December 8, 2020

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 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 of 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 of 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!
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 […]
May 7, 2019

3 Investing Apps – This Financial Planner’s Favorites

As a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™, I’m always looking for ways to increase the overall net worth of my clients as well as myself. Investing in your retirement accounts is obviously one of the easiest strategies to employ when working toward that goal. Additionally, I’m not really a fan of investing in individual stocks, however, with the various apps available, you can often play a little without ruffling your nest egg too much. Which is why today I’m sharing three investing apps I personally utilize to play (learn) and grow my wealth.
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