It is often easier to explain difficult financial concepts using videos over words alone. Join us as we try to make your world financially simple.

May 31, 2018

What is an IRA?

With close to 65% of Americans failing at saving for retirement, perhaps one of the reasons why is that they don’t understand the investment choices that are available. For example, just the other day I had a young investor call me and ask, “Justin, what is an IRA?” Maybe you’ve wondered that very same thing. Well today, we’re examining the details of IRA’s for you.
May 24, 2018

What Happens in a Typical Quarterly Business Planning Meeting?

Not long ago I received a Twitter message asking “Justin, what happens in a typical quarterly business planning meeting?” Today I’m giving you a little insight into just such a meeting I had recently. While I can’t go into tons of detail due to confidentiality issues, I can tell you about a meeting I had with one of my clients – a first-generation business owner.
May 17, 2018
Financial Teams Tax Strategies Saved Small Business Owners 40000

Financial Team’s Tax Strategies Saved Small Business Owners $40,000

As a business owner, one of the biggest challenges is keeping as much of your hard-earned money as possible in your own pocket. Last year some clients of mine wanted to find a way to do just that. So I sat down with their CPA and tax attorney to come up with tax strategies to help do just that for this couple. Let me set the stage for what we did for them.
May 10, 2018
exit planning

What Exit Planning is NOT?

One of the topics I constantly discuss with Financially Simple visitors and clients, especially the ones who own businesses, is exit planning. To explain the concept to people, I find that it’s sometimes easier to tell them what Exit Planning is NOT. 
May 10, 2018
pay off 401(k) loan

Should I Pay Off My 401(k) Loan?

There are times when you need to come up with cash fast. When that happens, taking a loan out of your 401(k) may be a good option for you. After taking out a first position mortgage and second position mortgage, some clients found themselves in this exact situation. So they turned to their 401(k) to finish coming up with the money they needed.
April 19, 2018
making a huge mistake

Are You Making a HUGE $350,000 Mistake Taking Money Out of Your Retirement?

Pulling money from your retirement account could cost you more than you think. No matter how small the amount, it could be costly to your future. Most people will judge the value of a financial advisor by how big or how great their portfolio performance. However, I’m here to tell you that’s not always the case. A true wealth planner someone who can look holistically at someone’s wealth can save you a ton of money. Let me explain.