Month: April 2021

Have You Ever Had Your Entire Portfolio Analyzed?

No matter how much you’ve saved for retirement, whether on your own or with an advisor, you can never be completely confident of your finances without having your entire portfolio analyzed. You may have stocks, mutual funds, maybe some bonds, and perhaps you’ve even been told you’re diversified and don’t have too many risks. 

But, do you know for certain, 100 percent, that your portfolio will be okay if the stock market crashes? Unless you’ve had your entire portfolio analyzed, the answer is most likely no. The best way for you to be confident of your portfolio is to place it under a microscope and have a total portfolio audit. A total portfolio audit will:

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Warning Signs About Your Money

Most retirees who have saved a significant amount of money for retirement rely on a financial professional to help them make the best decisions with their money. What your advisor does, and says, will tell you if you should feel confident with his/her advice. Here are some telltale warning signs:

#1- You don’t have a comprehensive written retirement income plan, nothing is in writing.

#2- You are told to “Ride It Out” or “Hang In There” when you are suffering through large losses.

#3- Your advisor acts like your dad, he/she acts like your money is their money. 

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How to Keep Your Relationship Healthy in Retirement

Six Tips for Keeping the Spark Alive During this Chapter of Life

When you and your partner have spent your whole lives working, it’s natural for retirement to change the dynamic of your relationship. Just as with the financial aspects of your retirement, it’s important to plan ahead to keep your relationship healthy in this phase of life, too. You might have a fantastic financial advisor and all the money in the world, but if you haven’t taken into consideration how retirement will impact your relationship – and vice versa – then you’re missing a crucial part of retirement planning.

Below we’ll share six retirement and relationship tips to help you fully enjoy this phase of life with your spouse or partner and thrive together in your dream retirement.

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Are You Blind to Your Own Possible Financial Future?

Have you been led to believe that everything is great in your finances? Maybe you trust your advisor who says everything is okay. Perhaps you believe the news that everything is okay because the stock market keeps hitting all-time highs? Maybe you’re an optimist and just believe things will work out somehow and nothing bad will happen?

Here is your wake-up call: You can’t plan and handle your retirement finances this way. You’re putting your finances, and your family’s finances in jeopardy by hoping that you’ll get lucky.

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Episode 2: Risk and Reward – The Questions You Should be Asking Your Financial Advisor

Many people don’t know what to ask their financial advisors, but they know their own feelings. They worry about making a financial mistake or losing a lot of money, about running out of resources in retirement, and whether they’ll be able to leave a legacy for their children and grandchildren. In this episode, Jim and Dan explain how tapping into your feelings, identify your fears, and talking to your financial advisor is the best way towards finding solutions.

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The Two Stages of Money in Retirement

stages of retirement planning
Are You Still Accumulating Assets or is it Time to Shift Your Focus to Asset Preservation?

At Peak Financial Freedom Group, we believe there are a distinct set of seven rules to live by in order to create retirement security. Today, we’re sharing the first lesson, which is that there are two stages in retirement planning when it comes to money. We detail all seven rules in our book, Momma’s Secret Recipe for Retirement Success.

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Season Premiere: The Peak Plan – Nixing Hidden Fees and Showing You How Every Dollar Gets Spent

The average consumer doesn’t often know all the money management or hidden fees they’re paying, which can cause confusion and also chip away at your retirement nest egg year after year. Jim and Dan discuss why understanding all the hidden fees you’re paying is critical to safeguarding your wealth so you can retire well and with peace of mind, knowing you can achieve your financial and lifestyle goals for this phase of your life.

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