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Saving for Retirement According to Your Age

Let’s take a look. If you’re in your 20s 30s 40s or 50s – What is the game plan? Here this is really cool. I think this helps people and also maybe might motivate you to take action a little bit more. Let’s say you’re 30 years old, you want to have at least one times your salary saved. So if you’re making $50,000 a year ,you want to make sure that you have 50 gramme in the bank. Let’s jump up to 45. You want to have 4 times your annual income saved. Once you get into your 60s, right, that’s 8 times. That’s a huge number! And you know, procrastination is probably one of the key components of why people are not necessarily successful, but at least this put you in the… I mean one of the biggest questions Al and I I get is, “Am I on track? How do I compare to other people that you see?” Well this is a good idea to take a look at how much money are you making, multiplied by those factors, and then that’s going to get you in the ballpark.

Right? Because I think a lot of times it’s just simple arithmetic. How much money do I need to maintain the lifestyle that I want long-term? Most of you don’t have enough. We’re not here to put fear in you. We want to make sure that you’re responsible to look at, “Hey, how much do I need?” To give you the confidence to do all the things that you want to do in retirement. Hey, Joe, why don’t we do kind of a simple example of let’s say some different ages. Perhaps your age 40 or 50 or 60.

Let’s say you have $50,000 saved. Let’s say you want to reach that $500,000 savings goal. Well, how much do you need to save per month to be able to do that? In this slide it’s showing you $179 per month if you’re 40. Look what happens if you’re in your 50s. $862 dollars per month and if you’re 60 you got to fast track this. That’s $3,875 per month. That’s of course at a 7% rate of return and assuming that you retired age 67.

Just four grand a month. Oh yeah, no problem. That does show why you want to start as early as possible when you’re saving. .

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10 tips to ensure a successful retirement

– Are you looking forward to retirement? Of course you are. Check out our top 10 tips to make sure you’re on track. The sooner you get started, the more likely you’ll have a happy and healthy retirement. Tip one is take stock. How do you want to live in retirement? Do you want to move to a new area? Do you want to do a bit of travel? How much is it going to cost? How much do you have saved? Are you on track? If not, what are you
going to do to get there? Tip two. Plan for the rest of your life. Most people are in retirement
longer than they expect. While your health and family history will influence the length of your life, most people are living longer. In fact, you could easily
live into your 90s. Plan for the long term and don’t forget that you may need extra
assistance as you get older. Tip three. Review your investments. For your savings to last
the rest of your life you need to have the right mix of growth and defensive assets and you also need to have something to bring in an income and also a bit of growth. Diversifying your assets across cash, fixed interest, shares and property can help smooth the returns. Tip four. Stick to your plan. Investments can quickly change in value and while it’s tempting
to sell out of shares when markets go south, this is often the worst
thing that you can do. It’s important to remain
focused on the long-term as they usually recover
if given a long enough period of time. Tip five. Get the structure right. By changing the way you own investments and the way you receive the income can reduce the amount of tax you pay and also increase the
amount of age pension or DVA pension you receive. Even if you aren’t
entitled to an age pension, you may be eligible for discounts which can save money over the long term. Tip six. Get your affairs in order. Estate planning allows you
to pass on the right assets to the right people at the right time. Unfortunately we are all going
to pass away at some point. The first step in a good estate plan is by getting a will. You should also speak with your solicitor about enduring power of attorney and advanced medical directive. And remember to review your estate plan every few years as
circumstances change over time. Tip seven. Stay fit and healthy. If you stay physically and mentally active you’re more likely to enjoy
a longer, healthier life. Take up a hobby, learn a new skill or maybe volunteer in the community. Tip eight. Rethink the move. Some retirees move to a new location that they’ve always wanted to retire in and it hasn’t measured
up to what they expected. If this is something you want to do, perhaps move there
temporarily just to make sure it lives up to your expectations. Tip three. Review your investments. For your savings to last
the rest of your life, you need to have the right mix of growth and defensive assets and you
also need to have something to bring in an income
and also a bit of growth. Diversifying your assets across cash, fixed interest, shares
and property can help smooth the returns. Tip four. Stick to your plan. Investments can quickly change in value and while it’s tempting
to sell out of shares when markets go south, this is often the worst
thing that you can do. It’s important to remain
focused on the long-term as they usually recover
if given a long enough period of time. Tip five. Get the structure right. By changing the way you own investments and the way you receive income, you can reduce the amount of tax you pay and also increase the
amount of age pension or DVA pension you receive. Even if you aren’t
entitled to an age pension, you may be eligible for discount. (upbeat music)

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How To Retire Early Through Property Investing | A Retirement Planning Pension Strategy

– Impossible is probably the
response most people will have when they see the
thumbnail for this video, but let me show you how, by taking action, you really can retire in
two years by investing in a certain type of property. (upbeat music) Hi, my name’s Tony Law from
Your First Four Houses, and I teach people how to build
a small property portfolio that generates a great income
for them so they can give up their day job if they
wish because they’re now financially free. ┬áSo for 21 years, I ran a kitchen
business where I exchanged my time for money, but
in less than two years, I managed to replace that
kitchen income with a passive, or relatively passive, rental
income, and I want to show you how you can do exactly the same. So for this exercise, I’m not
gonna assume that you need 10,000 pounds a month to
retire and live comfortably. In fact, depending on
where you live in the U.K., the average household
incomes seems to be somewhere between 28 to 35,000 pounds
a year, although personally, I might struggle to live on
that if I’m being really honest, so let’s just round that
up to 42,000 pounds a year which quite conveniently
helps me with the maths because it means that’s 3,500
pounds a month that you need as a passive rental income. Now, for some that may seem
a little on the low side, but I think most people
could probably retire and live quite well on that
if they’re being really honest if you had no other bills to pay. So we now have a clear goal. We need to earn 3,500
pounds a month passively moving forward, so let’s
just break this down. How many rental units does
that actually equate to? Well, it obviously depends
on the type of deals that you’re doing and the
strategy that you’re following. In fact, to be honest, I’ve
got a property that by itself, one single property, after
all bills have been taken off, would cover that amount of
money, although for transparency, I’ve also got other properties
that only cashflow a couple of hundred pounds a month give or take, and it always surprises me,
there are people out there that have got properties
that simply don’t cashflow at all, I just don’t understand
that, but let’s just say, for the sake of this
exercise, that on average, my property portfolio cashflows
about 500 pounds a month after all bills, so if you
wanted to hit 3,500 pounds a month, how many properties do you need? Well it’s seven, isn’t
it, nice and simple. It’s seven at 500 pounds a
month, but can you acquire seven properties in two years? Yes, I know you can. Maybe in year number one
you might do two or three which will leave you maybe
four or five in year number two as your experience and
confidence grows, but I know that you can do it. Is it gonna be easy? No, you’re gonna have to
put in some massive effort to hit this target. You’re gonna have to
take a tonne of action, but I know that you can do
it, and if you want a list of 15 tasks that you can
do in the next seven days, check out this video because
I’ll run you through exactly what you need to do in
order to hit that target. You see, the thing about
property investing that is quite magical, quite amazing
actually, is that you need to work really, really
hard for a couple of years, and if you do, you can replace
your income in its entirety after just maybe a
couple of years of work, and if I can in some way
help you in your journey, well that would make me very happy. I recently updated my 50 point
checklist that will run you through all the tasks you need to take before buying that next
investment property. If you’d like a copy, simply
click on the link here or in the description box
below and I’ll send it straight out to you.

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Life of Debt? How to: Obliterate Debt, Accumulate Wealth, and Retire Rich | Learn Liberty

It is an abomination. The Department of Education is a profit-making entity. Student loan debt now exceeds credit card debt. More than a third of college loans are delinquent. Forget about delinquencies. Let’s talk about default rates. The federal government is now hiring private creditors to harass students to pay back their federally subsidized loans. It’s a complete nightmare.” If you’re in your twenties or thirties, then you or someone you know is probably struggling with debt.

To top it off, the government owes about seventeen trillion dollars. Fifty thousand dollars for every man, woman, and child. That’s irresponsible! And you’re going to have to pay taxes to pay off that debt, too. It’s no wonder you’re being referred to as Generation Debt. The question is, is there anything you can do about it? Is there a way to dig out of this hole? I’m Art Carden. I’m an economics professor at Samford University’s Brock School of Business. In this Learn Liberty Academy program on personal finance, designed just for you, we’ll learn how to obliterate debt, accumulate wealth, and retire rich. I’m sure you’re wondering, ‘Hey, what’s the catch? Do I need to send this guy three easy payments of nineteen dollars and ninety-five cents?’ No.

This is a program that’s going to cost you zero dollars. And I hope that you’ll join me, and a group of other experts and guests, as we discuss how to build your financial future. Seriously, you need to sign up for this right now, because this program is going to be awesome. .

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Retirement Planning Timeline

Hi everyone the lesson here for money evolution calm in today’s video I’m going to be talking about the retirement planning timeline and some of the key ages and milestones that you might want to think about in terms of your financial planning and getting ready for retirement so let’s start all the way over here on the left at age 50 is what we call where the serious retirement planning phase begin so that’s the age where oftentimes people may have gone through a major transition maybe your kids have moved out of the house maybe your cash flow is starting to improve because maybe you paid some debts off or your house off or you’re just starting to think about hey if we want to retire in 5 or 10 years what do we need to do to make that happen and what are some of the planning steps so 50 is the serious planning phase begins age 55 is another key milestone then not a lot of people are aware of but that’s the age where if you get to that age and you’ve retired on or after your 55th birthday you can take penalty-free withdrawals from your 401k plan so that’s a question we get a lot where somebody wants to retire 57 or 58 and they want to start taking some withdrawals but they don’t know how to do it well if as you keep the money in your 401k plan you can take those penalty-free as long as you separate after age 55 59 and a half is what we call the normal retirement age that’s where you can start taking penalty-free withdrawals from all of your retirement accounts 401ks and IRAs so that’s the magic age that the IRS has put on us 62 is the age when you’re eligible for Social Security benefits as an early collector so that’s the earliest that you’re eligible for your Social Security benefits 65 is the age where Medicare kicks in so that’s another important milestone for many of you watching this you may want to retire prior to age 65 unfortunately before age 65 you’re going to either have to hopefully have some insurance provided by your former employer or you’re gonna have to go out into the exchanges and buy that insurance on your own that’s something we talked about and some of our other videos there but 65 things get a little bit better you get on Medicare age 67 is what we call the full retirement what Social Security ministration calls your full retirement age so that’s where you get unreduced Social Security benefits and then at age 70 is the latest that you can delay collecting Social Security so if you wait past your 67th birthday you’re going to get about an 8% increase for every year that you wait but you can wait past that 70 but doesn’t make sense to you’re not going to get any additional benefit by waiting past age 70 and then 70 and a half is where whether you have a retirement withdrawal strategy or not the IRS has one for you and it’s called the required minimum distribution rules or RMDs and that’s basically if you have money in traditional retirement accounts the IRS has said hey you’ve gone long enough without taking it in this money out you need to start taking withdrawals and start paying some of the taxes on that money so all of this here that we’re looking at if you think about how your income and expenses work while you’re still working they’re gonna be you know pretty consistent you’ve got some income coming in you’ve got some expenses hopefully you’ve got some cash flow leftover at the end hopefully you’re saving some of that additional cash flow but then once retirement kicks in let’s say you retired at age 57 well you might not have any income coming in or maybe you have a small pension or a big pension coming in but you’re not even eligible for example to get Social Security benefits you may have higher expenses because you’re paying healthcare premiums out in the exchanges so at age 62 if you take Social Security benefits maybe that kicks your income up maybe your expenses go down once Medicare kicks since there’s a lot of this variability that’s going on so one of the things that we want to understand as we’re going through this retirement timeline is we want to understand a couple of things we understand what is our income today and more importantly or more specifically we want to know what is your tax rate today because that’s going to be very important for us in determining what that future withdraw strategy is going to be and maybe how or where we save that money while we’re still working so that’s very important versus that tax rate out here in retirement the other thing we want to understand is what we call your retirement gap and everybody pretty much has a retirement gap that’s why you say money for retirement so that you can start to take some withdrawals from your portfolio but understanding that gap is going to tell you or us how much money you might need to take from those retirement accounts it’s also going to factor into the more money you have to take out the higher that tax rate is going to be so we’re going to start to learn a little bit about what those tax rates are going to be throughout retirement and one of the things that we notice is generally from the time somebody retires to maybe age 62 or maybe even all the way to age 67 if you delay taking Social Security these are what we call the low tax years for many people and that that gives us some opportunity to do a couple of things number one it gives us a strategy for taking withdrawals because in these low tax years if we’re in a lower effective tax rate we can take more money out of those retirement accounts and do it at a reduced tax rate we also can look at doing something called a Roth conversion and so basically what that is is saying okay we’ve got some money in a traditional retirement account and hopefully if that money grows between now and age 70 and a half those accounts can sometimes grow fairly large which means that at age 70 and a half if you haven’t done anything preemptively before then you could end up in a potentially really high tax bracket so by doing a Roth conversion and taking advantage some of these low tax years kind of preempts that a little bit and as allows you to kind of spread that income out over a longer time period so having some really low tax years here and some really high tax years there we can kind of spread that out and keep hopefully things at a lower tax rate throughout retirement so those are some of the planning strategies that we do the other factor that goes into play here on having higher taxes is that also is going to affect your Medicare premiums so Medicare premiums if you don’t know already is tied to the amount of income that you made from actually the prior two years ago basically and higher that income is the higher the Medicare premiums are going to be and sometimes that could be substantial as well so by keeping that income a little bit more consistent hopefully can maybe keep your Medicare premiums a little bit lower as well so these all of some of the planning strategies that go into it the last thing I want to talk about here is in looking at some of these low tax years the potential RMDs we want to look at where are you contributing money while you’re still working and oftentimes what we see a lot is that people have put the majority of their money in traditional retirement accounts those are monies that they get an immediate tax benefit today because it comes off of your income and that’s what people like but again what that might be doing is putting them in a position where they’re paying more taxes in the future so for a lot of people you might want to consider look at making Roth contributions while you’re still working and balance that out a little bit because that’s going to be a situation where you’re not getting any tax benefit today but you can take tax-free withdrawals in retirement so it gives you a little bit of a balance there so hope this has been helpful hope this is helped make some sense on some of the things you should be looking at at these different ages this is something we do all the time with our clients and we do this through our wealth vision comprehensive financial plan of course we get into a lot more detail a lot more information about the tax rates and some of these strategies here

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How to Replace a $70,000 a Year Salary with Real Estate Investments and Rental Property

How can I replace $70,000 a year in annual income with rental properties that is the subject of today’s video hi everyone I’m Clayton Morris the president of Morris invest let’s dive into it so how do we replace seventy thousand dollars a year in annual income with passive income with rental property income from tenants every month providing cash flow from the properties that we own you might think that that sounds like a tall order but it’s not and I’m going to show you how simple it can be to actually replace that annual income you know a little story about me that’s in fact how I got started I was frustrated sitting down with my wife one night I said we were frustrated with our bills and I said how come at the end of the month where we still have more bills to pay and we don’t have enough paycheck to cover it aren’t we doing well what are we doing wrong the problem was that we weren’t putting the money to work for us to start creating cash flow in our lives and creating passive income so I put together and it was really the foundation of my freedom cheat sheet it’s the number that changed everything for me by the way that link you can download a free pdf it’s like three pages long sit down with your husband or wife and go through it totally free the link is right below this video and it’ll walk you through step by step with some numbers and figures on exactly how to figure out how many houses it will take for you to recover that annual income but I want to tackle the $70,000 question specifically most of the houses that I buy and that my company rehabs and sells are in that forty to forty five thousand dollar range okay single family homes two bedroom one bath three bedroom one bath and some duplexes okay duplexes or you know door on each side typically and two bedrooms on each side or three bedrooms on each side those are the types of properties that I buy now I buy them low and I fix them up and I place a great tenant in the property each of those properties will cashflow about $700 let’s just say for round number $700 okay now think about how much is $70,000 a year how much are you probably making per week well let’s bring out the calculator so $70,000 a year let’s divide that by 52 weeks that’s about thirteen hundred and forty six dollars a week that you are earning from your paycheck okay thirteen hundred and forty six dollars a week so now let’s figure out how many houses it would take us to replace seventy thousand dollars a year in passive income seventy thousand dollars right it’s a simple formula if each of our houses is bringing in seven hundred dollars a month that’s a simple formula right seven hundred times 12 gives us $8,400 okay now let’s take that 70 thousand dollars and let’s divide it by eighty four hundred that’s eight houses that is eight point three properties eight houses bringing in seven hundred dollars a month now imagine if you’re buying a forty thousand dollar house if you had to bring a little bit of money to put down as a down payment or deposit you were able to reach out and get private financing or seller financing on a property then you’re able to accrue these properties very quickly now some of the things I didn’t talk about in this video and I can dive a little deeper now that we always want to take out money for for vacancy and repairs on our numbers right so that eighty four hundred dollars a year let’s multiply that now times point six so we’re gonna remove forty percent for vacancy repairs and expenses this is just to be totally conservative with your numbers so let’s take that eighty four hundred dollars and let’s multiply that times point six so we’re bringing in about five thousand and forty dollars per property per year okay so now let’s take that five thousand and divide it by seventy thousand so this will be a totally conservative number but this will help us really make sure that we’re totally covered should something go wrong maybe we have a vacancy for a few weeks or a month or two in one of our properties this will take in that into account so seventy thousand dollars let’s divide that by five thousand forty that gives us thirteen point eight properties so let’s round that up fourteen properties fourteen properties would bring you about seventy thousand dollars a year in net income that would replace that $70,000 paycheck that you’re making every year then in other videos in this series I’m going to go through exactly how to find properties how to acquire properties but just for the sake of this video I wanted you to start to put your mind in a place where you can begin to reverse engineer that number for a lot of people you don’t think that you’re going to be able to create passive income or bring in that much cash every year hogwash I do it hundreds of thousands of other investors out there do it every day they do it exactly the way that I do it some buy residential properties some buy commercial properties it doesn’t matter it can be done that’s what I do I’m Clayton Morris

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