that’s one of the things that I’m recommending, is that you continue to invest in yourself. So anyway, where are you relative to today? And then what kinds of things might you want to adjust? And when you’re going through without retirement calculator, you can adjust all kinds of things and see what kind of impact that will have on your potential long term success.

You may also want to make an appointment with somebody at a local TD Ameritrade branch, or if you’re working with someone already, make sure you have a strategy that one, you understand and that– OK– that one, you understand and that you have an investment plan to make sure that you are on target. Plan on enjoying three decades of retirement. I love the smile analogy that they came up with today. Because although a lot of people think that once they retire that they’ll spend less, the reality is that 50% of us when we hit retirement actually spend more. And that makes sense. I mean, we finally have time to do all the things we wanted to do. So we want to travel and we want to do that project around the house and all of those things. And then you kind of settle into a period where you’re spending less. And then as we hit the end of that last trimester, so to speak, we can end up with– I’m trying to read the chat here as I go, so that I can answer questions, and I’m sorry I’m getting a little distracted– and the .

Matthew Canadian so that’s part of my Canadian accent. So I’m sorry if that’s distracting for you. In any event, as we get into that last trimester, those last buckets, if we choose to go with that bucket approach, can help us in those years where health care may play a more predominant role in our spending. So our plan should include protections, protections against those things that we weren’t expecting, but hopefully we now can be prepared for. What if we have to end our career earlier than anticipated? What if there’s something in our family dynamic that causes us to have to either leave the workforce to care for an older parent or help fund that? Do we have plans in place for both ourselves and our spouse, if that’s appropriate? You may want to consider evaluating whether disability or long term care is appropriate in your situation. I’ve seen lots in the chat today also– and I love this– take care of your health. Your future self will thank you. Mark has just typed it in again, health is the new wealth. I have a friend whose tagline is if you don’t take care of your body, where will you live? And I think investing in getting out of bed earlier, as I did this morning to hit the gym before I came in, going for that walk around the block, all of those things will make that 30 years that hopefully you will get to experience in retirement that much more fun.

Because you’ll be able to put on your list the traveling that you want to do in the way that you want to do it, or the skiing, or the hiking. Can you tell the things I like to do? The skiing, and the hiking, and the biking and all of that. So an investment in that today may seem small, but it can pay off big time down the road. I applaud each and every one of you for being here today and for continuing to invest time in becoming more knowledgeable about investing in the markets. Consider working with a financial investor and plan for the worst and hope for the best. So– Wow, Barb, great stuff.

Well, thank you. Yeah, I mean, I think that’s one of those things. And really quickly, great job addressing some of the questions in the chat. And thank you for showing the education page, where people can go for more information, which is phenomenal. And again, coming up really quickly here we’ve got Michael Fairborn talking about rising interest rates. But I think you did a great job of tying back to what Matt and Christine were talking about this morning in their deeper dives. Right. You know, what to do as your life span maybe is longer, the length of time that you have in retirement is maybe a little bit longer than you were planning for. Or maybe expecting as things, you know, medical science continues to advance and things happen that we may end up living longer than we expect that we might. Right. And we want to make sure we have the resources to enjoy it. Absolutely. Well, thanks again, Barb Armstrong. You’re very welcome. And again, we’ll look forward to seeing you in the webcasts and maybe on Education Day again going forward. So thanks again, Barb, appreciate it. Awesome. Enjoy the day.

All right. Hey, guys, stick around. We’re going to be right back in just about five minutes or so with Michael Fairborn talking about what to make of rising interest rates. Coming up next on TD Ameritrade’s Investor Education Day. Again, really quickly, the reminder that any investment decision you make in your self-directed account is solely your responsibility. So stick around. Don’t go anywhere. We will be here all day long with TD Ameritrade’s Investor Education Day. Oh, hey, look who’s coming back into the studio. It’s Pat Mullaly. Hey. Pat, what did you think of Barb’s presentation? It was a lot of great stuff. And it hit home very closely to me.

And you know this better than anybody. You know, I was in great shape, went to Italy for a yoga retreat. Did I say yoga retreat? I was going with my wife. Yeah. That’s right. She was going to the yoga retreat. You were eating pasta. I know that. I got some kind of a virus that went into my spine. And you know for a year it took a long time. Antibiotics four hours a day That can hit. Unexpected things can happen. Absolutely they can. And so it’s important to keep that in mind. Hey now, coming up next, we’ve got Michael Fairborn talking about rising interest rates. And I think this is going to be an interesting discussion. Because we have so long been accustomed to thinking about interest rates only going in one direction. And that is up. We’ve been thinking about a rising interest rate environment. One of the other things that we might bring into this discussion is well– and I think Michael Fairborn will talk about this– is the idea that what do we do if interest rates stay the same or in fact even drop over the period of time that we’re looking at in our investment account.

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Plan For Retirement The Right Way with These Tips

well planning for your life is always personal and a lot of times you want to be in full control but could you benefit getting out of your own way when it comes to financial retirement plan well Adam wolf Jacksonville’s retirement coach is here to explain how that works and Adam is one of the area’s leading certified financial planners his firm Wolf’s retirement navigation helps people plan for a successful retirement good to see you again brother great see Curtis all right how often do you do you run into a client who comes in and tries to tell you how to do your job yeah it’s about it’s about 50/50 and it’s it’s amazing because if we look at it and I try to do what you do it’s it’s almost next to impossible I mean my mother was a middle school teacher she also ran daycare centers I could never do that you know being around mourning and my daughter is too many kids so everybody has their idea of what they want retirement to look like they just need somebody to help them along the way and design that perfect retirement for them and that’s that’s what you do and I’m sure you get a lot of people saying they heard something on this TV show in this TV show and I think this is but it takes somebody like you who studies the entire thing to give them the best advice but what would you have an example of somebody who finally after you talked to him they saw the light and they were like here’s the keys to my portfolio go ahead yeah the best the best ones are there’s a perfect example one where the couple came in and they thought they both had to work another two years and so we took a look at what they had saved in their IRAs in their 401ks the gentleman had a pension and they both had Social Security we were able to design that plan to get her retired like within a month with him within a year and so let me tell you they’d like naming their pets after me now cuz they love you so much but it’s it gets to that point where that’s that’s why I do what I do because I do it every day and I’m there to help people meet their needs and get to that retirement that they truly dreamed of and I think that’s what the important part there is knowledge knowledge is power as they say we all learned that from school school of schools School House Rock but what what why is it so important for people to be not eligible about their retirement yeah so a lot of times you know they design it themselves or they’re working with somebody else who’s just may be focused on investments during their working years and as we get closer to retirement we have to take into account the investments the risk that goes into the taxes they the you know do we do we want to have enough that we’re gonna live and leave to our next generation and we want to take care of the spouses there’s so many nuances to retirement planning and that’s why we we focus on retirement planning and so doing that every day day in and day out is going to help our clients going forward and we hold education seminars we have workshops as well it’s all about the latest and greatest strategies new information new tax laws to better your overall life and retirement well for those people out there who are gonna come and see you obviously after seeing this so that they don’t come again let him do his job but so that so that they come fully prepared what are the type of things they should they should gather before coming to see you yeah we take we make the process very relaxing unlike a lot of financial services shops we have a great you know introductory meeting you bring what you’re comfortable with we have a list of items to gather as well to have an inventory of what you have but that really that first meeting is just you know what are your goals what are you trying to accomplish you know what have you you know you saved over the course of your retire of your working years to get you to in through retirement and because we only focus on retirement it allows us to key in on those issues that they really need to focus on to get them the best retirement possible good stuff all right man is good to see you again good see you if you’d like to learn more Adam has a great offer folks listen up for the first five callers with a portfolio of two hundred and fifty thousand dollars or greater he’s offering a complimentary full blown retirement plan just for you all you gotta do is call right now and that number is on your screen nine zero four two three two eight seven six zero again nine zero four two three – eight seven six zero that’s an incredible offer and you can

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Factors That Can Reduce Retirement Income

There are many different factors that can reduce retirement income. The first may be fairly obvious, but it’s the effect of death. For two spouses when there’s a pension involved, the death of a spouse could mean the loss of a pension income. Now if there’s a survivor benefit, that income may continue, so it’s important to evaluate your options when making pension decisions. A lot of people use insurance to protect against this type of income loss. Another way death can reduce retirement income has to do with Social Security. When two spouses are receiving Social Security and one spouse passes there will be a loss of one of the benefits. Now, the surviving spouse will receive the higher of the two benefits, but there still will be some loss of income. The final way that death can reduce retirement income has to do with taxes. Moving from married filing jointly to now filing single can push the survivor into a higher income tax brackets. The reason for this is that the income thresholds for married filers is about twice what it is for single filers. This can have a major impact on the surviving spouse’s net after tax income in retirement.

Taxes in general is another area that a lot of people overlook when it comes to retirement income. The reality is that taxes will take much more from you than the market ever can. For instance, going back to 2008 during the Great Recession, the average portfolio might have declined 20 to 30 percent, assuming it was well diversified, of course. That might have taken a couple of years to recover, but taxes in retirement can easily cost anywhere from 30 to 40 percent. And that’s money that will never come back. So it’s really important to consider where your different sources of income are coming from in retirement. Would it all come from pensions, Social Security, IRAs, 401(k)s, sources that will be taxed at ordinary income rates? Or do you have good tax diversification where you can choose from pulling money from maybe a Roth IRA raise or non-qualified accounts and really get a lot of control over your taxes in retirement? And finally, inflation. Inflation is absolutely something that can reduce your income in retirement. And it does this by reducing the purchasing power of your dollar in retirement.

Inflation isn’t just something that happened in the past – things will continue to cost more in the future. So let’s look back 30 years. 30 years is about the average timeframe for most people in retirement. So in 1989, the average cost of a first class postage stamp was twenty five cents. Today that same stamp will cost you fifty five cents. Also in 1989 the average cost of a new car was $15,000. Today the price of a new car will set you back on average $37,000. So you need to look at how well your different sources of income will keep up with inflation during retirement. For help optimizing your retirement income, visit us at .

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How much do you need to retire

My father retired in 1991 after 39 years as a high school teacher. His pension, along with my mother’s pension and their social security checks, added up to more than they spent every month. Dad never had to ask himself whether he’d saved enough to retire. He simply needed to work enough years to get his pension. In 1991, most people with pension plans had traditional defined benefit pensions, pensions that paid a monthly income until you died. These days, most workers with pension plans have defined contribution plans, such as 401(k) plans. Workers own the money in their retirement accounts. But they have to figure out for themselves whether it’s enough to retire. How much retirement savings you need to retire is going to depend upon how old you are when you retire, how much social security you collect, what additional income you have in retirement, and how much you spend each year. Let’s look at an example of how to calculate retirement saving needs.

Jocelyn is 55 and single. Her annual total salary is $44,000 a year. She plans to retire on her 70th birthday. To estimate how much money she needs to save to retire at 70, Jocelyn first writes down her current annual spending by category. Your own categories may be more or less detailed than hers. Jocelyn goes through her financial records, including her checkbook and her credit card statements for the last year, to figure out how much she spent on what. On the W2 form that her employer sent her at the beginning of the year, she sees that she paid $3,366 in FICA and Medicare taxes. Her state and federal income taxes were $4,000. She contributed $6,000 to her 401(k) retirement savings. She funded her rainy day account years ago and didn’t add to it last year. Jocelyn’s employer currently pays for her medical and disability insurance. Her out-of-pocket medical expenses last year, including medications, were $1,000. Rent, $15,600. Phone and utilities, $2,400. Groceries, $3,600. She spent $1,200 eating out and $1,000 on entertainment and travel. Auto maintenance cost her $1,000, auto insurance, $800, and gas, $1,000. She spent $1,200 on clothing and personal items. Jocelyn spent $600 on gifts and gave $600 to charity.

Her renters insurance and other expenses were $634. Jocelyn now goes through her list and asks herself which expenses are likely to change after she retires. She won’t pay FICA and Medicare taxes after retiring. That’s one big savings. Her state and federal income taxes will be lower. As we’ll see, most of Jocelyn’s retirement income will be her social security benefits. And at Jocelyn’s income level, less than half of her social security will be subject to federal income taxes. After she retires, Jocelyn will no longer contribute to her 401(k) retirement savings account. However, she does plan to set aside $3,000 a year for unexpected expenses.

She will pay $1,500 a year for her Medicare Part B and D coverage. And her out-of-pocket medical expenses will likely increase as she ages. Jocelyn expects most of her other expenses to stay about the same after she retires. Two exceptions are that she’s going to spend less money on gas, since she’ll no longer be driving to work, and she plans to spend more on travel. All together, Jocelyn expects to spend about $37,134 a year after she retires. Jocelyn looks up her projected social security benefits on the Social Security website. If she starts claiming benefits at age 62, she’ll receive $11,700 in today’s dollars each year. If she claims at 67, she’ll get $17,556 a year. And if she waits until 70 to receive Social Security, she’ll receive $22,320 a year.

She’ll get nearly twice the annual income if she claims social security at 70 rather than 62. Jocelyn is healthy. And her mother lived into her 90s. Her biggest financial fear is that she might outlive her savings. Waiting until 70 to claim social security is one of the most cost effective ways to provide additional income in old age. And that’s what Jocelyn decides to do. Jocelyn will spend $37,134 a year in retirement and receive $22,320 in social security benefits. That leaves her with $14,814 to fund out of her retirement savings.

That’s in today’s dollars. When Jocelyn retires in 15 years, everything will cost more because of inflation. Fortunately, social security benefits are indexed to inflation. So her social security income will rise about as fast as her expenses do. However, in 15 years, she will need more than $14,814 to make up the difference between her social security and what she plans to spend. How much more? Over the last 25 years, inflation in the United States has been about 2.5% a year. If that trend continued, Jocelyn’s $14,814 in annual expenses will be about $21,500 in 15 years.

You can calculate that by multiplying 14,814 by 1.025 to the 15th power, which equals 21,455. Alternatively, you can use one of many future inflation calculators available online. Jocelyn decides to be a bit more conservative in her projections. And she assumes that her expenses will go up by 3% a year, not 2.5%. Let’s use an online calculator to see how much $14,814 will grow to in 15 years with 3% inflation. Enter the expected inflation rate of 3% a year for 15 years and a starting amount or a present value of $14,814. With inflation of 3%, Jocelyn will need about $23,000 a year in income beyond her social security when she retires in 15 years. So how much savings will Jocelyn need to provide $23,000 in income when she’s 70? In a video on spending in retirement, I suggest that people apply the RMD spending rule.

That is, each year spend no more from your retirement savings than the required minimum distribution mandated by the IRS. The rule can also be used to estimate how much savings you need to provide a level of income. To do so, look up the RMD withdrawal factor for the age at which you plan to retire. You can find this on RMD calculators such as the one on Or you can look it up on the IRS website. Multiply the annual income you’ll need by the withdrawal factor. And that gives you the amount of savings you’ll need to generate that annual income under the RMD rule. In Jocelyn’s case, let’s keep things simple and assume that her birthday is in January. Her RMD withdrawal factor the year in which she retires, also the year in which she turns 70 and 1/2, will be 27.4.

times $23,000 is $630,200. So Jocelyn’s going to need about $630,000 in savings plus her social security to support her anticipated expenses when she retires. Put differently, the year she retires, Jocelyn’s required minimum distribution will be 3.65% of her retirement savings. And $23,000 is 3.65% of $630,200. So that’s it. Estimate how much you’re going to spend in retirement. Subtract your estimated social security benefits from that, as well as any other income you’re going to have in retirement. And that gives you the expenses that you need to fund through your savings. Adjust these expenses for inflation between now and when you retire. And multiply by your RMD withdrawal factor the year that you retire. This will give you an estimate of how much money you’re going to need when you retire.

Of course, your situation may be more complicated than Jocelyn’s. For example, if you own your home and have a fixed rate mortgage, your mortgage expenses won’t increase with inflation and will end when you pay off your mortgage. So calculate future mortgage expenses separately from your other expenses. Furthermore, if you own your home this gives you additional savings. What if you plan to retire before 70? Required minimum distributions start the year you turn 70 and 1/2. If you are thinking of retiring a few years earlier, I suggest using a withdrawal rate of 33.

That is, multiply the annual expenses you’re going to need to cover from your retirement savings by 33 to get the amount of savings you’ll need. If you are planning to retire many years before you turn 70, you’re probably not watching this video. What if there is no way for you to save enough to fund the retirement you’d like? That’s a tough problem, but not an uncommon one. To have more income in retirement, wait until 70 to claim social security benefits. Also, consider working a few more years before you retire, looking for part time work after you retire, taking in a roommate, or reducing your spending. Planning for retirement is much harder today than when my father was teaching at Mahtomedi High School. The change from traditional defined benefit pensions to 401(k) retirement plans has shifted the responsibility and risk of funding retirements from employers to individuals. You have to decide how much to save, how to invest your savings, and how much you need to retire. This video may help you figure out the minimum you’ll need to retire. But you will continue to bear the risk that your investments do poorly or that you live longer than expected.

So if you possibly can, try to retire with more than the minimum. .

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How To Retire Early Through Property Investing | A Retirement Planning Pension Strategy

– Impossible is probably the
response most people will have when they see the
thumbnail for this video, but let me show you how, by taking action, you really can retire in
two years by investing in a certain type of property. (upbeat music) Hi, my name’s Tony Law from
Your First Four Houses, and I teach people how to build
a small property portfolio that generates a great income
for them so they can give up their day job if they
wish because they’re now financially free.  So for 21 years, I ran a kitchen
business where I exchanged my time for money, but
in less than two years, I managed to replace that
kitchen income with a passive, or relatively passive, rental
income, and I want to show you how you can do exactly the same. So for this exercise, I’m not
gonna assume that you need 10,000 pounds a month to
retire and live comfortably. In fact, depending on
where you live in the U.K., the average household
incomes seems to be somewhere between 28 to 35,000 pounds
a year, although personally, I might struggle to live on
that if I’m being really honest, so let’s just round that
up to 42,000 pounds a year which quite conveniently
helps me with the maths because it means that’s 3,500
pounds a month that you need as a passive rental income. Now, for some that may seem
a little on the low side, but I think most people
could probably retire and live quite well on that
if they’re being really honest if you had no other bills to pay. So we now have a clear goal. We need to earn 3,500
pounds a month passively moving forward, so let’s
just break this down. How many rental units does
that actually equate to? Well, it obviously depends
on the type of deals that you’re doing and the
strategy that you’re following. In fact, to be honest, I’ve
got a property that by itself, one single property, after
all bills have been taken off, would cover that amount of
money, although for transparency, I’ve also got other properties
that only cashflow a couple of hundred pounds a month give or take, and it always surprises me,
there are people out there that have got properties
that simply don’t cashflow at all, I just don’t understand
that, but let’s just say, for the sake of this
exercise, that on average, my property portfolio cashflows
about 500 pounds a month after all bills, so if you
wanted to hit 3,500 pounds a month, how many properties do you need? Well it’s seven, isn’t
it, nice and simple. It’s seven at 500 pounds a
month, but can you acquire seven properties in two years? Yes, I know you can. Maybe in year number one
you might do two or three which will leave you maybe
four or five in year number two as your experience and
confidence grows, but I know that you can do it. Is it gonna be easy? No, you’re gonna have to
put in some massive effort to hit this target. You’re gonna have to
take a tonne of action, but I know that you can do
it, and if you want a list of 15 tasks that you can
do in the next seven days, check out this video because
I’ll run you through exactly what you need to do in
order to hit that target. You see, the thing about
property investing that is quite magical, quite amazing
actually, is that you need to work really, really
hard for a couple of years, and if you do, you can replace
your income in its entirety after just maybe a
couple of years of work, and if I can in some way
help you in your journey, well that would make me very happy. I recently updated my 50 point
checklist that will run you through all the tasks you need to take before buying that next
investment property. If you’d like a copy, simply
click on the link here or in the description box
below and I’ll send it straight out to you.

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When are you hoping to retire? Retirement financial tips

– When will you retire? There’s been much social
and political debate since the federal government
pushed out the age that you can access the age pension. Although most occupations don’t have a legislative retirement date, there’s no doubt that when
you can access an age pension does have an impact on the retirement date for many people. So, here’s a few examples around when you might choose to retire. The first one is when I
can access the age pension. Unfortunately for many people, this will be the only option. If you don’t have significant
assets behind you, superannuation, investment properties, savings, you may not be able to retire until you’re eligible for the age pension. This is going to be age 67 by 2023. If the government’s
current proposal is passed, it will be age 70 by 2035. If your retirement plans don’t line up with when you would be
eligible for an age pension, you may choose to withdraw
funds out of superannuation for a year or two until you become eligible
for the age pension to help subsidize your income. You might choose to stop work as soon as you can get your
hands on your superannuation. For most people, this is age 60. However, if you were
born before the mid-’60s, it can be as low as 55, increasing to 60 over that timeframe. There are other options
you may wish to consider if you wish to retire this early or earlier as well and that is using assets
other than superannuation. This is because you are still taxed on accessing superannuation
until you’re age 60. So, in a lot of cases, it can make sense to wait. So, that’s the third option. Waiting until you can access
your super tax free at age 60. The downside of retiring early is that your retirement savings have to last a long time. So, this generally means you either have to have a large balance to begin with or have a low amount of drawings to ensure it’s going to
last a long enough period and generally retirement
there’s three phases. The first phase of retirement is when you’re the fittest
and healthiest usually and you start to do the things perhaps on your bucket list. Do the travel thing, great nomad thing, maybe go overseas, do all the things you’ve wanted to do but haven’t had time because maybe you’ve had
kids growing up at home, had a mortgage to pay and obviously time taken
up by paying the bills and working your job. However, with the right advice, there can be effective strategies that we can use to make sure that you can retire when you want to retire
and live the lifestyle you want to live. If what you’re trying to
achieve isn’t feasible, it’s important to speak
with somebody’s who’s going to tell you exactly that as well. The decision on when to hang up the boots for the last time is a challenging decision both
financially and emotionally. I can assist in helping ensure that the day you choose puts you in the optimal position. (upbeat music)

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The 4% Rule for Retirement (FIRE)

If you have spent any time researching retirement planning online, you have heard of the 4% rule. If you haven’t heard of it, the 4% rule suggests that if you spend 4% of your assets in your initial year of retirement, and then adjust for inflation each year going forward, you will be unlikely to run out of money. To put some numbers to it, if you wanted to retire and spend $40,000 per year, adjusted for inflation, from your portfolio, you would need to retire with one million dollars to adhere to the four percent rule. This rule is alternatively described as the requirement to have 25 years worth of spending in your portfolio to afford retirement. 1/25 equals 4% – it’s the same rule. While it is simple and elegant, the 4% rule is probably not the best way to plan for retirement, especially if you plan on retiring early. I’m Ben Felix, Associate Portfolio Manager at PWL Capital. In this episode of Common Sense Investing, I’m going to tell you why the 4% rule is not a rule to live by.

The 4% rule originated in William Bengen’s October 1994 study, published in the Journal of Financial Planning. Bengen was a financial planner. He wanted to find a realistic safe withdrawal rate to recommend to his retired clients. Bengan’s breakthrough in determining a safe withdrawal rate came from modelling spending over 30-year periods in US market history rather than the common practice of simply using average historical returns. Using data for a hypothetical portfolio consisting of 50% S&P 500 index and 50% intermediate-term US government bonds he looked at rolling 30-year periods starting in 1926, ending with 1992. So, 1926 – 1955, followed by 1927 – 1956 etc., ending with 1963 – 1992. The maximum safe withdrawal rate in the worst 30-year period ended up being just over 4%. From this simple but innovative analysis, the 4% rule was born. More recently Bengen has adjusted his spending rule to 4.5% based on the inclusion of small cap stocks in the hypothetical historical portfolio.

While the 4% (and the 4.5% rule) may have basis in historical US data, there are substantial problems with these rules in general, and specifically in the case of a retirement period longer than 30 years. In his 2017 book How Much Can I Spend in Retirement, Wade Pfau, Ph.D, CFA, looked at 30-year safe withdrawal rates in both US and non-US markets using the Dimson-Marsh-Staunton Global Returns Dataset, and assuming a portfolio of 50% stocks and 50% bills. He found that the US at 3.9%, Canada at 4.0%, New Zealand at 3.8%, and Denmark at 3.7% were the only countries in the dataset that would have historically supported something close to the 4% rule. The aggregate global portfolio of stocks and bills had a much lower 30-year safe withdrawal rate of 3.5%. Considering returns other that US historical returns is important, but, in my opinion, one of the most important assumptions to be aware of in the 4% rule is the 30-year retirement period used by Bengen. People are living longer, and many of the bloggers citing the 4% rule are focused on FIRE, financial independence retire early.

In Bengen’s study the 4% rule with a 50% stock 50% bond portfolio was shown to have a 0% chance of failure over 30-year historical periods in the US. That chance of failure increases to around 15% over 40-year periods, and closer to 30% over 50-year periods. FIRE likely means a retirement period longer than 30 years. Modelling longer time periods using historical sampling becomes problematic because we have data for a limited number of historical 50-year periods.

One way to address this issue is with Monte Carlo simulation. Monte Carlo is a technique where an unlimited number of sample data sets can be simulated to model uncertainty without relying on historical periods. Even with Monte Carlo simulation, there is an obvious risk to using historical data to build expectations about the future. The world today is different than it was in the past. Interest rates are low, and stock prices are high. While it may be reasonable to expect relative outcomes to persist, such as stocks outperforming bonds, small stocks outperforming large stocks, and value stocks outperforming growth stocks, the magnitude of future returns are unknown and unknowable. To address this for financial planning, PWL Capital uses a combination of equilibrium cost of capital and current market conditions to build an estimate for expected future returns for use in financial planning. This process is outlined in the 2016 paper Great Expectations.

Using the December 2017 PWL Capital expected returns for a 50% stock 50% bond portfolio we are able to model the safe withdrawal rate for varying durations of retirement using Monte Carlo simulation. We will assume that a 95% success rate over 1,000 trials is sufficient to be called a safe withdrawal rate. For a 30-year retirement period, our Monte Carlo simulation gives us a 3.5% safe withdrawal rate. Pretty close to the original 4% rule, and spot on with Wade Pfau’s global revision of Bengen’s analysis. Now let’s say a 40-year old wants to retire today and assume life until age 95. That’s a 55-year retirement period. The safe withdrawal rate? 2.2%. I think that this is such an important message. The 4% rule falls apart over longer retirement periods. So far we have talked about spending a consistent inflation adjusted amount each year in retirement. One way to increase the amount that you can spend overall is allowing for variable spending. In general this means spending more when markets are good, and spending less when markets are bad. The result is more spending overall with a lower probability of running out of money. The catch is that you have to live with a variable income or have the ability to generate additional income from, say, working, to fill in the gaps when markets are not doing well.

We also need to talk about fees. Fees reduce returns. Fees may be negligible if you are using low-cost ETFs, but they become extremely important if you are using high-fee mutual funds, or if you are paying for financial advice. The safe withdrawal rate in the worst 30-year period in the US drops to 3.56% with a 1% fee, making the 4% rule the more like the 3.5% rule after a 1% fee.

Adding a 1% fee to the Monte Carlo simulation reduces the safe withdrawal rates by around 0.50% on average. In both cases this is a meaningful reduction in spending. Of course, fees need to be considered alongside the value being received in exchange for the fee. This value should be heavily tied to behavioural coaching and financial decision making. There have been two well-known attempts to quantify the value of financial advice, one by Vanguard and one by Morningstar. Vanguard estimated that between building a customized investment plan, minimizing risks and tax impacts, and behavioural coaching, good financial advice can add an average of 3% per year to returns. Morningstar looked at withdrawal strategies, asset allocation, tax efficiency, liability relative optimization, annuity allocation, and timing of social security (CPP in Canada), to arrive at a value-add of 2.34% per year.

PWL Capital’s Raymond Kerzerho has also written on this topic, finding an estimated value-add of just over 3% per year. Based on these analyses, one could argue that paying 1% for good financial advice could even increase your safe withdrawal rate. I would not go that far, but the point is that while fees are a consideration, they may be worthwhile in exchange for good advice.

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Financial Planning – Watch This Before You Start Financial Planning!

Have you ever think of this question what would happen if you are hospitalized unexpectedly due to an accident or a sickness and You lose the ability to make money. Could you continue to pay your bills? If you couldn’t then I know exactly how you feel There’s nothing more frustrating than your hard-earned retirement saving has to depleted and to make matters even worse you increase your debt load Frustrated and embarrassed you end up feeling like a failure because all your plan that your so-called financial Adviser helps you set up the plans all are ruins Unfortunately, there just hasn’t been a quick and easy alternative to just put aside more emergency funds at least three to six months where everyone seems living paycheck by paycheck however, the problem with these options is that you either have to put in more time to learn more extra income by doing more than A job or reduce your spending habits to scarify your lifestyle expenses That’s why today I’m delighted to share with you the program that I just found out have the solution to help you pays your bills When you cannot work due to accident and sickness, hi, my name is Moses tan and over the last five years I’ve personally helped people to protect their ability to make pays their bills in their retirement plan And with this new program you are getting cash benefits paid directly to you as you wish to help pay unexpected expenses or everyday bills What makes this new program so different to all the other out there is there are no companies are offering this service in the market Let me show you a sneak peak how this program works When you have an accident or suffer sickness You shouldn’t have to worry about how you’ll pay for added expenses or everyday bill this program pays you $3,300 direct to you if you stay in the hospital a day up to $6,000 if you stay in the hospital for five days up to $12,000 if you stay in the hospital for 10 days up to $36,000 if you stay in the hospital for 30 days This program also covers you if you have outpatient surgery or fracture each outpatient surgery or fracture incident you get pays up to $5,200 even if you have a root canal or a stitch you get pays for $1,300 it pays cash directly to you in addition to benefits provided by any other insurance policy group planned workers Compensation or any government employment insurance program Jamie a married mother of two said earlier this year I became extremely sick and missed work.

For more than three months putting my family in a very difficult financial situation She was so lucky to have this program because we would have been on the verge of being homeless due to her illness. She Was out of work for more than three months But this program was there for her and her family the whole way with prompt handling of her claim and the arrival of her benefit Checks this program made a really horrible time a whole lot easier for her and her family Raylene an individual said I was connected with a very helpful the planned customer service representative. He explained in clear detail What needed to be done to complete his claim not only by him? But also by the plan that representative acted with professionalism kindness and respect for him and his situation He had his first claim check in about one week The representatives dedication as an employee of the plan was invaluable.

Are you ready to get started in that case? I’m guessing you’ll want to know what your protection is going to be and That’s understandable given that most people on average spend hundreds of dollars to get a fraction of what you’re receiving today so if you’re ready to make a change in your life and you want to protect your retirement text Moses Town at six hundred and Four point four for one point nine to eight – or email info at living benefit CA we will contact you as soon as possible Remember, could you pay your bills while you need the money the most when you in a hospital due to accident or sickness? The good news is that you can trust us to take care of all your bills simply by becoming set up the plan today Just imagine how you’ll feel.

When you get to pay to get well at home. You can enjoy watching Netflix without worry about your bills so text Moses tan at six Oh, four four four one nine two eight – or email info at living benefit CA and let’s get you started today Looking forward to hear from you .

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5 Things To Do 5 Years Before Retirement

Hi everyone bill Leff in here for money evolution dot-com in today’s video I’m gonna be talking about five things that you should do when you’re five years away from retirement ok so right off the bat number one is get organized so if you’re planning for retirement you might have a lot of your financial information scattered into a whole lot of different places maybe you’ve got some 401k plans at work or maybe even an old 401k some IRA accounts maybe your spouse has some retirement plans or old pension benefits so the first thing you want to do is really kind of bring all of that information in together we also want to start to in that process start identifying how some of those retirement resources are going to be able to work for you to provide you with the retirement lifestyle that you want we call it your retirement gap so fortunately we’ve got a couple of tools available to help you with this process one of those but number one is get organized number two is we want to look at how we can kind of optimize some of those retirement assets that you have we call the shift money to tax advantaged accounts so as you approach retirement for a lot of people we find that your cash flow tends to improve or get a little bit better maybe your kids have moved out of the house you’re done paying for college they’re kind of self-sufficient on their own hopefully if your career and your job is going well you’re maybe making a little bit more money so you might have a little bit more cash flow available to save money for retirement but we also want to look at where some of those monies are being saved and what we find for a lot of people is if you have money and non retirement accounts taxable accounts that you have to pay income taxes every year on are there ways or opportunities for you to shift that over into tax advantaged accounts and we find for many people there are you know so take a look at are you maxing out your 401k plan some 401k plans allow you to save an additional 10% in an after-tax savings via call there’s a recent tax law that now allows you to move that money directly to a Roth IRA account even if you’re over the income limits you can contribute money to IRA accounts or Roth IRA accounts there’s lots of strategies there but can we shift money from one side of the balance sheet where you’re not getting that tax advantage over into a retirement account is number two number three is know your healthcare options so this was this came up recently and it was listed as one of the number one concerns for retirees going into retirement is how much is my healthcare gonna cost and understanding that is very important because it’s some big big price tags on this so if you know if you’re working and your employer is offering health care insurance now you want to visit the HR department find out well what do they do did they do anything for you in retirement is there any options to continue that health care especially if you are going to be retiring prior to age 65 when you’re eligible for Medicare if you’re married check out what your spouse offers – and compare those different plants are putting together some ideas of how much that health care is gonna cost because you don’t want to get blindsided by that in fact there’s actually a recent study that JP Morgan did a couple years ago and they actually said that if you had to go out into the exchanges the Affordable Care Act exchanges for a sixty four-year-old it would cost you about eighty four hundred dollars a year per person for just a silver plan so that’s not even the top level plan so understand what those options are check with your employer that’s number three number four is you want to think about your plan for income so hopefully if you’ve done some financial planning you’ve identified some of those gaps you know where those gaps are and what we find oftentimes is especially early on in retirement where your income and the expenses still may be a little bit more variable you want to understand what some of those gaps are and how much money will you potentially have to pull out of those retirement accounts are you eligible to take money out of those retirement accounts are you over fifty nine and a half if it’s an IRA are you over 55 if it’s a 401k you don’t want to get hit with any penalties start planning out what that income strategy is gonna be and maybe having some of that money in a little bit more conservative type of investment so you’re not blindsided by oh my gosh I’m retiring I need to take twenty thousand dollars of a retirement account and guess what the stock markets down so think about that plan for income and where’s the money gonna come from and the number five I love this one because I think it kind of fulfills to two issues here with retirees and it’s consider a semi retirement so I think the idea for most of us and in fact what I think about my own retirement when that happens the idea of working you know 4050 hours a week and then all of a sudden one day just you know throwing in the towel and never working again it sounds a little bit abrupt you know so we’ve been talking to a lot of clients about semi retirement and easing your way into a retirement situation where maybe you go to a part-time status maybe you do some consulting for a few years or maybe you just do a job that you’ve always wanted to do maybe that pays a lot maybe doesn’t pay a lot but it’s fun and you enjoy doing it and it can also help to sustain some of that early retirement spending needs that you’re going to have as well so again especially if you want to do strategies like maybe delay Social Security benefits having some of that semi retirement income can really help fill some of those gaps there so think about semi retirement that’s something that can be done during the planning process where you can see how that income might help your overall financial situation

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You know before making this video I was just thinking back to some of the greatest things that I learned in my days in school we sure did learn a lot of great stuff in school didn’t we for example if you give me the link of two sides of this right triangle here I can actually tell you the length of this third side right here pretty useful stuff huh I can also write in cursive play hot cross buns on a recorder and I can even spell boobs on a calculator my favorite lesson in high school though was how to become a millionaire with just five dollars a day wait a second I didn’t learn that in high school did I did you guys learn that in high school did anyone learn that important lesson in high school or was that just left out when we were learning how to cite a source using correct MLA format my point here is about 99% of what you learned in school is useless information and this is a very important lesson that was left out that I’m going to share with you guys today I’m going to show you how to become a millionaire with five dollars a day this is the magic of compound interest pretty magical all right so the first thing I want to point out to you guys is this you cannot save your way to millionaire status one of the most common things people tell you to do if you’re looking to grow your wealth is to save your money and put it in the bank that is the most stupid piece of advice anyone could give you because that is a guaranteed way to lose money I’m going to explain why that is so first of all if you have five bucks a day can you simply save your way to millionaire status absolutely not here’s an example let’s say for whatever reason you were able to save five dollars a day from the day you were born to the day you were a hundred let’s say you even lived to be a hundred years old if you save five bucks a day for a hundred years it will have one hundred eighty two thousand five hundred dollars that is a far cry from a million dollars so unless you’re planning on living past five hundred years old you cannot save your way to millionaire status second of all interest rates in a savings account do not keep up with inflation so you cannot put your money in the bank and expect it to keep up with inflation so in 2016 inflation was two point one percent okay the average checking account pays zero point zero five percent interest on the money you put in there so here’s just an example in terms of how much money you’re losing by keeping your money in a savings account so ten thousand dollars in 2015 is equal to ten thousand two hundred sixteen based on that two point one percent rate of inflation now let’s say you had ten thousand dollars in your checking account over that year as well so you’re ten thousand dollars grew to an astounding dollar amount of ten thousand and fifty dollars at that point so you made fifty dollars okay also known as you just lost one hundred sixty dollars of value maybe that doesn’t sound like a lot of money but if you had a hundred thousand dollars in there you just lost sixteen hundred if you had a million dollars you just lost sixteen thousand dollars because your interest rates are not keeping up with the rate of inflation so that is why a savings account is a guaranteed way to lose money so when people recommend you save your way to retirement or you save your way to being rich that’s a guaranteed way to lose money there you’re basically guaranteeing that you’re going to fork over a lot of money because you’re not going to keep up with the rate of inflation with what these banks pay you as far as interest goes so what is the solution to this problem I’m going to give it to you right now I’m going to show you how to become a millionaire with five bucks a day all that I ask you guys to do is subscribe to my channel and drop a like on this video and help this message be spread to other people out there who are stuck saving money in a bank account all right guys here it is here’s how you become a millionaire with five bucks a day no this is not some course that I’m selling for a thousand dollars on how to become a millionaire that has 40 hours of video content this is this is four steps four steps guys and you can become a millionaire with five dollars a day okay here’s how you do it number one set aside five dollars each day I’m talking about the amount of money you probably spend at Starbucks every single day at the end of the month you will have one hundred fifty dollars saved up okay what you’re going to do with that money you’re not going to put it in your bank account you’re going to invest that money you’re going to invest in a diversified portfolio of blue-chip stocks and investment-grade bonds okay for those of you who don’t know blue chip stocks are these stocks of well-established companies they have a very high market capitalization they are things that have been investing in for many many years and over the last 100 years on average blue chip stocks have paid a 10 percent return you’re also going to be investing in investment grade bonds these are high-quality low-risk bonds over the last 100 years these bonds have paid out on average 6% what I recommend doing is investing 50% of your money in blue chip stocks and 50% of your money in investment grade bonds over the last 100 years on average this portfolio page you 8% return on your investment you’re never going to sell you’re going to leave it there and you’re going to let it compound over time you’re taking advantage of compound interest now you may not have enough money each month to invest but you’re going to save that money and when you do have enough money you’re going to buy more shares of blue chip stocks and you’re going to buy more investment grade bonds okay after 50 years now we’re talking 50 years I know that sounds like a long time but like we said before if you save five dollars a day for a hundred years you’ll have a hundred eighty two thousand five hundred dollars okay so now we’re talking about half the time 50% less time we’re talking 50 years okay you do this for 50 years and due to the magic of compound interest you now have a portfolio worth 1 million thirty two thousand seven hundred eighty six dollars and 28 cents you just became a millionaire for the price of a starbucks cup of coffee each day why is this lesson not being taught in school

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