Maud Financial Planning & Retirement Planning – Financial Advisor 405-418-6266
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Are you trying to find a financial advisor to help with your financial planning and retirement planning? If so, you’ve found the most perfect place. We are Oklahoma City Financial Planning Pros and we are smart financial advisors. First off, congratulations on being wise enough to look for professional help in this super important part of your life.
As you are aware, we only get one chance at life and one chance to do this right. Life goes by way too fast. If we attempt to go it alone and fall short of where we ought to be, it’s often challenging to make up for lost ground. The longer you wait, the harder it will be to make up lost ground and obtain your retirement goals. According to a recent Forbes survey, only 52% of individuals ask for the help of a financial advisor or financial planner. Forbes also revealed that investors who do ask for professional help have better financial gains than people who do not. It’s smart to get help from a experienced financial advisor.
Most people start with basic questions like: (1) How much money do I need to be able to retire? (2) How much money do you need to retire? (3) How much should I save for retirement? (4) What about alternative investments? (5) ROTH IRA vs 401(k), which is better? The list of questions goes on and on. Finances and investing can be very complex and mind blowing sometimes.
We specialize in providing simple, proven and very effective financial strategies to help people reach your financial and retirement goals. After all, we know if a solution it too complex to learn, it will be too difficult to use and review and thus will not be acted upon in the first place. That’s why we keep things simple.
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Our first step 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 achieve your financial and retirement goals? Most people have no idea at all. As we understand, before you can get to where you want to go, you first need to find out where you are at this time.
With our plan and with keeping things easy, we have produced a series of our own, custom retirement calculators like; a retirement savings calculator, a retirement planning calculator and various retirement planning tools that are super easy to use, yet very effective. Our simple retirement calculators are free to use and they are online, so you can log in and use them at any time it is convenient with you and your schedule.
Many of our clients use them very often running various “what it” concepts to see how small tweaks in their financial planning can impact their end results. The first simple retirement calculator we suggest you use could not be any simpler to use. You simply key in your age, the age you would like 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 hope you will achieve during your retirement years. It’s that simple. Then you just click the calculate button.
The results of your numbers pull up instantly. It will tell you if you are on track to reach your retirement goals or not, and if not, it will show you exactly how far away you are in funds, years and percentages. If you’re not on track, it will even show you the four key areas that you can make changes to to insure you obtain your goals. Based on your findings you can go back and plug in some different combinations of numbers and keep going back and forth and find out if you can reasonably make adjustments to achieve your retirement goals.
It’s really very fun to do. For most people it’s a real shocker. Finding out where you are now and being honest about your current finances is half the battle.
Note: We work with quite a few high net worth investors who love using our strategies to grow their accounts and protect themselves from rising tax rates, creditors, soaring fees and keeping their investments private and off the grid. However, many of our clients consider themselves to be financially average.
If you are not on track to achieve your investment 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 should on taxes and also protect you from what we think will be, future tax rate increases. Did you know that the dollars most Americans spend on taxes is the single largest financial expenditure of their life? Most people have no idea, yet it is true for most of us. The average American spends more on taxes than they do on their mortgage payments, car payments and college for their kids, etc.
That’s why it is so important for us to focus on this major cost and reduce your taxes as much as you can. We believe that our top 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 fantastic country of ours. It really is that powerful. In a nutshell, this is how it works.
You contribute after taxed dollars to The Barefoot Retirement Plan. Yes, unlike your 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 funds before you invest it. On the surface this may not seem as good as your IRA or 401(k) but please stay tuned. We will clearly demonstrate how our plan will blow away 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 how you will be able to access your funds at any time with no 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 advocating a 92% top Federal marginal tax rate. Yikes! Plus last week the US debt just surpassed the 19 Trillion mark. (If you look at our National Debt Clock, it will blow you away.) It only took us 13 months to go from 18 trillion to 19 trillion. With the way things are going these days, most experts believe that the future tax rates will have no option but to rise sharply.
By setting up a Barefoot Retirement Plan you can totally protect yourself from needing to pay any taxes on the funds you pull out. This one benefit alone can make or break most people’s retirement dreams.
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The next task we take in successful retirement planning is to get you protected from losing money in the market. Next to taxes, market losses are the next big issue that can destroy your retirement dreams and keep you working for much longer than you needed to. Lots of investors lost upwards of 50% of their funds in the Dot Com crash of 2000. Then, just as soon as most of them were just getting back to where they were before the last crash, we had the mortgage/housing market crash of 2007/2008 and many investors lost another 40% to 50% of everything.
Millions of hard working Americans were just getting ready to enter into retirement. When the crash triggered and they lost about half of everything they had spent a lifetime building up, 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 truly is possible.
With our one-of-a-kind plan you are completely guaranteed not to lose a single cent due to market downturns, losses or crashes. I cannot even begin to express to you how much peace of mind this makes possible to our clients. Imagine how much better you could sleep at night knowing that you were guaranteed not to lose a dime in stock market declines. This one feature alone 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, you 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 investment and financial goals. One of the powerful benefits of our unique and patented flagship plan that we offer is that our program gives you the option, if you wish to use it, to leverage your returns and actually earn 2 different returns, on the same funds, 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 guarantee 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 giant corporations. Believe me, they know the best ways to protect their funds 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 clients choose our blended index plan that has a 0% floor and a seventeen percent cap. So if the value of the indexes’ tracked goes up twenty percent in a given year, you earn 17% on your account, and your gains are always locked in. Or, if the value of the indexes goes down twenty percent, you maintain your zero percent floor and suffer 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 under the sun that you wish. You don’t have to get permission from anyone to do this. You are not limited to a list of investment options. You get to choose to put your funds 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 seventeen percent each year. Then you decide to borrow $80,000 from the account and put it into a profitable 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 $80,000 that you put into your real estate investment. So you are affectively 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 powerful 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 put this off. 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 Seminole County Call Us Today At: 405-418-6266