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welcome J.L. Collins. [APPLAUSE] J.L. COLLINS: Thanks. RACHEL SMITH: You'' re welcome. My first inquiry for
J.L. COLLINS: It is. J.L. COLLINS: Well, I.
suppose mean could might at that in two different various. If we believe concerning the.
psychological part of it, to me, personally,.
what riches stands for is protection and freedom.So safety

to shield you.
from what the globe can toss at you, and also freedom to.
chart your own path in such a way that you couldn''
t do. without the resource.
On the monetary. viewpoint, I expect when I assume
around. what the benchmarks are for are you well-off or.
not, have you accomplished monetary freedom.
or otherwise, what has actually become called the.
4% guideline is an excellent standard. That comes out of a thing.
called the Trinity research study. And without.
belaboring that factor, it just suggests.
that if you have sufficient assets that.
4% of that quantity can cover your.
yearly expenditures, you can consider on your own.
financially independent. So you can operate at it from.
2 different directions. You can say, well, I have a.
million dollars, so 4% of that is $40,000. Can I survive on $40,000.
a year or not? And therein exists the.
answer to your inquiry. Or you can consider it.
from the other direction. You can state, you understand, I.
require $40,000 to reside on. Just how a lot do I require to.
be economically independent? You increase $40,000.
by, as it occurs, 25, you get a million bucks,.
and there'' s your

answer.So it really depends.
on what your demands are. RACHEL SMITH: And why.
is it essential to keep the path simple? I believe there are a.
great deal of folks adjusting in or individuals in the.
audience that have actually read financial freedom.
books, as well as perhaps their eyes roll back in their.
head, because they just can'' t understand everything.
Why is it crucial.
The factor that I. favor maintaining it simple is straightforward is merely. much more effective.
Simple is what gets. you the most effective outcomes.
And in this instance, when. I discuss simplicity, I
' m speaking about index funds. and also particularly broad-based supply and after that bond index funds. when you bring them right into it.
There are a great deal of factors that. simplicity is an advantage. It maintains your costs reduced.

It maintains your life simpler.It makes things, when the time. comes, easier on your beneficiaries. The most vital
thing. is it is the most effective way to reach monetary self-reliance. People that involve.
my blog are always– I obtain two sort of.
visitors of my blog site. People who are truly.
right into this stuff and also they constantly want to.
dabble, and also that'' s not who I'' m actually writing for. I ' m composing for people.
like my child that recognizes that it ' s. crucial, but she'has various other points that she ' d. instead make with her life than fixate on. finances and also investing. Therefore when you.
Have a simple path, you can simply get a.
couple pair things. You'' ll have a really.
bulk of specialists around. And I enjoy stating to.
those people that intend to play, if I believed there was a way.
to successfully tinker and also do far better, then that'' s what I would. have composed guide about. As well as as a matter of fact, I wasted a couple.
of decades searching for that. RACHEL SMITH: So you have.
a blog, If people are interested.
in your web content, ought to they begin with.
your blog or your book? J.L.COLLINS: I would recommend.
that if you put on'' t understand anything regarding me or this concept, I.
would certainly go first to the blog. As well as I would go to– there'' s a. button at the top called Stock Series, and also the.
blog site is best known for my stock collection of blog posts. As well as when you click.
on that switch, that will certainly take you.
to an introduction. And also because.
introduction is a web link to what I believe is the very best.
evaluation of my stock series that'' s been done– and not best due to the fact that. it ' s most favorable, but in my sight most accurate. So you can click over to that.
and check out that quick review. As well as after reviewing it,.
you'' ll understand really clearly whether this is going.
to resonate with you or not and whether.
it'' s worth your time. So I'' d begin there,. as well as then I would certainly read a couple of

the posts.And then if you. like what you review, you can consider. going on to the publication. There is nothing in the. book that ' s not in the blog site, so you can obtain all. the information just by staying on the blog site. Guide is shorter
. It ' s much better arranged,. because the message as well as the blog came organically as. they struck me or were recommended.
As well as the book has the advantage. of'being far better arranged. It ' s shorter. I spent even more time.
polishing the writing so, I wish that the writing.
is much more brightened. But you ' ll make.

the court of that. RACHEL SMITH: Obtained it.And reflecting to the early. days of your very own investment history, how did you.
Just how did you discover to invest? J.L. COLLINS: Well, I.
did it the hard toughMeans trial test as well as.
previously, years attempting to do points that were not– what'' s sexy concerning. this is that they were poor yet tolerable efficiency. I tell individuals that long.
before I discovered or embraced indexed.
spending, I'' d reach economic self-reliance.
I got to monetary. self-reliance by picking supplies as well as selecting mutual fund. supervisors– energetic supervisors– who could
pick stocks or. assumed they could pick stocks.So it can be done. The problem with it is.
it'' s a lot more pricey. It'' s even more time consuming.
It ' s not as efficient. as indexing.
I would certainly have been. far better off if I ' d discovered indexing earlier. The terrific paradox is.
that Jack Bogle, that is the creator of.
Vanguard and also the developer of the very first index fund.
available to the general public, released that fund in 1975. 1975 was the initial year.
I started investing. I never came across Jack Bogle.
or Lead or index funds when I started. It was ten years before.
I heard of them, and after that it took me a.
disturbingly very long time to embrace it. Individuals claim, how do.
you recognize all this stuff? I it'' s, well,. due to the fact that I made practically–
if you can. consider a blunder you can make in investing,. I ' ve possibly made it. So to the extent that I understand.
anything is from my errors. RACHEL SMITH: So.
speaking of errors, what do you assume was working.
in your favor versus antagonizing you as you were attempting.
to figure this out on your own? J.L.COLLINS: Well, I think.
the main point that was antagonizing me at the time which.
is working versus everybody listening to this exists.
is a huge sector– Wall surface Street– whose drumbeat is.
counter to our benefits. As well as it is based on making.
this as complex as feasible, putting out a siren.
song that you, too, can be Warren Buffett. You, also, can pick stocks.You, as well, can.
exceed the indexes– only if you'' re happy to.
And that'' s a very. RACHEL SMITH: You'' re in an area. J.L. COLLINS: Well.
Possibly not in investing. Currently, the irony is if you. buy index funds– and, obviously, the bang.
that energetic managers put versus index investing. is that you will only obtain average returns.
That ' s a little bit deceptive,. since of course, the index offers you the return. of the market in general.
Yet that return is. much over standard. Index investing, based upon the.
research study that has actually been done, exceeds– relying on.
what numbers you check out– 80% to 85% of active supervisors.
over a 15 year time period. If you research out.
Three decades, the variety of active managers who.
can surpass the index is less than 1%. That'' s statistically no. So when you invest in.
the index and also you'' re getting the standard.
performance of the marketplace, you'' re actually obtaining.
the most effective efficiency that you can expect.
by a long shot.RACHEL SMITH

: And also so what.
was operating in your favor? J.L. COLLINS: I believe.
was working in my favor is I proceeded.
wondering, and also I continued attempting.
different things, and I continued looking into. And also indexing, which was.
initially placed in front of me in 1985 by a great.
buddy of mine– there'' s something concerning it. that is really counter-intuitive, and also I assume especially.
for clever individuals like the individuals in this room.
as well as individuals paying attention. Since you look.
at it, and also you say, well, indexing claims I purchase.
every supply in the index. And yet, if I can only just.
not get the apparent pets, I'' ll outperform. I indicate, exceeding appears.
like it ought to be so basic. Yet the problem keeping that– and even if I simply acquire the.
leading entertainers and also not also purchase the average or.
the low doing ones.Obviously, I ' m.

mosting likely to outperform.
As well as yet, you look. at that study that says that doesn'' t happen. As well as obviously, the
. reason it doesn'' t take place is today ' s dogs are occasionally. tomorrow ' s terrific turn-around success stories. And also those that are flying.
high are the stories of just how they crash and melt. There is no means.
to understand what is going to take place with specific stocks,.
and it is just way as well very easy to guess wrong.RACHEL SMITH:

So one.
point that struck me about your blog and your book.
is exactly how specific the recommendations is. So in other publications or websites.
I'' ve attempted reviewing in the past, the recommendations was.
constantly really vague, like purchase mutual funds. And also it would certainly leave me thinking,.
well, which one, and also just how much? So why do you think various other.
authors' ' advice is not very details? J.L. COLLINS: Well, I'' m. uncertain I can respond to that, because I can'' t put myself. in the heads of other individuals.
Maybe I can respond to. it by informing you why my suggestions is what. it is', as well as that ' s because I didn ' t create.
this blog site to have the global audience.
that I have today. It never ever struck me.
that that would happen. I had begun actually. composing a collection of letters to my child about economic. things I wanted her to understand. And I shared it with a.
service colleague of mine, as well as he claimed, you recognize, Jim,.
this kind of fascinating things. You might wish to share it.
with your loved ones, as well as a blog would be a.
great way to do that.And this is in 2011. I such as the concept of a blog site,.
due to the fact that it occurred to me that it would be a terrific method.
to archive the details. However I didn'' t have a strategy to. develop a blog site as a service or as a successful way to. reach a broader target market. It was simply to archive.
the information I desired my daughter to understand. As well as that was essentially.
what blunders I'' ve made, what'' s worked,. what ' s kicked me in the ass, as well as what I think. particularly she must do.
And also so I assume that ' s why. These are the things.
I desire I had actually done in 1975, or at the very least in.
1985, when I familiarized indexing. These are things. that I'want her to do which'I ' ve obtained.
her started doing. So that ' s possibly why'my recommendations.
claim, well, what are you doing? As well as I'just send. them one sentence of specifically what I ' m. doing, as well as that ' s what I review in your book.And they ' re like, that'' s it? And I ' m like, that ' s it.
That ' s all I ' m doing. So apart from telling them to. open their computer, start it up, and what clicks to make. to log right into their account, it ' s such simple suggestions. J.L. COLLINS: You
know,. a year and also a half, 2 years back, I was'. talked to by Farnoosh Torabi on her podcast.
And also I put on ' t recognize if any person. has actually paid attention to her podcast, but at the end of.
her meeting, she likes to ask a. question that says, if you were
suddenly given$ 100. million, what would you do? As well as the regular kind.
of solutions she obtains is, well, I'' d purchase this, that'. I ' d offer this money away. I ' d do that.
And also of program, she ' s. interviewing me. We ' re speaking regarding
index fund. That ' s what you ' d do?
RACHEL SMITH: So one of my. And I know you got a lot of.
responses from your visitors about this. J.L. COLLINS: Yeah,.
feedback'' s one method to claim it.
Why do your viewers obtain so. J.L. COLLINS: You know,.
not me, however somebody claimed, own a home is the.
American religion. And also you can go to Dealey.
Plaza in downtown Chicago, and you can establish up.
your little soap box.And you can

climb up on it and also.
pick any kind of major religious leader and begin to damn.
that person– Jesus Christ, Muhammad, Buddha,.
that ever– just vilify them in one of the most dreadful.
terms feasible. And also individuals would just.
reverse as well as walk away. They'' d disregard you. You get up on that.
same box as well as recommend that own a home isn'' t the. ideal point for everybody to do, as well as they began.
collecting rocks. So I assume it'' s polarizing. And the people who.
love their residences as well as enjoy the idea of possessing a home– that gets that feedback. And after that there'' s an additional. section of individuals who don'' t like owning residences.
as well as see worth in leasing, and they muster to the cause.And that ' s

what makes that.
message, to my surprise– due to the fact that I type of did.
it tongue in cheek. And incidentally, I'' m not. anti-home ownership.'I ' ve possessed residences.
a lot of my life. I am anti-believing.
the propaganda that it is constantly.
or perhaps generally a great financial choice. It can be an excellent.
lifestyle choice, which'' s why I purchased the.
homes I bought over the years.But I never ever

bought them thinking I was doing something that.
was financially sharp. Since unless you happen to.
obtain lucky with an increasing market– as well as that does happen– it'' s typically.
not the very best thing you can do with your money.
if financial independence is your goal. RACHEL SMITH: And.
so for the individual who is at the point.
where they'' re taking into consideration acquiring their very first house or.
apartment, what factors to consider would you advise them to.
make prior to they do that? J.L.COLLINS: Well, I believe.
the first point along the lines with what I simply claimed was to.
understand that you are not making a financial investment, you'' re. making a lifestyle decision. In my manifesto on my.
blog, one of the points that I say is something to the.
impact of all of our decisions put on'' t have actually to be driven by.
monetary factors to consider. You need to constantly.
recognize the economic dynamic of what you'' re choosing to do. And I have a post.
concerning buy versus rent and also run the numbers, which speaks.
you with just how to do that. So I would recommend,.
if you'' re renting currently and'you ' re reasoning of going.
into a residence or an apartment, that you first run the numbers.
and also find out exactly what it'' s going to imply financially.And it could be that it ' s going.
to be much less costly than what you'' re leasing. That ' s possible. That does happen. Much more typically,.
you'' re mosting likely to discover that it'' s going to be a lot more. expensive, but then you understand. As well as simply because.
it'' s much more pricey'doesn ' t mean that you'don ' t. have to acquire your house.
It just suggests that. RACHEL SMITH: And Also that was.
among the initial discussions we contended the Chautauqua. I intended to tell you a.
story regarding how I frequently get asked, Rach, are you going.
to purchase an area in Chicago? As well as I say, well, I read.
J.L.Collins ' publication, and also I ' m great renting for currently. I informed you a tale about how. I'' m going to go out of town.
blog post called “” W your residence is a.
dreadful financial investment,”” is there any type of various other.
message on your blog that'' s created a great deal of. responses or controversy from your readers? J.L. COLLINS: Well,.
that'' s the one that ' s generated the
the majority of debate,. since it ' s such a hot button topic. Much less questionable.
Extremely popular– probably the two.
that are most popular is “” How I failed my child””.
and also “” The basic course to riches,”” which was.
among my earliest posts.And because

one article,.
I sort of sum up the whole material of the blog site.
in guide, to make sure that'' s prominent. “Why you need F-you cash”” is.
most likely at the very least as preferred. From the response.
of the target market, I gather we have individuals.
who concur with that. RACHEL SMITH: There'' s. a renowned video clip on YouTube called “” The.
relevance of F-you cash.”” Those of you who sanctuary'' t. seen it, create it down. Put your earphones.
on at your workdesk. J.L. COLLINS: Yeah, it'' s. not ideal for job. Just a quick aside.
on that, if I may. There'' s a flick
“called. “The Gambler,”” which is not an especially.
great movie, so I'' m not. advising the film.
There is a. remarkable sector.
It stars John Goodman,. who ' s a terrific star.
And also there ' s a fantastic segment. little item because film– and also you can Google that. as well as find this clip– where John Goodman is. speaking with Mark Wahlberg about the value.
of having F-you money.And when I saw that. clip, I believed, I want to do a version of that. I intend to maintain it as.
close to the original as I can, yet fine-tune it.
It reflects my worths. He speaks concerning getting.
a house, as an example, and we'' ve discussed that. Yet my trouble is, I.
didn'' t understand anybody who can make the film. One of the remarkable.
points about Chautauqua, which is where you.
and also I met, is that you satisfy really trendy,.
interesting people that pertain to Chautauqua, including.
a number of years ago a pair of filmmakers that.
were much less than a hr from where we.
living at the time.And they showed up– as well as I. offer you all this history, because if you. select to view this, it ' s full of salted language. that I don ' t use on a daily basis
. I ' m performing. I'' m attempting to.
channel John Goodman, and he makes use of the very same language. As well as if you like it, you.
believe I do a great job in it, the credit report mosts likely to my.
filmmakers, Joan and– dreadful, I'' m illustration.
a blank on his name. If you go to my blog site and.
you do the search function, you'' ll discover it, as well as you'' ll. see the credit rating is offered. RACHEL SMITH: So we'' re. initially of 2018, and also this is a great.
time for folks who are trying to obtain their.
economic residence in order to maybe turn up.
with a 2018 plan– 2018 and also beyond.And the amount of

. financial investment options
is complicated and overwhelming. I recognize a lot of folks that. are maxing out their 401 (k),
since that ' s. really sound advice.

We get the full suit. They may also have an. emergency financial savings fund.
Past those. 2 points, they wear ' t recognize what to do.
with what'' s left over. As well as they'' re simply maintaining their. money in financial savings or checking, or maybe they ' re outsourcing.
the administration of their money to another person. So for the folks who.
put on'' t feel great investing beyond simply the.
401( k) suit as well as they'' re just keeping their cash.
perhaps in financial savings or checking, exactly how need to they.
start to make sense of all these different choices? Exactly how would certainly you encourage.
them to start? J.L. COLLINS: Well,.
in such a way, this circles back to the advantage.
of points being basic. If you have an aesthetic image,.
allow'' s say, of a long banquet table that is just moaning.
under the weight of every kind of food as well as prep work as well as.
dish you can possibly imagine.Think of that photo as what. the financial neighborhood has actually laid out for us which. they want us to engage
in. The trouble is these are all. extremely pricey things that are,
essentially,. designed for individuals who have actually produced them and also. that sell them to improve them, not always.
what'' s ideal for us. That ' s the problem.
Fortunately is you. can put your arm down on that table at one end.
with the exception of a tiny little edge as well as sweep all of it.
under the flooring, since none of that matters. Only an extremely tiny sliver.
of what'' s around actually matters for us in.
I pointed out the one.
That ' s perfectly appropriate, as well as.
Often individuals get hung. up on determining between them.If you have access to
one and not the various other, choose whichever one you have. And then there are
overall bond market funds. With those two tools,
that'' s all you really require. It gets a little complex with
401( k) plans and also 403( b) plans for people that are not in the economic sector, because they don'' t constantly deal those certain Vanguard funds that I choose. Many plans provide some sort of broad-based stock index, usually a matching of an S&P 500. It could not originate from Vanguard, which is my preferred company, however an S&P 500 index fund is virtually the same despite who'' s offering it. Fidelity or T. Rowe Cost–.
those are all fine options. RACHEL SMITH: OK. Therefore if a person wanted.
to begin this year as well as they wished to take a.
consider some index funds, however they additionally know.
that there are HSAs, 529 plans, just how would you.
recommend they start? Possibly if 2018 was simply.
mosting likely to be a basic year, what would certainly your.
advice be if they'' re sensation overwhelmed by all.
the different locations they could put their cash? J.L.COLLINS: Well, I.

believe if you ' re
actually starting from ground. zero and you truly do not have any base. of understanding on this– as well as that ' s not a negative point. That can be an advantage,. because a minimum of it indicates you wear ' t have poor expertise. And also there ' s a great deal of bad. details out there.
If you ' re at that ground absolutely no. That ' s an advantage.
At the danger of proclaiming my. very own book and my own blog site, I would certainly go there as well as do.
a bit of analysis as well as do a little bit of learning.So one point in. the means you phrased the concern that individuals. need to be clear about–
and also this is something. that I encounter a whole lot. They ' ll say, well, I want.
to spend in my 401( k), or I desire to spend in my IRA,.
or I intend to purchase VTSAX. Well, you'' re. merging investments with what I come.
to call containers. So a 401( k) is.
not an investment. An individual retirement account is not an investment. A TSP plan is not an investment. Those are pails. In those containers, you.
hold your financial investments. Investments are points like.
common funds and also supplies and bonds. Those are the.
investments that you select to place in your pail. If you have a 401( k),.
as you do at Google– and I have no suggestion what.
your 401( k) looks like, however you will certainly have a list of.
choices of financial investments you can place in that 401( k) container. If my method.
resonates with you, as well as you count on broad-based.
index funds are something you intend to go with, you.
can go down that list as well as maybe discover the details.
funds I'' m talking concerning. You will.
possibly discover something that is a.
broad-based index fund.The easiest method to. do that, incidentally, is to locate the column that.
shows the expenditure proportion. And also you should have that. You run your finger.
down that, as well as when you locate the really.
lowest expenditure ratios, you will certainly have found.
the index funds. As well as concentrate on those, as well as.
have a look at them. RACHEL SMITH: As Well As why do.
you assume some individuals pick to handle their own financial investments,.
whereas others outsource it to a person else? J.L. COLLINS: Well, I believe.
individuals who outsource it to another person.
have been persuaded that this is simply too intricate.
for their quite little head. And also the huge majority of.
things on that particular banquet table we talked around are too intricate.
for anybody'' s pretty little head. In 2007, 2008, 2009 when.
the economic situation cratered, Wall surface Street was marketing.
items they didn'' t understand.
So if this things. looks complicated to you, it ' s due to the fact that this things is. complicated, and in some situations, purposefully complex.But we put on ' t care.
concerning that, because we wear'' t need any one of that. And also once you understand that you. put on ' t need that complicated things, then doing it on your own. comes to be far more obtainable, also if you wear'' t have any type of. rate of interest in monetary stuff like, frankly, my child. She has much better things to.
do with her life than fool around with this financial.
things that intrigues her father, and that'' s excellent. People have bridges to build.
as well as means to make the world job. The charm of this is that.
if you get a pair of points ideal economically,.
you can exceptionally transform your monetary life.
without having to emphasize it. And also you can get on.
with doing things that are more crucial.
to you and also maybe extra vital to the world.RACHEL SMITH:

And also what do.
you think are 2 to 3 of the most significant errors.
individuals can make when investing or handling their money? J.L. COLLINS: Well, I believe.
two entered your mind promptly. One is thinking that you.
can select private supplies, as well as by expansion, that.
you can select individuals that can select individual.
supplies– that is, people who run proactively.
managed mutual funds. Among the remarks that.
makes my skin crawl is when I hear individuals state.
something like, well, Warren Buffett.
became a billionaire selecting private stocks. I'' ll simply do what Warren did. As if. As if. There is a reason that. Warren Buffett is renowned, due to the fact that Warren.
Buffett has handled to do something that.
is astonishingly tough to do.The ability to do it is.
extraordinarily rare. As well as the hubris to think, oh,.
I'' ll simply go and also do what Warren has actually done is, to me, sensational. It'' s simply definitely sensational. And the study suggests.
that while Warren has actually done it, as we spoke about, you go.
out thirty years, and also less than 1% of individuals attempting to do.
it that have actually survived that long have accomplished it. And I bring this set.
up first, due to the fact that this was my very own stumbling block. I just maintained believing.
that I might pick people who.
can choose supplies, as well as I thought that.
I might choose stocks.And since

every currently and also.
once again I'' d obtain it right, and also possibly I obtained it right much more. typically than I got it wrong, that'feeds into that belief. And that ' s the. point that made me unwilling to get indexing. But the truth is that the. few times I obtained it incorrect dragged down my efficiency– as well as this is what occurs to.
the substantial bulk of individuals attempting to do it– to where I would have been far.
much better off with the index– far better off. So attempting to choose individual.
supplies as well as managers is leading, possibly– not always in order.The 2nd

point is.
attempting to time the market. As well as you can'' t turn. on the monetary information or open a.
economic periodical without finding somebody.
that'' s informing you definitively where the supply.
market is going next off. No one recognizes. If you might properly do.
that with any type of uniformity, you'' d be much richer than Warren.
Buffett and much more lionized. It would be magic dust. No one can tell you where.
the market is going. You just can'' t anticipate. the market, as well as attempting to is a fool ' s video game.
So Integrity Investments did. a little piece of research study I consider a year earlier,. a year and also a fifty percent earlier, and also they wondered as. to what team of financiers in their funds did best.
Since the study. suggests that individuals who buy a mutual. fund under-perform the efficiency of that fund.
He stated, well, how. is that'possible? If they ' re investing. in the fund, their performance.
need to match the fund. The reason they under-perform.
is they attempt to dance in and out. They tried to time the market. So when Integrity.
did this study, they figured out that.
one team of financiers did significantly much better.
than any type of other team that own their funds– as well as that was dead people.The dead individuals surpassed. Now, can you guess why? Due to the fact that they didn ' t dabble.
with their financial investment. The second-rate.
carrying out team were people that neglected that.
they possessed the fund. You can'' t time the. market, as well as especially when the market has been on.
as long a bull run as it has. The media is loaded.
with people telling you that they recognize what.
it'' s mosting likely to do next.At some factor, the.
market will dive, because the marketplace is volatile. That'' s what markets do. If you invest in the market,. you need to expect that. You need to anticipate.
the volatility. You have to be prepared.
to ride with it. However I put on'' t recognize when. it ' s going to do that. Maybe occurring as we ' re. resting'in this space together today. I sanctuary ' t considered the marketplace. It may be 10 years from currently. I have no idea, and.
no one else understands. The difference is I ' m. ready to state I don ' t know. RACHEL SMITH: So. for someone that might be interested in investing–. possibly when they go home today. They have some cash money they. wish to start investing'.
And they claim, well, the marketplace ' s. the greatest it ' s ever before been.I ' m going to wait for it to dip. What guidance would certainly you. provide to those people that are waiting for the following action? J.L. COLLINS:
If we went. back to March of 2009, which was when the market.
bottomed as well as its collapse. Nearly monthly.
since after that, you might have claimed the exact same thing. I created a message.
in, I desire to claim, 2014 reacting to a.
viewers that was asking that specific same question. The S&P 500 was.
1,600 and also adjustment, and also this viewers was stating,.
just how can I perhaps reinvest? Just how can I potentially invest? Absolutely nothing would certainly rise for.
the last 5 years.And here it

goes to 1,600,.
as well as it bad at I wish to state.
600 as well as something. As well as where are we today? Now, I didn'' t recognize. that at the time, due to the fact that I didn ' t know where.
the market was going to go. You simply put on'' t recognize. You can ' t anticipate
the market. And also incidentally, it ' s end up being. stylish to recommend the P/E proportions or. Shiller P/E proportions provide some insight into'this.
“In that message– it ' s called. “Purchasing a raving bull,” it ' s in the stock series– I just placed a link to.
a blog post I encountered– very well done–.
where the individual evaluates where the various P/E proportions. were at the start of'declines.
And also there ' s no predictive. And also in summary,.
unless the'market comfortably drops while. you ' re doing it, you will certainly have been
surrendering gains. instead of avoiding losses. And the important things that.
actually bothers me regarding it is that at the end.
of your financial investment duration where you have ultimately deployed.
every one of your cash, that'' s to say the following. day isn ' t the day the marketplace takes its large plunge? You have $120,000,.
you want to release. as well as you claim, I'' m mosting likely to do. it over the next 12 months.And I ' m

mosting likely to place.
$ 10,000 a month in, and I'' m going
to. You'' re not staying clear of. Understand that ' s only.
RACHEL SMITH:. That ' s terrific recommendations J.L. COLLINS: Time in the.
market is a lot more effective than to time the marketplace. RACHEL SMITH: Time.

in the market is a lot more powerful than attempting.
J.L. COLLINS: Well said.RACHEL SMITH: I such as that. We have one more. We also have a Dory at.
go reduce Jim dash Dory. So my last question before we.
turn it over to live questions is, there might be.
people in this space who have a Brand-new Year ' s. resolution to obtain their economic residence in order. And also they might be one.
of the people who have a great deal of money in.
checking or savings, or they simply are so.
overwhelmed by this stuff that they put on'' t also. understand where to begin.
So what would you claim are. simply the crucial takeaways they must focus on when.
they leave this room? J.L. COLLINS: Well, once more,.
I would motivate anybody because position– if you'' re. remaining on that much cash money, and also assuming that.
that amount of money stands for a large.
part of your net well worth, because money is loved one. However if you'' re remaining on.
$ 100,000 as an instance, and that is a large.
The first point you should. And see if that resonates,.
If you discover it doesn ' t. resonate, then there are
a lot of otherVarious other Resources out there, but enlighten on your own. As well as some of the posts.
buck expense averaging. As soon as you choose.
to buy stocks, you need to accept the reality.
that the marketplace is unpredictable. Eventually, the.
market will go down. Now, whether it goes.
down 10% and also continues increasing 20%, that knows. No one knows. But the marketplace– you can.
count on it being unstable. As well as at some time,.
it will certainly drop, and you have to come.
to terms with that said. As well as you need to be absolutely.
sure that when that happens– not if, but when– you wear'' t panic.Because the only means. you lose is if you worry and also market at all-time low. Currently, believe me when I.
tell you, because I'' ve lived with a few of them. When the market is taking.
one of its dives, it'' s unsightly. It'' s unpleasant. It ' s frightening.
It ' s simple to rest below.'now and also say, well, I ' ll remain the course.
It ' s not so very easy to. do it when it ' s occurring.
The very first thing. Now, in my world,. I divide the times in our life between wide range.
accumulation and riches conservation stages. In an extra typical.
moment, that could have been when.
you'' re young as well as you'' re working, that'' s your wide range. building stage.
And then you reach. 60 or 65, as well as you retire, wide range conservation.
Nowadays, individuals. action in and also out of occupations on a.
routine basis, so you will go from wide range.
preservation to wide range building and back numerous times. I understand I carried out in my occupation. When you'' re doing that,. there are 2 methods you can mitigate the.
volatility of the marketplace as well as actually use it.
to your advantage. When you remain in the.
wide range structure stage, you have earned earnings. And also if you'' re intending to be.
financially independent, a huge portion of.
that earnings is being diverted right into financial investments. To make sure that means on.
a routine basis, you are placing substantial.
quantities of your income right into the market. That, by expansion, indicates.
when the marketplace drops, you'' re getting
to. buy points on sale.Now, you '

re not going.
to try to time this, due to the fact that we understand.
we can'' t do that. Yet what it does indicate is.
that when the marketplace goes down, you ought to celebrate. Since, oh, I'' m reaching buy
,. when I place that added $1,000 or $10,000 or whatever.
it is in every month, I'' m obtaining much more
. shares in my VTSAX than I would certainly have.
gotten otherwise. The volatility works to your.
benefit because style. So you sleep conveniently at.
night, since you wear'' t treatment what Mr.Market ' s mosting likely to do. Currently, when you relocate to the.
wide range preservation stage, you no more have that revenue.
stream to smooth the flight. As well as that, in my world,.
is when you include bonds, and also bonds end up being like.
ballast in your sailing ship. Where your circulation of.
income was in the past, currently you'' re going to replace. that with the ballast of bonds. And also that suggests that.
when the market plunges, the stocks plunge,.
and you reallocate to remain at whatever.
allotment you'' ve selected, you ' ll be selling bonds,. which have increased as a percent.
Allow'' s state, as I
do at. When stocks plummet,.
that portion of bonds is going to go up. You market a few of those bonds,.
and also you'' re acquiring those stocks at reduced costs, just.
like your capital was enabling you to do it before. When supplies return up again.
and also suddenly that portion of supplies start to exceed.
where you want it to be– it gets over 70%– you begin selling a few of those.
As well as you ' ve got rid of the. interest in volatility.
I would accept. That is simply not an alternative.
And then relying on. which phase you ' re in, either use bonds'or make use of cash money.
circulation to smooth the trip. RACHEL SMITH: All right. We'' re all set to go to.
some online inquiries. TARGET MARKET: Thanks for coming.So I just had two

. concerns concerning the
future. So number one– [ GIGGLING] J.L. COLLINS: You are. addressing the wrong guest. AUDIENCE: I ' ll try anyway. Earlier in the talk,. you stated a very
easy sentence– what do you make with. your cash, put it in
VTSAX or a similar fund. To make sure that one sentence–. it appears like you can do that in an issue of a. couple of clicks as an individual.
So my question is regarding the. financial consultant system– the sort of bigger system,. where you ' re calling somebody on the phone as well as. having them basically do the exact very same point. My concern is, exactly how do you. see that transforming as the globe ends up being extra.
financially educated? And also after that as a corollary to.
that, the broader system– if everyone sort of buys.
right into this indexing concept, exist any systemic.
threats to the entire world buying an index? J.L.COLLINS: OK.
So with monetary consultants– I believe in justness. to

economic experts, they can be helpful. in a wide variety of topics apart from. making your financial investment
options for you. One of the.
phases in my publication and also one of the articles. in the supply series is “Why I wear ' t like.
investment consultants.” Due to the fact that if you welcome the.
simplicity that I suggest, then– from at the very least an.
investment perspective, as you well explain– why
would certainly you need an. advisor to do what you can do in a handful of clicks? And also when I offered my. talk at Chautauqua when I was preparing. that talk for in 2014, I took a little. different method than I had taken before. As well as I was believing around. the content of my publication as well as the content of. my blog, as well as I ' m attempting to
boil it down right into. one line or one phrase.And really, what.
I'thought of is my suggestions is, acquire VTSAX,. acquire as much as

you can, purchase it whenever you can,.
As well as it ' s truly that simple. And as'you claim, it ' s an issue.
and this is one that'' s in the economic.
community a fair amount– is, well, what happens if everybody.
What'' s that going. And the problem.
that'' s recommended is that indexing just purchases every.
stock, where stock pickers– whether they'' re people.
or fund managers– they'' re the ones that are. trying to assess firms and also thus producing a.
trading device that checks out some kind of.
objective criteria and also creates the values.And exists

a danger to.
that vanishing as everyone embraces indexing? I'' m not worried about it. I don ' t recognize if there ' s.
a risk or not, because it'' s theoretical. I'' m not worried. regarding it, though, due to the fact that indexing at.
the minute accounts for 20%, 25% percent.
of the marketplace. It is expanding. More individuals are.
embracing the suggestion. I believe if it continues to.
grow, what I assume will certainly take place is as that bit.
of energetic management comes to be narrower and extra.
and also more people are indexing, the possibility to actually.
exceed the index will certainly begin to increase. And as that happens, you'' ll have. some of those energetic supervisors uploading success stories,.
as well as that will begin to turn it the other direction.And I assume the other

reason. I ' m not concerned regarding'indexing taking control of the globe is. because– as I pointed out earlier in answering. among your concerns– it is counter-intuitive. that it is so powerful. It ' s component of human. It ' s component of human nature to.
I still have the condition. Every every now and then, I ' m. still attempting to choose stocks.
So I assume that. facet of humanity is additionally going to keep. indexing from ever taking control of the world. Does that aid in any way? TARGET MARKET: Yes, thanks. J.L. COLLINS: My pleasure. Thank you. TARGET MARKET: Hey, J.L.,. thanks for coming today
. J.L. COLLINS: Thank. you for having me.
AUDIENCE: My dad and I go back. as well as forth on this constantly. However do you see any.
benefit to attempting to diversify away.
from the S&P 500 as well as think concerning either.
worldwide markets, or bonds, or products? J.L.COLLINS: Well,. bonds, as I discussed, I assume you add bonds depending.
on what factor in your life you are as ballast for.
your investment ship. As well as various other than that, I.
don'' t see a role for bonds. What'' s intriguing to.
me regarding that question is the S&P 500, as.
the name suggests, has generally the 500.
largest American companies.VTSAX, which is an overall

supply. market index fund, has–
as well as it varies– about. 3,600 companies.When I first began
investing and it was before such things
existed or they were simply beginning stream, the idea
of being branched out was– due to the fact that the vast
majority of individuals were selecting private supplies. They needed to, because
that was readily available. There were some mutual
funds out there. The suggestions provided
to specific capitalists then was, you know, you want
to pick seven, eight, 9, possibly 10 sectors. And inside those
markets, you want to select 2 or 3 business. And after that you have actually a.
diversified profile, since you really can'' t. literally as well as mentally comply with greater than 20, 25, maybe.
the outdoors 30 firms. As well as that was thought about to be.
a well varied profile. So when someone.
says to me, do I need to branch out.
Now, the worldwide.
remainder of the world. The recommendations that. many people provide is
that along with buying. the S&P 500 or VTSAX, which are United States business, you require.
to acquire funds that can put you into the remainder of the.
globe worldwide from other countries. Vanguard itself.
I wear'' t get it,. The US is still really dominant
. It will certainly continue to be leading.
for the near future. However a lot more notably,.
those business in the index in the S&P 500– particularly in the top.
100 of those business, Google as an example– are international.
business by definition.So if you ' re investing. in the S&P 500– as well as, naturally, the S&P.
500 is 80% of VTSAX– you, necessarily, are.
purchased the world. TARGET MARKET: All right, well, you.
just confirmed my papa right, so. RACHEL SMITH: Prior To we.
take our next real-time inquiry, I desire to most likely to the top.
voted question on the Dory. So the question is from.
Stephanie below in Chicago. She said, a whole lot of Googlers.
get a considerable part of payment in Google stock.Oftentimes, there

. are solid camps that
never offer a share. or those who offer all of it and also branch out quickly. What are your thoughts on. holding the Google shares, given that we ' re all. very bought the success of Google? J.L. COLLINS: Well, that'' s a. politically filled inquiry. [LAUGHTER] Somehow, I think I.
needs to say, hold Google. Yet that'' s actually. not my viewpoint, which has nothing to do.
with, incidentally, Google supply or what I see is the.
future of Google. The issue I have is in.
looking at the question– when she states we'' re. all extremely spent in the success of Google,.
that'' s a terrific point, but that ' s likewise an.

psychological thing.And I think you need to.
separate your emotions from your investing. So you all wish to.
see Google go forward and also do well and flourish. It is your career. It creates your paychecks. And therein exists the trouble,.
due to the fact that when you are also invested in Google, you have.
a growing number of eggs in that one basket. I put on'' t understand
what the. future of Google is, as well as nobody actually does. Everyone in this area.
presumably in the organization is making every effort to make that future.
remarkable and also profitable going on forever– and have.
done a wonderful work until now. Yet the world is.
loaded with people who are attempting to eat your lunch. I assume back to General Motors. So when I was a child in the.
1960s, General Motors– that has kind of had.
a harsh go of it in the majority of your lifetimes– in the 1960s, the.
federal government got on the verge of.
separating General Motors, because no one else.
can take on them. General Motors was so leading.
that the government was concerned that no.
other automobile business would be able to complete as well as.
they would need to step in.And they were.
especially speaking concerning splitting off the.
Chevrolet division, which was just substantial and also leading. Well, of training course, background.
tells us two things. It informs us, one, the.
federal government picked not to do that. As well as 2, that they.
didn'' t requirement to fret, because the world was loaded.
with various other business waiting to consume General Motors' ' lunch.
the minute they slid up– or simply the moment the.
rival determined a far better means to do it. So you need to be extremely careful.
in putting all of your eggs right into the exact same basket.
where you function. Returning to the question.
the gent asked earlier about the S&P 500, I would certainly.
rather own the S&P 500– or at the very least have the bulk of.
One of the stunning. As well as by that, what I. mean is that if you look
at any any kind ofDetails
business because index, you can only lose.
100% of that firm. Any various other business.
in that index– and also Google is a.
terrific instance of this over the.
last few years– can grow greatly. There is virtually no limit.
to how far it can expand. That'' s kind of a. winning mix. The losers fall off, and they.
put on'' t really most likely to 100 % before they obtain delisted. Yet the losers drift away,.
and also you are continuously getting new members added to.
it as brand-new companies turn up. And also you get the benefit.
from those that do well, and all those.
business are filled up with people who are.
functioning hard to make certain that their company does well. And also as a financier, I.
wear'' t need to determine that the champion is mosting likely to.
be, since I own them all.RACHEL SMITH: We

have time. for one even more inquiry
. TARGET MARKET: So I was mosting likely to ask.
2, yet I assume they'' re quick.
The retirement-date. funds– thoughts on those target retirement-date funds? Instantly changing.
appropriations as you'' re closer to retired life– ideas on that? Or do you assume you should.
just do allotment on your own with the numerous bonds as well as.
Vanguard funds by yourself? As well as then the second one was.
simply actually regarding in what circumstances would you.
locate it useful to utilize a monetary expert. I discover doing it on your own.
is fantastic, yet eventually, you want some kind.
of reassurance you'' re doing it well– except financial investment financial,.
yet you need to go to a person to obtain insurance policy, et cetera. J.L. COLLINS: OK, so a.
target retired life fund, just to kind of quickly.
explain what that is. There are common.
funds around– Lead has them– which are.
called target-date retirement funds or target.
retirement funds.And the idea is that it ' s what'' s. called a fund of funds, which implies it is a common.
fund that holds a lot of various other.
funds inside it, usually five or six.
different funds. As well as with a target.
retired life fund, you choose a retirement.
date, and you buy the fund. And as the gent.
simply indicated, you can hold it forever. And also immediately, the better.
you reach that retirement day, the a lot more conventional the.
fund allotment will end up being– that is to claim, generally.
the more bonds they will certainly add. The idea is you never ever have.
to readjust your appropriation as you reach it. Currently, so some people.
claim, well, gee, I might want to be more.
hostile or less hostile than the retirement fund. Well, you can adjust that. If you wish to be.
extra aggressive, simply select one with.
a retirement day that'' s in fact better out.
than your very own awaited retirement. If you intend to be.
more conventional, you can simply bring.
that retirement date in closer than you were.
actually preparing to retire. And also the concept is that you never ever.
have to do anything again. It is not a poor approach.If you actually

wish to buy.
a means that is totally hands off where you truly never ever.
need to consider it, this is not a poor way to go. As well as actually, I have a message.
on this in the supply collection, and I assume it'' s a. phase in guide. I'' m not exactly sure if I place.
it in guide or not. Yet there is a message.
in the stock series where I speak about these points. It'' s not a poor means to go.
What I suggest to. people is that if you can review my.
stock collection and also you'' re comfortable with what you. review, or you read my blog site– or my publication, instead–'and
you ' re. comfy with what you read, it is less costly to just.
do the allowance on your own. As well as it'' s not extremely difficult. It doesn'' t take much time. And that'' s the way I. would certainly encourage you to go. On the other hand, if you.
checked out via the stock collection or you begin reading.
with it and you state, you know what, I simply.
truly don'' t desire to.This is just not my point– and there are subjects,.
by the means, in my life that I would certainly have.
that response to– after that just miss to the message.
concerning target retirement funds and also you can be done. It won'' t be a bad point to do. As well as the second point, genuine.
swiftly, in regards to financial experts– again, I wear'' t. believe you need them. If you follow an.
strategy like mine, which is simple investing,.
you wear'' t need them for that. There are various other elements.
where they can be valuable. The issue with.
monetary advisors is while there are great ones,.
there are a great deal who are not.And they

' re not for.
a number of factors. One is simply they'' re. not that proficient.
However the various other– and a. bit much more insidious– is that their interests.
are not always lined up with what'' s best for you. So if you review my message on why I.
don'' t like investment consultants, among the verdicts.
I come to is by the time you understand enough.
to pick a financial investment expert intelligently, had you invested.
that time discovering it on your own, you would know sufficient.
J.L. COLLINS: Thank you. RACHEL SMITH: We'' re out of time.
to Google Chicago. It'' s been an enjoyment having you. J.L. COLLINS: It'' s been.
Thank you. APPLAUSE]

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foreign hi what are the ugly sides to.
retiring early um aren'' t you tired every day just lying around not doing anything put on'' t. you individuals stress about lacking cash hi there guys welcome back to an additional gorgeous.
day below in Heaven Bali most of you have been asking me so lots of questions like the.
above so today I'' m gon na run with 6 uneasy facts concerning very early retired life.
As my recommendations for alleviating them based on our own experiences reaching fire as well as.
being retired right here in Bali Indonesia for the past 2 years so uncomfortable truth number.
one retired life is a journey not a destination for the record lying around all the time not doing anything.
in retirement is a misconception it'' s always wonderful to have a couple of days of that occasionally but in fact.
you do that for lengthy stretches of time and you'' re most likely going to be hit very very hard with.
sensations of monotony lack of self-regard and you'' re gon na be missing a feeling of gratification retirement.
isn'' t a destination like Bali or Boracay it really is the start of a New Journey in your life it'' s. that stretch of time where you finally do those points you intended to do yet constantly couldn'' t. since you were so hectic earning money to endure it can be anything traveling the globe.
Creating that book or examining that claim cross stitch side hustle if you never obtain past the.
misconception you'' ll most likely finish up getting bored and afterwards end up going back to work and losing out on this.
Outstanding Life Adventure so like every various other journey begin preparing what is this impressive journey you.
intend to spend your retirement time and cash on number 2 if you got bored during your.
retirement stuff perhaps you'' re doing it wrong so for a great deal of people their retired life Jam.
is concerning taking a trip the globe right that'' s a very usual one and it'' s remarkable enjoyable you never
. feel more to life and it'' s such a fantastic difficulty because in fact you require many various skills.
to travel effectively best you need Street smarts to navigate the towns and also rip-offs and also various other concerns.
when traveling you need to be able to intend your schedule publication the best travel bargains know how.
to bargain your rates and also stuff like riding a motorcycle as well as scuba diving and also at the.
start it'' s always impressive it ' s so amazing however on enjoyment and feeling of achievement starts to.
plateau and after that you'' re gon na hit that factor of reducing returns and also it wasn'' t just. in travel either it was likewise my paint my organizations my surviving The Nomad life thingy I.
discover that when love to continue to be largely undirected most Quests in fact have a tendency to lose their flavor.
with time another means of placing this is probably you feel yourself falling into stagnation or.
mediocrity point is if you'' re early retired on your very own initiatives then you'' re possibly extra of. the go-getter as well as achiever kind of individual and the element of your individuality doesn'' t. change even if you'' re tired you ' ll still be browsing as well as judging if'you ' re. investing your time meaningfully as well as successfully to this solution personally I located 2 remedies. that worked really well for me one either I start piercing deep down into the details of.
what I'' m doing or 2 I make it into a service take my dad cooking is his fantastic love in retirement.
He'' s not just pleading in any case for the fun of it the last few years he'' s in quest of cooking.
a tastier sourdough bread any person has actually ever come across out of 365 days in a year he is most likely.
baked concerning I'' m guessing perhaps 400 sourdough loaves two loaves each bake he modifies the recipes.
the starter the method the active ingredients he does some reverse design of sourdough bread that'' s. readily sold outside it'' s been perhaps three years and he'' s still going strong so he set his.
very own special sourdough bread objective as well as Target and also standards as opposed to simply offering and also yogurting.
for fun I became competent teachers in both and also at some point began both a yoga organization as well as.
a surf school and also you know I discovered so a lot more concerning both in the entire procedure whatever.
Quest available if you begin truly piercing down there'' s constantly more Renovation to be had.
more individual development to go after please say you like Pottery wear'' t just do it aimlessly to pass time.
polish up your abilities enter competitors become a specialist Potter do commissions as your.
retired life side rush or teach ceramic classes when you maintain pushing on your own to those greater.
requirements since you'' re either actually piercing down into the craft of it or you'' re running it.
as a Business you'' ll locate brand-new procedures of performance therein and you will be burnt out not to.
state if you'' re in fact like us on lean fire whatever site income you produce will certainly help settle.
the price of your passions as well as hobbies so you don'' t requirement to touch on your long-term Investments.'isn ' t that a really great deal so 2 years back at the age of 38 I retired with my partner below.
in Bali it'' s pretty early by the majority of criteria and also it'' s been a completely amazing trip we''
ve. learned a lot and I wish the understandings we are sharing with you men are helpful if you'' re on. your very own fire Trip or currently neck deep in retirement smack that like switch show to us in.
the remarks below what your retirement appears like thus far exactly how you'' re keeping busy and whether you.
concur or differ with the factors we made below now on the third awkward fact it'' s. hard that you have to safeguard your time you most likely retired so you can invest your time doing nevertheless.
you please whenever you please a lot of us will certainly have actually invested the substantial majority of Our Lives.
therefore far making a living which implies generally somebody else is guiding your time either your.
boss or your clients and also we obtain actually made use of to that so then in retirement self-directing your.
time becomes something brand-new and also sort of international and also if you take a look at retired folks in Singapore.
after working work that entire lives the majority of them graduate on in retired life functioning as cost-free.
childcare services for their grandchildren if that'' s their utmost dream and for some.
standard older folks it absolutely is then it'' s remarkable I ' m really
pleased for them yet. for some it may not really be that but they locate themselves doing it anyway kind of like by.
default because they'' re so utilized to permitting another person to route their time for them there'' s. always mosting likely to be people around who will certainly try to make use of your leisure time asking you to.
run errands for them possibly or like for us here in Bali we get many requests from both people.
we understand directly and total strangers of the net asking us to do things like strategy their.
holidays show them around Bali Etc naturally we love holding friends as well as family and we.
delight in aiding individuals usually however sensibly talking our own personal lives would certainly just vanish.
if we were to entertain all the demands we obtain you'' ll requirement to find out how to claim no to individuals as well as. exactly how to strike balance retirement is as much concerning sharing your time with individuals who matter.
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unpleasant reality number 4 it'' s most likely gon na be just you and your loved one from.
now on out so upon retired life your social scene is going to alter substantially everybody else is at.
job or busy with their own things you'' re either gon na need to learn to appreciate your very own firm.
a whole lot or if you'' re fortunate adequate to have actually retired with your better half that'' s who you ' ll. probably be spending majority of your retired life with so best discover to get on companionably excellent.
interaction is key as it'' s simply usually being a considerate as well as respectful human being with.
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uncomfortable reality number five your cash strategies are never ever as sure-fire as you think all retirement.
whether it'' s the routine kind or fire really all boils down to the financial planning behind it.
right and also the most unpleasant truth of all might be that your retired life funds are never ever.
as fail-safe as you plan for especially if your plans are expected to spend 30 40 also 50.
years when it comes to very early retirement expert predictions and assumptions go wrong you made a.
error in your portfolio preparation due to all the buyers that most of us bring Bearish markets occur.
blacks on events gray Rhinocerous occasions numerous things despite the plan no issue just how much stress.
screening you did before you dove into it the unexpected usually occurs as well as the sooner you come.
to terms with this awkward reality the sooner you can go on to hatching out versus the risks.
You can anticipate most retired people they'' re working their financial planning and much less Help around.
the four percent drawdown rule right so the U.S supply market has had a sensational Run for the.
last 10 12 years or so now certainly things are looking a little different for the foreseeable.
future so those who have actually been conservative and also that have actually avoided tapping their long-term.
investments will certainly have more reproducing space currently to ride out this bearish market nonetheless long it may.
last close friends who have actually been following our journey for some time currently recognize that a leading portion of.
our retired life here in Bali is composed of rental earnings from a variety of realty Investments.
and also unfortunately in the last 2 years given that we started retired life Europe is a game up in arms.
skyrocketing Energy prices have increased the expense of living across the world and everywhere enormous.
rising cost of living is currently a substantial issue thankfully we have thus far handled to settle whatever interruptions.
we'' ve experienced yet essentially yet another unpleasant truth in retirement is that handling.
your money to make it last till completion uses up even more time than you think don'' t simply go to rest on.
it continuously seek to diversify the eggs in your basket and be open to changing your money plans.
like rebalancing your profile or changing exactly how you invest your retirement Toolbox as various.
opportunities offer themselves for time you might not require to work for cash any longer however doing.
stuff that fuels your individual growth which creates some extra side earnings as a reward is.
never ever a Bad Point unpleasant fact number 6 no factor sweating the little things y'' all know I ' m. a large follower of easy prudent living and also no pretenses whereas delighted dining in a fancy dining establishment.
as we are eating at the neighborhood Battle areas right here sometimes a lot more happy actually yet numerous of us.
can also quickly get lugged away diving right into with the itsy bitsy information of economical living you.
know investing 2 hours right here searching for bargains and discount coupons that end up conserving you 10 bucks three.
hours there finding out how to optimize your air miles need to you secure in that 3.5 dealt with.
deposit rate currently or wait till following week where maybe it may be 3.7 I indicate it can be enjoyable.
and afterwards it can likewise be a lousy usage of your time you can do it if you enjoy the challenge.
just know that so long as you obtain the large stuff right your retired life is most likely going to function.
out simply great so don'' t sweat the small things huge things consist of things like continuing top.
of your general General costs you know doing your taxes right preserving a balance after that.
Diversified profile so as long as you maintain in addition to every one of that I assume that'' s about 95 of.
the large photo really alternatively what I'' m additionally claiming is that if you explode your retired life.
funds by as an example attempting to go big or go residence on crypto no amount of voucher cutting is.
gon na conserve you from having to go back to a work so yeah that'' s my tackle not sweating the tiny.
things we'' re all retire eventually of Our Lives whether very early or late voluntarily or reluctantly.
all of it come down to selection and advanced preparation simply what I'' ve directly observed is that if.
you eliminated all the sound and diversion in life what do you assume are the genuine currencies we.
genuinely traded the means I see it is four things it'' s cash time Youth and also wellness simply think of it.
every little thing we do throughout our entire lives is really us trading one of these for the other an.
layoff is that anomaly where you are in a setting to invest all four currencies at the same time.
concurrently which maximizes your experience of life a really clear picture of this is.
traveling you can take a trip in your 60s and 70s sure that'' s what lots of people will certainly finish up doing and it'' s. terrific you recognize you see these people really enjoying seeing new things being extremely satisfied but it'' s often.
in the type of like great deals of cruise journeys around the globe which'' s cool also but they'' ll never. experience what it'' s like to try discovering to browse or sail and also obtaining all salty and also burned and also.
muscle achy but gladly exhausted oh they'' ll never attempt anything even more vigorous as well as adventurous.
like state backpacking your method through Europe you know crushing in brand-new hostels meeting crazy individuals.
from Iceland or any place and doing ridiculous points with each other all of us have 2 lives the life that we.
presently live and the life we could potentially live so then which life would you pick inform me in.
the comments listed below and wear'' t tell me you wouldn'' t retire early because you simply wouldn'' t actually recognize. what to do that'' s simply a cop-out solution due to the fact that yeah well you'' re as well careless to do the research.
and also try brand-new things as well as recognize on your own many thanks for seeing as constantly talk.
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F.I.R.E – 6 Uncomfortable Truths we discovered about Early Retirement & how to mitigate them

international hey what are the hideous sides to.
retiring very early um aren'' t you bored every day just existing around doing nothing don'' t. you guys bother with lacking cash hey guys invite back to an additional gorgeous.
day here in Paradise Bali a lot of you have been asking me many concerns like the.
above so today I'' m gon na run with 6 unpleasant realities concerning early retirement.
As my recommendations for mitigating them based on our own experiences reaching fire and.
being retired right here in Bali Indonesia for the previous 2 years so uneasy truth number.
one retired life is a trip not a location for the document lying around all the time not doing anything.
in retired life is a misconception it'' s constantly wonderful to have a couple of days of that occasionally however actually.
you do that for long stretches of time as well as you'' re possibly going to be hit really really difficult with.
feelings of monotony absence of self-worth as well as you'' re gon na be missing out on a sense of gratification retirement.
isn'' t a destination like Bali or Boracay it really is the beginning of a New Journey in your life it'' s. that stretch of time where you ultimately do those things you intended to do yet constantly couldn'' t. since you were so busy making cash to survive it can be anything taking a trip the globe.
Creating that publication or studying that say cross stitch side hustle if you never obtain past the.
myth you'' ll most likely end up obtaining bored and after that wind up returning to work and also losing out on this.
Outstanding Life Adventure so like every various other trip start planning what is this epic experience you.
wish to invest your retired life money and time on second if you got tired during your.
retirement stuff perhaps you'' re doing it wrong so for a great deal of individuals their retirement Jam.
is about taking a trip the world right that'' s a super common one and also it'' s amazing enjoyable you never ever
. really feel much more alive and also it'' s such a terrific obstacle due to the fact that actually you need a lot of various skills.
to take a trip correctly right you require Road smarts to browse the towns and also scams as well as various other concerns.
when driving you need to be able to prepare your plan publication the most effective travel offers know exactly how.
to haggle your costs and also things like riding a motorcycle and scuba diving and also at the.
begin it'' s always impressive it ' s so extraordinary yet on exhilaration and also sense of accomplishment starts to.
plateau and also then you'' re gon na strike that point of decreasing returns and it wasn'' t just. in travel either it was also my painting my services my surviving The Wanderer life thingy I.
find that when love to stay mainly undirected most Quests really often tend to lose their flavor.
with time another way of putting this is perhaps you feel on your own falling under torpidity or.
that worked really well for me one either I start drilling deep down into the details of.
what I'' m doing or 2 I make it right into a business take my papa baking is his terrific love in retirement.
He'' s not simply pleading anyhow for the enjoyable of it the last few years he'' s in quest of cooking.
a tastier sourdough bread any individual has actually ever before come throughout out of 365 days in a year he is possibly.
baked regarding I'' m thinking possibly 400 sourdough loaves two loaves each bake he fine-tunes the dishes.
the starter the method the active ingredients he does some reverse design of sourdough bread that'' s. readily marketed outside it'' s been possibly three years and he'' s still going strong so he established his.
own unique sourdough bread objective and also Target and also criteria instead of simply serving as well as yogurting.
for enjoyable I ended up being competent teachers in both and at some point began both a yoga business and.
a browse school as well as you know I discovered so a lot a lot more about both in the entire procedure whatever.
Search out there if you start really piercing down there'' s always a lot more Enhancement to be had.
much more individual development to pursue please claim you enjoy Ceramic don'' t simply do it aimlessly to pass time.
brighten up your abilities get in competitions come to be a specialist Potter do compensations as your.
retirement side rush or educate ceramic courses when you keep pushing on your own to those greater.
criteria because you'' re either really drilling down right into the craft of it or you'' re running it.
as an Enterprise you'' ll discover brand-new procedures of efficiency therein and you will be burnt out not to.
state if you'' re really like us on lean fire whatever site revenue you produce will certainly assist settle.
the cost of your interests and also leisure activities so you wear'' t need to tap on your long-term Investments.'isn ' t that an actually bargain so 2 years earlier at the age of 38 I retired with my husband here.
in Bali it'' s quite early by many standards and also it'' s been a completely fantastic journey we''
ve. learned a whole lot and also I really hope the understandings we are showing to you individuals work if you'' re on. your very own fire Journey or already neck deep in retired life smack that like switch show to us in.
the remarks listed below what your retired life looks like so far how you'' re maintaining active as well as whether you.
concur or disagree with the points we made below currently on the third awkward reality it'' s. hard that you must protect your time you most likely retired so you can invest your time doing nonetheless.
you please whenever you please many of us will have spent the large bulk of Our Lives.
so far earning a living which means usually somebody else is routing your time either your.
manager or your clients and we obtain actually used to that so then in retired life self-directing your.
time comes to be something new as well as type of international as well as if you look at retired folks in Singapore.
after working jobs that entire lives a lot of them finish on in retirement functioning as cost-free.
child care solutions for their grandchildren if that'' s their best desire as well as for some.
typical older folks it certainly is after that it'' s wonderful I ' m actually
happy for them but. for some it may not actually be that but they locate themselves doing it anyway sort of like by.
default because they'' re simply so used to permitting somebody else to guide their time for them there'' s. always going to be people around who will attempt to capitalize on your spare time asking you to.
run duties for them possibly or like for us below in Bali we get so lots of demands from both people.
we understand personally as well as complete strangers of the net asking us to do stuff like strategy their.
holidays reveal them around Bali Etc naturally we love hosting buddies as well as family members and also we.
appreciate helping individuals typically however smartly speaking our own exclusive lives would certainly simply disappear.
if we were to captivate all the demands we get you'' ll need to find out just how to say no to people and also. how to strike equilibrium retirement is as much about sharing your time with the individuals who matter.
to you as it is regarding having time for your very own personal development as well as advancement simply know.
uneasy fact number four it'' s most likely gon na be just you and your loved one from.
currently on out so upon retired life your social scene is going to alter considerably everybody else is at.
job or active with their very own things you'' re either gon na need to learn to appreciate your own firm.
a lot or if you'' re lucky adequate to have actually retired with your significant other that'' s who you ' ll. probably be spending majority of your retirement with so best learn to get along companionably good.
interaction is key as it'' s simply generally being a thoughtful and respectful human being through.
the pandemic and on the roadway this previous decade I'' ve seen so several people who seem really surprised.
by the person the other half really is when they begin retirement and start traveling with each other.
24 7 a day but building that Convenience to do stuff on your own and building that wonderful.
relationship with your partner can additionally possibly be the most rewarding component of your.
retired life journey as well as your personal development prior to I show to you the 5th uncomfortable.
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necessarily indicates one have to be putting the cash to help them in one method or an additional so why not.
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unpleasant fact number 5 your money strategies are never ever as sure-fire as you think all retirement.
whether it'' s the normal kind or fire truly all boils down to the monetary preparation behind it.
right and the most unpleasant fact of all might be that your retirement funds are never.
as fail-safe as you prepare for specifically if your strategies are meant to spend 30 40 also 50.
years in the situation of very early retirement expert forecasts and presumptions fail you made a.
mistake in your portfolio preparation because of all the buyers that we all bring Bear markets occur.
blacks on occasions grey Rhino occasions so numerous points regardless of the plan despite exactly how much stress.
testing you did before you studied it the unexpected typically occurs as well as the sooner you come.
to terms with this awkward fact the quicker you can move on to hatching against the risks.
You can forecast most senior citizens they'' re functioning their financial preparation and much less Help around.
the four percent drawdown rule right so the U.S stock exchange has had a sensational Run for the.
last 10 12 years or so now of program points are looking a little different for the foreseeable.
future so those who have actually been traditional and also that have actually abstained from tapping their long-lasting.
investments will have much more reproducing space now to come through this bearish market however long it may.
last pals who have actually been following our trip for some time currently recognize that a dominant portion of.
our retired life right here in Bali contains rental income from a number of property Investments.
as well as regrettably in the last two years considering that we started retired life Europe is a video game up in arms.
soaring Power rates have actually driven up the expense of living across the globe and also all over enormous.
rising cost of living is now a massive concern the good news is we have so far taken care of to settle whatever disturbances.
we'' ve knowledgeable but essentially yet an additional awkward truth in retirement is that managing.
your cash to make it last till completion takes up more time than you believe wear'' t just go to rest on.
it continuously aim to expand the eggs in your basket as well as be open to adjusting your cash strategies.
like rebalancing your portfolio or transforming just how you invest your retirement Toolbox as different.
possibilities provide themselves for time you might not require to function for cash any type of longer however doing.
stuff that fuels your personal growth as well as that generates some added side revenue as an incentive is.
never a Bad Point awkward reality number 6 no factor sweating the small stuff y'' all recognize I ' m. a big fan of basic frugal living and no pretenses whereas delighted dining in an expensive dining establishment.
as we are eating at the local Battle spaces here occasionally a lot more pleased actually however a lot of us.
can likewise quickly get brought away diving right into with the itsy bitsy details of economical living you.
understand investing two hours below seeking out offers and also promo codes that end up conserving you 10 bucks 3.
hrs there figuring out exactly how to optimize your air miles need to you secure that 3.5 dealt with.
down payment price now or wait till next week where possibly it may be 3.7 I suggest it can be enjoyable.
and afterwards it can additionally be a poor use of your time you can do it if you take pleasure in the obstacle.
simply know that as long as you obtain the large stuff right your retired life is most likely mosting likely to function.
out just great so wear'' t sweat the tiny things big things include stuff like keeping on top.
of your general General expenditures you recognize doing your tax obligations right keeping a balance after that.
Diversified profile so as long as you keep on top of every one of that I believe that'' s about 95 of.
the big image actually on the other hand what I'' m likewise stating is that if you blow up your retired life.
finances by for instance attempting to go huge or go home on crypto no quantity of voucher cutting is.
gon na save you from having to go back to a task so yeah that'' s my take on not sweating the tiny.
things we'' re all retire at some time of Our Lives whether early or late voluntarily or unwillingly.
all of it come down to choice and progressed preparation just what I'' ve directly observed is that if.
you removed all the noise and also diversion in life what do you think are the real money we.
genuinely traded the way I see it is four things it'' s money time Youth as well as health and wellness simply consider it.
everything we do throughout our entire lives is truly us trading among these for the other an.
early retired life is that a person abnormality where you are in a setting to spend all 4 currencies at the same time.
concurrently and that optimizes your experience of life a really clear illustration of this is.
traveling you can travel in your 60s and also 70s certain that'' s what lots of people will certainly finish up doing as well as it'' s. excellent you understand you see these people really delighting in seeing new things being very happy yet it'' s frequently.
in the kind of like great deals of cruise trips around the globe as well as that'' s cool down also yet they'' ll never. experience what it'' s like to attempt finding out to surf or sail and also obtaining all salty and also burned as well as.
muscle mass achy however gladly tired oh they'' ll never ever try anything more vigorous as well as adventurous.
like say backpacking your means with Europe you know crushing in brand-new hostels satisfying crazy individuals.
from Iceland or wherever and also doing silly things together we all have 2 lives the life that we.
currently live as well as the life we could possibly live so then which life would certainly you select inform me in.
the comments below and also put on'' t tell me you wouldn'' t retire early due to the fact that you simply wouldn'' t actually recognize. what to do that'' s simply a cop-out response because yes well you'' re too careless to do the research.
and also try new things and recognize on your own thanks for seeing as always speak.
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Planning Retirement the RIGHT Way (with Veronica McCain)

so you'll pick me up tonight 
at 7 45. yo well no I got a   few things to take care of first but 
why don't we make a quarter to eight I'm 45. live from Joe's mom's basement it's 
the stacking Benjamin show [Music]   I'm Joe's mom's neighbor Doug and good news 
today is all about getting your way which is   my favorite here to help us work out our goals 
and find happiness we welcome retirement coach   Veronica McCain for our Tick Tock minute we'll 
discuss tips on getting your vocab right to   succeed in the corporate world in our headlines 
why is it that instead of money at the end of the   month the month seems to go too many days for 
our wallet we'll share an explanation from one   popular publication plus we'll throw out the Haven 
Lifeline to Lucky stacking Benjamin's listener Jim   who wants to know what percentage to put into his 
Roth IRA and then I'll share some heartbreaking   trivia and now two guys who like to color way 
Outside the Lines the Philistines it's Joe and oh [Music] and a happy Monday to you stackers nice open 
duck you know given your history I think that   was fantastic we got a great show today fantastic 
show Veronica McCain is here I can't let that go   what do you mean given my history I am Flawless 
day after day show after show let what go I don't   know what we're talking about Veronica giving 
my history great open given my history Veronica   McCain is here today she is a retirement coach 
and uh oh gee we don't get enough time to talk   about just retirement so I'm I'm super happy we 
get to do that sweet I'm gonna retire after this   Marathon recording episodes podcast for the 
last freaking week and a half so you can go   on vacation so like yeah by the time people hear 
this I've had a wonderful vacation in Spain which   meant that uh that yeah we've been talking to 
each other a fair amount lately however we got   a fantastic show today not only Veronica became 
we got a fantastic Tick Tock minute super happy   headline today comes to us from the Wall Street 
Journal the oh gee sorry the Wall Street Journal   The Wall Street Journal are they like the Ohio 
state of newspapers forgot to put the emphasis in   the right place and they get angry those Buckeyes 
no it's the Ohio State I thought it was just oh no   no it's the this is from the personal finance 
section it's written by our friend Veronica   dagger a Veronica writes why it's now easier to 
underestimate your expenses and overspend let's   dive in Veronica writes many people have a gap 
between what they think they spend and what they   actually spend this gaps wide recently is the 
financial and psychological effects of higher   prices further strain people's budgets Elevate 
inflation is rippled through Americans wallets   for more than a year now some have cut back While 
others have increased their spending to keep up   credit card balances were staying relatively flat 
for a while but have jumped higher recently oh   gee you and I let's take it from here I think 
that this is a year where it's crucial to have   your finger on the pulse of what your expenses are 
you know you hear people joke about eggs you hear   people joke about the grocery store of course for 
a while there you saw the gas pump that seems to   have leveled off at least where you and I live but 
I think if you don't have your finger on the pulse   you're just gonna have less money at the end of 
every month well the availability of credit cards   and accumulating that Consumer Debt really makes 
it easy to continue to live the life that you want   to live even if the cost of living has increased 
a little bit because you don't feel the pain of   that right away you know it's like that kind of 
slow death by a thousand paper cuts type of thing   it's like you have a little bit of a balance that 
carries over then you have a little bit more of a   balance that carries over and a little bit more of 
a balance that carries over and so that's a really   good really good signal I think is if you if you 
go month to month and you're not paying off your   Visa bill every single month or if you had been 
and now you're not yeah that's a good trigger to   go like whoa what changed here that'll snowball 
pretty quickly listen to this statistic just to   tell you how many people are not paying off their 
credit cards Veronica writes in the fourth quarter   of 2022 the average household's credit card 
balance was nine thousand nine hundred ninety   dollars up nine percent from a year earlier nine 
percent higher it's a huge big number according   to wallet Hub customer Finance website meanwhile 
the average credit card interest rate of course   rose with spread right yeah uh to record high of 
about 20 percent last week according to bank rate   those are some there's some big downsides for 
not tracking your expenses yeah thinking about   the math on that real quick it's like okay ten 
thousand dollars at twenty percent you're spending   150 100 you know 200 a month of Interest that's 
not going to pay that off if you think okay well   I make 80 grand after taxes bringing home you 
know 60 after taxes and health insurance and   401ks and all that sort of stuff that's a solid 
chunk of your annual budget that's just going to   interest payments that doesn't really accomplish 
anything for you so if you're one of those people   that that balance is increased on I think it's 
really important to figure out how to tighten   I think one way if you have an accountability 
partner a spouse a friend that you're working with   I really think this can be way easier than people 
think that it is Cheryl and I just have a weekly   meeting we meet for 20 minutes it's over wine or 
over pancakes depending on what time of day it is   it's not complicated we just look through it OG 
and I think it can be that simple it doesn't have   to be you know you're using what you know I love 
the tiller money app I think it's fantastic how it   takes a spreadsheet and downloads everything every 
day and you've got whatever numbers you want you   can plug those into your spreadsheet and get it so 
you can slice and dice however you want I like the   cube app as well we of course have lots of fans 
who use YNAB as a great budgeting tool but it's   not really it doesn't even have to be that hard 
it just has to be having just a finger on on the   pulse like where where's our money actually going 
you know it might have been you who mentioned it   years ago oh gee it could have been Paula pant but 
but a lot of people feel handcuffed when they feel   like the advice is look at your budget every 
month and decide all the details that you're   spending on and I think that's one of the things 
that intimidates people or just is a huge Downer   against budgets I don't think you have to do it 
forever and ever I honestly think you set up a   budget we use whatever template you want to use 
make your own or use some of the ones that Joe   mentioned and then you check in on it for let's 
say the first six months or eight months however   long it takes you to establish habits for just the 
way you live just the normal everyday stuff and   then once you've sort of curtailed yourself from 
essentially taking out a loan to buy that pair of   pants or that whatever that thing is you think you 
need uh I don't think you need to check in on that   budget that often I think it's I mean honestly 
I'm checking in on mine every maybe six months   to a year I think that I think the big Point here 
Doug with inflation having gone up as quick as it   did the point is to have these early warning trip 
wires that if you're not going to check it that's   fine but you got to have a tripwire that alerts 
you then that stuff is real and it's different   than it was three months ago because to OG's point 
if you don't catch it early this gets Beyond you   I mean but Wells Fargo's PR team finally getting 
getting ahead of the story here and got themselves   in this piece listen to this I like this money 
grows much faster than most people expect because   interest is not interest says Michael learsh head 
of Wells Fargo and companies advice and planning   center it's a great quote a similar concept 
though applies to inflation prices rise and if   inflation remains high prices continue to grow on 
top of already inflated prices leaving people off   guard quote people get constantly surprised that 
their money isn't going as far as they thought it   would and in fact the cost of eating out and going 
for drinks continues to take Dina lion aback even   though the 36 year old married mother of one's 
dining out and ordering in far less than she did   a year ago some prices still give her sticker 
shot she says the difference between cooking at   home about ten dollars for nice pasta and quick 
sauce from canned tomatoes versus Italian takeout   for now 50 bucks is astronomical said Miss line 
who lives in Brooklyn I think those trip wires   are are what you if you're not going to set it up 
Doug well let me ask you this I mean given your   history with money how exactly do you set up your 
own tripwires so we focused all of our spending   on One credit card I have a rough idea every 
month of what that that number should look like   at the end of the month and if it's significantly 
higher I kind of raise an eyebrow and then I start   scrolling through transactions and realize okay 
those are all legit time to cut it back that's my   trip but you know then where to cut well then 
I start to it's usually uh the same thing for   probably 90 percent of Americans Amazon but uh 
Amazon could be anything though I know that's such   a brilliant way for them to disguise what you're 
buying that it just says Amazon yeah because   you're like there's no way I spent forty one 
thousand dollars on Amazon last year yeah you did   like well what did I buy wouldn't you like to know 
right I bought Fruit Loops and a backhoe exactly but yeah then I just dig in a little bit if if 
the number is significantly higher usually when   that has happened it's because of a couple of 
big purchases and I know right where it was and   um I know that that big purchase isn't going 
to happen again the next month it's you that   for me that's usually what it is it's not the 
trickle effect of Amazon it's usually some big   some big Bill I had but uh yeah that's that's my 
tripwire yeah I just know that given your history   that we really need to make sure that um people 
hear the story you are harshing on me today what   is happening what am I doing I don't give up 
your history and what then you you yeah yeah   harsh on my open what is going on I don't I'm just 
saying that given your history there we go again I   think we need we need to make sure that people 
hear the story like it's a it's a great tale   hey uh speaking of great Tales time for a tick 
tock minute this is the part of the show where   we either have some Brilliance from the people at 
Tick Tock or we have hashtag brilliance from those   very same people uh Doug which one do you think 
we got today this one's legit it's solid yeah well   more solid than my backdrop which is just about 
fell over I love it how people are about to see   they're about to see all the canned goods here 
in the basement when your professional backdrop   goes bye-bye I think you're correct doug because 
oh gee today what we're going to talk about is   how to succeed in corporate life how to how to 
figure out the right things to say let's listen   one of the most important skills you'll need 
to learn if you want to be successful in the   corporate world is how to speak like an absolute 
[ __ ] week and a great way to do this is just   to totally ignore the basic principles of 
English grammar so first take a random noun   and then change it into a verb so a word like 
idea becomes ideate then take that new verb and   turn it back into a noun so id8 becomes ideation 
then take that now and change it back into a verb   so ideation becomes ideation Inc finally take the 
new verb and change it into a meaningless seven   word cluster an all hands Blue Sky ideationing 
session then sit back and wait to be promoted right that immediately it's pretty 
funny after your blue sky ideation   session you're you're good that's pretty 
funny brilliant Joe tell them some of   the we've got some of that same kind of 
corporate phraseology here that that just   develops organically just happens we have 
we've come up with our own lexicon here uh   OG we need to talk to you over by the can 
peaches we say that you're getting canned   first time Doug got canned he thought it was a big 
deal oh God I was remember that yeah I was I I had   Joy I mean uh tears in my eyes and when it's nice 
outside so you know we want to leave the basement   we meet up by the clothesline which we call Doug 
getting hung out to dry there it is we didn't need   the bump this is serious work OG we're all trying 
to get promoted here hey coming up is a woman that   I don't think we need to promote a lot because 
when it comes to retirement planning people   take it way too cavalierly oh gee you know this 
better than most people spend more time planning   their family vacations than they do planning their 
retirement which shows why so many people are not   successful at retirement planning well Veronica 
McCain worked a full career and then realized that   as a second career which we may talk about as well 
she was going to become a certified professional   retirement coach and a charter retirement 
planning counselor after 31 years of Public   Service work decided you know what time to do that 
other thing that I've really really wanted to do   so she founded Savvy retirement coach with the 
mission to provide holistic retirement planning   Concepts focused on self health and wealth we're 
going to talk to Veronica here in a second about   doing a better job planning retirement but Doug to 
get there I think you've got some history well I   think of it as trivia you call it history 
tomato well given your history of doing the   trivia I think we should just have the trivia now 
there's some massive punchline coming I can tell   I don't know what it is but okay fine here's 
the trivia Joe hey there's stackers on Joe's   mom's neighbor Duggan did you know that on this 
day in 1956 Heartbreak Hotel by Elvis Presley   became a number one hit the Smash Hit was written 
by the Queen Mother of Nashville Mae Boren Axton   and Tommy Durden Axton played a recording of 
Heartbreak Hotel for Elvis at a disc jockey   convention in Nashville and the rest is history 
so since we're on the topic of hotels I got some   hopefully not heartbreaking Hotel trivia for 
you my question is if you're evaluating hotels   as an investor what is the difference between 
these statistics average daily rate ADR versus   average published rate or APR I'll be back right 
after I asked Joe's mom to celebrate Elvis by   making me a peanut butter and banana sandwich 
while I tee up Heartbreak Hotel on my Walkman Burning Love Joe's mom's neighbor Doug and we are 
commemorating the anniversary of Elvis Presley's   Heartbreak Hotel becoming a number one hit on 
this day in 1956 with some Hotel related trivia   so my question was if you're evaluating hotels as 
an investor what is the difference between these   statistics average daily rate versus average 
published rate in maybe our most thrilling   trivia question yet try to stay awake non-hotel 
investors the average published rate is believe   it or not this is going to be amazing are you 
ready I'm just settle down because I know the   excitement is building it's the amount a hotel 
asks for rooms well the average daily rate are   you ready for this I know you've been waiting 
by your device all day just trying to figure   out what this definition is that is the amount 
they're actually getting paid for the rooms   if you're a hotel investor this is the opposite 
of boring because if those numbers are close   together it means the hotel is in demand and 
if they're far apart you know maybe not so much   maybe I should suggest our writing team retires 
So speaking of retirement Let's help you get there   permanently it's time to learn how to create 
your retirement your way with Veronica McCain and I'm super happy she's here at the card table 
with us Veronica McCain joins us how are you that you're here because we're about to talk if 
this goes according to plan we're about to talk   about all the things that you and I think people 
should talk about during retirement but often kind   of gloss over because they're you know just don't 
get me wrong we're gonna talk about the money too   but it's about more than money but as a way to 
get there Veronica I've always believed that   if you want advice it's helpful to get it from 
somebody who's kind of walked that path right   when I was a financial planner I had been one 
in a long time but when I was the fact that I   worked with 200 families and I'd seen retirement 
over and over and over again should give people a   little bit of comfort that yes you want to do this 
once I've done it a bajillion times but but I had   not at that point ever retired you have actually 
retired tell me about that do you remember the   countdown to your retirement oh yeah definitely 
I mean I remember when I was working you did you   know you do the usual countdown on your calendar 
kind of exiting out the days until it actually   hits and then that when that day comes I think 
you get a overwhelming emotions because then I   realized you know I'm leaving my work and my work 
was not just work for me I actually had you know   work family what did you do by the way I worked 
for the federal government so I was a associate   director over several various departments within 
an agency a very small agency about 300 people but   um because you're a small agency you kind of 
have to sometimes do a lot so oversaw a lot of   different departments yeah so so you have this 
flood of emotions where the emotions about loss   were they about excitement I don't know is it now 
all the above is it purpose yeah I kind of had an   idea sort of what I wanted to do so I kind of knew 
what path I was going to take once every time I   know it's going to go into some type of coaching 
field didn't know exactly what way I was going to   go with it at first I thought maybe more in the 
Executive coaching area but then as I thought   about that more it kind of gave me flashbacks for 
work so then I decided to get into more of the   the retirement because people were asking me so 
many questions about you know what do you do and   what you retire how do you feel your days and that 
kind of thing so um you know as I was approaching   looking into the coaching area I did look at 
retirement coaching and I said oh this will be   an interesting field to pursue because I like to 
motivate people to have people get excited about   their goals and what they want to do in life and 
I like the kind of the financial side as well so   um you know that's why I decided to kind of lean 
more toward the retirement coaching but getting   back to when that final day came yeah I think 
it was when I had the actual retirement you know   sometimes that work to give you a retirement uh 
party and you see everybody and they're like uh   say something say something and then when I got up 
to say something all of a sudden I started feeling   like I was gonna cry yeah I was looking out at 
everybody and I was like wow I'm you know this   is this is really the end um even though I had 
something you know like I said to look forward   to going through I didn't expect that emotion to 
come over me like that but it did and I think a   lot of people experienced that when the final 
day comes of their retirement there is like a   I don't know I mean it's just morbid but there is 
like a death I mean you're it is it is your last   cake right right you've been to see other people's 
cake but all of a sudden you realize this is your   last slice yeah it is that that's exactly what 
it is it's kind of you know that you're gonna   try to keep in contact with the people that 
you work with and try to have some kind of   relationship but it does change it really does 
because you just you know everything usually that   you talk about with people at work is work related 
stuff and over time when you retire that kind of   goes by the wayside with you so do you feel like 
we're too Cavalier about that about that process   about the uh you know the fact that we're going 
to have these emotions we just think oh I'll deal   with it when I get there yeah I think a lot of 
people are just so caught up and I'm going to be   retired I'm going to be tired I can do whatever I 
want it's so exciting or whatever so yeah I think   you don't really feel like that you're going to 
have those type of emotions I think you just feel   like you're going to go to this next chapter 
in your life and it's going to be oh this this   burst of excitement and it is I'm not saying that 
you're not going to have it but I do think there's   also a period of of where you kind of adjust uh 
to you know what you've left behind in your job   and your identity and all that with that and 
then going forward pursuing what what you had   to look forward to in retirement so it's kind 
of a mixed bag those first couple of years you   tell your own story but you also tell stories 
of a few other people in the workbook one is   a woman named Susan Susan seems a little lost 
can you tell our stackers about Susan Susan is   the one who the days and the walls were kind of 
closing in yes yeah yeah she was the one person   in the book that I talk about and the people 
that I talk about the book are actual people   that I coach I just use different names and 
scenarios names change to protect the guilty yeah she was kind of diverse and this is a this 
is a lot like when you're working you're kind of   looking forward to those days that you have off 
where you can kind of do some things that you   want to do but then when you retire and it's every 
day it gets a little daunting if you really don't   have an idea of what you're going to be doing to 
for your days your day-to-day life I think is the   hardest thing that most people struggle with when 
they retire they have some huge aspirations maybe   of traveling or doing that but once they're 
sitting in their house house on a day-to-day   basis and in the you know the walls of you know 
has kind of quiet and not a lot going on you   don't have that routine of going to work anymore 
it's kind of like what do I do on a day-to-day   kind of thing and that's kind of challenging but 
what Veronica separates your workbook from a lot   of the retirement discussions I've seen is that 
you take this day to day and challenge all of us   to think really bigger about our life like I got 
this feeling even in the beginning Pages as you're   telling the story that well let me just quote 
you you wrote a big void needs to be filled in   retirement but it should not be filled just with 
things to keep you busy like this is not just a   March to the Grave this is a whole different 
piece of your life and it shouldn't just be   about rearranging the salt and pepper shaker every 
day or you know figuring out that the dog needs   to go for a walk like you challenge us to think 
a lot bigger about this period exactly it is an   exciting time for you to think bigger about your 
life because it's probably the first time in your   life that you're actually able to do what you want 
to do on your own schedule and hopefully have the   finances to do that so I think it's more than just 
trying to fill your days with just the stuff to do   and I think a lot of times when you first retire 
if you don't really have an idea of what path   you're going to go down once you retire that's 
what you start doing you start trying to just   okay let me do this do this and do that and you're 
not feeling you're still not feeling fulfilled so   I'm hoping in the workbook I give you exercises 
to help you because people struggle with like   what does this mean purpose meaning fulfillment 
or whatever yeah those are I think sometimes big   words that we use but I hopefully going through 
some of the exercises in the book you will be able   to figure that out by going through the exercises 
and then trying to say okay well what do I really   want to look for as far as my next chapter in my 
life of what I want to pursue and what I want to   do more than just these little small things that 
are keeping you busy I get uh coaching from a   group called strategic coach long time stackers 
have heard me talk about them before but we have   we have a workbook similar to yours with these big 
questions about leadership and about coaching but   you do the same thing here with retirement and 
this is not guys this is not a long workbook but   if you're doing this right it may take you months 
to fill this stuff out because I could see myself   Veronica peeling off maybe two pages and really 
because the thought that goes into each page of   this is really the important part well let me give 
everybody some of the tips from the book that you   have early on because you have workbook pieces 
and then you have some tips here's some tips   early on for when you first get to retirement to 
kind of send you on this path while you're filling   out the workbook schedule activities you enjoyed 
during when you took time off from work journal   and reflect on your expectations of yourself as 
a retired person I love that word Expectations by   the way read books and articles listen to podcasts 
and a variety of topics to discover what most   interests you now and volunteer for different 
organizations to discover how you most enjoy   helping people and helping help being out it feels 
to me Veronica like you're challenging people   also to don't be afraid to explore like go go try 
stuff expecting that it might not be a fit exactly   that's exactly right Joe I want people to not be 
kind of Trapped into thinking they have to have   everything planned out to just go out and just do 
things that they find intriguing or they interest   them and then from there they can determine what 
they want to continue to pursue what they don't   want to continue to pursue but don't don't limit 
yourself on what you what you think you should be   doing or how you should be doing it this is a time 
for you to be adventurous and explore at different   Avenues and things that interest you and a lot of 
times that's kind of a hard thing to do for people   because they've lived this kind of structured life 
up to this point with work and all that and to try   to say oh just go out here and do whatever and try 
to figure it out it can be a little intimidating   like whatever what yeah yeah so I'm hoping that 
the exercise in the book gives you clue you know   kind of cute used to okay these are some things 
volunteering doing some other things that you   know she thought about what maybe when you were 
younger and didn't pursue kind of go back to those   times of those thoughts and and try to figure out 
if there's um things that you want to pursue now   so yeah it's it it's funny because I I really 
went through this crisis where I felt like not   just there's a lot of stuff not interest me but 
but I'm like okay I want to get involved in my   community I want to get involved in organization 
but but which ones I don't this could sound very   horrible Veronica but I just didn't I just didn't 
care about any of them and then I realized that it   wasn't about that I need to just go get involved 
and when I found out and ultimately at first it   was the Arthritis Foundation I got involved 
with I found out about juvenile arthritis I   found out about all of these things happening in 
the arthritis Community I got involved in walking   trails around town and I realized how walking 
trails uh not only your Healthy Living but   beautify a city but they're also very inexpensive 
ways for cities to raise property values like I   learned it by exploring exactly what you're saying 
to do in the book exactly that sounds so great Joe   because that's exactly what I'm hoping people 
would do once they start retiring just like you   said you did you just started going out and doing 
things and as you started doing those things you   learned so much and it got your interest even more 
into whatever activities you were pursuing the one   thing that people have to realize when they retire 
you have to be just to be intentional you have to   go out and do it it's not going to come to you and 
a lot of times I think you know when I'm working   uh coaching with clients they're like well I don't 
know I don't know I'm like well you got to go out   and try you can't it's not going to come to you 
you've got to go out there and pursue it and once   you do and when you know you will see oh okay this 
doesn't just me or this doesn't interest me but   you've got to go out there and do it can we talk 
about that what you just said about you kind of   kicking people in the butt and and kicking them 
out the door to go you know like my mom used to   say don't come back inside until that light turns 
on you know we we back when kids went outside   side maybe I'm dating myself there but you end 
almost every chapter of this workbook with who   are going to be your accountability Partners it 
seems to me like accountability partners are a   big piece of this tell me about how you how do you 
find these people Veronica maybe just before you   retire yeah and sometimes say you know who they 
can be they can be trusted friends and and people   that you know I think sometimes there are people 
that are asking you questions about yourself and   are intrigued about you as an individual but you 
do have to find sometimes an accountability person   because in retirement there's nothing pushing 
you to do anything and if you don't sometimes   have somebody that you can hold accountable and 
if you can't find someone within your your network   I would advise you to look for a coach because 
that's because what they can be as well pursue   look um for a retirement coach or a life coach 
or or someone in that field because they can be   your accountability partner but if you're finding 
that you're struggling trying to get stuff done   and you're not really getting out there or you're 
bored and you're restless and you want to not get   some pickup and you're like you definitely need 
to look into getting somebody to be accountable   and help you because I even have coaches that I 
work with and I'm a coach yeah yeah me so it's   just something that just like I said it helps 
you keep you accountable to someone to keep   you motivated to do things I think that kind of 
like you Veronica I just get this feeling that uh   with my coach if I say it out loud to Mary Lou 
it means I gotta go do it like that if somebody   tells you or if you tell your coach then you 
then you have to go do it I want to stick with   this theme of uh friends and family a little bit 
because those might be some of the people you're   bouncing stuff off of but you also say if you're 
having trouble finding your sense of purpose that   friends and family might be a good Outlet yeah 
and that's what I found for me that's why I said I   want you know I knew I wanted to go into coaching 
I wasn't really sure which way I wanted to go and   the reason why I decided to be a retirement coach 
is because friends and stuff are saying you're   good at coaching and talking about this retirement 
stuff or whatever and I'm not like you should   do something with that and that's why I pursue 
becoming a retirement coach but I think oftentimes   friends and family see things within you that you 
don't even see yourself they recognize talents and   things that you have that you're like oh okay 
you're right I do enjoy that you kind of brush   it off and maybe not pay attention to where they 
might be and I think when you're listening to your   friends and family you have a tendency because you 
trust them to listen to their guidance a little   bit maybe more than somebody else that doesn't 
really know you so I say I always lean into   your friends and families to help you if you're 
trying to figure out maybe you know some things   you might want to do they might say well you're 
good at organizing or you're good at accounting   or you're good at this or whatever and they might 
give you some cues to help you figure out where   that next chapter is going to be in your life in 
retirement so definitely look for them for that   I like the fact that you go through a lot of 
this first about about purpose and value and   meaning before you get to the money in chapter 
two because your chapter two then really is   structured around okay now that you know that we 
can focus on spending money where it's important   and saving money where it's not and hopefully I 
have an idea there you start off with some good   tips you talk about traveling a lot of people 
in retirement want to travel uh you say to be   a conscientious traveler what is what does that 
mean yeah everybody always says when they retire   they want to travel and then all of a sudden 
they just start going places and not really   thinking of where they really want to go and why 
they want to go there I kind of had to regroup   because when I first retired I kind of I think 
everybody does that you go through that I just   want to get out and go go go go go go and you're 
just going everywhere but you're spending money   going everywhere and so you want to kind of 
maybe reel that back in it's okay to have that   little brief period of doing that but you want to 
reel that back in and really think about you know   where is it where do I really want to go why do 
I want to go there what do I want to experience   once I get there make sure you're spending your 
travel dollars on things that are value to you   and make yourself more conscious of the type 
of traveling you're doing I know I did a lot   of girlfriend getaway travels you know spy and 
all that and that's great but I really want it   I want to explore the world that's what I really 
want I want bigger trips and so you know you need   to just be conscious of what your goal is as far 
as you're traveling and where you what you want to   see and make sure you're you know you're putting 
your money into that type of travel versus just   doing things yeah yeah what I really like that 
you shine a light on is now that you're retired   you can really lean into off season and one thing 
that's not in your workbook that I love about off   season that Cheryl and I have found because she 
is a somewhat flexible job and I could travel   whenever man off season you get more of the local 
experience because the places aren't full of a   bunch of tourists people are more likely to be 
able to linger and talk to you like off season   is great but to your point you save you save a 
bunch of money there too exactly and I travel   now that's all I do is try to travel off season 
because just like you say as far as you want to   make sure with your dollars that you're spending 
them in a conscientious way as far as when you're   traveling too going off season I feel like those 
retirees the best time for you to travel because   you really get a feel for everything without 
the crowds and like you said the pricing is   better you're able to enjoy it in a different 
way what are some other ways that new retirees   and people that are stackers that maybe are are 
getting close to retirement can think about areas   where they might be able to save money besides 
on discount or off season travel at first I would   just look in your budget overall of what you you 
know you have developed as far as your I think   everybody should be tracking their costs before 
they retire and coming up with a overall budget   um what they think their retirement is going 
to be but some of the things you can look at is   cars you know the insurance and things of that 
nature look at that to see if there's ways you   you can save on that once you retire there's 
also lots of discounts and stuff like we were   talking about off Seasons but also if you kind of 
pursue looking you know if you want to go to Parks   or whatever whatever your um interest might be 
looking for ways you can get discounts on things   of that nature and just be aware of any ways you 
can save money with traveling it's just a lot of   different ways out there too for other things as 
well two big ones I really like that you had uh   if you've got two vehicles you might be able to go 
to one you know think about what you think about   Transportation evaluate your life insurance do 
you need it anymore are you financially solvent   enough where maybe you could get rid of that and 
then a medical one which I really liked was hey   this medical thing is going to get expensive 
stay healthy which also gets you out of the   house I feel like Veronica again you're kicking 
people's butt out of the house I definitely with   the medical and the exercising and now that you've 
got all this time you've done definitely can get   a nice physical routine into your everyday life 
just simple walking I know I take morning walks   every morning and not just for exercise but for 
meditation purposes for me as well but yeah we   all know the medical cost is a big expense when 
you retire and we also know that you get more you   know seditary in your way you're not as active as 
you were where you were working so I do recommend   that you do have a physical fitness routine for 
yourself when you retire to keep yourself healthy   so you can reduce those medical costs because 
a lot of the Medical classes stuff you can   prevent yeah and things that you could be doing to 
prevent you get but you got to start early on your   retirement and start doing things to keep yourself 
healthy when we go to the doctors at a certain   age you're all getting those oh you're close you 
know borderline there's water flush that and stuff   it's time for you to really you know we're at that 
point you can do things within your health to keep   yourself more healthy so yeah yeah definitely I 
look at a hamburger now and my cholesterol goes up   I just look at it I don't know how that medically 
happens but it's crazy that is we all we all know   that feeling with people that own their house 
you have a section of your workbook to go through   Renovations on your house and thinking about 
your housing situation this is the number one   area in our budget our house what are some of 
those key considerations about our housing we   should be thinking about yeah a lot of people 
like especially if they want to stay in their   houses should look in as far as their as I call 
Aging in place in the houses and look how well   their house is going to be able to support them 
once they start aging and look at you know I have   a checklist in there of things that you should 
look at as far as your stairs and your appliances   and just repairs and stuff that you might need 
to do to your house as you start getting older   those kind of costs if you're not prepared for 
them can wreak Haven on your retirement budget   so if your house is where you want to stay then 
you definitely need to look at it like even the   showers grab bars and um stuff yeah steps if 
that's going to work as you get older I know   with my husband he had had accident he couldn't 
go up the steps but it made me start thinking   you know as we age you know we're not able to go 
up the steps how are we going to do it because   we don't have bedroom on our main level so those 
are the things that you need to really think about   if you're going to decide to stay in your house 
so what you need to do and kind of come up with   a plan so it doesn't all hit you at once because 
sometimes it does you know unfortunately it'll be   unexpected like your husband's too I mean there's 
no you know Tuesday everything's fine Wednesday   the game's changed exactly and you need to kind of 
be thinking about that especially like I said if   you plan on stay in your house what your game plan 
is and start trying to figure out how you can get   your house accessible so that as you age it'll 
it'll still suit you yes you talk about moving   and about a lot of people of course think about 
moving when they retire and you also talk about   friendships and I'm glad that you coupled the two 
of those together because one thing I've always   thought and now I know we're here to interview you 
Veronica but I'm going to pontificate for just a   second no problem because I feel like people think 
of moving wait we talked about being too Cavalier   with this whole thing this especially to me is 
an area where people are too Cavalier I'm just   going to move closer to to my kids and what you 
find is that your kids are really busy they got   a bunch of stuff going on you become a full-time 
babysitter but you don't end up interacting with   them in the way that they want and all of 
these close friendships that you developed   over the last 30 40 years I'm a guy who lived for 
a decade in Texarkana I moved away to Detroit for   two years and Veronica we came back and not 
because I have family here in quotes because   all my friends are here I see some of my friends 
as my friends are getting older you know I find   them getting vacation houses that are far away 
and we're we never get to see them anymore and   I feel like this loneliness this isolation that 
we put ourselves into because we think it's great   like we're I feel like we're way too Cavalier 
about that but anyway I will shut up I'm gonna   get off my steps duel what do you think do you do 
you're sad at all Joe that is exactly what people   do they're very Cavalier they have this idea of 
oh I'm gonna live here and it's going to be this   great but they have no special connections there 
yes or I'm gonna go near the grandkids and the   grandkids are getting older the grandkids are 
going to grow up they're not going to be here   forever be little kids they're gonna grow up and 
have their own things or even if they're already   older they you know have their own activities and 
stuff to do so that's why in the in the workbook   I give a checklist you know it just even asked 
them oh yeah we want you close by and I say also   don't let your only connections be your kids your 
grandkids or your kids you know you need to have   other social connections outside of them because 
a lot of people say I'm a little bit closer for   the children and that might not work out so yeah 
it's one of those things that I think everybody   has this idea of how it's going to be yeah this 
grandiose kind of idea so not true so not true   and that's why hopefully when you go through 
the workbook and you look through the checklist   and if you do the exercises that are focused on 
that you'll have a clear perspective of whether   that's a great move for you or not whether it's 
going to work for you and as you retire because   I think it's hard harder once you get there to try 
to move back so oh agree yeah yeah uh you talked   about how I was a retiree now you know you're not 
forced to get up and go to work you don't have to   now lead the charge like you did in your career 
Veronica with your department with your agency   time management then becomes really important 
then for retirees if you're going to get what   value you want out of life so you talk about 
morning routine daytime routine idea week   again accountability Partners but but I 
wanted to end by talking about this time   management system for retirees you call it uh 
postek p-o-s-e-c can you walk us through that   one of the things that people struggle with 
the most and I kind of alluded to that before   is you had a routine when you were going to 
work once you retire that routine is no more   and I find a lot of times with new retirees 
especially that's where they feel the most lost   is there's no structure to the day anymore they're 
kind of and all you know all over the place and   don't know how they can spend time sometimes just 
Milling around not doing anything or whatever so   I want you to I you know sometimes when I tell 
people you know structure they kind of you know   like that's why I'm not working anymore I 
don't know why not I don't like yeah well   easy easy there all right if you want to try to 
put me back at work with destruction my name is this is the whole purpose of retirement I thought 
for me to just kind of Mill around and not do   anything but I thought we find that when people 
do that they get very bored so I just ask that   you just think of your days and more how am I 
going to start my mornings how am I going to   get up in the morning get started and get going 
through the day I think once you get that start   up in the morning of what you're gonna do it kind 
of guides you through the rest of the day but you   do need to think about how am I gonna just get 
my day started you know when you don't have an   alarm clock to get you going every morning so yes 
the workbook is is my retirement my way it's a   workbook for the newly retired it's funny the way 
that you go through goal setting like a 30 year   old would just reminds me the purpose is important 
no matter no matter where you're at in life and uh   the book's available everywhere correct yes it 
is yes well thanks so much Veronica for helping   our stackers get successful with their retirement 
it's funny we talked to a guy Wes moss in Atlanta   about his book what the happiest retirees know 
and it's so funny how it lines up so well like   if you read that and do your workbook you're 
gonna implement this and you're more likely to   be one of those happy retirees so thanks for 
this work no thank you thanks for having me   this is Daryl from Pennsylvania when I'm not busy 
arguing with a four-year-old um stacking Benjamins oh gee I love that we can talk to Veronica 
for over 25 minutes and uh the concept of   asset allocation doesn't even come didn't make it 
doesn't make the cut we're so busy talking about   what about my efficient Frontier it's all going to 
change I mean not the efficient Frontier but just   your emotional landscape I totally agree with her 
you see it all the time you go through this this   metamorphosis when you hit retirement and even get 
close to it that I think most people are way too   wait I guess they're not expecting it's a whole 
different world I mean if you've been successful   in your entire life this is the transition I 
mean just inside the money concept not not all   the other stuff that she was talking about right 
like time and energy and all that sort of stuff   but just the money piece of it transitioning from 
being a good saver your entire life to being a   good spender for the rest of your life in and of 
itself is a difficult change so hard to make that   switch and it's even harder when you don't really 
know what you want yeah you're much more likely to   just hold on to the money and the thing that you 
underestimate is time you don't have forever to   decide what you want to do would you rather have 
Charlie munger's money at uh 90 or his wisdom at   uh or you know what is he a hundred or something 
like that is his you want to trade places with   him basically no nobody would trade places with 
Charlie hunger right now for all the money in the   world well what if Charlie Munger likes what 
he's doing I understand that I'm just saying   like nobody would trade places with him because 
of the time you know because he's 90 something   oh like he's got billions of dollars so it's not 
it's not necessarily always about the money I see   what you mean but so you so to Joe's Point you'd 
end up with a really really happy last two years   of your life yeah that's right well it's our 
it's our friend uh doc G's book about hospice   you know about these people who spent their 
whole life chasing dollar bills or people   that spent zero time chasing dollar bills they 
spend all their time going no I don't need any   money and then they realize if I would have 
had some I could have had better family time   that's a good book hey let's throw out David 
lifeline and tackle some of life's most important   questions our friends at Haven life insurance 
agency Doug they put what you value first I   tell you what uh white breasted nut hatches white 
breasted nut hatches yeah what is that that's a   bird and it's also a realization that you've 
become old because one day you're joy riding   your frat brothers brand new car to Florida when 
all he thought was you were like driving around   the block and you're like we're going to Florida 
and the next day you're getting out your bird   ID app because some Bird shows up outside your 
window what is that at least it's an app and not   a book yeah true but uh and then I also spotted a 
fairly rare for my area a brown merger [Laughter]   both of those are fantastic names for birds and 
I saw them both this morning but you know you   know number one thing OG is it's an app on his 
phone but the thing that makes him proudest is   that it's his most used app on his phone like he 
gets that report from Apple and they're like you   open that Bird app a lot well thank you next 
to his uh walking step counter app and the one   that monitors his blood pressure he's he's also 
the continuous glucose monitor blood pressure   number of steps in the New Balance app 
I don't see a problem with any of this   to order new shoes every six months given his 
history Anything Could Happen hey uh speaking   of anything happening we should uh go ahead and 
throw a Paving Lifeline because the answer that   question Doug was your loved ones in your time 
with a bird app it's why they've made buying   quality term life insurance actually simple more 
time to catch the brown and merger beeping out of   the hole hey havenlife now 
please go there and then fast forward this 15   seconds to get us out of this bird discussion 
their application's simple getting us to cover   his decision their parent company Mass Mutual is 
more than 160 years old so you know that they've   done this before hey uh today we we I I love 
Karen repine our show Runners notes for us this   is uh Jim from Wisconsin calling in and Karen 
says Jim from Wisconsin a real person not Doug thanks we actually have a real Wisconsin 
idea is that was is it wisconsinite or   is it just cheese head do you just 
say cheesehead yeah I think that's   the preferred term it's in their 
state either Constitution hey Jim hey guys Jim here and I actually am from 
Wisconsin I have a question about what   percentage to contribute to my traditional 401K 
versus my Roth 401k I'm five to seven years away   from retirement maxing out my 401k contributions 
I read somewhere that when you have saved six   times your annual income you should move all 
your future contributions to the Roth option   what's the thought process in deciding how much 
to put where I'll be looking for that shirt thanks   Jim thanks for the call thanks by the 
way for proving that you're really from   Wisconsin uh Burton from Minnesota needs to 
learn from Jim he's got to put some Midwest   on that uh yeah if you're listening 
from last week take a note from Jim   it's a good effort Jim I'll give you that 
I mean you made a You made an attempt but [Music] it didn't you don't 
think Jim really talks like that   but that is not a Wisconsin accent oh not 
as good as yours was is that what you're   saying I don't know what you're talking 
about not as good as the interloper yeah   Jim thanks for the call oh gee have you heard 
this uh rule of thumb that he's using six times   nope six times what six times something I've 
never heard that gym next time something I've   never heard it yeah the answer to when should I 
put money in a Roth 401k versus a regular 401K   is largely determined by your ability to pay the 
taxes today you know you think about it if you're   making a hundred grand and you're contributing 
the maximum to your 401k you're putting 22   000 in your 401k this year which if it's pre-tax 
is going to lower your taxable income to 78 000   before your deductions and all that other sort of 
stuff that roughly is going to save you maybe four   or five thousand dollars in federal taxes because 
of that contribution not including any state taxes   if you switch to the Roth side then that deduction 
doesn't appear in your W-2 so you effectively are   going to have a four or five thousand dollar 
additional tax withholding throughout the year   so it's you know back to our discussion at the 
beginning of today your budget is going to be   affected by call it 400 bucks a month if you can 
afford that if you can fold that into your budget   and not go into credit card debt or not have to 
borrow more money for cars or student you know   like if you can deal with it then obviously it's 
better to pay your taxes today well not obviously   but it makes most sense I think to pay your taxes 
today because it's a known thing you know in the   future all of that money becomes tax-free forever 
and there's no there's no government requirements   of withdrawals there's no government requirements 
of those distributions that you have to take once   you are retired it's all in all the roths side 
is way way better but it comes at a cost which   is that 500 bucks a month well and I think I would 
think OG you know he talked about doing the Roth   later in the pretext earlier I would think that 
to pay that cost and to make it even more worth it   because of the fact that you are prepaying the tax 
you need those assets to grow much much much more   so I would think that at the very least flipping 
that around and doing the Roth first makes more   sense like the further you are away do the Roth 
don't don't do pre-tax first and then switch to   Roth I would do Roth as early as I can and switch 
to I mean if I'm choosing one or the other which   you and I know this most people that listen to 
this don't we haven't had this discussion a long   time we don't think either one of these is right 
we think you should be doing some of each because   you don't know what the future is going to hold 
but certainly or Roth first approach versus the   other way around it doesn't make more sense 
if you're thinking about it from the kind of   historical context of your earnings you're going 
to make the least amount of money early in your   career and the most amount of money on the back 
end right like usually that's how it works you   your income continues to increase throughout 
your career so if you have to pay your taxes I   would rather pay them at a lower rate if possible 
versus when I'm 50 and I'm making 200 000 a year   maybe that's the time to use the pre-tax bucket 
because of the fact that most 401ks come with   company matches and those matches are also pre-tax 
I think that if you can start out doing a Roth   early in your career and continue to do it your 
entire career you'll end up with a good enough   balance of Roth 401k and pre-tax because of the 
company matching contributions being pre-tax but   if you're really trying to optimize tax brackets 
and that sort of thing you can kind of manipulate   it as you get toward those higher tax brackets 
the problem with all of this of course is that   we're taking a very big guess at what tax rates 
are the day you withdraw the money how do we   know whether or not this worked pre-tax versus 
Roth well if you put the money in a Roth 401k   and you take it out in the future you're betting 
that today's tax rates are better than tomorrow's   tax rates you're saying I'd rather pay taxes today 
than in the future because the future I think are   going to be higher that's what you're saying and 
the vice versa is also true if you put the money   in pre-tax today you're saying I think I can take 
this money out at a better tax rate in the future   then I can pay it today so I'm you know I'm at 
a high tax bracket today I think I'll be in a   lower tax bracket in the future the only way that 
you know whether or not you're right is after you   know that you're right because we don't have 
the chart that says what are tax rates in 2037   because if we did then we would be able to 
calculate it and say with certainty this is   a better choice based on the circumstances 
all we're saying is I think I might have a   lower tax rate in the future or I think 
tax rates might be higher in the future   the one thing that I can say is that if Congress 
doesn't change any of the rules Roth contributions   Roth growth and earnings are 100 tax-free forever 
so I don't care what the tax rates are in 20 years   from now when I take the money out because it's 
tax-free yeah if I'm gonna lean I'm leaning toward   pay the taxes today be done with it that said 
slots approach too by the way which is to say   you got the cash today pay it today so that you 
don't look at your IRA and go I've got a million   bucks in my IRA it's like no you don't you have 
500 000 in your IRA because half of it is for the   government Doug I think this is really important 
uh stuff for you I mean given your history with   taxes and I have no history with taxes so I'm 
good well maybe that's the point you gotta earn   something to pay taxes maybe that's the point big 
thanks to you Jim for the call if you would like   to call and ask a question you know what we will 
send you a Haven life stacking Benjamin's greatest   money show on earth circus t-shirt and Jim from 
Wisconsin really from Wisconsin is getting one   cent his way slash voicemail gets you the shirt 
and we're happy very happy to send it to Jim as   I stare ready Doug as I say that I don't know why 
I'm staring at Doug as I said Jim well he sounds   hideous what are you talking about well it's 
just I mean it's like a fiction just thing right   this gym it's like the the State Farm guy that's 
who you're talking to I know I think it's Jim I   think somebody's having a tough day there OG well 
before we say goodbye today time for our community   calendar man we've got a great week over on the 
stacking deed show where Crystal Hammond and Alan   Corey dive into real estate Alex e Edwards is 
a guy who helps uh has helped a lot of people   in the southeast part of the United States 
get out of intergenerational poverty through   real estate teaching some real estate helps them 
learn how to buy houses how to learn to do it in   a responsible way he's going to be their guest on 
tomorrow's show over on stacking Deeds of course   our other sisters show the earninginvest podcast 
doc G always has guests who dive deep into Allah   into some some topic that is uh always exciting 
and a fantastic and a fantastic discussion he   has a friend of ours Fritz from the retirement 
Manifesto coming up on Thursday Fritz is a guy   who retired young documented his retirement an OG 
to Veronica's Point earlier in today's show Fritz   has really done it right this guy is so busy but 
now doing that second career I think he serves on   a couple of boards he Volunteers in the city of 
Asheville in a couple different capacities one   is working with animals he's always out in his 
wood shop this guy has so much going on he's not   sitting there wondering what he's going to do 
so if you're interested more in in retirement   Fritz will be over on earn invest of course here 
on Wednesday the draft the NFL draft is Thursday   so we've got Rob Welch he and a former NFL player 
wrote a book together about going pro with your   money we're going to talk Wednesday about no 
matter what you're trying to go pro in how do the   pros treat their money A lot of pro players about 
to get a big payday on Thursday and as we already   know a lot of them don't do the right thing with 
that sudden money OG it goes in the wrong place   that's what's coming up this week thanks so much 
for hanging out with us today if you're somebody   that's my kind of person and will leave a 
review for people that they only know via   podcast or maybe you've hung out with this 
on one of our social media channels please   leave a review of the show that helps us so 
much helps new stackers realize what they're   getting into a little different take on money 
than maybe some of the other shows out there   thanks to everybody who's done that Mom puts those 
on her refrigerator if you're not here though to   hang out with us on social media you're not here 
just for Doug's trivia you're here because of the   fact that you're worried about the economy you're 
worried about your money and and how it works   together and as a lot of those fears begin to ramp 
up for people you might be feeling anxious to make   some moves in your finances what I'd like you 
to do instead is check out this free guide that   OG and his team have put together that'll help you 
plan more and panic less no matter what the market   does it has some great insights on what you should 
be doing and smart questions to ask yourself so   that you make financial decisions your future self 
will thank you for head to   guide that's guide to get that 
free guide from OG all right that is what's going   on in the community man a lot of takeaways today 
but Doug what are the top three man well Joe first   take some advice from our guest Veronica McCain 
and create your own unique roadmap to retirement   second take a memo from our Tick Tock minute 
to up your vocab game and Excel above the   competition I'm sure you'll get promoted in no 
time but the big lesson turns out five times in   a row is the limit to singing Heartbreak Hotel 
at the top of your lungs after that Joe's mom   starts to get irritable and make threats now that 
I think about it probably was the hip thrusting thanks to Veronica McCain for joining us 
today you can find her book my retirement   my way a workbook for the newly retired to 
create meaning set goals and find happiness   wherever finer books are sold we'll also include 
links in our show notes at this show is the property of SB podcasts LLC 
copyright 2023 and is created by Joe salsi   High our producer is Karen rebein this show was 
written by Lacey Langford who's also the host of   the military money show with help from me Joe and 
Doc G from the earn an invest podcast Kevin Bailey   helps us take a deeper dive into all the topics 
covered on each episode in our newsletter called   the 201 you'll find the 4-1-1 on all things money 
at the 201 just visit 201   Tina eichenberg makes the video version of this 
show Once We bottle up all this goodness we ship   it to our engineer the amazing Steve Stewart Steve 
helps the rest of our team sound nearly as good as   I do right now want to chat with friends about the 
show later mom's friend Gertrude and Kate Younkin   are our social media coordinators and Gertrude is 
the room mother in our Facebook group called the   basement so say hello when you see us posting 
online to join all the basement fun with other   stackers type basement 
not only should you not take advice from these   nerds don't take advice from people you don't 
know this show is for entertainment purposes   only before making any financial decisions 
speak with a real financial advisor I'm Joe's   mom's neighbor Doug and we'll see you next time 
back here at the stacking Benjamin show foreign [Music] the after show this is uh the part of 
the show that doesn't exist if you're   new here what happens in the after show stays 
in the after show getting back to your clothes   I think that singing Heartbreak Hotel at the 
top of your lungs just you know given your   history might not be might not be great well 
since my baby left I find a new place to dwell   they're down at the end the lonely streets 
called speaking of speaking of Doug's history   um there's unfortunately OG a doctor 
out there who has violated HIPAA rules   and um got us audio from Doug's latest therapy 
session and uh well I thought that as long as   they broke the rule we didn't we should probably 
play it look at the look OG can't wait for this   he is so excited about that well I think 
this is bad I think doctor shouldn't be   doing this but as long as they have let's no 
this is this is Doug's latest therapy session you what well you had waffles for dinner and you had   waffles for breakfast so we're 
gonna eat something else oh I oh I don't know sounds like you're obsessed now 
you're really crying pretty good there now   everybody is thinking about waffles like that 
brain worm is in there and you're going to   be thinking about it now for the rest of the 
day well I I think I I mean I I really think   that uh you shouldn't be thinking about waffles 
given your history you're begging for me to ask   I've resisted this whole time I'm not gonna 
ask I'm not gonna ask why you keep harping   on my history so OG and I saw this uh this video 
that these guys said that that if you really just   want to mess with somebody just end as many 
sentences as possible when you talk to them   with given your history just say it over and over 
and see what happens and watch them watch Doug   unravel the entire show they melt it is surgically 
effective like it has just been driving me crazy   I said it's Alyssa I don't even 
remember what it was about but I just   you know she was like brushing her 
teeth or something and said well you   know given your history and she's 
like what is that supposed to mean you know just totally like around everything 
to a halt just like you said yeah I think that   is a bad marital move I said this will work 
well with Doug I would not yeah I would not   do that right before bed because you are not 
sleeping that night stackers you may or may   not want to try that your results May Vary but 
ours ours I thought today were pretty good Doug   didn't know what the hell was going on 
actually now that I know it's actually   more impressive that you found a way to 
dodge my question the whole the whole   episode you know given your history of course 
yeah I'm not not enjoying your company anymore

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In september 2021, i published a video about our fat fire strategy in the amount of 2 8 million dollars and that video is still by far the best performing video, and it was like the 15th video i’ve ever made for this channel with less than 150 subscribers, our fat fire strategy, became the core of my youtube channel here at fireside chat and that video had a complete breakdown of our fire expenses like housing, health care and discretionary like travel, entertainment and fine dining. A lot has changed since that video was published in september 2021. We’re seeing a high inflation rate, like we’ve, never seen before, unless you’re a baby boomer who experienced high inflation in the 70s, the stock market, like the s p 500. Dow and nasdaq is down 20 25 or even 30 since the beginning of 2022. I also had a significant life event and i recently got married to my beautiful wife, whom i dated for over four years, and we’re still fine tuning our fat fire strategy to make sure that we can retire early together for uh by age 45. After doing several fat fire calculations based on our income, expenses, inflation and investment, we’re going to have to change our fat fire number from 2 8 million dollars to about 3 7 million dollars, and this is the most conservative conservative fat fire number. We came up with and we would also like to live in several locations and not just stay in one place during our retirement, which will increase our baseline expenses. If you’re brand new to my channel, my name is sai and welcome. So in this video. I’m gon na go over how we’re investing to achieve fat fire of 3 7 million dollars and how we’re, prioritizing our savings and investment based on our future expenses, so we can retire early from the 95 workforce. This is a juicy video and i hope you get a lot out of it. Also don’t forget to check out my grammarly affiliate link in the description below so the first thing we had to figure out was our fat fire number. Now we have several fire strategies like lean fire, which is for people who want to live a minimalistic lifestyle coast fire, which is for people who want to coast into normal retirement and barista fire, which is for people who want to take a part time job to Pay for health care expenses, while using their nest, eggs to pay for their retirement lifestyle, be sure to check out those videos, and i will put those links in the description below but fat. Fire is the lifestyle we want where we can truly enjoy our lives by traveling, the world and living in several locations. We don’t know what those countries are just yet, but we plan to travel overseas at least once or twice a year to do some research. So the first thing we have to do was to figure out our annual expenses. Originally, we would have been happy with just 100 000 a year in passive income using the 4 withdrawal rate. So what that means is that, with a 2 5 million dollar investment portfolio, we would withdraw 4 of that portfolio every year in the amount of one hundred thousand dollars. We would also have uh three hundred thousand dollars or ten percent of our total portfolio in cash or cds on the sideline. In case we experience a bear market, like we’re, seeing now in 2022, so we wouldn’t have to sell our stocks at a loss from our investment portfolio. Our baseline expenses will increase based on inflation, but that doesn’t mean every single expense. In our household is going to dramatically increase our mortgage payments, for example, will remain the same because they would be at a 30 year fixed mortgage rate, and another possibility is that we pay off our home completely if the mortgage rate stays above six percent for the Next 10 years, which would suck, in my opinion and, however, paying six six percent interest for our primary residence, wouldn’t be worth it anymore. If the stock market performs seven percent on average annually, even if the market performs 10 annually, the margin isn’t wide enough for us to justify to keep making mortgage payments. Then let me know in the comment section down below if you have a different, take or different approach on our strategy, i would estimate our baseline expenses between housing utilities, transportation, groceries and healthcare expenses to be anywhere around 50 and 75 000 a year based on a Three percent annual inflation rate and the only wild card we have is healthcare, and i can only imagine our healthcare expenses to continue to increase over the coming years and especially if we decide to retire in the us. We’re also going to have several properties in different states or different countries, and that will increase our basic housing expenses with our fat fire number at 3, 7 million dollars, the 4 withdrawal rate will be 148 000 a year. The 3 withdrawal rate will be around 111 000 a year if we end up not spending too much money due to a bear market or other short term catalysts. After the baseline expenses, we could spend anywhere between 36 and 61 000 a year on travel and entertainment. Keep in mind that we’re going to recalculate our fire number every year, based on our future expenses and inflation, make sure to watch the entire video, and i will show you our passive income sources and the investment strategy by the way. If you need help creating your own fire strategy, you can schedule a free one on one 20 minute financial coaching session by visiting fischer com, coaching for our fat fire strategy. We’re going to prioritize our savings and investments in this order. Cash for annual expenses like taxes – and we want to have at least 10 to 15 percent of our net worth in liquid assets. So if our net worth is a million dollars, then we want to have at least one hundred thousand dollars in cash or cash equivalent assets. The second priority is our retirement accounts like tsp pensions, iras and hsas, and i will talk more about that in a little bit. The third priority is our non retirement assets like the taxable brokerage accounts for our early retirement between the ages of 45 and 60. The fourth priority is our travel fund, entertainment and our daughter’s college fund. I also have a fire checklist that we follow and you can download for free by visiting fightcech com contact. We have our emergency fund in a completely separate savings, account that we do not touch unless it’s for emergency medical expenses or anything else that’s unexpected. Our rule is that we only use it if it’s an unexpected emergency, and i strongly encourage you to check out this video i made about the emergency fund and i will link that video in the description below just keep in mind that the differences between A rainy day fund and an emergency fund is that in a rainy day fund you need to cash right away for a blown tire, and an emergency fund is to cover your living expenses. While you’re looking for a new source of income and since we’re debt free and we have a fully funded emergency fund, we maxed out our tsp iras and hsas between my wife and i we contribute up to 50 000 a year, including our Employer matches and she has the nevada state pension fund, which is a lot different than the traditional retirement accounts like 401k or tsp. She contributes 15 of her income and her employer makes a 100 match to her personal contribution, and i can contribute up to 20 500 and another eight hundred dollars from my employer match to be exact. We contribute a total of forty, nine thousand six hundred and thirty one dollars, and we expect the contribution limits to increase over the years. We also prioritize our roth iras and since we exceed our roth ira income limits, we have to do what’s called a backdoor roth ira, and i will link that video in the description below we each contribute six thousand dollars to our traditional iras as non Deductible contributions and then we convert the six thousand dollars to our roth iras. That’s a total of twelve thousand dollars between the two of us and just keep in mind that the rules for roth iras are different like contributions, conversions and earnings. And i strongly encourage you to watch the video about the five year conversion ladder, so you have a better understanding of the roth ira conversion rules. We don’t plan to touch our roth iras until we’re in our 60s or 70s, because we want our roth ira race to grow tax free as much as possible and as long as possible. We expect to have about four million dollars total in our roth ira race. By the time we turn 60 Hsa is another investment account that we own through our employers, and i understand that not everyone is eligible to contribute to the hsa, especially if you have tricare hsa stands for health savings account and it’s completely different from the Healthcare fsa, which stands for flexible savings account and the hsa comes with triple tax advantages, so we can contribute to it in pre tax dollars, which lowers our taxable income. We can invest what we put in the hsa into an index fund like the s p, 500 index fund and the interest and earnings will grow tax free. We can also withdraw from our hsa tax free as long as as we use it for medical expenses and we keep every receipt from medical, dental and vision expenses we paid in cash, so we can get reimbursed for those expenses during our early retirement. When we turn 65, we can withdraw from our hsa for non medical expenses and only pay federal income taxes for the withdrawals. Since we file our taxes jointly, we contribute up to 7 300 a year for our family hsa. If we don’t make any withdrawals during our early retirement, we should have about two hundred and fifty thousand dollars by the time we turn 50 years old by age 65. We should have 1 2 million dollars in our hsa, with a 10 average annual rate of return between tsp state pension funds, uh roth iras and hsas. We’re contributing a total of 68 931 dollars just for the year 2022 and we’re expecting the contribution limits to increase, at least for the next few years, due to high inflation hsa’s contribution limits for 2023 is already increased from seventy. Three hundred dollars to seventy seven hundred dollars. I expect the contribution limits for iras to increase from six thousand dollars to possibly seven thousand dollars and 401k or tsp from 20 500 to possibly 21 500. We also contribute to our non retirement. Investment accounts, like the taxable brokerage accounts. We have one brokerage account that only invests in aggressive and high growth stocks. We have another brokerage account that only invests in income based stocks that pay quarterly dividends to their shareholders. We’re hoping to consistently invest 50 000. A year into these taxable brokerage accounts so that by the time we retire early in 2032, we would have at least one million dollars in our dividend: stock portfolio and another million dollars in our growth stock portfolio. If we maintain a four percent annual dividend yield in one of those accounts, we should make forty thousand dollars a year just in dividend income and keep in mind that the tax rate for dividends is also different from the federal income tax. We expect to have minimal earned income, and that puts us in that zero percent capital gains tax category based on my calculation, and if we make less than eighty four thousand dollars a year in earned income, our dividend tax rate should remain zero percent. As long as congress, doesn’t mess up mess up our tax rates, our goal is to minimize our taxes as much as possible during our early retirement. So now let’s go back to my fire checklist for a minute and we’re already saving over 60 of our income towards our retirement and non retirement accounts and whatever we have remaining usually goes to our travel and entertainment fund. And we call that our sinking funds – we’re, currently saving anywhere between 10 and 15 000 a year into our travel fund, and if we decide to travel more or our income continues to increase, then we’ll bump it up to our uh, maybe 20, To 30 000 a year, we’re also contributing to our daughter,’s. 529. It it’s projected to cover a significant amount of expenses for college tuitions. We’re not too worried about her college tuition because i already transferred my post 911 gi bill over to her and several years ago, and even if my daughter ends up not using the 529 college fund, i can change the beneficiary to my future grandkids or Even to myself, if i want to by the way you can get our free fire resources, including these spreadsheets, by visiting fischer com contact, you can also check out the fight such as shop, and i have all of my stuff on my bookshelf. At firesidechat com shopping. Now let’s talk about our income sources during our early retirement, if 2022 taught us anything and that is to diversify our income sources, so we don’t have all of our money in the stock market with 3 7 million dollars our net worth should Be anywhere between six and nine million dollars, one of our main sources of income is our dividend, and i’m gon na be very conservative here and say we’ll make anywhere between 40 and 50 000 a year in dividend income just from our taxable Brokerage account at the same time, we’re going to convert what we have in our traditional retirement accounts to our roth iras and that will trigger a taxable event right. However, since our earned income is zero because we will be retired, every 50 000 we convert from our traditional retirement accounts will be taxed at 12, as opposed to 32 percent based on our current income. So for every conversion we make from a traditional to a roth account there’s a five year waiting period before uh before we can withdraw that conversion, completely tax free from our roth ira. So what we’ll need to do is have extra cash to cover expenses during the first five years of conversion to keep our taxes at the lowest rate possible. So when we convert fifty thousand dollars in the year 2032, we will have to wait until january. First, 1st 2037 to make the 50 000 withdrawal completely tax, free and penalty free. We just need to make sure that we have enough cash or other income sources to cover between 2032 and 2037. This is a common fire strategy that early retirees use. So i strongly encourage you to check out this video about the 5 year conversion ladder. We prioritize our retirement accounts over our non retirement accounts because our retirement accounts, like the tsp pension fund, iras and hsas, are like a full back plan. If we decide not to retire early and we want to grow our tax advantage, retirement accounts as much as possible, so we can retire comfortably when we turn 60 years old, completely. Tax free and our primary focus is building our stock market and real estate portfolios. To make sure the money can last during our early retirement between the ages of 45 and 60, consistency and patience are the keys to our financial success. We’ll always invest up to the maximum contribution limits to our tsp ira and hsa and will save at least half of our income to both retirement and non retirement accounts. Whenever we experience a bear market like in 2022, we’re excited to invest in these stocks with a discount and it’s like going to a black friday sale at best buy and what’s different about this bear market is that we’re Dealing with high inflation as well, we increased our fire number because the prices we’re seeing now should be the prices we see five years from now, and i think a lot of these expenses are already priced in and we’re not going to see Much of a decline in the future, but instead there will be a slowdown in the inflation rate in 2023 and possibly into 2024. This is why budgeting is so important for everyone who is pursuing financial independence and retiring early from the 9 to 5 workforce, and if you want to know more about how to invest for your future, be sure to check out these two videos so that’s It i appreciate you watching my video don’t forget to subscribe and i hope to see you in the next video have a good one Music. You

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there are a lot of complex strategies out there when it comes to withdrawing your money in retirement we've already gone over some of them such as the Guyton clinger rule but not all strategies have to be that complicated to work well sometimes the simplest strategy is the most brilliant of all and today that's what we're gonna talk about we're gonna be talking about two of the simplest retirement spending strategies out there we're gonna discuss their pros and cons as well as who should be using them let's get started but before we get going be sure to LIKE this video if you haven't already as it really does help out the channel a lot and subscribe with notifications on for more money related videos like this one every single week so the strategies that we're gonna be covering today are very similar to one another in that they are both known as fixed withdrawal strategies they are the fixed dollar withdrawal strategy and the fixed percentage withdrawal strategy let's start with the simpler of the two the fixed dollar withdrawal strategy the fixed dollar withdrawal strategy is exactly what it sounds like you begin by withdrawing a certain dollar amount from your nest egg every single month and keep that amount constant throughout your entire retirement it literally doesn't get any simpler than that say if John were living on this strategy in retirement he has a 1 million dollar nest egg and wants to be able to live on $40,000 a year he withdraws $40,000 in that first year of retirement does the same thing in the second and so on and so forth in other words there are no adjustments for inflation using this method to analyze this strategy let's look at the four factors of retirement which for those who are new to this channel our income risk stability and buying power income measures how much money is coming in the door each month as well as when that money is coming in its measured this way because not all retirement spending strategies are systematic and linear with their income growth and none of us know how long we're gonna be in retirement so we tend to put more of a priority in having abnormally high income years in the earliest portion of our retirements since we don't know if we'll ever get to the later portions risk is the likelihood of outliving your money stability is graded by how often you experienced anything that would be considered an undesirable change in your income from one year to another this could come in the form of a freeze on the growth of your income or just a decline in your income from near to the next and buying power is defined like it always is it's a measure of how much your money can actually get you at any given time and is largely tied to inflation the fixed dollar strategy is generally considered to be a little stronger on income and risk in comparison to other popular strategies like the 4% rule but it does suffer in terms of stability and buying power the reason for this is simple as long as your initial withdrawals aren't too high you're relatively unlikely to outlive your money using this strategy and you may actually be able to live at a higher standard of living at least initially than you would have in other similar strategies like the 4% rule in fact going all the way back to 1950 if John had had that one million dollar nest egg invested in something like the S&P 500 he would not actually outlive his money during any 20 30 40 or 50 year retirement as long as he would true no more than fifty four thousand dollars a year or forty five hundred a month so even things like the housing crisis in dot-com crash didn't cause him to run out of money so this does grant John a higher standard of living initially than the 4% rule would have because of course with a 1 million dollar nest egg the 4% rule would only allow him to draw $40,000 a year to live on though eventually like I said the inflation effect would catch up with him using the fixed dollar approach and that's where this strategy does tend to fall short it's not meant for longer retirements because while John may be able to handle living on $54,000 a year particularly if he's retiring debt free with a paid off home it becomes increasingly difficult to do that as the years go on due to the inflation effect historically speaking inflation has averaged somewhere between 2 and 3% per year in the United States if we assume that our personal average inflation rate in retirement is nearer the top of that scale well at 3 percent per year then John's $54,000 a year income will get him the equivalent of what $40,000 would buy him today in just 10 years time in 20 years his money would only be able to buy him about what twenty nine thousand nine hundred dollars would buy him today and his money would be worth the equivalent of twenty two thousand two hundred and fifty dollars sixteen thousand five hundred and fifty dollars and twelve thousand three dollars a year in 30 40 and 50 years respectively just because of the effect of inflation so just for a minute let's imagine that John had decided to follow the financially independent retire early movement but instead of using the 4% rule which helps to protect your buying power over longer term retirements like those in the fire community are aiming for John decides to use the fixed dollar withdrawal method assuming everything else stayed the same John would retire at the age of 30 with a $54,000 a year income and a 1 million dollar nest egg again at the age of 30 that would be perfectly fine for him however the average life expectancy for people living in the u.s.

Is about 79 years old as of 2019 and it's possible that that number will continue to grow as technology and medicine continues to advance so assuming he doesn't die young it isn't out of the question that he would have a near 50-year retirement and be living on the equivalent of about $1,000 a month when he's aging and his medical costs are at their highest as you can imagine that wouldn't be an ideal situation for John and that's why this strategy generally isn't the best idea for longer term retirements but for the right person in terms of the four factors of retirement the fixed dollar strategy is above average and income and risk but below average instability and buying power in comparison to the 4% rule the fixed percentage method works very similarly to the fixed dollar method except that you're withdrawing a certain percentage of your nest egg every year as opposed to a certain dollar value this strategy also doesn't adjust for inflation but it does at least adjust with the value of your portfolio and depending on what you're invested in and what initial percentages you choose this method may work out all right say John just wanted to withdraw a 4% of his investments each year in retirement since the value of his investments were $1,000,000 when he retired he would withdraw $40,000 in his first year that would leave him with nine hundred and sixty thousand dollars left over if his investments went up by 10 percent that year the value of his portfolio would be somewhere in the neighborhood of a million and fifty six thousand dollars at the start of his second year of retirement since he's withdrawing four percent of that he would live on forty two thousand two hundred and forty dollars in that second year assuming inflation was three percent during that first year of his retirement his buying power would have actually gone up if he had merely adjusted his withdrawals for inflation like he would have if he were using the actual 4% rule he would have withdrawn 40 1200 dollars in his second year or about a thousand and $40 less than he did using the fixed percentage withdrawal method in this scenario the downside that I'm sure a lot of you already see is that the reverse can also happen say that the following year john's investments fell by 20% bringing the value of his nest egg down to about eight hundred and eleven thousand dollars and forcing him to withdraw thirty two thousand four hundred and forty dollars in the third year of his retirement that would be significantly less than the forty two thousand four hundred dollars that John would have withdrew in that third year using the actual four percent rule so as you can see depending on the situation stability is something that this strategy could have a very low score in given that the value of a nest egg especially if it's invested in something like stocks can grow or shrink by 20 30 or even 40 percent from one year to the next the bright side of course is that you have a very low risk of running out of money theoretically it's actually zero if you're able to follow this strategy to a tee and I specifically say theoretically because like many things it's only gonna be true up to a certain point if we take it to a logical extreme we can break this down say if John had $10,000 in his nest egg and he wanted to live on fifty percent of that nest egg for the next five years in theory he'd be fine and he'd never run out of money because he'd always be withdrawing fifty percent of whatever that nest egg is but how many of us are gonna be able to live on five thousand dollars a year that would be what he'd be withdrawing that first year and of course it would be even less the second year if his investments stayed flat his second years withdrawals would be half of five thousand dollars or twenty five hundred dollars and I don't know many people that are living on two hundred dollars a month but the point is if you're willing to take the hit to the stability of your income in retirement you can usually safely squeeze out a little more than four percent of your nest egg each year in a typical retirement using this strategy you just have to be prepared to see the average raw dollar income that you receive shrink as you go further into your retirement to illustrate this let's say that John withdrew 10% of his nest egg each year assuming he had that one million-dollar nest egg he would start out with a six-figure income however if he ended up living longer than he planned on he could eventually find himself living on what would only be generously described as a shoestring budget for example in the simulations I ran covering the various retirement lengths starting from 1950 onward assuming John had invested in the S&P 500 he would have had a median monthly income of about $6,500 a month in 20 and 30 year retirements which when adjusting for inflation would be about $3,600 a month in 20 years scenarios and twenty seven hundred dollars a month in thirty-year scenarios but that number did shrink a lot as the retirements got longer for example in 50 year retirements his average median monthly income was about forty four hundred dollars which again doesn't sound bad but when we look at the final few years worth of his monthly withdrawals we find that it's actually about $2,300 a month on average which is considerably less than the six-figure income he started with and of course that $2,300 a month was what he was actually withdrawing almost 50 years from now once we adjust for inflation over that time it may not even buy John what $1,000 a month would buy him today so similar to the fixed dollar withdrawals your buying power could be taking a significant hit if the initial percentages you set in this strategy are too high in summation the fixed percentage method scores reasonably well though not elite when it comes to income particularly when used in early retirements it does great in terms of risk again assuming you're not too aggressive with your initial percentages but is questionable with stability and below average in terms of buying power so in the end who should use these strategies now I'll admit I am personally biased here I believe there's very few people who should realistically be using these strategies as their primary method it's mainly limited to those with very short expected retirements so that their buying power doesn't become too damaged over time and even then ideally only by those who are also approaching that same retirement with little to no debt because especially with the fixed percentage method you'll often need to be pretty flexible with your spending from your year but for those who aren't retiring early and will have no more than nine or ten years that they expect to be retired they have little debt to speak of and want something very simple to follow when figuring out how much of their money they should withdraw each year one of these strategies could work out well it gives you some advantages in terms of income without significant increases in risk but what are your thoughts do you agree with my assessment of the strategy or do you think that I'm missing something do you think another strategy would work better for people in that situation let me know in the comments section below but that'll do it for me today once again if you haven't already be sure to LIKE the video as it really helps the channel a lot and if you want to learn more about various retirement planning strategies be sure to check the links on the screen for my videos on how to safely spend money in retirement as well as protect your nest egg and as always thanks for watching

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F.I.R.E – 6 Uncomfortable Truths we discovered about Early Retirement & how to mitigate them

international hello what are the awful sides to.
retiring very early aren'' t you burnt out every day simply lying around not doing anything put on'' t. you individuals fret about running out of cash hello guys welcome back to one more beautiful.
day right here in Paradise Bali a lot of you have been asking me so several concerns like the.
above so today I'' m gon na go through six awkward facts concerning layoff.
along with my pointers for alleviating them based on our very own experiences reaching fire and.
being retired right here in Bali Indonesia for the past two years so unpleasant fact number.
one retired life is a journey not a destination for the document lying around throughout the day doing nothing.
in retirement is a misconception it'' s always wonderful to have a couple of days of that right here as well as there but in reality.
you do that for lengthy stretches of time and you'' re most likely mosting likely to be struck extremely really hard with.
sensations of boredom lack of self-worth and you'' re gon na be missing out on a sense of satisfaction retirement.
isn'' t a location like Bali or Boracay it actually is the start of a New Trip in your life it'' s. that stretch of time where you lastly do those points you wished to do yet always couldn'' t. since you were so busy generating income to survive it can be anything taking a trip the world.
Creating that publication or researching that claim cross stitch side hustle if you never get past the.
myth you'' ll probably wind up getting bored and after that finish up returning to function and missing out on out on this.
Remarkable Life Experience so like every other journey start preparing what is this impressive experience you.
wish to invest your retired life time as well as cash on number 2 if you obtained burnt out during your.
retirement stuff maybe you'' re doing it wrong so for a great deal of people their retired life Jam.
has to do with traveling the world right that'' s an incredibly common one and also it'' s fantastic fun you never ever
. feel extra alive and also it'' s such a terrific obstacle because in fact you need so several various abilities.
to travel properly appropriate you require Street smarts to navigate the towns and scams as well as other concerns.
on the road you need to be able to prepare your travel plan book the most effective traveling deals know just how.
to haggle your costs in addition to things like riding a motorbike as well as diving as well as at the.
start it'' s always epic it ' s so unbelievable yet on exhilaration as well as feeling of achievement begins to.
plateau and afterwards you'' re gon na strike that factor of lessening returns and also it wasn'' t just. in traveling either it was likewise my paint my services my making it through The Wanderer life thingy I.
discover that when love to stay largely undirected most Quests in fact often tend to lose their taste.
with time another method of putting this is maybe you feel yourself coming under torpidity or.
that functioned really well for me one either I begin piercing deep down right into the details of.
what I'' m doing or 2 I make it into a service take my dad cooking is his terrific love in retired life.
yet he'' s not just asking in any case for the fun of it the last couple of years he'' s in quest of cooking.
a tastier sourdough bread any person has actually ever before come across out of 365 days in a year he is possibly.
baked about I'' m presuming possibly 400 sourdough loaves 2 loaves each bake he tweaks the dishes.
the starter the strategy the components he does some reverse engineering of sourdough bread that'' s. commercially marketed outside it'' s been maybe 3 years as well as he'' s still going solid so he established his.
own special sourdough bread objective and Target and also criteria rather of just offering as well as yogurting.
for fun I became professional teachers in both as well as at some point started both a yoga exercise service and also.
a browse school and you know I discovered a lot much more regarding both in the entire process whatever.
Search around if you begin truly piercing down there'' s constantly more Improvement to be had.
much more individual growth to seek please claim you enjoy Ceramic wear'' t simply do it aimlessly to pass time.
polish up your abilities go into competitions end up being an expert Potter do compensations as your.
retired life side rush or teach pottery classes when you keep pressing on your own to those higher.
requirements due to the fact that you'' re either actually drilling down right into the craft of it or you'' re running it.
as a Business you'' ll locate brand-new measures of efficiency therein and you will certainly be burnt out not to.
mention if you'' re actually like us on lean fire whatever website income you generate will help defray.
the expense of your passions and also leisure activities so you put on'' t need to touch on your long-term Investments.'isn ' t that a truly excellent bargain so two years ago at the age of 38 I retired with my spouse below.
in Bali it'' s quite early by a lot of standards and it'' s been a totally remarkable journey we''
ve. found out a whole lot and I hope the insights we are showing to you people are valuable if you'' re on. your own fire Trip or currently neck deep in retirement smack that like button show us in.
the remarks listed below what your retired life appears like up until now how you'' re maintaining active and also whether you.
concur or disagree with the points we made below currently on the 3rd uncomfortable reality it'' s. hard that you need to safeguard your time you possibly retired so you can spend your time doing however.
you please whenever you please many of us will certainly have invested the vast bulk of Our Lives.
thus much making a living which suggests generally another person is routing your time either your.
boss or your customers and also we obtain really made use of to that so then in retirement self-directing your.
time becomes something brand-new as well as type of foreign as well as if you take a look at retired individuals in Singapore.
after functioning jobs that whole lives the majority of them finish on in retired life working as complimentary.
day care solutions for their grandchildren if that'' s their utmost desire and for some.
Typical older individuals it certainly is after that it'' s wonderful I ' m really
happy pleased themHowever for some it might not actually be that yet they find themselves doing it anyhow type of like by.
default because they'' re so used to permitting another person to direct their time for them there'' s. always going to be individuals around that will attempt to make use of your leisure time asking you to.
run tasks for them maybe or like for us right here in Bali we obtain numerous requests from both individuals.
we recognize personally as well as full strangers of the net asking us to do things like strategy their.
vacations reveal them around Bali Etc obviously we like hosting friends and also household and we.
delight in aiding individuals typically yet smartly speaking our very own private lives would certainly simply disappear.
if we were to delight all the requests we obtain you'' ll need to discover how to say no to individuals and. exactly how to strike equilibrium retirement is as much regarding sharing your time with the people who matter.
to you as it has to do with having time for your own personal growth and advancement simply be mindful.
unpleasant truth number 4 it'' s most likely gon na be simply you as well as your considerable various other from.
now on out so upon retired life your social scene is going to alter significantly everyone else is at.
job or active with their very own things you'' re either gon na have to find out to appreciate your own company.
a whole lot or if you'' re fortunate adequate to have retired with your considerable other that'' s who you ' ll. most likely be spending bulk of your retirement with so best learn to manage companionably great.
interaction is crucial as it'' s simply generally being a considerate and respectful human being via.
the pandemic and on the road this past decade I'' ve seen a lot of individuals who appear truly shocked.
by the person the other fifty percent absolutely is when they start retired life and start taking a trip with each other.
24 7 a day but building that Convenience to do things on your own and also building that fantastic.
relationship with your other half can also potentially be one of the most rewarding part of your.
retired life journey and also your individual growth prior to I share with you the 5th awkward.
reality simply the fast word from our enroller of today'' s video clip MooMoo Singapore the stock.
market is historically among one of the most preferred ways to be invested I myself hold.
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the MooMoo Singapore platform the mobile app is intuitive quickly very easy to utilize I break out real-time.
information and also also degree 2 quotes plus the super affordable commission costs consisting of trading U.S.
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register and down payment a hundred Sing dollars right into the moon Universal account will neutrals in 2.
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discount coupon no inquiries asked I strongly believe that in today'' s day as well as age to be economically capable.
necessarily indicates one have to be putting the cash to function for them somehow so why not.
make the most of these deals now for even more info click the web link in the summary listed below.
uncomfortable truth number five your cash strategies are never as foolproof as you think all retired life.
whether it'' s the normal kind or fire actually all come down to the monetary preparation behind it.
right as well as one of the most unpleasant truth of all may be that your retired life funds are never.
as sure-fire as you prepare for specifically if your strategies are expected to spend 30 40 also 50.
years in the case of very early retirement expert forecasts and also assumptions go incorrect you made a.
mistake in your profile planning as a result of all the customers that we all carry Bearishnesses occur.
blacks on events gray Rhino events so lots of points no matter the plan regardless of exactly how much stress.
screening you did prior to you dove into it the unexpected typically takes place as well as the quicker you come.
to terms with this unpleasant reality the quicker you can proceed to hatching out versus the risks.
You can predict most retired people they'' re functioning their monetary planning and also much less Help around.
the 4 percent drawdown policy right so the U.S stock exchange has had an incredible Run for the.
last 10 12 years or two now certainly points are looking a little various for the near.
future so those that have been traditional and also that have actually abstained from touching their long-lasting.
investments will have extra reproducing space currently to ride out this bearish market nonetheless long it may.
last buddies who have been following our journey for a while currently understand that a dominant portion of.
our retired life below in Bali consists of rental income from a variety of property Investments.
as well as however in the last two years considering that we started retirement Europe is a video game up in arms.
soaring Energy prices have increased the expense of living throughout the world and everywhere huge.
inflation is now a substantial concern fortunately we have so far taken care of to deal with whatever disturbances.
we'' ve experienced but primarily yet another unpleasant truth in retired life is that managing.
your money to make it last till the end takes up even more time than you assume wear'' t just go to rest on.
it continually look to expand the eggs in your basket and be open to adjusting your cash strategies.
like rebalancing your portfolio or changing how you invest your retirement Toolbox as different.
opportunities provide themselves for time you may not require to work for money any longer yet doing.
stuff that fuels your personal growth which produces some extra side revenue as a reward is.
never a Bad Point uncomfortable fact number six no factor sweating the tiny stuff y'' all understand I ' m. a big fan of simple frugal living as well as no pretenses whereas satisfied eating in an elegant restaurant.
as we are eating at the regional Battle areas right here sometimes extra pleased in fact yet a lot of us.
can additionally easily get carried away diving into with the itsy bitsy details of frugal living you.
recognize spending 2 hrs right here searching for offers as well as coupons that wind up conserving you 10 dollars three.
hours there finding out just how to maximize your air miles must you secure that 3.5 fixed.
deposit rate now or wait till next week where possibly it may be 3.7 I mean it can be fun.
and afterwards it can also be a poor use of your time you can do it if you delight in the obstacle.
feel in one’s bones that so long as you obtain the large stuff right your retirement is most likely mosting likely to function.
out just great so don'' t sweat the tiny stuff huge things include stuff like keeping top.
of your overall General expenditures you recognize doing your taxes right keeping a balance then.
Diversified profile so as lengthy as you keep in addition to every one of that I think that'' s regarding 95 of.
the huge picture truly alternatively what I'' m also saying is that if you explode your retired life.
funds by for example trying to go large or go residence on crypto no amount of voucher cutting is.
gon na save you from needing to go back to a task so yeah that'' s my take on not sweating the little.
things we'' re all retire at some factor of Our Lives whether early or late willingly or involuntarily.
all of it come down to choice as well as progressed preparation simply what I'' ve personally observed is that if.
you eliminated all the noise and distraction in life what do you believe are the genuine money we.
genuinely traded the means I see it is four points it'' s cash time Young people as well as health and wellness just consider it.
everything we do throughout our entire lives is actually us trading one of these for the other an.
layoff is that a person anomaly where you are in a position to invest all four money at the same time.
concurrently which maximizes your experience of life an actually clear image of this is.
traveling you can take a trip in your 60s and also 70s sure that'' s what a lot of individuals will certainly finish up doing and it'' s. wonderful you understand you see these folks really delighting in seeing brand-new points being very satisfied but it'' s usually.
in the kind of like great deals of cruise ship journeys around the globe and that'' s cool also but they'' ll never ever. experience what it'' s like to try finding out to browse or sail and getting all salted and burnt and also.
muscle mass achy but happily tired oh they'' ll never ever attempt anything even more vigorous and adventurous.
like say backpacking your method via Europe you understand crushing in brand-new hostels satisfying crazy individuals.
from Iceland or anywhere and also doing ridiculous points with each other all of us have 2 lives the life that we.
presently live and the life we could possibly live so then which life would certainly you choose inform me in.
the remarks below and put on'' t tell me you wouldn'' t retire early due to the fact that you simply wouldn'' t actually understand. what to do that'' s just a cop-out solution since yeah well you'' re too lazy to do the legwork.
and also try brand-new stuff as well as comprehend yourself thanks for seeing as constantly talk.
again following Saturday bye foreign.

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How to Retire in 9 Years Starting With ZERO (A 5-Step Guide)

are you over the age of 50 with no plan in sight for your retirement don't worry there's still hope it's never too late to get started hey guys welcome back to the channel in today's video we're going to teach you some tips on how to plan for your retirement even if you are starting late in life first of all you need to know that retirement is freedom which means that when you retire you should be able to do whatever you want whether to travel to your favorite destinations spend more time with your family or work on your own projects so let me take you through the steps of your journey to financial freedom first step is to cut your expenses write down all your monthly expenses think of your main fundamental expenses as your running cost as if you're running a company things like rent builds groceries internet so you can watch more of our videos and car payment remember that you could always find cheaper alternatives for some of your main expenses for example you could always move to a cheaper house and save on your rent or if you have a rental car you could rent a cheaper car that also matches your needs the key here is not to minimize your quality of life but to minimize the amount you spend on that quality now write down the other expenses that you could survive without this might differ from one person to another it could be your netflix or amazon prime subscription or it could be the designer clothes that you usually buy these are the items that you could totally scratch from your expenses the more you cut the more you save and in the fifth step i'm going to tell you how we are going to use all this extra money to get you even more money always remember that it's not about how much you earn is what you keep you could be earning much more than others but you're also spending much more than they do keep monitoring your expenses you can do this through a simple written list or even through apps such as zoho expense or expense point second step is to set your expectations remember when we said in the beginning of our video that retirement is freedom well you need to think of your freedom figure which is basically the amount of money you expect per year after your retirement now multiply this number by 25 i'm sure you will get a crazy seven figure number this is going to be your goal i bet you're thinking now that it's impossible but please don't close the video yet because in the last two steps i'm going to show you how you can make this possible you need to lower your expectations for the time being in order to get those results in the future it's a match a fight if you will wealth versus cash flow set your own goals for now and for the future not based on what you see around you or on social media it doesn't have to be a 25 million dollar mansion in beverly hills a huge yacht and a supercar but that doesn't mean you shouldn't be enjoying your retirement it's about being realistic and aware of your situation what you can achieve in the future third step is to consider working longer now i know what you must be thinking i'm watching this video to know how to retire early but bear with me you may retire by the age of 60 or even 65.

But if you retire by the age of 70 you are increasing your social security check to nearly double plus there's also more money going into your 401k what's 401k oh you didn't know well i will explain this in the next step if you can't bear the thought of staying at your current job any longer than you need to then you should look into quitting your current job and finding another one something that you will enjoy more you you'll be surprised at the amount of companies that are currently looking for workers with experience be aware of your physical health keep up with your regular medical check-ups eat healthfully do any form of physical exercise could be something as small as taking a relaxing walk every day all this keeps you energetic so that you may continue working at the top of your game fourth step is to open an investment account this account could be funded by the money you save as a result of cutting expenses remember step one or you could open a 401k account if you don't already have one a 401k plan is a company sponsored retirement account where employers can contribute their income and employers usually match contributions up to a certain amount there are two basic types of 401ks traditionally and roth which differ primarily in how they're taxed with a traditional 401k employee contributions are pre-tax meaning they've reduced taxable income ban withdrawals are taxed during retirement employee contributions to rough 401ks are made with after tax income there's no tax deduction in the contribution year but withdrawals are tax-free so if you don't have a 401k yet what are you waiting for start one and make use of all this non-taxable income now it's time to invest your money which takes us to the last step the fifth and last step is to increase your income well you can always ask for a raise in your current job if the thought of asking for more pay sounds daunting then you can try looking for a new job with a better salary which may not be as challenging as you think there are many ways to promote your skills and experience to other companies you can upload your resume to sites such as or let the companies come to you but there is an even easier way to increase your income through a side hustle one of the easiest ways to do so is through creating an amazon individual seller account it's free to create but you need to pay a commission of 99 cents for every sale that you make on amazon not intrigued yet hear this according to a recent survey of amazon sellers twenty percent make between one thousand dollars and five thousand dollars per month which i believe is great for a side hustle or even a decent second income you can even sell your own private label products on amazon around 67 percent of all amazon sellers run their business using the private label method private labeling is a process of manufacturing a pre-existing item preferably with product improvements putting your branding and logos on it and selling it to consumers sometimes it is referred to as wide labeling or brand creation the process has been around for years and is common in countless retail stores targets mainstays brand and walmart's great value are two examples of private label brands your site hustle could also be building websites or content writing there are millions of ways to start a site hustle it's all based on the set of tools that you possess be sure to check out my videos covering this topic and i'll post a link in the description below and remember you can always learn a new skill and this skill could be your next source of income so never stop learning another way to increase your income is by creating a passive income stream passive means you don't actually need to actively trade your time for money you are basically making money while you sleep there are three ways to earn passive income stock markets you don't need to call a local broker anymore there are plenty of applications that you can use to trade stocks that's what makes it the easiest way to gain passive income i'll post some links in the description below for some of my favorite exchanges that i use to trade stocks and crypto cryptocurrency is part of the new modern era with many ways for you to earn passively if you are willing to accept its high risk prices of cryptocurrencies including bitcoin have been falling in 2022 amid a worldwide crypto price crash this could also mark a perfect opportunity to buy with prices being so low check out this video i made where i go over the top five cryptos that billionaire kevin o'leary from shark tank is currently investing in but remember be wise when investing in crypto never put in more than you are willing to lose other options include real estate it's harder to get into it as you need to save up enough to pay for a down payment once purchase you can then get a tenant to rent out the house which will cover payments on the mortgage and hopefully a bit more use any cash flow to pay down the principal faster after a few years you will have paid off the house and can now enjoy some free cash flow from your rental property the earlier you start doing this the sooner you can pay off the mortgage debt now that we have been through each of the five steps of your journey to freedom keep this in mind your life is not going to change unless you take the initiative a nine to five job alone is not enough to build wealth have faith in yourself have faith in your abilities you're not alone in this situation and if other people can do it so can you improve your physical and mental health this will keep you more focused and energetic to work on your goals and it saves you from spending a lot of money down the road on treatment and medications this is it for me today i hope this video has given you as much hope as it did to me don't forget to hit the like button and subscribe to our channel watch our previous videos you never know what piece of information could change your life

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The #1 Wealth KILLER


Albert Einstein once referred to compound interest as the 8th wonder of the world. Saying he who understands it earns it; he who doesn’t pays it. And he couldn’t have been more right. Today we’re going to be looking at the miracle that is compound interest and how can protect my retirement as it relates to the #1 killer of your wealth. Let’s get started. So the #1 wealth killer is debt. Yeah, I know, big shocker. But it’s really true and today we’re going to look at why that is.

The truth is, having too much debt can put a limit on your greatest wealth-building tool – your income. While it may be tempting to invest rather than pay off your debt, compound interest is a force to be reckoned with. In fact, I recently dedicated an entire video to its power. Financial advisors often use the example of Jane, who invests $100 per month ($1,200 per year) from the age of 18 to 25 and earns an average of 10% per year on her investments. By the time she stops investing at age 25, her nest egg will be worth just over $15,000.

However, before you start investing, it’s important to consider your debt load. Here are some reasons why paying off your debt first may be the smarter choice:

High-interest rates: Many forms of debt, such as credit card debt or personal loans, carry high-interest rates that can negate any potential investment gains.
Risk: Investing always carries some degree of risk, and if you have high levels of debt, taking on additional risk may not be advisable.
Stress: Debt can be a significant source of stress and anxiety, which can have negative impacts on your overall financial well-being.
Freedom: Paying off debt can give you a sense of freedom and control over your financial situation, allowing you to make better long-term decisions.
That being said, paying off debt doesn’t mean you can’t invest at all. Here are some steps you can take to balance debt repayment and investing:

Create a budget: Determine how much money you can allocate towards debt repayment and investing each month.
Focus on high-interest debt: Prioritize paying off high-interest debt first, as this will save you the most money in the long run.
Consider employer-matched retirement accounts: If your employer offers a retirement plan with a matching contribution, take advantage of it. This is essentially free money that can help you save for the future.
Seek professional advice: A financial advisor can help you create a personalized plan that takes your unique financial situation into account.
In conclusion, while compound interest is a powerful tool for building wealth, it’s important to consider your debt load before investing. Paying off high-interest debt should be a priority, but that doesn’t mean you can’t invest at all. By creating a budget, focusing on high-interest debt, taking advantage of employer-matched retirement accounts, and seeking professional advice, you can balance debt repayment and investing to achieve your financial goals.

Over the course of the next 45 years, those investments will continue to grow. Assuming that it continues to grow at an average annualized rate of 10% per year she will end up with $1.1 million in her portfolio at age 70. That’s all achieved with eight years of investing $100 a month. Jane becomes a millionaire by investing $9,600 of her own money. On the other hand, we have John. John doesn’t start investing at age 18. Instead, he starts at the age of 26 (just after Jane had finished all of her investing). He also invests $100 a month. However, unlike Jane, he does it from the age of 26 all the way until the age of 70. John invests $54,000 of his own money over the course of those years and ends up with a nest egg of just under $950,000. So John ends up with approximately $150,000 less than Jane. This is in spite of the fact that he invested six times more of his own money than she did.

It’s no secret that excessive debt can put a damper on your ability to build wealth using your most powerful tool – your income. While the concept of compound interest is widely known to be an effective way to grow your money over time, paying off debt may seem like a counterproductive move. However, it’s important to remember that not all investments are created equal, especially when you’re dealing with debt payments.

Let’s take a look at an example: Jane invests $100 a month for 7 years starting at 18 and ends up with a net worth of $1.1 million at the age of 70. Now, let’s say John starts investing $100 a month at the same age and earns an average of 10% per year, just like Jane. Even if John continues to invest until he’s 100 years old, Jane would still have more money than him, and her lead would only increase with time. In fact, at the age of 100, Jane would have $19.2 million to her name, while John would have $16.7 million. This just goes to show the power of compound interest, as famously called by Albert Einstein as the 8th Wonder of the world.

However, when it comes to investing, it’s important to consider the context of one’s financial situation. Comparing someone who is debt-free to someone who is not will not provide an accurate comparison. While Jane invested $100 a month for 7 years, John was dealing with debt payments and didn’t invest anything for those first 8 years. But what if John managed to free up an extra $200 a year, or less than $17 a month, by paying off his debts? In that case, he would come out ahead of Jane by the time they’re both 70. And if he freed up more money than that, he would pass Jane even earlier.

So, what’s the takeaway? While compound interest is undoubtedly a powerful tool, it’s important to also consider the impact of debt on one’s ability to invest. Paying off debt and freeing up funds for investment can ultimately lead to greater financial success in the long run.

And given the state of the average American debt situation, $17 a month in payments is a remarkably conservative estimate. According to articles in business insider,
CNBC, and Forbes the average American debt situation looks like this: About $9,000 in credit card debt which is
often split between several cards. $30,000 in student loan debt. And assuming a used vehicle was bought a little
over $21,000 on a car loan. That’s around $60,000 in total debt. If we assume 18% interest on the credit cards
and 4.5% interest on the other loans and terms of 5 and 10 years on the car loan and student
loan respectively, the minimum payments could be roughly $900 a month. Freeing up that much cashflow could make a
tremendous difference in the previous example. Let’s look back at John’s situation from before
and assume that his household’s debt situation was that of the average American. John uses his $100 a month of excess cash
flow to pay off these debts.


Based on the numbers it would take him roughly
six years to become debt-free. This is assuming he did not work any extra
hours or sell anything to get out of debt faster. Once he was debt-free he would have almost
$1,000 a month left over to invest. If he starts the process of becoming debt-free
at the age of 18 when Jane was starting to invest he would have become debt-free by his
24th birthday. If he then turned around and started investing
the full $1,000 a month he would actually be further along in his investments by his
25th birthday then Jane was. Granted this is largely because he has invested
more money than Jane has at this point. Jane by her 25th birthday had only invested
$8,400. That’s quite a bit less than John’s $12,000
but think of the potential payoff of this down the road if John keepS investing that


He’ll also likely be able to lead a much
better lifestyle than Jane in the present due to his lower monthly expenses. Jane may eventually equal him in that regard
if she gets her debts paid off, but for those first several years after John is debt-free,
it is worth noting. Remember, compound interest is an incredibly
powerful mathematical force. But it can work just as hard against you as
it can for you. So it’s important to make sure that compound
interest is your ally in your finances, not your enemy. So with that being said how do we avoid this
killer of wealth? First, if you’re lucky enough to not have
any debt right now research some ways to ensure that you keep it that way.


If you’re planning to go to college look into
ESA or 529 plans. They are ways to start saving for college
while lowering your tax burden (which is always a nice perk). Also, look into scholarship opportunities
or PSEO. Don’t be afraid to have a summer job and work
during the school year part-time. For the record, this can also be a good option
in high school to give yourself a head start financially so long as it doesn’t take away
from your studies too much. Make sure that you always have an emergency
fund. It should contain three to six months worth
of expenses so that you don’t have to take on debt for those moments when life happens. Make sure you have insurance for those catastrophes
that you wouldn’t be able to cover with your savings. Catastrophic health emergencies are a good
candidate for this.


If you’re already in debt, learn about how
people have paid off their debts. Then choose the strategy that is most likely
to get you (and keep you) completely out of debt. Three of the most popular strategies are the
debt snowball, debt avalanche, and debt tsunami. I have done videos on all three of those and
they will be linked in the description. The debt snowball is the one made famous by
financial personalities such as Dave Ramsey. It has you order your debts from smallest
to largest balance and pay them off in that order regardless of the interest rates on
those debts. The plus side is the momentum you can build
up for yourself by quickly wiping out those bills. The downside is it isn’t the most mathematically
efficient way to get out of debt, all else being equal.


The debt avalanche is the more mathematically
efficient option if you can stick to it. It has you order your debts from highest to
lowest interest rate and pay them off in that order. This is regardless of the size of the loan
itself. The upside is the fact that you’ll be paying
less in interest. The downside is in some situations it may
take quite a while to get rid of that first bill. For those who are more motivated by seeing
the balances of the debts themselves going down this may not be much of an issue.


For those that are more motivated by the lowering
of bills, this could be an issue in some situations. The debt tsunami has you order your debts
from the most emotionally stressful to the least emotionally stressful and pay them off
in that order. In some cases, this could mean paying off
the largest balance that also has the lowest interest rate first. However in my experience that is not commonly
how it goes. Most of the people that I’ve seen use this
strategy tend to use it because there are personal loans between family or friends that
are causing a lot of stress in the relationship. The person with the debt uses the tsunami
to get rid of that loan first and then often switches to a different strategy such as the
snowball or avalanche. Which is another viable option for many people. There’s nothing stopping you from starting
with one strategy that will help get you going and then switching to another that will work
for you longer-term.


I know a lot of people who have started with
the snowball to get themselves some momentum and then switched to the avalanche once they
were on a roll so that they could save on interest. Another thing I would recommend looking into
is the power of the debt snowflake. If you haven’t heard, the debt snowflake is
a strategy where you find ways to free up money (or just happened to find the money)
that you can put towards your debt payoff strategy. The nice thing about it is it works well with
any of the other three strategies I mentioned. While by itself it isn’t game-changing it
does help your primary strategy do its job a little better. And as we know every little bit helps. If you need more motivation make sure to check
out Dave Ramsey’s YouTube channel and their debt-free screams playlist.


It’s filled with a lot of amazing stories
of people paying off loads of debt on various levels of income and getting to see their
relief when they are finally debt-free is very inspiring. You might also find their Turning Points playlist
interesting. It is essentially interviews of people who
have become debt-free talking about what made them decide to go through that process and
achieve that lifestyle. I’ll leave a link to both playlists in the
description as well..

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The 4% Rule for Retirement (FIRE)

If you have spent any time researching retirement planning online, you have heard of the 4% rule. If you haven’t heard of it, the 4% rule suggests that if you spend 4% of your assets in your initial year of retirement, and then adjust for inflation each year going forward, you will be unlikely to run out of money. To put some numbers to it, if you wanted to retire and spend $40,000 per year, adjusted for inflation, from your portfolio, you would need to retire with one million dollars to adhere to the four percent rule. This rule is alternatively described as the requirement to have 25 years worth of spending in your portfolio to afford retirement. 1/25 equals 4% – it’s the same rule. While it is simple and elegant, the 4% rule is probably not the best way to plan for retirement, especially if you plan on retiring early. I’m Ben Felix, Associate Portfolio Manager at PWL Capital. In this episode of Common Sense Investing, I’m going to tell you why the 4% rule is not a rule to live by.

The 4% rule originated in William Bengen’s October 1994 study, published in the Journal of Financial Planning. Bengen was a financial planner. He wanted to find a realistic safe withdrawal rate to recommend to his retired clients. Bengan’s breakthrough in determining a safe withdrawal rate came from modelling spending over 30-year periods in US market history rather than the common practice of simply using average historical returns. Using data for a hypothetical portfolio consisting of 50% S&P 500 index and 50% intermediate-term US government bonds he looked at rolling 30-year periods starting in 1926, ending with 1992. So, 1926 – 1955, followed by 1927 – 1956 etc., ending with 1963 – 1992. The maximum safe withdrawal rate in the worst 30-year period ended up being just over 4%. From this simple but innovative analysis, the 4% rule was born. More recently Bengen has adjusted his spending rule to 4.5% based on the inclusion of small cap stocks in the hypothetical historical portfolio.

While the 4% (and the 4.5% rule) may have basis in historical US data, there are substantial problems with these rules in general, and specifically in the case of a retirement period longer than 30 years. In his 2017 book How Much Can I Spend in Retirement, Wade Pfau, Ph.D, CFA, looked at 30-year safe withdrawal rates in both US and non-US markets using the Dimson-Marsh-Staunton Global Returns Dataset, and assuming a portfolio of 50% stocks and 50% bills. He found that the US at 3.9%, Canada at 4.0%, New Zealand at 3.8%, and Denmark at 3.7% were the only countries in the dataset that would have historically supported something close to the 4% rule. The aggregate global portfolio of stocks and bills had a much lower 30-year safe withdrawal rate of 3.5%. Considering returns other that US historical returns is important, but, in my opinion, one of the most important assumptions to be aware of in the 4% rule is the 30-year retirement period used by Bengen. People are living longer, and many of the bloggers citing the 4% rule are focused on FIRE, financial independence retire early.

In Bengen’s study the 4% rule with a 50% stock 50% bond portfolio was shown to have a 0% chance of failure over 30-year historical periods in the US. That chance of failure increases to around 15% over 40-year periods, and closer to 30% over 50-year periods. FIRE likely means a retirement period longer than 30 years. Modelling longer time periods using historical sampling becomes problematic because we have data for a limited number of historical 50-year periods.

One way to address this issue is with Monte Carlo simulation. Monte Carlo is a technique where an unlimited number of sample data sets can be simulated to model uncertainty without relying on historical periods. Even with Monte Carlo simulation, there is an obvious risk to using historical data to build expectations about the future. The world today is different than it was in the past. Interest rates are low, and stock prices are high. While it may be reasonable to expect relative outcomes to persist, such as stocks outperforming bonds, small stocks outperforming large stocks, and value stocks outperforming growth stocks, the magnitude of future returns are unknown and unknowable. To address this for financial planning, PWL Capital uses a combination of equilibrium cost of capital and current market conditions to build an estimate for expected future returns for use in financial planning. This process is outlined in the 2016 paper Great Expectations.

Using the December 2017 PWL Capital expected returns for a 50% stock 50% bond portfolio we are able to model the safe withdrawal rate for varying durations of retirement using Monte Carlo simulation. We will assume that a 95% success rate over 1,000 trials is sufficient to be called a safe withdrawal rate. For a 30-year retirement period, our Monte Carlo simulation gives us a 3.5% safe withdrawal rate. Pretty close to the original 4% rule, and spot on with Wade Pfau’s global revision of Bengen’s analysis. Now let’s say a 40-year old wants to retire today and assume life until age 95. That’s a 55-year retirement period. The safe withdrawal rate? 2.2%. I think that this is such an important message. The 4% rule falls apart over longer retirement periods. So far we have talked about spending a consistent inflation adjusted amount each year in retirement. One way to increase the amount that you can spend overall is allowing for variable spending. In general this means spending more when markets are good, and spending less when markets are bad. The result is more spending overall with a lower probability of running out of money. The catch is that you have to live with a variable income or have the ability to generate additional income from, say, working, to fill in the gaps when markets are not doing well.

We also need to talk about fees. Fees reduce returns. Fees may be negligible if you are using low-cost ETFs, but they become extremely important if you are using high-fee mutual funds, or if you are paying for financial advice. The safe withdrawal rate in the worst 30-year period in the US drops to 3.56% with a 1% fee, making the 4% rule the more like the 3.5% rule after a 1% fee.

Adding a 1% fee to the Monte Carlo simulation reduces the safe withdrawal rates by around 0.50% on average. In both cases this is a meaningful reduction in spending. Of course, fees need to be considered alongside the value being received in exchange for the fee. This value should be heavily tied to behavioural coaching and financial decision making. There have been two well-known attempts to quantify the value of financial advice, one by Vanguard and one by Morningstar. Vanguard estimated that between building a customized investment plan, minimizing risks and tax impacts, and behavioural coaching, good financial advice can add an average of 3% per year to returns. Morningstar looked at withdrawal strategies, asset allocation, tax efficiency, liability relative optimization, annuity allocation, and timing of social security (CPP in Canada), to arrive at a value-add of 2.34% per year.

PWL Capital’s Raymond Kerzerho has also written on this topic, finding an estimated value-add of just over 3% per year. Based on these analyses, one could argue that paying 1% for good financial advice could even increase your safe withdrawal rate. I would not go that far, but the point is that while fees are a consideration, they may be worthwhile in exchange for good advice.

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