December 8, 2020
Wealth Gap Formula

The Calculation: The Wealth Gap Formula Put To Work

Over the past few weeks, we’ve spent a lot of time talking about your retirement wealth gap. We’ve covered everything from inflation and normalizing your income to assuming the ROI of your business and your investment portfolio. Now that we’ve laid all of the groundwork, it’s finally time to identify the wealth gap formula. Today’s article will pull everything we’ve learned to this point, together and show you exactly how to calculate your own retirement wealth gap.
December 3, 2020
Assuming The ROI

Assuming An ROI for Your Wealth Gap Calculations

Whenever we talk about calculating our retirement wealth gap, a common question comes up. This is the question of investment assumptions. What should we assume for our ROI when making these calculations? This can be a complicated issue because one of the ways to find the answer is to look at historic data across market indices.
December 1, 2020

How to Calculate The ROI on Investment Property

As we continue our deep dive into bridging the retirement wealth gap, I want to take a look at a subject that affects so many of us. There are so many people who deal with this type of asset that it is one of the largest types of asset holdings in the investment world. I am speaking, of course, of real estate. Up to now, we’ve tackled how to calculate our wealth gap, business ROI, and even taxes at the time of sale. But in today’s entry, we will focus on how to calculate the ROI on investment property.
November 24, 2020

What Is the True Value of Your Business?

As business owners, we put a lot of blood, sweat, tears, and, yes, money into our businesses. So, when I said that you should NOT include your business when totaling your assets for your retirement wealth gap calculation, many people bristled at that statement. However, there’s a good reason why you shouldn’t include your business in that calculation. Basically, you don’t know what it’s worth. Even if you’ve had a business appraisal done, it’s still only a ballpark figure. In today’s entry, we are going to look at some of the factors that directly influence the value of your business. Join me as I discuss how to find the true value of your business!
November 19, 2020
Do Taxes Matter

Do Taxes Matter? Understanding How Taxes Impact Your Wealth Gap

Over the last few weeks, I have been going over some of the things that keep business owners up at night. More specifically, I’ve been discussing the wealth or retirement gap that we all face. In today’s entry, I want to continue with this subject by answering a very important question… do taxes matter? The short answer is yes, of course. But as I dig deeper, I’m going to show you how taxes impact your wealth gap and your ability to accumulate the wealth you will need for your retirement. Join me as I unpack all of the pertinent details of this subject.
November 5, 2020
Wealth Gap

Calculating The Wealth Gap

In the introduction to this series, we discussed some of the biggest fears that business owners face. As we move forward, I’m going to share several calculations with you that can help put your fears into perspective and even create plans to put them behind you. With that said, today’s post is all about the wealth gap. Not sure what that means? Basically, it’s the difference between where you currently sit, financially, and where you need to be to live the lifestyle that you want to live during your retirement.