Retirement

20 Second Advisor: Traditional vs. ROTH

This concept is extremely important and can have a massive impact on your retirement. Here it is short and sweet: Traditional IRA / 401k – Save tax today; pay taxes later (in retirement). When you make contributions to a Traditional IRA / 401k, you reduce your taxable income NOW. When you retire and begin pulling…

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How disciplined will you be in the next downturn?

Do you remember early 2016? I sure do. The global stock market dropped approximately 15% from November 2015 to February 2016. During that time, I received several calls from clients expressing concern.  Some of these concerns are paraphrased below: “I can’t handle seeing my money disappear any further.” “Such a sharp drop in the market…

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Myths about Financial Advisors

Over the years as a financial advisor, I have heard many assumptions about a financial advisor’s role.  Here are a few myths about what a financial advisor at Verisail is: #1: An advisor should get you out of low-performing investments and into high-performing investments. Myth. An investment strategy that’s based on predicting which investment will…

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Going To The Dentist

Honestly, this is embarrassing, and it’s hard for me to share. But, it does an amazing job of explaining how most people feel about their finances so I have too. As of June of this year, it had been ~5 years since I stepped foot in a dental office. Before that, I was inconsistent at…

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Are you investing or speculating?

If you boil it down, there are really two primary schools of thought when it comes to managing money.  The first philosophy believes in these core principles: Philosophy 1 We can outguess the market Diversification is not a priority Concentrate in only our best ideas Trade frequently Charge higher fees to the end investor for…

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Retirement mistakes to avoid in your 20s and 30s

  Are you a millennial? Retirement is probably the last thing you are thinking about. People in their 20s and 30s “go through more life transitions than at any other age – you’re getting out of college, you’re graduating, you’re getting a job, you’re changing jobs, maybe you’re starting a business, you’re getting married, you…

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Retirees Have Less Satisfaction in Retirement

I thought this USA Today article was interesting.  It reviews a study that shows retirees are less satisfied today than they were in the past (1998-2012). A few key takeaways: 95% of retirees prefer to spend their money on experiences instead of things.  Money isn’t everything, but retirees with more money reported having more satisfaction in…

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