The problem comes from the difference between the words attention and intention. While some believe that contributing to a 401K is paying attention to one’s retirement needs, the activity falls short of answering the most fundamental question about retirement planning:“Will I have enough to retire on?” Having enough has everything to do with being intentional by projecting how much it will take to retire and determining how much one has to save in order to reach that goal.
The same can be said for college planning. Too few people have done their homework (pun intended) to determine what it will take to put “Junior” through college. Meanwhile, they put two hundred dollars into a college fund every time “Junior” has a birthday. Again, the focus is on attention or activity and not intention or planning.
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of Americans nearing retirement have less than $30,000 in their retirement accounts.Almost half of middle-class workers, 49 percent, will be poor or near poor in retirement. Are you just another statistic or will you do what it takes to beat the statistics?
Our team faces two common questions: “Will I have enough?” and “Do I have any financial blind spots?” We will do our best to make sure you have confidence in your financial future.
While our projection will be based on your vision and expectations, we will also factor in the effect of inflation and taxes. This will help in determining the size of your retirement needs and ensure that your contributions lead you to your target.
We have access to current college tuition and room & board information at schools across the country. Based on this information and the projected rate of inflation for higher education, we can help you determine what it will take to send your child to the school of their choice. With this, we can provide a custom savings plan that will help enable you to accumulate enough to send “Junior” to college.
Be intentional by having an actual plan in place and using it to reach your financial goal.
Instead of a winsome approach to your financial services, focus on a target that will allow you to use your money wisely. This way, you’ll save only what is necessary and gain peace of mind by knowing you are doing the right thing.