Month: June 2021

Episode 12: Why Retirees Must Keep Control of Their Finances

When having a financial advisor, it can be tempting to take a back seat with your finances. However, no matter who you have in your corner helping you, it’s still crucial for you to stay in control of your finances and what’s going on with your investments at all times. In this episode of the Peak Financial Freedom Show, Jim and Dan discuss why it’s so important that you’re steering your financial advisor and not the other way around. Nobody knows what’s best for you, your financial reality, and your future dreams as well as you do, so be sure to stay engaged and alert as to what is happening with your money.

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What is the Only Thing Worse Than a Stock Market Loss?

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High Fees Can Devastate Your Portfolio and Your Chances for Long-Term Success

Stock market losses can devastate a portfolio and your chance for long-term success, but today we’re going to talk about something that could be even more devastating than a stock market loss. You probably think, “What could that be?” because stock market losses can ruin your retirement. The answer is … high fees!

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Episode 11: The Key to Getting Ahead in Retirement

The best way to get to where you dream of being is to make a plan of what needs to be done in order for you to get there. Finances are no different. When it comes to getting ahead in retirement, having a comprehensive written plan that details how to get from where you’re at now to the retirement of your dreams can make all the difference. With a written plan in place, you’ll be able to better gauge your success and be more apt to hold yourself responsible, ensuring that you stay on the right path.

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Episode 10: Sometimes the Best Advice is the Hardest to Hear

When it comes to business relationships, people have different kinds of friendships and partnerships, but what does that mean for your relationship with your advisor? Because an advisor is someone you’re depending on to help set yourself up for success in retirement, you want an advisor that you can trust and rely on. In this episode of the Peak Financial Freedom Show, Jim and Dan discuss what role your advisor should play in your life and why you may not always love the financial advice you hear. Then, later in the episode, Jim and Dan show you how creating never-ending income in retirement may not be as outlandish of a dream as you may think.

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The Golden Rule of 5% to 10%

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Protecting Yourself Against Big Portfolio Losses

Because of how painful portfolio losses can be to retirees, we created The Golden Rule Of 5% To 10%. The Golden Rule Of 5% To 10% states you should not have your assets positioned to lose more than -5% to a maximum -10% of your total portfolio, even if the stock market crashes and loses -50% or more.

If you are like many retirees, right now you may be very nervous, anxious, and worried about your money simply because you are afraid of suffering through the next big stock market crash. You are not sure how much you could lose, but you know at this time in your life, a big loss could be devastating. If your money is currently unprotected in the stock market, you should be nervous because none of us like uncertainty. Following The Golden Rule Of 5% To 10% may help decrease your worries.

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7 Rules for Business Owners to Have a Successful Retirement

Business owners work day and night for a long time to build their business and make it successful. The business generated you a considerable amount of income every year, but, at some point, you know you’ll make an “Exit.” So the big question is how to turn the sales proceeds from your business and savings into dependable retirement monthly paychecks that will last for as long as you live so you don’t have to worry about running out of money? All you have to do is follow 7 Simple Rules.

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Episode 9: De-Worrying Your Finances in Retirement

Managing finances and planning for retirement can take a big mental toll on you. It’s normal to feel stressed, anxious, so scared about your investments, your savings, and whether or not you’ll have enough money to last your entire retirement. This week, Jim and Dan talk about how having a financial advisor you can trust and a smart financial plan in place can help you combat the fears you have about finances and enter retirement with confidence.

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