If you could increase the return on your investment without taking on additional market risk, would you? Of course you would! The question is how, right?
That´s exactly what happens when you invest in accounts that defer tax withholding until the time of withdrawal.
Have Retirement Planning Questions!
What kind of pre-retirement planning do I require, now, for a successful transition to life after work?
For example, when you pay taxes at the rate of 25% on your annual gains, it reduces the amount of money in your account that could be earning valuable interest. With tax deferral you would delay paying those taxes, leaving the money inside the account. Because there is more money available in the account to earn interest, your account balance may grow and increase faster than without tax deferral.
Many people we work with are more concerned about keeping what they have and making it last, than the best stock pick of the month. When we invest the first thing we MUST look at is risk and how much we will take in a particular investment. What is your ‘downside‘ risk? How do you get your money back and what is the worst case scenario?
What can I do now to help protect my life savings?
How do I protect my portfolio during uncertain economy times?
Will my family be safe if something happens to me?
Pre-retirees and retirees who have a written financial plan before they receive the Gold Watch, may be better off than those who do not. Seek the advice from a trained professional like an Investment Advisor Representative at TradeWell™. We are Fiduciaries and are legally obligated to hold your interests ahead of ours.
Planning a retirment can be complicated. Let us help.
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Know What Plan Fees You Are Paying For Your Retirement
AARP estimates that hidden 401(k) fees of 1% can reduce a worker’s retirement returns by about 15% over 30 years. For an account of $1 million that comes to $150,000.* AARP published a report that 71% of Americans believe that they pay zero fees inside their 401k and the mutual funds they are invested in. There are over 9500 mutual funds in America which is double the amount of public traded companies. Why do you ask why are there so many? Because its extremely lucrative and the trouble is its more lucrative for Wall Street than normal investors like you and me. Stay away from actively managed mutual funds and roll over your 401k into a IRA that is managed by Tradewell Tax & Financial. We will use Etf’s which are low cost and tax efficient, and individual stocks which do not have any internal fees at all.
Twenty years ago, the cost of administering a 401(k) plan was primarily the responsibility of the employer. Today most of that burden has shifted to participants. According to a recent article in AARP, “Although workers have not been receiving itemized bills for fees they pay in their 401(k) retirement plans, those hidden costs may be chipping away at the growth of their nest eggs.” Most if not all 401(k) participants are also shouldering the burden of managing these accounts themselves, or relying on a call center representative for investment advice.
Excessive internal fees can destroy two-thirds of your retirement. Let’s assume that the stock market will gain 7% over the next 50 years. At this rate for each dollar that is invested grows to 30 dollars, but the average mutual fund charges over 2% in total expense ratios and trading costs, which means you earn 5%. At this rate you get 10 dollars. Ten dollars verses thirty dollars. You take all the risk, put up the dollars for the investment and take 100% of the risk only to earn 33% of the return. You take it on the chin only to line the pockets of the mutual fund companies, your 401k providers and investment advisers. If you hire an adviser who uses mutual funds you are essentially paying a manager to manage the managers and you add an additional layer of fees on-top of what we discussed above. Remember, most of our new customers come from other advisers and big-names investment companies you see on Television.
“Compound interest is the eighth wonder of the world. He who understands it, earns it..he who doesn’t…pays it” Albert Einstein
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About Mike Albertson
The Founder and CEO of Tradewell Tax & Financial, Mike is also a fee-based Investment Advisor Representative and Fiduciary who is required to put his clients’ interests before his own. In 2002 Mike entered into the financial services sector as a way to learn about people and help them.