I’m going to do a video on 5 simple things you can do to help your financial situation and I realized that I need to do a follow-up to the retired at 40 story video because there’s a huge need for financial education in this country and really everywhere it pertains to every single person doesn’t matter what your financial status is you can always use help and there’s always little tip tips and tricks that and things that you can do to better your status it always amazes me how scared people are to talk about their finances to put something on paper to basically take a look at where their money is going what’s getting saved and how everything is getting spent and I’ve met people time and time again that are highly educated very smart people but they know nothing about finances and they are terrible with money management so before we get into the 5 tips I want to strongly urge you to make a financial statement for yourself figure out where your money is going currently and figure out how much you’re saving and basically figure out where you can trim the fat for so many people a financial statement or just finances in general is like a bad word they’re just terrified of it but the only way that you’re gonna be able to improve your finances is to face the music alright so now that you’ve had a chance to go through your financial statement you definitely know where your money is going but how can we save more and what you really need to aim for is about 6 months of reserves especially if you’re getting ready to invest money into something or if you’re doing some kind of career change or some life-changing thing and all of these five tips will more than likely be a line-item on your financial statement so let’s go to financial tip number one hey I’m going to have to call you back I’m shooting a video right now so this first thing is something that we’ve all become very very accustomed to in the last 10 to 15 years and that is a cell phone and people tend to spend absurd amounts on their cell phones whether it’s the bill or the cell phone itself mainly the cell phone itself so that’s my first financial tip is shop on eBay or Amazon for a cell phone that’s refurbished or used or one this may be just a couple years old I actually just purchased a cell phone on ebay because I’m having trouble with my current one and I got on to my cell phone providers website and the most expensive phone that’s like mine now is $1,200 that’s insane to me so I got on eBay I found one that’s similar to the one I have right now it’s new but it’s a couple years old and I got it for less than $200 another thing that you can do is ask for some kind of loyalty benefit from your cell phone provider cell phone providers are constantly trying to earn your business and if you’ve been with them for a long time and you can convince them to keep you around by offering you some kind of benefit they’ll jump on the chance just by going into my provider recently I have a cell phone bill that was about a hundred and ten dollars a month I told them that I’ve been with them for close to 15 years they knocked it down to sixty-seven dollars and I have unlimited everything now tip number two is what I call going to youtube University or getting a YouTube education we live in the most amazing time ever right now there is information everywhere and it’s so easily accessible don’t ever stop educating yourself it’s so easy to find out how to do things these days you’re doing yourself a huge disservice if you don’t take advantage of that so how does that pertain to saving money well you can save money by doing tons and tons of things yourself instead of paying someone else to do it just look at the platform that you’re watching right now for instance you’re watching a video on how to do something so that how-to can be anything from changing brake pads on your car to changing the oil on your car to fixing a leaky faucet or the toilet flapper not working on your toilet all the way to how to the meal which brings me to my next point number three so food is a necessity in life but is it a necessity to go out to eat or go to Starbucks once or twice or every day the amount of money that people spend on food and going out to eat fast food Starbucks McDonald’s it really adds up quick and I don’t think that people realize how much money they’re actually spending on it because it’s just five or six or seven dollars here and there but if you add that up over the course of a month or a year or five years or ten years I think the result would be pretty staggering cook your meals at home pack your lunch for work make that fancy coffee at home it’s not that tough to do there’s so many great ideas and resources on YouTube and Pinterest and vlogs and blogs this channel included if you need a place to start scroll through my channel I have lots of cooking videos if you want to take that a step farther you can start growing your own food and if you don’t have a big green house like this you can grow a lot of food just in five gallon buckets even on a little deck if you don’t know where to get started see tip two number four is something that really hits home for me because me and my wife are both self-employed and we have been for 15 plus years so number four is insurance and although I don’t like insurance companies because I think they’re a giant scam it’s a necessary evil and you can also use that to your advantage you can put them against each other insurance companies much like cell phone companies are begging for your business and they’re constantly trying to outdo each other with with certain benefits or promotions so make them put their money where their mouth is and put them up against each other constantly and not just insurance companies you can do this with all kinds of different companies you should always be price checking these companies the ball is in your court make them earn your business all right I’d saved the best for last tip number five is taking advantage of bank account and credit card bonuses and this tip is begging for a separate video all on its own because I could go on about this for a long time but if you’re not taking advantage of credit card bonuses for sign ups or credit card cash back or travel miles or if you sign up for a bank account a lot of them will give you a large sum just for putting your money with them now I want to be clear I’m not promoting just going out and spending a bunch of money on a credit card but more putting the things that you already spend money on into the credit card it’s money that you’re spending anyways put your mortgage on a credit card if you can insurance is a good one it’s not super expensive but at least we’ll get you a couple hundred bucks on your credit card unless of course it’s health insurance and then you’re talking in my case thousand to twelve hundred dollars a month here’s another good one groceries it’s something that you always have to have and depending on how much you go to the grocery store it could add up to three or four hundred bucks a month sometimes six hundred maybe even more no-brainer here put your gas on a credit card you can always put your utilities on your credit card too if your utility company will allow it next from tip one your cell phone bill now depending on how much some of these are and if you are allowed to actually put them on your credit card you’re talking some pretty major money that you can get a bonus from if you’re getting two percent cashback that really adds up not only that but you’re increasing your credit score while you’re doing that so as long as you’re financially responsible and you pay this every month you’re reaping a large benefit a lot of credit cards will give you a 2% cashback they’ll give you a $500 signup bonus that’s free money in my opinion the free bank bonuses or even better than the credit card in my opinion because the bank account is something that you have to have anyway a lot of them will give you $500 for a small deposit as long as you put your direct deposit with them all the way up to I’ve seen $1,000 before and if you have a little bit more money to play with some of the online money market accounts like Capital One will pay you up to 2% or some even up to 2.5% just for keeping your money with them so some of these things may not seem like it’s saving you a ton of money but when you take up those extra fives and tens and occasional hundreds and you put them to work for you as opposed to something that you’re normally spending you’re not only saving the money because you’re not spending it but you’re putting it to work and doing something else with it and you’ll find that your your finances will start to collect very quickly so if you found the video helpful and you enjoyed the content take a second to give me a thumbs up it really helps out the channel and it helps the YouTube algorithm get this video out to people who actually need to see it also don’t forget to subscribe we do some gardening some frugal living some food preservation and cooking some gardening and you get to join me and my family on our retirement at the age of 40 after you’ve clicked subscribe click the bell notification also and it will notify you every time a new video comes out and it’ll keep you in the loop of the community all right I appreciate you sticking with me through this whole video so I’m gonna give you an extra bonus tip with an extra 100 or 200 or 300 or more dollars per month that you’re saving with just cutting back on a few things you take that extra money and you pay down debt with it the faster you get out of debt the closer you’re going to become to financial freedom and whenever you’re paying off debt always choose the smallest balance first because it gives you that extra little boost and if you can pay it off faster it gives you that extra bit of confidence to rock into the next one so once you’ve paid down your smallest debt move on to your next smallest debt take that money that you’re saving from the smallest debt that you’re not having to pay any more and add it to the money you’re saving from the 5 tips that I’m giving you and apply it to the next smallest debt and when that one’s paid off you roll it into the next one you roll that one into the next one and so on and so on in the meantime this is retired at 40 check out these other helpful videos if you have a minute remember to live a life simple and we’ll catch you next week oh hey I’m gonna have to call you back and shooting a video right now this is right my god get out of debt
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We often get the question asking us, “what’s the best retirement plan if I’m self-employed?” Well, that’s hard to say. There’s lots of plans out there, and the best one depends on your situation, right? Do you have employees or is it just you? How old are your employees? What are their salaries? So just to simplify, I’m just going to assume that – one person, self-employed, maybe their spouse is involved in the business, but that’s it, no employees. in that case, you might want to look into something called a solo 401(k) or an individual 401(k). It’s really simple to set up, not really a lot of cost to maintain, but it gives you a great amount of flexibility. As a self-employed person you’re the employee and the employer. And with a solo 401(k), you can make an employee contribution, as well as a profit sharing or a matching contribution on behalf of the business – again, because you’re also the employer. It’s straightforward, like I said, easy to set up, and gives you a pretty large amount of flexibility. If we’re talking about larger plans, and something that’s going to give you an even greater tax benefit, you might want to look into something called a defined benefit plan.
This is a little bit more costly to establish. There are some filing requirements, there are minimum annual funding requirements, but if you’re making a fair amount of money and you’re looking to put away really large sums of money, a defined benefit plan can be the way to go. You can put hundreds of thousands of dollars a year away into a plan like this. You could also pair that with a solo 401(k) to give yourself even greater flexibility. So like I said, while there’s not one end all be all plan that’s perfect or the right one, it’s going to depend on your actual situation.
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A retirement income plan is needed because life changes in retirement. Your retirement plan should account for every year in retirement, even past your life expectancy. For each year, make a list for you and your spouse that include social security income, pensions and annuity income. Also list earnings from investments and working part-time. List any other fixed and regular income sources. For each year, list your desired gross retirement income need.
Be sure to include taxes, the effects of inflation and potential medical expenses. Then for each year, determine the gap or surplus by subtracting expenses from income. If you see that you have gaps in your retirement plan, give us a call today. We can make sure you have a strategy to help you reach your retirement goals. .
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– When will you retire? There’s been much social
and political debate since the federal government
pushed out the age that you can access the age pension. Although most occupations don’t have a legislative retirement date, there’s no doubt that when
you can access an age pension does have an impact on the retirement date for many people. So, here’s a few examples around when you might choose to retire. The first one is when I
can access the age pension. Unfortunately for many people, this will be the only option. If you don’t have significant
assets behind you, superannuation, investment properties, savings, you may not be able to retire until you’re eligible for the age pension. This is going to be age 67 by 2023. If the government’s
current proposal is passed, it will be age 70 by 2035. If your retirement plans don’t line up with when you would be
eligible for an age pension, you may choose to withdraw
funds out of superannuation for a year or two until you become eligible
for the age pension to help subsidize your income. You might choose to stop work as soon as you can get your
hands on your superannuation. For most people, this is age 60. However, if you were
born before the mid-’60s, it can be as low as 55, increasing to 60 over that timeframe. There are other options
you may wish to consider if you wish to retire this early or earlier as well and that is using assets
other than superannuation. This is because you are still taxed on accessing superannuation
until you’re age 60. So, in a lot of cases, it can make sense to wait. So, that’s the third option. Waiting until you can access
your super tax free at age 60. The downside of retiring early is that your retirement savings have to last a long time. So, this generally means you either have to have a large balance to begin with or have a low amount of drawings to ensure it’s going to
last a long enough period and generally retirement
there’s three phases. The first phase of retirement is when you’re the fittest
and healthiest usually and you start to do the things perhaps on your bucket list. Do the travel thing, great nomad thing, maybe go overseas, do all the things you’ve wanted to do but haven’t had time because maybe you’ve had
kids growing up at home, had a mortgage to pay and obviously time taken
up by paying the bills and working your job. However, with the right advice, there can be effective strategies that we can use to make sure that you can retire when you want to retire
and live the lifestyle you want to live. If what you’re trying to
achieve isn’t feasible, it’s important to speak
with somebody’s who’s going to tell you exactly that as well. The decision on when to hang up the boots for the last time is a challenging decision both
financially and emotionally. I can assist in helping ensure that the day you choose puts you in the optimal position. (upbeat music)
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Today I want to share with you exactly how I retire at the age of 27 how I did it and maybe how you could do it as well you see I started very early at a young age the path of entrepreneurship I started my first business when I was in high school just with a couple of buddies mowing lawns for people in our neighborhoods that’s my very first business there are three things that I did during this time that allows me to retire young and with higher rich so the very first thing is this I focus on developing what I call high income skills my high income skills skills that allow me to bring value to the marketplace in exchange of money now I define high income skills as skills that could make me $10,000 or more per month you see the first five years of my business career when I was getting started the first five years I didn’t take a single day off I was working 12 to 14 hours a day seven days a week for the first five years while all my friends they were out there drinking drinking and having parties and chasing girls I was fucking working I sacrifice I made a lot of sacrifices I believe if you don’t sacrifice for your dream then your dream becomes your sacrifice so I made a decision I pay the price early on I spent a few years of my life working on myself working on my business doing the things that most people are too lazy to do not willing to do so I could have what most people cannot have the very first high income skill that I develop was copywriting now you might wonder what that is well it’s simply the skill to use words to sell that’s it Prine persuasion or persuasion in print and our words running a one-man advertising agency myself if you watch the TV show man man that’s kind of what I was doing without all the smoking and all that bullshit but I was basically a cocking gun in my early 20s working with companies working with entrepreneurs and I was making 10,000 a month $12,000 a month in my early 20s and at the time I thought he was it was like I felt like a million bucks I thought it was the most money I’ve ever seen and I did that then later on I took that money the income did I earn I put that aside and I started coin called a scalable business now if you want to retire early and retire young one of the most important things that you have to know is noticing identifying trends at a time I went onto the internet I saw this trend on the Internet we’re talking about back then remember Netscape dial-up modem I’m talking about overture for pay-per-click you know good old days you’re watching this young young guys you may or may not even know this but I’m talking about Yahoo for search engines okay Facebook and then later on Google but I’m talking about that so when I got started back then early and I noticed a trend on internet and I was importing collectibles from Hong Kong Bruce Lee collectibles actually and I was flipping them on eBay I was doing affiliate marketing I was doing digital marketing online I was selling digital products before PDF before all these things were even popular software all these things and that’s how my first bucket of money then I took that money and I saw some of those physicists I cash out and I took that money and invest in real estate then my investments are able to support my lifestyle and that’s how I retire at the age of 27 but here’s one thing I’ve learned through that experience at the age of 27 I thought this was my dream I thought I want to get to a point where I don’t have to work anymore I’ll sit in a beach all day and that is going to be it and I did that the first month first 30 days I was sitting on a beach on English pay just to be there every single day right looking at a beach looking at the ocean I thought I have made it you know what all I got was sunburn that’s it you may dream I’m sitting on a beach every day I’m telling you when you could do it I was bored out of my mind I thought this is fucking stupid I work so hard to get here and now I’m sitting on beach doing nothing this is dumb like did I work all like this heart and may all that sacrifices for this like come on because you’ve got to understand when you’re entrepreneur I was going like this every day go go go go go suddenly when you have nothing to do when you cash out when you have investments you’re like okay I guess what else do you do right after 30 days of that I was sick and tired of it I’m like this is a dumbest thing ever so the second month I did something different actually thought you know what I’m gonna I’m gonna watch the movies so at a time I rendered a lot of movies a lot I was watching six seven movies the DVDs stack of them every single day let me tell you something I love movies don’t get me wrong but when you’re watching six seven movies every fucking day you don’t like movies so much anymore believe me okay after 30 days of that I’m like this is again the dumbest thing ever i I just felt like I so lazy I felt like I wasn’t doing anything with my life then I went to talk to my mentor and he said okay Dan he’s what I want you to do I want you to start in other business I said no no I’m not gonna start another business I was killing myself all these years so I could retire you don’t understand I’m not gonna work he said no you’re gonna start outta business I said no I am NOT gonna start down to business he said you’re gonna start another business I said no but this time he said you’re gonna start a business from a totally different place because now you’re made it you could start your business coming from a place of strength coming from a place of abundance coming from a place of something that you want what do you want to create build it around your wor strength build it around your passion because now money’s not an issue you’re not just doing to make money what could you do how could you use all the skills that you’ve accumulated you’ve developed all the business acumen all the knowledge that you have how can you use that to do something great and I thought that I could do so that’s my story that’s how I retire at the age of 27 I don’t know where you’re at in your journey maybe you want to retire young maybe you want to retire at age of 45 55 65 I don’t know where you’re at but what I do know is it’s possible and what I also do know is once you get there there’s always an other step there’s always an other level so don’t wait don’t feel like you have to get to a point where hey you know what I’m gonna spend my whole life doing stuff that I hate so I could get to a point where finally I could do some stuff that I love No enjoy the journey success is a journey not a destination
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So you want to become rich without any money? haha! you can totally do that! It’s awesome. I know because I did. Kris Krohn here with Limitless TV and we’re going to be talking about different ways of creating wealth. I’ll even give you one of my favorite proven systems of exactly how I did it. So if you got no money and you want to become wealthy, if you want to become rich there’s two different ways. Two different approaches you can do. You can either use a proven method or you can be the creator of a method. And I want you to understand the risk between both of these concepts. If you leverage a proven method, this is what I did and I’ll share with you what I did. Or the difference of actually creating something novel like, like think of the guy that started Facebook right? I mean he created this really amazing idea now he’s a multi-billionaire. By far, the safest way to become wealthy is to already leverage proven paths. That may not be your path. You may be, you may feel called the pioneer something different in something new. For me personally, my whole story in life began on my journey to creating wealth to leveraging proven existing systems. And this is coming from a place where I was $8,700 in debt.
I didn’t, wasn’t making enough money at my job to actually cover and pay all of my bills. The thing that made the difference was getting a mentor based on a proven path. There were three men that I worked with all of which had made over ten million dollars and these individuals all made their money through real estate investing. This is something anyone can do. In fact, the first fourteen months of being mentored I didn’t buy a property and I wasn’t making any money but I was following their system in their path of developing credit putting a little money in savings, penny-pinching.
It ultimately put me in a position to buy my first house. In my first house when people came over the for the for the for the housewarming party, what they didn’t realize was this wasn’t going to be my house very long. I really was renting out the basement it was covering my whole mortgage and I bought the house with $40,000 of equity. So the house was an investment and that house bought my second house and the equity in those homes bought my third house and with with no money, other than 14 months of saving five thousand dollars, thirty five hundred which I used to buy this house, same strategies existing in our world today. Those homes became 50 homes, became a hundred homes, became hundreds of homes, and I built all of that without any money out of my own pocket but I did it through working with mentors that knew a proven system and a proven path. And in this next video segment, I want to really share with you exactly how I did that because if you want to create wealth for nothing, you’re going to need to take the right advice, stick to the plan, and execute it like I’m about to show you.
I’m going to show you exactly how I became wealthy with no money and I’m going to show you exactly how I did it and the advice that I took from my mentor and what it started with is, number one, is you need to have a mentor. Okay? This is someone that knows your situation, has been where you want to be, and is going to be able to give you the right kind of advice. The next thing that you’re going to need is you’re going to need a system. I’m going to show you the system right now. And then, between these two things, the last thing that I’m going to encourage you to need is a team. And team essentially means that you don’t have to wear all the hats of all the successful operations of putting this in place.
You just need to tap into other people’s brilliant abilities because anything that you don’t currently know how to do you don’t have to learn it you just have to have that person on your team. Here’s what I did. The advice that I have received from my mentor that showed me the system that helped me put the team together was, number one, is I needed to develop my credit so that I could buy a house. For some of you that might mean credit repair. For me, I was young and didn’t have credit so I needed to establish credit. I was told to have three lines of credit. I only had one. So I got two more credit cards and I was responsibly using them. How do you do that if you got bad credit? hire a credit repair company to fix that. Learn how to get good credit for the system to work. And then the second one was you have to have enough money for a small down payment. Which for me was $5000. And then the last thing that I needed to do for the system was I needed to stay in the same line of work for two years.
So for example, I couldn’t be a seamstress or for a year and then like become a guinea pig trainer for a year because those are two very different lines of work. We’re jobs um, so, these are the three things that I needed to have and then this is what happened. 14 months later, I possessed these things. 14 months later, I had developed my credit. 14 months later, I had saved my 5 grand and 14 months later I had completed my two-year work history. I was thinking about changing jobs. I didn’t. Do you know why? cause I was following the advice of my mentor who walked me into the system. What I did is it allowed me to buy a house and I bought not just any ordinary house, I bought a house with $40,000. A pirate booty in it, right? I’m talking about equity. House was worth 150,000. I bought it for 110,000 so my net worth went up $40,000 which by the way was more than double what I made in a year.
So I’m talking about Kris Krohn starting out poor. Right? and then this house had a basement apartment and the basement apartment covered my mortgage. So that was kind of cool because I got to live for free. Which meant that I eliminated my biggest expense at that time in my life. The reason why this system was important was because twelve months later I was able to get a home equity line of credit. I got other videos on the channel here where you can research what that is.
And I was able to access this money and I used it to do what? I use it to buy a second home. Now I still lived in this home but I bought this house with well over fifty thousand dollars a pirate booty, is exciting. And then the other thing is I rented out this house and it had a $500 a month cash flow. So, collectively between my two homes my net worth was around $100,000 and I was living for free and getting paid 500 a month. Then guess what I did? Oh you’re so smart. I did it again. I then, this was my P for primary residence, this was I for investment. The third house I did was that I moved into a new primary residence. This one became a rental and I rented it out and made $500 a month cash flow. So guess what? I’m making over a thousand dollars a month.
I bought this house with, you guessed it $50,000 of equity love that pirate booty and it also had a basement apartment that paid for my mortgage. Living for free, net worth of a hundred and fifty thousand dollars, making five hundred dollars a month here, five hundred dollars a month here. So are you starting to see how the system worked? the equity in this house then got used to purchase my fourth house which was an investment property that had a cash flow. And then I just started doing that system over and over again. Now by the time I have four homes I went into Phase two of the system. And Phase two of the system was now starting to approach people with money and saying, look at my track record on my portfolio. Look at my pirate booty, look at my cash flow, would you like some of that booty? and would you like some of that cash flow? I can find the deals. I’ve got a system in the team to make this work I need your money.
And you know what? everyone I approached that saw my return said what? I’ll partner with this kid. And from that point on I started buying homes left and right without money or credit. Right now, I’m selling off one to two homes a month. I’m making tens of thousands of dollars every month on homes I bought years ago using someone else’s money, reinvesting, and buy more homes. So this is a really fantastic system this is exactly how I did it. And again if you want to be wealthy with no money and do that, you can either go start a Facebook and go down and pioneer path something that’s never been done before or you can leverage proven systems.
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