Our clients want a comprehensive written retirement income plan and retirement solutions they can count on. At Peak Financial Freedom Group, our entire process is focused on delivering you a Comprehensive Written Retirement Income Plan.
A written plan can be used as a measuring stick to track proper progress, and explain every detail of your plan for retirement success. Having a written financial plan will help you avoid confusion, mistakes, misunderstanding, and will significantly improve the probability of a successful retirement plan.
One of the biggest fears almost every Retiree has is running out of money, so retirees need to create dependable income, they need a guarantee they’re not going to run out of money for as long as they live.
That sounds pretty simple, but it’s often very difficult for retirees to figure out how to do this. They often get conflicting advice. To help eliminate the fear of running out of money you must establish “Certain Income,” income that is guaranteed to be paid to you for as long as you live, to make sure you have enough money to pay for all of your wants and needs.
At Peak Financial Freedom Group, we have found the single best way to help retirees stop worrying about their money is to make sure their income is guaranteed to be paid to them every month for as long as they live.
Right now, if the stock market crashes, how much will you lose? You probably have no idea, and it’s probably a lot more than you think, and a lot more than you could withstand. It’s imperative you know how much risk you are taking, in writing. You need to have a risk stress test performed on your portfolio, just like a cardiac stress test you would have the doctor perform on your heart. Once you know how much risk you are taking currently, it makes it very easy to decide your next steps.
At Peak Financial Freedom, we help retirees look at what they must prioritize as their number one financial goal: Asset protection against big losses which maximizes their income and increases the probability you won’t run out of money for your entire lifetime.
Many Retirees think they are paying 1% in total fees on their portfolios, because that’s all they can see on their statements or that’s what their broker has told them. But what if you found out that you, like most Retirees we have seen, are actually paying upwards of 3% or even more per year in fees? That could really hurt your plans for retirement. In addition to making the fees you pay transparent, for the vast majority of our clients we have been able to provide significantly lower total fees, which includes advisory fees and hidden fees.
To minimize fees, you have to understand all of the potential fees you could be paying, which we can help with. We have sophisticated software to help us uncover even the hidden fees. The bad news is that you may have paid far too much in fees during the last many years. The good news is that you no longer have to pay more than you should in fees once you schedule a complimentary financial planning review with us.
It’s a fact that Retirees and Pre-Retirees fear big losses and running out of money, but we have found that many Retirees are just as afraid of paying income taxes. Many Retirees believe they will pay a huge amount of income taxes if they use their assets for income, or increase their income, so they don’t use their assets. The fact is that most Retirees will not be in a high effective tax bracket so they should take income from their assets to live the retirement of their dreams. Peak’s retirement planning guidance includes helping our clients navigate tax issues and utilize their assets today.
The majority of Retirees feel very uncomfortable increasing their income significantly during retirement because they’re afraid of getting killed with income taxes, and it’s simply because no one has explained how the income tax rates actually work. It’s very sad, but some Retirees won’t use any of their money at all due to their paralyzing fear of taxation. While you were working, you saved your money so you could use it during retirement. You didn’t save it to not use it because you were worried about how much income taxes you would pay. Schedule a meeting with us and we’ll go over retirement tax planning strategies in detail with you.
Most of the clients we work with state they want to make sure they have enough money for as long as they live, avoid large losses, enjoy a wonderful retirement, use their assets to create income, and pass whatever is left to their beneficiaries. Some clients want to leave as much money as possible to their loved ones while other clients don’t want their lifestyles to suffer simply to leave a larger legacy.
At Peak Financial Freedom Group we craft plans that meet the personal desires you have for yourself and your family. There is not a right or wrong answer, we help you plan for whatever individual goals you have.
We offer a complimentary “Get Acquainted” meeting to learn about your goals and see if our services are right for you.
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