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Listen to Johnson Brunetti's Money Wisdom with Joel Johnson CFP®, host of Better Money Television program and Forbes Contributor. Gain true financial wisdom and advice aimed at educating you about all of your financial options when it comes to retirement so you can make the best decisions for you and your family. Get information and education that can bring you peace of mind with your savings and retirement. Whether it’s your 401k account, IRA, or an underperforming asset, Joel Johnson can answer your questions and make you more aware of issues that may affect you.

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Sep 8, 2017

Learn how to make sure your finances are in order when it comes to retirement and your future.

Main Questions Asked:

What is your retirement income strategy?
What are the other habits of successful retirees?

Key Lessons Learned:

The Seven Habits

  • You need an income strategy for the money you have set aside that takes into account interest rates and which accounts you’re going to pull from first.
  • You should diversify for everlasting income to make sure your income lasts as long as you do. Diversifying preserves your assets during the inevitable market upheavals.
  • Many people look at their ROI’s but then end up losing much of it by not managing their taxes appropriately. You must set up your portfolio correctly and plan for how you will take money out of your various accounts.
  • You should be leveraging dividend stocks that qualify for a lower tax rate. You need to be careful because stocks come with inherent risk but the dividend paying stocks can give you a nice overall rate of return.
  • You need to have a thorough, thoughtful plan for retirement that takes in your individual situation and goals.
  • Take advantage of the experience and wisdom of a qualified financial planner that focuses on retirement planning specifically. 45% of Baby Boomers are expecting a to experience a reduced standard of living because many people are not fully prepared for their imminent retirement.
  • You have to maintain a modern estate plan that looks at three main components: asset protection, tax reduction and control when a death occurs. Are your assets protected from lawsuit exposure? You should set up trusts set up to minimize taxes.
  • Don’t be afraid to take risks. Many people are afraid to take risk to earn a higher yield due to past market conditions. If you are not losing capital before you need it, that be a risk that’s worth taking. You have to have some exposure to risk to keep up with inflation.
  • You have to know where you stand. A proper plan can give you a snapshot of your financial situation. You should be reviewing your financial accounts at least once a year.

Links To Resources Mentioned

Money Map Retirement Review

1-800-757-0436

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