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Your Wealth Plan should be:
Balanced, Strong, & Last Forever
- EK 101 – Wealth Advice Simplified – Core Three
- Tax Free Matching
- Tax Protection
- Tax Guide
- Tax Brackets Strategy
- Lock in Gains
- Historical Tax Rates
- Financial Leverage
- RMD – Required Minimum Distributions
- Tax Free Matching – Webinar Replay
- Top 3 Wealth Hacks – Arbitrage + Leverage + Capital Efficiency
- BRT Podcast – FinEd
EK 101 - Core 3 Concepts
Wealth Advice Simplified
THE CORE THREE
Game Plan = Offense/Defense
- Makes Money whether the Market goes Up or Down
- Has Tax Protection
- Locks in Gains
- Protects your Principal
Architect = Acquire Assets
- Act as Security for Collateral to borrow money
- Hedge against Inflation vs. holding cash that devalues over time
- Provides Real Diversification in any economic climate by owning different Asset Classes
Endgame = Exit Strategy
Business Professionals need a long term plan, to enhance their options.
We believe You should be able to Exit the Workplace on your Own Terms, not someone else’s.
Most professionals have not given enough thought to their future, particularly an Exit Strategy.
You’ve Worked Hard for what you’ve Earned. Now you need a Tax Control Plan for your Wealth.
Tax Free Matching Strategy:
- Grows your Wealth 60% faster
- Protects your Principal
- Provides You a Tax Free Exit at Retirement ($0 Taxes)
Business Organized in 7 Rules
Finance Down to 7 Concepts
Tax Free Matching
Intro to Tax Free Matching Strategy
How Does Tax-Free Matching Strategy Work?
Protects Wealth from Future Tax Increases & Market Losses
Up to 3 to 1 Matching on Client Contributions
Strategy has over $2 Billion Funded & In Force
The Fastest Way to Create LARGE Tax Free Income Streams for Your Retirement
Learn the Basics of Tax Protection.
Pay your fair share but not more than you should.
One of the most overlooked areas in financial planning for households with income over $100k.
This can have a Massive Impact on your Financial Future, as Taxes will be your Biggest Expense in Retirement.
The Hidden Tax Threat for the Six Figure Earner
The More You Earn, the More Vulnerable You are to Tax Increases.
If You Earn more than $100K / year, then Taxes will be your Biggest Expense in Retirement.
What You Don’t Know Could Cost You Six Figures or More in Extra Taxes!
Qualified Plans (401K, IRA, SEP IRA) are NOT Tax Savings Plans, they are Tax Deferral Plans. Uncle Sam (Gov’t) will get his ‘cut’ at some point. The Bill always comes Due.
Do You Know What the Tax Rates will be in the Future?
Do You Know What Percentage You Will Lose to Uncle Sam?
Do You Have a Tax Control Plan to Minimize This?
Your Retirement Account will be quite large in the next 20 years +, $1 mil, maybe more.
If you Save $15K a year in taxes in retirement, over 20 years
= $300K in savings.
Would You Like to Know a Strategy that Can Do This?
Download the Tax Guide to help Protect You from Long Term Tax Traps.
Tax Brackets Strategy
Tax Brackets Strategy :
Taxes vs. Market Losses – Which is worse?
Taxes are a guaranteed 25% to 50% loss each year.
Market losses are bad, but unless you sell, those losses are only on paper. Markets also recover.
Money paid in taxes is gone.
People often underestimate the amount of wealth taxes drain off:
How many years will you spend in retirement?
$23,237 x 25 years in retirement = $580,925
What can that money grow to if you keep it invested vs. sending it to the IRS?
$1 million? $2 million or more?
What would this mean to your lifestyle in retirement? Your legacy?
We all need to pay our fair share but I would rather retain an extra million in wealth vs. pay it all out in taxes.
I think I can do more good in the world by managing and directing the funds.
Get a recap of the strategy here: HERE
Lock In Gains
How To Lock In Gains
The Stock Market is great when it’s up. Not so much when it’s down. This is true of all Assets.
It’s great to have a Strategy that “Locks in Gains”, so You Keep What You Earn.
- Gains Lock In every 12 months, & Cannot Be Lost due to future market downturns
- Available on Indexed Insurance Products (such as indexed annuities & indexed life insurance)
- Just like any other investment, some are great, some are not
- Protecting some of your Gains can help you get better growth on your other assets
- It feels Good to Lock in Gains and know you Won’t Lose Them in the future!
Check out this video for more Info: https://wealthforlife.net/eliminate-bear-markets/
Lock In Gains
Concept: Locking in Gains in Volatile Markets
It’s important to have some assets that provide protection from market losses.
A newer strategy we use is called Index Lock. This allows us to lock in gains anytime during the year.
It’s available on the 3 to 1 matching program, certain annuities and indexed life products.
We’ve had over 10,000 lock-ins for clients with great results.
Once gains are locked, they are protected and cannot be lost in the future due to market downturns.
This can be done manually, as we see reports weekly or we can also set auto-lock targets.
Example 12% – then it would automatically lock in the gains if the index hit that level.
Here’s a quick video if you’d like to see how it works: HERE
Historical Tax Rates
Historical Tax Rates
Historical Tax Rates have been as high as 70% for top earners.
Do you think rates will got to 70% again? This may not happen,
but what about increases of 5 or 10%?
Using the Tax Code to Reduce or eliminate Taxes
can be one of the biggest things you do to Increase your Financial Security.
This post gives a brief history of tax rates, and a breakdown example:
The Objective is to move more of your money into a long term Tax Free position.
We usually use Insurance Strategies for our Clients to carry this out.
(Tax Free Matching being the most popular).
It is Important to have your funds Separated into 3 Types of Accounts:
Taxed – Normal W2 income (1099, salary, etc.), Investments (maybe Taxed at lower Cap Gains rates)
Tax Deferred – typical retirement accounts like 401K, IRA
Tax Free – Insurance Accounts, or Roth IRA
Most professionals have all of their money in the Taxed, or Tax Deferred categories which lacks balance.
The Problem is all of your money is exposed to either the Current Government Tax Code – or the unpredictable Future Tax Code.
Either way, you have less Certainty of what you will be paying.
Moving money into a Tax Free position can help you Increase your Wealth, and potentially save you six figures or more in taxes.
This blog reviews the Benefits of Insurance Strategies:
If you would like to figure out how much of your funds are in each type of Tax Account, you can:
Download the Tax Protection Worksheet Here
How Financial Leverage Multiplies Wealth
There are advanced startegies that the wealthy use.
Financial leverage is one of the greatest way to multiply wealth.
In essence, it helps you create more wealth with less capital.
They key to using financial leverage is to do this safely.
This video is part of the Tax Free Matching Info that allows you to use financial leverage to create tax free income.
RMD - Required Minimum Distributions
RMD - Required Minimum Distributions
Taxes in Retirement on a $500K IRA
If you are planning on retirement income over $100,000 per year taxes could be one of your biggest expenses.
The top 10% of Americans pay 70% of all federal taxes and most likely taxes will not go down in the future.
On a $500,000 IRA you could end up paying over $250,000 in taxes!
So getting money into a tax free position can help you increase your wealth and potentially save you six figures or more in taxes.
When you reach age 70½, you’re required to withdraw a certain amount of money from your retirement accounts each year. That amount is called a required minimum distribution, or RMD.
RMD’s are forced distributions by the IRS on your retirement accounts. This can cause you to pay a lot more in taxes in retirement than you may have planned for.
RMD rules apply to tax-deferred retirement accounts:
Most small-business accounts
Most 401(k) and 403(b) plans
Defined Benefit Plans
This money comes out taxed as ordinary income. Just like it is while you are working.
These distributions can put you in a higher tax bracket. Plus you are not only paying taxes on the money you put in, but taxes on all the compound growth as well.
By creating different tax buckets, taxable, tax deferred and tax free you can avoid the excess taxation trap and have more money to spend.
Tax Free Matching - Webinar
Top 3 Wealth Hacks - Arbitrage + Leverage + Capital Efficiency
TFM - Education
Top 3 Wealth Hacks For High Income Professionals:
Arbitrage + Leverage + Capital Efficiency =
Greater Wealth with the Same Effort
Hacking Wealth: What are the shortcuts that will help you get the most from your finances?
The idea of hacking is to get the most out of what you are doing. To make “it” work better in the most efficient, productive way possible.
What’s the most nutritious fruit? Great, I’ll eat blueberries instead of cantaloupe.
What’s the best workout I can get in the least amount of time? Great, I’ll do H.I.I.T. for 10 minutes instead of jogging for an hour.
What’s the best way to achieve my goals? Great, I will set my intention and visualize every day.
It is in that spirit, that these wealth hacks work. Multiple careers, creating businesses, building income streams.
This is the New Financial Life. The idea of working for 45 years and retiring is dead.
Becoming a superstar in the given projects you are working on…Being the best at your chosen vocation…Building income streams from multiple sources so you can have more time with family, friends, and community.
The freedom and flexibility to contribute and give value when and where you choose for your entire life.
This is the New Financial Life and these Three Wealth Hacks will help you live it.
The Wealth Hacks listed below are not new. There are multiple billions-of-dollars employed into these strategies.
But, I apologize up front, they are not particularly simple. If you have a financial background, the concepts will resonate right away.
If this is new to your wheel-house, check out the video overviews and you will pick it up quickly.
- Wealth Hack #1: Arbitrage – Create 25% or more wealth with the same money
- Wealth Hack #2: Leverage – Save Less, Get More
- Wealth Hack #3: Capital Efficiency – Downside Protection, Locking In Gains, Tax Efficiency
Full Article: https://wealthforlife.net/top-3-wealth-hacks/
BRT Podcast - FinEd
BRT Podcast - FinEd
BRT Podcast – Financial Education
Wealth for Life – BRT WFL Here
- Financial Planning – BRT Retirement Here
- Investing – BRT Investing Here
- Taxes – BRT Taxes Here
- Legal – BRT Legal Here
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