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? 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

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.
August 11, 2020

How to Hire a Good Financial Planner

Finding financial experts these days can seem easier than slicing bread. A simple Google search will turn up everything from a virtual advisor to a planner in a brick-and-mortar store. You can cross state lines or settle for the person down the street. No matter who you choose to work with, there are a few important traits you’ll want to look for when you hire a good financial planner.
February 21, 2020

Is Gold a Good Investment? Understand the Pros & Cons

We’ve all heard and seen the “buy gold” advertisements on radio and television. Usually, a paid celebrity will talk about how “bad” the markets can be and then pitch a gold product. The question is, how much attention should we give to these ads? Is gold a good investment? They tell us if the stock market crashes, this is one investment that won’t go belly up. However, gold is always compared to stocks, not fixed incomes like bonds.
December 27, 2019

Take Action on your 401k to Secure your Future

In the past, most people found a job and stayed with it until retiring. However, times change. Studies suggest we hold down around eleven jobs from the age of 18 to retirement. Not only are we getting used to new surroundings and new colleagues eleven times, but it also possibly means a new 401k plan with each new company. If you just leave these 401k plans alone, they may not be in the best position for you at retirement, so here’s what you should actually do with them. What Are My Options for My 401k? When considering moving jobs, you’re probably thinking how it will affect your personal life, career, and more. For the most part, your 401k plan isn’t at the top of your list of priorities in making that decision. So it gets left alone. However, now is the time to change that for the betterment of your […]
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