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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Hey, what's up guys? Kris Krohn here. Yes, it is winter. Yes i'm driving with the top down. It is one of my favorites. I am totally impervious to the cold. But today I want to jam with you in real estate and I want to talk about why 90% of all millionaires make it in real estate. And there's very, very specific reasons why. and so what I want to do is break it down for you. I really want to give it to you in in like the deeper science than I have in the past. And I think you're really going to appreciate it. So, check it out. I'm up here at my mountain home. It is snowy, it's cold. But a super exciting day. You know, as I've started this YouTube channel, I've been really honing in. What is the information that would create the highest level of value for you? And today, I want to give it to you in one straight shot. How you invest in your 20s, so that when you're in your 30s, not your 40s, not your 50s, not your 60s. You can really living be living life on your terms.
To me, it doesn't matter whether you have money, whether you don't have money. You have good credit, you have bad credit. Frankly, it really doesn't make much of an impact at all to me. So, here's what I want to help you understand. There's a number of strategies when it comes to the world of real estate investing. In fact, there's 32 main strategies out there. The first thing I need you to understand is that most strategies, they're not good. You shouldn't do… There's tax deedsm there's flips, there's a lot of things that are popular.
There's multifamily. There's rentals. And I don't do those things and I don't think you should do those things. I think you should do what makes the most money that takes the least time in the least effort and has the least risk. Because dude, no one likes to start over, no one likes to lose and when you invest, there is some risk. The reason why I retired at the age of 26 is because I followed a very specific formula. And I want to detail it out very specific for you because there are 3 things that you do need to know about making money in the game of real estate. And if you follow these 3 things it's gonna be a total game changer for you.
So, let's head over to the whiteboard and I want to document this for you. Because I want you understand that when you get in the game of real estate, you want each property to be a win. When I found out that you could make 50 to 100 thousand dollars per deal, I got to tell you. That was something that was super exciting for me. Because I realized if I want to make a million dollars, then I just need to be able to count to 10, right? I got 10 finger. So, so much easier than some of the other ways and methodologies are out there. And so I want to ask you how many deals do you need to do before you'd say, “Wow, I've made it. I've arrived.” And with what I'm about to show you.
I don't want you to be thinking in terms of like, you know, “I want to be a millionaire so I need a million dollars. I need to do 10 deals.” it's actually a lot simpler. You don't need a certain amount of money. What you need is a certain amount of properties producing a certain amount of residual income. You're not striving for a certain net worth. You're striving for your real estate to perform in a manner to give you enough residual income that you don't need to work.
When I say I retired at 26, truth is I didn't really retire I just became financially independent. And I quit my job and I got to live life on my terms. And it's because of what I'm about to show you. There are 3 things in particular that you need to be aware of. Every time you do a deal in your backyard and it doesn't have to take money. Some of these deals take nothing or maybe 1,000 or 3,000 dollars.
Very little. And the first thing that I want you to know is that you should be making around $5,000. just for consummating the deal as in finding $5,000 is what you get paid up. Now, up front is really important because who wants to be in the game of real estate and say, “Hey, I'll work today but I want to get paid in years.” You need to get paid now. The second thing that's important is that when I buy single-family homes, I buy them underneath the median. I buy them with my specific system. Which by the way it's in a book that you can get for free. You can download it. If you click the link or the one that's popping up on the screen right now, you can get my book for free that will go into deep detail on this. What I want you understand is that you get paid 5 grand up front and then you're getting 500 on average freedom dollars every single month.
Now, this $500 is really important because if you buy 10 homes and those 10 homes are each paying you 500 a month. 500 a month times 10, that's $5,000. You might not be able to retire on $5,000. But guess what you can do? You can walk away from a job that's paying less. And if you figured that out, dude then why not do 20 more why not do 100. Especially when I show you how you don't need to access your own money to make this happen. The third thing though that you do need to understand is while there is upfront money, this money is along the way.
You just keep on getting it. There's another kind of money that you get when you sell this home in 2 3, 4 or 5 years. And it's tens of thousands of dollars. If you're buying it buildings the median, I'm guessing for all intents and purposes. And I use this as an example sometimes. $30,000. It could be 50,000, it could be 80,000. It could be 20,000. But probably not less. And if you start adding the upfront money, the $6,000 on average that you're getting every year and this money, you start making 50 to $100,000 on every deal that you do. And my friend, that's that's the part of this whole game that I want you to have an understanding for. Is that if you're getting paid upfront along the way and at the end, then the cool thing is…
And here's the secret: You can multiply this. You do 2 or 3 or 4 of these deals. And it's… So your ROI, your return investment is so high that you're going to start attracting a very special kind of people. These people are called partners. And a partner is an individual that says, “Hey, I'm into my career. But I've been saving up some money. I don't want to learn what you've learned. Can we go in 50/50?” And this is when you hit the big time and this is when you can do. Right now, I can do as much real estate as I want. I have a goal of becoming a billionaire. I want to be a billionaire philanthropist the second half of my life. And right now, I've got assets growing like crazy.
But I followed the system to get started to recreate my financial independence. And then my partnering system which you'll also learn about in the book is what has taken me from independence to true financial freedom. Did you know there's a difference between those 2? Financial independence just means you got out of your job and you've replaced it. But financial freedom means that you're now living the lifestyle that you want. So, living where you want, donating the way that you want, giving to charities the way you want. You know, being able to take the travel and the trips and vacations. It's a very real byproduct of all the real estate investing that we're talking about here. So, what I want to do right now is I want to share with you how you can get my book for free. I want to share with you what's in it and first of all, it's called Unstoppable.
It's a brand new book. And it's different than any my others. Because I took out all the fluff and I Shrunk it really small. I just can grab a drink here by my absolute favorite drink. If you ever come visit me, just bring me a six-pack of apple beer. It's not beer but I got to tell you it's really tasty and I know the carbonation is not good for me but… So.. So, here's the deal on the book. It's called Unstoppable. And what it does is it documents your custom journey to get a particular realistic game plan to go from nothing to millions.
And here's what I want you to understand about that: Whether you are… Whether you would say you're too young or too old, whether you would say I don't have enough money or I don't have any money, dude that doesn't matter. In my matrix of the book, I actually show how all those combinations of people can get in the game of real estate. And dude, it if you come out to my live events which you very well might, you're going to meet all sorts of people, successful investors that are out there crushing it and doing it.
Right now, the book is free. We're going to do that for a period. All you got to do is click the link below, get your hands on a copy of the book. And it'll even come with a consultation if you want. You can talk to remember my team and basically say, “Okay. I'm reading this book. I'm getting my custom game plan. I'm figuring out my next steps.” And having a member of my team contacting you it's just to make sure you understand the book in its principles. And if you get stuck then we want to finish customizing the process so that you're completely clear on exact steps you need to do to make your next million or your first million in real estate.
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In this video I’m going to reveal the key differences between rich thinking and poor thinking to help you crush your goals. Coming up! Hey, I’m Dr. Brad Klontz, your financial psychologist! On this channel, we help you transform your relationship with money, master the psychology of wealth, and live a life of abundance! So, if you’re new here, please subscribe and click the bell so you don’t miss anything! Studies have shown big differences between how rich people think compared to poorer people.
The secret is this: your beliefs about yourself, the world, and what’s possible are entirely created by you, in this moment, and they determine your results. Now that’s heavy. One of the biggest differences is that poor thinking is all about a scarcity mindset. If you want to enjoy wealth and success, you need to abandon your scarcity mindset. Scarcity is defined as the state of being scarce or in short supply. It means deficiency, deficit, inadequacy, or undersupply.
Yuck. Now look, I know that for many of you money IS in short supply, at least right now anyway, so it makes sense that you’re experiencing some scarcity. But the problem with scarcity thinking is that if you aren’t careful it consumes you – like a dark, stinky cloud that covers you. You see scarcity all around you – not just not enough money, but not enough love, not enough opportunity to go around, a lack of trust – when you are looking for it, you can see scarcity everywhere. See if any of this fits for you: When someone is nice, do you assume that they have a hidden agenda? When something good is happening, do you hold back your joy because you’re waiting for the other shoe to drop? If you fall in love, do you become paranoid and worried that you’re going to get hurt. Do you not trust your business partner? Are you so afraid someone will steal your business ideas that you don’t share them with anyone else? Do you doubt that opportunities exist for you, so you don’t bother looking for them? Do you think you aren’t smart enough or worthy enough to be successful? If you said yes to any of these questions, please know that I get it! I understand.
Of course you believe these things. You’ve been hurt by others – perhaps even by the people you should have been able to trust the most. You grew-up poor. People have taken advantage of you. You’ve been let down. You’ve been disappointed. You’ve tried, and tried, and tried but have failed. You’ve arrived at a scarcity mindset honestly. In fact, you’ve probably inherited this scarcity mindset from the people who have let you down. In many ways they’ve disappointed you because they had a scarcity mindset themselves – believing that they need to take from you because there isn’t enough to go around. The real problem with scarcity thinking is that becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy. When you don’t trust someone else, they will start to become untrustworthy. As your paranoia grows, they’ll start to get anxious and worried about upsetting you, so they’ll start hiding things from you and sure enough, when you catch them, you think ha, I knew it, I can’t trust anyone! But did your scarcity mindset help create this situation? When you’re anxious and you hold back the depth of your love because you don’t want to get hurt, before long your lover will leave you.
He or she will prove your scarcity thinking right, because you helped create it. If you’re desperate for money, people will sense you’re only out for yourself and they’ll avoid you, like the plague. They’ll end up despising you. If you’re only out for yourself, rich people will avoid you, and so will wealth. A scarcity mindset stinks and it can be so contagious, so people who are truly rich, people who live in abundance will avoid you.
If you want to think like the rich, if you want to get rich. you need to embrace an abundance mindset. Abundance thinking is the total opposite of scarcity thinking. Abundance is defined as a large quantity of something. Synonyms for abundance include boatloads, globs, oodles, plenty and heaps. Abundance assumes that there is plenty to go around – plenty of love, globs of money, and boatloads of opportunities. When you embrace an abundance mindset, you start seeing opportunities all around you. Doors begin opening for you.
Doors that have always been there but you hadn’t noticed before. When you’re living a life of abundance, you give love fully, deeply, and fearlessly, without regret. And of course, your lover loves it! In fact, everyone loves it! They want to be around you. They want to share your passion. They want to do business with you. They want to buy your products. They want to spend time with you. They want to help you, because your abundance mindset is contagious, and it feels so good to be around you. When you have an abundance mindset, instead of fearing sharing your ideas with your “competition,” you look for opportunities to share with them – to collaborate with them.
To work together. You help them grow, and guess what happens? They help you grow! You’re totally committed to your business partner’s success so committed that he or she would never think of betraying your trust – they would be a fool to do so, because you keep bringing so much to the table. So how do you abandon your poor thinking for rich thinking? Let’s do it right now. In this moment. Let”s do an experiment. Right now – You have a choice: You can spend the next 10 minutes focusing all your attention on your problems, on your failures, on your betrayals, on all the barriers to your success. Or, you can spend the next 10 minutes getting excited about searching for and noticing the opportunities around you – the beauty, the love, your strengths, your passions, your goals, your gift to the world – a gift you must give to the world – and you definitely have one, I promise! Embracing an abundance mindset IS the pathway to success and it feels great, and don’t you want to feel great? Special thanks to Your Mental Wealth Advisors and the Heider College of Business at Creighton University for helping sponsor this channel.
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So you've save save save your whole life and then it comes time to retire and you've got to start spending that money down well for many baby boomers spending that cash isn't as fun as they thought it would be Matt Deaton of acute Wealth Advisors he is here this morning to explain and Matt is one of the valleys leading financial advisors he and his partner Damon they have a weekly retirement radio show and they help folks prepare for retirement and Matt it's it's mind boggling really when it comes time to actually go out and spend the hard-earned money that you've worked hard for you said that some people can't do it they're they're fearful why well part of its they've they've developed habits of saving their whole life and now it's time to start spending I've got this client that I'm working with right now she had hurt us at one of our workshops and she came in and she was currently being with her advisor once a month because she was so worried about her money she had just retired she didn't know what to do and as she talked and she talked through these things I found that she was basically paralyzing or spending she just really didn't know what to do she I told her I said you have some investments but you don't have a financial plan you don't have a plan for how you're gonna spend this money and so you're really really scared about it oh yeah and so so we're working with her to kind of put that plan in place so that she can you know and she doesn't have to meet with her advisor every month right and be worried about this that she can go out and enjoy retirement all right so how do you suggest that those folks out there who might be like her how do they overcome their fear well I think there's a couple things number one I think knowledge is power the more you can understand about a subject the better and so we believe when we sit down with someone to educate them and teach them and so we spend the first few appointments just talking and educating about those the other thing that we have started to do is we've started to do these college courses okay so we hold these courses that's a community college close it's two nights it's for two hours each night so it's not long it's not extended but it's enough time to go into depth on these classes in this subject so that people can now own their finances because now they can learn about fees they can understand how to analyze their statements all these things that people get petrified and worried about that cause the issues when they were and so this to our class it's two nights for two hours it's a I mean are we you're teaching us basically how to spend so we're taking notes oh there's a workbook we're gonna teach people how to maximize their social security so the first thing we're trying to teach people is how to get the most out of their money okay but then once you understand that you're gonna know okay this is the money I need to set aside for the income I'm going to need ten years down the road but this is the money money I can spend now so I can have some fun while I'm young and I'm healthy and I can move and I can go on the cruise and all the things you've been doing so it's it's a it's a course that just starts from the basics and builds on them alright so after we finished this two-day course you've given us a plan of action our distribution plan do you suggest that we update that oh absolutely so just because you go to the one class or just because you've sat down with a financial advisor at one time you cannot just stop there you need to continue to develop and make changes to that because things are gonna change your health is going to change your spending is going to change and so you need to make adjustments to your financial plan and I would have to imagine that after they have this plan that they the fear is lifted a little bit absolutely because again instead of just having investments you have a plan and so if you're an emergency and you have a plan a lot of the fear goes away you know what you're supposed to do that class and go gosh darn it I gotta get out there and enjoy my retirement well that's all probably overwhelmed and and excited well she's turning to become more excited you know she's been overwhelmed she's been fearful now she's starting to get where she's like okay I can really enjoy the travel I don't do it I can do it and I think that you know that fear is normal because we're not getting the income anymore so we don't want to stop our current lifestyle right great information well let's give you some information let's to give you the tools that you need to enjoy retirement if you want to learn more you can attend that upcoming two-day educational course that we were just talking about hosted by acute wealth advisors there are two courses that you can choose from in October now one is going to be held at Mesa Community College the other at Glendale Community College and if you call in the next thirty minutes you're going to receive 50% off the tuition for that course so it's half off four eight zero six two zero six nine zero seven is the number to call spaces filling up so be sure to reserve your seat today acute wealth advisors they have offices across the valley for your convenience learn more by visiting acute wealth advisors dot-com
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In this video, I want to explain the 4% rule. This is also known as the Safe Withdrawal Rate – or basically the rate at which you can spend your money without ever running out of money. An easy way to calculate what this means for you – and how much money you’ll need to retire is by flipping it around and multiplying your yearly expenses by 25. For example, if you and your family spend $40,000 per year, you’ll need to have 1,000,000 invested to not run out of money.
There must be some limit to how long you can withdraw 4% and still have money left over, right? The study that explains the 4% rule is called the Trinity Study, and it looked at how much money you’d need to retire for every year between 1926 and 2009. The study found that if you invest 50% of your money in stocks and 50% of your money in bonds, withdrawing 4% of your money will be fine for 25 years, 100% of the time. Doing it for 30 years – you’ll still have money left over 96% of the time. only if you retired in a very unlucky year and never made any money after retirement including pensions or social security – the 4% rule didn’t work. So to make sure we’re all clear – the 4% rule isn’t 100% foolproof.
But those odds are pretty darn good – and even while I hope to retire from regular work longer than 30 years – i know I’ll continue to make money doing things i love which will make sure that the 4% rule does succeed. For those of you that want to be 100% sure your money will never run out (especially for those of you who plan to retire longer than 30 years), use the 3% rule and only withdraw 3% of your investments per year.
Let’s get back to the 4% rule and dive a little deeper. As many of you are probably asking, why is 4% the safe number and not 10% or 2%. Very simply, investing money will pay you dividends and increase in value at an average rate of 7% per year. On average inflation is about 3%, basically decreasing the actual value of the money you have. Combine those two numbers, and you’re a 4% – your net income will increase by 4% each year.
And if you spend that 4% without going over, you’ll end the year with the same amount that you’ve started… in perpetuity. Okay okay – i know a lot of you say this is crazy – what about the recession – you can’t predict stocks – and lots more thoughts. But let’s look at those numbers even deeper. Since 1900… over one hundred years ago, the average return per year has been 7% including reinvested dividends (meaning you reinvest the dividends – or the money the companies pay your for investing – into your investment). For inflation – since 1913 – over one hundred years ago, the average yearly inflation is 3.22% Even through the great depression, world wars, crazy years of inflation, more wars, and the great recession the average return rate has been 7% and inflation has been just over 3% What does this tell us? It tells us that investing is more about being patient and investing early rather than trying to time the market.
Now this doesn’t mean that it can’t change. Investing is a risk. That’s why you do it and make money from it. But world war iii could happen. another even greater depression could happen. and we have to be prepared for something like that. because if you retired with 1,000,000 in 2007, assuming you’d be able to spend 4% of your net worth per year, you were in for a surprise – which might mean going back to work for a few years and waiting out the recession.
Hopefully, if you did that… and left your investments in the stock and bond market, you would be in good shape. The key takeaway is that throughout the history of modern america – you’ll be fine to retire using the 4% rule. So calculate your yearly expenses… include some emergency padding… and start investing to get to that goal of 25 times your expenses.
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I'M ASHLEY, SEE YOU NEXT WEEK. THIS MORNING, WE ARE TALKING THE WORD EVERYBODY LOVES TO HEAR, AND THAT IS RETIREMENT. HERE TO HELP US MAKE IT ALL POSSIBLE IS JEFFREY. GREAT TO HAVE YOU HERE TODAY. PEOPLE GO TO WORK EVERY DAY AND IT'S THE THING THAT THEY HAVE IN THE BACK OF THEIR MIND ALL THE TIME AND YOU SAY THERE ARE A BUNCH OF DIFFERENT STAGES TO RETIREMENT. IN SIMPLE TERMS, WE CALL IT BEGOGO YEARS AND THEN THE SLOW-GO YEARS AND THEN THEY WON'T-GOY YEARS. FOR MANY, IT SEEMS LIKE A DAUNTING TASK. HOW CAN PEOPLE MAKE THIS POSSIBLE? STARTING EARLY IS ALWAYS BENEFICIAL THAT EVEN IF YOU HAVE NOT STARTED PLANNING YET, YOU WILL GET STARTED. POSSIBLY A CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNING PROFESSIONAL. GO TO THE WEBSITE AND YOU CAN FIND ONE. THE PLANNING IS IMPORTANT, ESPECIALLY FOR THAT GOING PHASE, IS THAT THE POINT WHERE YOU ARE JUST STARTING OUT AND PEOPLE ASKED THE QUESTION DO I HAVE ENOUGH TO RETIRE WITH? AM I GOING TO BE OK? AND THEN IT'S ALL ABOUT THE EXCITEMENT AND THE PLANNING. WHEN WE GET CLOSER TO THAT AND SAY I'M GOING TO RETIRE, ONE OF MY FIRST QUESTIONS, WHERE DO YOU GO? WHAT IS THE FIRST THING YOU'RE GOING TO DO? I WANT THEM TO BE THINKING ABOUT THE FUN THINGS.
ONCE WE KNOW THE FINANCES WILL BE OK, START PLANNING FUN STUFF THE MORE ACTIVE. WE DEVELOP SOME PLANS WHERE PEOPLE HAVE MORE MONEY TO TRAVEL WITH FOR THE FIRST FIVE TO 10 YEARS, AND AFTER THAT, PEOPLE TEND TO PULL BACK A LITTLE BIT. THAT IS THE SLOW-GO YEARS AND THE FINAL PHASE WHEN MORE PEOPLE ARE FOCUSED ON, WHAT DO I DO WITH THE MONEY I'M NOT GOING TO USE? HOW DO I TRANSITION TO MY FAMILY AND THE MOST TAX EFFICIENT MANNER POSSIBLE? AND I TALK ABOUT THAT IN MY BOOK.
THE BOOK HAS 30 YEARS OF INFORMATION AND IT'S A NICE, SIMPLE READ. BECAUSE EVERYBODY WORKS SO HARD ALL OF THEIR LIFE TO GET TO THE GOAL OF RETIREMENT. IN RETIREMENT IS SUPPOSED TO BE FUN. YOU'RE SUPPOSED TO ENJOY YOUR LIFE. EVERYBODY HAS A DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVE AS TO WHAT THAT IS. SOME GUYS WANT TO GO FISHING EVERYDAY. SOME MIGHT WANT TO DO DIFFERENT THINGS. GOLFING, WHATEVER IT MIGHT BE. WHATEVER IS IMPORTANT. THE MOST SUCCESSFUL KINDS WE WORK WITH RETIREMENT WISE ARE THOSE THAT HAVE A GOOD CIRCLE OF RUNS AND ENOUGH HOBBIES TO KEEP THEM BUSY. IF YOU'VE BEEN WORKING 40 HOURS, IT'S A LOT OF TIME. I'VE GOT ANOTHER STORY ABOUT THAT. LOTS OF TOGETHERNESS. IT REALLY IS THE DREAM FOR SO MANY PEOPLE. IF I'M COMING TO SEE YOU, HOW DO YOU PUT PEOPLE'S MINDS AT EASE? YOU HAVE THAT WORRY IN THE BACK OF YOUR MIND ALL THE TIME. WE TRY TO KEEP THINGS SIMPLE BUT WE HAVE A VERY SOPHISTICATED SOFTWARE THAT WE USED BEHIND THE SCENES AND WE ACTUALLY SHOW PEOPLE RESULTS.
WE COULD IMPORT ALL YOUR DETAILS NOW, WHAT IS YOUR LIFESTYLE EXPENSE, WHAT ARE THE ASSETS THAT YOU HAVE, WHAT IS THE INCOME YOU WILL HAVE COMING IN, AND WE HAVE PROBABILITIES. WE CAN DO UP TO 10,000 VARIATIONS BETWEEN NOW AND RETIREMENT WITH LIFE EXPECTANCY, SO WE TRY TO PLAN UP TO AGE 90. AND WE SAY, HERE IS YOUR PROBABILITY OF SUCCESS. THANKS SO MUCH FOR COMING IN. IF YOU WOULD LIKE MORE .
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I'm going to do a video on 5 simple things you can do to help your financial situation and I realized that I need to do a follow-up to the retired at 40 story video because there's a huge need for financial education in this country and really everywhere it pertains to every single person doesn't matter what your financial status is you can always use help and there's always little tip tips and tricks that and things that you can do to better your status it always amazes me how scared people are to talk about their finances to put something on paper to basically take a look at where their money is going what's getting saved and how everything is getting spent and I've met people time and time again that are highly educated very smart people but they know nothing about finances and they are terrible with money management so before we get into the 5 tips I want to strongly urge you to make a financial statement for yourself figure out where your money is going currently and figure out how much you're saving and basically figure out where you can trim the fat for so many people a financial statement or just finances in general is like a bad word they're just terrified of it but the only way that you're gonna be able to improve your finances is to face the music alright so now that you've had a chance to go through your financial statement you definitely know where your money is going but how can we save more and what you really need to aim for is about 6 months of reserves especially if you're getting ready to invest money into something or if you're doing some kind of career change or some life-changing thing and all of these five tips will more than likely be a line-item on your financial statement so let's go to financial tip number one hey I'm going to have to call you back I'm shooting a video right now so this first thing is something that we've all become very very accustomed to in the last 10 to 15 years and that is a cell phone and people tend to spend absurd amounts on their cell phones whether it's the bill or the cell phone itself mainly the cell phone itself so that's my first financial tip is shop on eBay or Amazon for a cell phone that's refurbished or used or one this may be just a couple years old I actually just purchased a cell phone on ebay because I'm having trouble with my current one and I got on to my cell phone providers website and the most expensive phone that's like mine now is $1,200 that's insane to me so I got on eBay I found one that's similar to the one I have right now it's new but it's a couple years old and I got it for less than $200 another thing that you can do is ask for some kind of loyalty benefit from your cell phone provider cell phone providers are constantly trying to earn your business and if you've been with them for a long time and you can convince them to keep you around by offering you some kind of benefit they'll jump on the chance just by going into my provider recently I have a cell phone bill that was about a hundred and ten dollars a month I told them that I've been with them for close to 15 years they knocked it down to sixty-seven dollars and I have unlimited everything now tip number two is what I call going to youtube University or getting a YouTube education we live in the most amazing time ever right now there is information everywhere and it's so easily accessible don't ever stop educating yourself it's so easy to find out how to do things these days you're doing yourself a huge disservice if you don't take advantage of that so how does that pertain to saving money well you can save money by doing tons and tons of things yourself instead of paying someone else to do it just look at the platform that you're watching right now for instance you're watching a video on how to do something so that how-to can be anything from changing brake pads on your car to changing the oil on your car to fixing a leaky faucet or the toilet flapper not working on your toilet all the way to how to the meal which brings me to my next point number three so food is a necessity in life but is it a necessity to go out to eat or go to Starbucks once or twice or every day the amount of money that people spend on food and going out to eat fast food Starbucks McDonald's it really adds up quick and I don't think that people realize how much money they're actually spending on it because it's just five or six or seven dollars here and there but if you add that up over the course of a month or a year or five years or ten years I think the result would be pretty staggering cook your meals at home pack your lunch for work make that fancy coffee at home it's not that tough to do there's so many great ideas and resources on YouTube and Pinterest and vlogs and blogs this channel included if you need a place to start scroll through my channel I have lots of cooking videos if you want to take that a step farther you can start growing your own food and if you don't have a big green house like this you can grow a lot of food just in five gallon buckets even on a little deck if you don't know where to get started see tip two number four is something that really hits home for me because me and my wife are both self-employed and we have been for 15 plus years so number four is insurance and although I don't like insurance companies because I think they're a giant scam it's a necessary evil and you can also use that to your advantage you can put them against each other insurance companies much like cell phone companies are begging for your business and they're constantly trying to outdo each other with with certain benefits or promotions so make them put their money where their mouth is and put them up against each other constantly and not just insurance companies you can do this with all kinds of different companies you should always be price checking these companies the ball is in your court make them earn your business all right I'd saved the best for last tip number five is taking advantage of bank account and credit card bonuses and this tip is begging for a separate video all on its own because I could go on about this for a long time but if you're not taking advantage of credit card bonuses for sign ups or credit card cash back or travel miles or if you sign up for a bank account a lot of them will give you a large sum just for putting your money with them now I want to be clear I'm not promoting just going out and spending a bunch of money on a credit card but more putting the things that you already spend money on into the credit card it's money that you're spending anyways put your mortgage on a credit card if you can insurance is a good one it's not super expensive but at least we'll get you a couple hundred bucks on your credit card unless of course it's health insurance and then you're talking in my case thousand to twelve hundred dollars a month here's another good one groceries it's something that you always have to have and depending on how much you go to the grocery store it could add up to three or four hundred bucks a month sometimes six hundred maybe even more no-brainer here put your gas on a credit card you can always put your utilities on your credit card too if your utility company will allow it next from tip one your cell phone bill now depending on how much some of these are and if you are allowed to actually put them on your credit card you're talking some pretty major money that you can get a bonus from if you're getting two percent cashback that really adds up not only that but you're increasing your credit score while you're doing that so as long as you're financially responsible and you pay this every month you're reaping a large benefit a lot of credit cards will give you a 2% cashback they'll give you a $500 signup bonus that's free money in my opinion the free bank bonuses or even better than the credit card in my opinion because the bank account is something that you have to have anyway a lot of them will give you $500 for a small deposit as long as you put your direct deposit with them all the way up to I've seen $1,000 before and if you have a little bit more money to play with some of the online money market accounts like Capital One will pay you up to 2% or some even up to 2.5% just for keeping your money with them so some of these things may not seem like it's saving you a ton of money but when you take up those extra fives and tens and occasional hundreds and you put them to work for you as opposed to something that you're normally spending you're not only saving the money because you're not spending it but you're putting it to work and doing something else with it and you'll find that your your finances will start to collect very quickly so if you found the video helpful and you enjoyed the content take a second to give me a thumbs up it really helps out the channel and it helps the YouTube algorithm get this video out to people who actually need to see it also don't forget to subscribe we do some gardening some frugal living some food preservation and cooking some gardening and you get to join me and my family on our retirement at the age of 40 after you've clicked subscribe click the bell notification also and it will notify you every time a new video comes out and it'll keep you in the loop of the community all right I appreciate you sticking with me through this whole video so I'm gonna give you an extra bonus tip with an extra 100 or 200 or 300 or more dollars per month that you're saving with just cutting back on a few things you take that extra money and you pay down debt with it the faster you get out of debt the closer you're going to become to financial freedom and whenever you're paying off debt always choose the smallest balance first because it gives you that extra little boost and if you can pay it off faster it gives you that extra bit of confidence to rock into the next one so once you've paid down your smallest debt move on to your next smallest debt take that money that you're saving from the smallest debt that you're not having to pay any more and add it to the money you're saving from the 5 tips that I'm giving you and apply it to the next smallest debt and when that one's paid off you roll it into the next one you roll that one into the next one and so on and so on in the meantime this is retired at 40 check out these other helpful videos if you have a minute remember to live a life simple and we'll catch you next week oh hey I'm gonna have to call you back and shooting a video right now this is right my god get out of debt
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