Lehigh Financial Advisor – Retirement & Financial Planning Pros 405-418-6266
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Are you trying to find a financial advisor to assist with your financial planning and retirement planning? If that’s right, you’ve found the most perfect place. We are Oklahoma City Financial Planning Pros and we are knowledgeable financial advisors. First off, congrats on being smart enough to seek out professional help in this most important part of your life.
As you know, we only get one chance at life and one chance to get this right. Life goes by much too fast. If we attempt to go it alone and fall short of where we need to be, it’s often difficult to make up for lost growth. The longer you put this off, the harder it will be to catch up and achieve your financial goals. According to a recent Forbes survey, only 52% of investors seek out the assistance of a financial advisor or financial planner. They also found that individuals who do seek professional help have more profitable financial returns than pre-retirees who do not. It’s good to get help from a good financial advisor.
Many people start with basic questions like: (1) How much savings do I need to retire? (2) What’s the real difference between a IRA and 401k? (3) How much do I need to save for retirement? (4) What alternative investments can I invest in? (5) Do I need life insurance? The list of questions goes on and on. Money and investing can be very complex and mind boggling sometimes.
We are known for providing simple, proven and very effective financial strategies to help people reach your financial and retirement goals. After all, we have learned if a solution it too complex to grasp, it will be too complicated to set up and monitor and thus will not be acted upon in the first place. That’s why we like to keep things simple.
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Our first goal in financial planning and helping you reach your financial goals is to first get a baseline of where you are today financially. Are you on track to exceed your financial and retirement goals? Scores of people have no idea at all. As we know, before you can get to where you want to go, you first need to discover where you are right now.
In our alignment with keeping things easy, we have developed a series of our own, custom retirement calculators like; a retirement savings calculator, a retirement planning calculator and various retirement planning tools that are quick and easy to use, yet very effective. Our simple retirement calculators are completely free to use and they are online, so you can log on and use them at any time it is convenient with you and your schedule.
Many of our clients use these frequently running various “what it” ideas to see how small tweaks in their financial planning can impact their net results. The first simple retirement calculator we suggest you use could not be any easier to use. You simply plug in your age, the age you wish to retire, the amount you currently have saved for retirement now, how much you contribute on an annual basis, your desired yearly income during your retirement years, the approximate rate of return you are currently realizing on your investments and the rate of return that you think you will achieve during your retirement years. That’s all there is. Then you just click the calculate button.
The results of your inputs pull up right away. It will tell you if you are on track to achieve your retirement goals or not, and if not, it will tell you exactly how far off you are in funds, years and percentages. If you are not on track, it will even show you the 4 key areas that you can make changes to to make sure you reach your goals. Based on the findings you can go back and type in some different combinations of amounts and keep going back and forth and find out if you can reasonably make changes to obtain your investment goals.
It’s really much fun to do. For most people it’s a real shocker. Discovering where you are right now and being honest about your current situation is half the battle.
Note: We work with a lot of high net worth clients who love using our plans to grow their net worth and protect themselves from rising tax rates, creditors, soaring fees and keeping their investments private and off the radar. However, many of our clients consider themselves to be pretty average.
If you are not on track to obtain your goals, please don’t be discouraged. Today 61% of Americans fear running out of money during retirement more than they fear death itself! Our objective and our job is to work with you and help you get your finances on track and help you create a lifetime, tax-free retirement income that will last as long as you do.
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As financial planners, usually our next step is to help protect you from spending more than you need to on taxes and also protect you from what we think will be, future tax rate increases. Did you know that the amount most Americans spend on taxes is the single largest financial expense of their life time? Most people have no idea, yet it is true for most of us. The average American spends more on taxes than they do on on any other single expenditure.
That’s why it is most important to focus on this major expense and reduce your taxes as much as possible. We believe that our primary financial program that we happen to call The Barefoot Retirement Plan is the single best way to protect yourself and save on taxes that’s legally allowed in this great country of ours. It truly is that powerful. In a nutshell, this is how our plan works.
You contribute after taxed dollars to the plan. Yes, unlike an IRA and 401(k) (which are called qualified plans) where you contribute pre-taxed dollars, our program requires you to pay the tax on the money before you contribute it. On the surface this may not appear as good as your IRA or 401(k) but please trust us. We will clearly show you how our program will out perform these other plans, without a doubt!
You funds then grow tax differed within your account. If you need your funds for any reason at all like emergency, an unexpected expense, an unexpected opportunity or investment, university savings or anything at all, you can simply take your funds out at any time. We will show you exactly how you will be able to get your funds at any time with zero penalties, no fees and no taxes.
Then, when you retire, ALL of your retirement funds that you pull out to live on are completely and totally free of taxes. This is so powerful. At the time this is being written, Bernie Sanders is running for President. He is proposing a 92% top Federal marginal tax rate. Wow! Plus last week the US debt just surpassed the 19 Trillion mark. (If you look at our National Debt Clock, it will shock you.) It only took us 13 months to go from 18 trillion to 19 trillion. With the way things are going now, most experts believe that our future tax rates will have no choice but to rise significantly.
By setting up a Barefoot Retirement Plan you can 100% protect yourself from needing to pay any taxes on the money you pull out. This one benefit alone can make or break most people’s retirement hopes and dreams.
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The next step we take in successful retirement planning is to get you protected from market losses. Next to taxes, stock market losses are the next big issue that can destroy your retirement dreams and keep you working for much longer than you hoped to. Lots of investors lost upwards of 50% of their money in the Dot Com crash of 2000. Then, just as many of them were just getting back to where they were before the last crash, we had the next market crash of 2007/2008 and many investors lost another 40% to 50% of their retirement accounts.
Millions of hard working Americans were just getting ready to begin retirement. When the crash triggered and they lost almost half of everything they had spent a lifetime working for, it was devastating. That is why our team at Oklahoma City Financial Planning Pros works so hard every day. We want to get our clients 100% protected from market losses and crashes, and yes, it actually is possible.
With our powerful plan you are totally guaranteed not to lose a single penny due to market downturns, losses or crashes. I cannot even begin to express to you how much peace of mind this gives to our clients. Imagine how much better you could sleep at night knowing that you were completely guaranteed not to lose a penny in market declines. This one feature of The Barefoot Retirement Plan can make the difference between you having the retirement of your dreams or not.
When you get our plan set up, when the market goes up, we lock in your gains each year. When the market goes down, you lose nothing and all of your previous gains are locked in and protected from losses. Our unique plan is smart on steroids.
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We also assist our clients with wealth management to insure they reach their investing and financial goals. One of the amazing benefits of our unique and patented flagship plan that we offer is that our program gives you the option, if you want to use it, to leverage your returns and actually earn two different returns, on the same money, at the same time. Yes, we know the first time most people hear this, it sounds too good to be true and may even question if it is legal. We assure you it is squeaky clean and as legal as legal gets.
Until recently plans like ours have primarily been used by wealthy families, politicians and mega corporations. Believe me, they do know the best ways to protect their wealth from taxes and losses. That’s why they use these plans so widely. Now these plans are more available to the main stream and not just the rich.
Here is a high level look at how the leveraging option could work. Many of our clients choose the blended index option that has a 0% floor and a 17% cap. So if the value of the indexes’ tracked goes up 20% in a given year, you earn 17% on your money, and your gains are always locked in. Or, if the value of the indexes goes down 20%, you maintain your 0% floor and have no losses at all.
You then have the option to borrow the majority of the money from your account. (You have to do this correctly and we’ll show you how), and you can then invest those funds into ANYTHING in the planet that you wish. You don’t have to seek permission from anyone to do this. You are not limited to a list of investment options. You can choose to put your money into anything you want or need to, no problem.
Let’s use an example. Say you have $100,000 in your Barefoot Retirement account. That $100,000 earns between 0% to 17% each year. Then you decide to borrow 80k from the account and put it into a great real estate deal you found. Since you borrowed the funds from your account and did not take them out, your account value remains $100,000 and you continue to earn the zero percent to seventeen percent on the entire $100,000 account value.
Additionally you earn whatever return you get on your 80k that you put into your real estate investment. So you are actually earning 2 different returns on the same money at the same time. This is a powerful strategy and can have a very positive impact on your total returns.
We could go on and on about all of the many benefits of this amazing plan but we are limited in space here. The best way to get more information on this plan is to give us a call. We’re happy to talk with you and answer any of your questions. More importantly we are happy to schedule a free 15 minute phone consultation with you to best determine if this might be a good fit for you and if so, we can run some numbers and show you exactly what a Barefoot Retirement Plan could look like for you.
I encourage you to take action now. You know how things pop up and our attention can be lost in a moment. This is far too important to leave to chance. Don’t wait. You have nothing to lose. Give us a call right now and at least take the first step towards what could be the best move of your life. We’re looking forward to talking with you.
For The Best Financial And Retirement Planning In Coal County Call Us Today At: 405-418-6266