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Welcome to a crucial journey in financial empowerment. In our presentation we address the unique challenges individuals face when income varies from month to month. We delve into understanding the dynamics of inconsistent income, assessing your financial stability, and equipping you with actionable strategies to regain control over your financial future. MORE >In this illuminating session, we explore flexible budgeting, building an emergency fund, mastering cash flow management, and navigating the intricate world of debt and credit. Along the way, we'll provide valuable tools, resources, and expert insights to guide you towards financial confidence.
Join us as we embark on a transformative journey to financial stability and prosperity. Your financial well-being is our priority, and together, we'll chart a course towards a more secure and prosperous future.
Are you anxious about the day-to-day change of no longer working? Even if you have been retired for years, you can still uncover areas that are NOT about the money that can surprise you. If you are single, widowed, or divorced this workshop can also point you in the right direction for your retirement. Discussion on all aspects of retirement except the money. You will complete a free workbook in this seminar to develop a game plan just for you! MORE >
Financial Strategies for Women Today: Every woman, single or married, widowed or divorced — needs to plan ahead for personal and financial security. Women today have careers, start businesses, run households, raise children, and help aging parents. The workshop is designed to help you strengthen your financial future. I’ll have specific information for women who face divorce or widowhood, as well as many other concerns that could directly affect your family’s finances. The presentation offers sound, practical strategies that you can use immediately.
We will focus on six key action items designed to help you:
• Get your financial house in order - Prepare for the unexpected
• Put your money to work by investing
• Build a healthy nest egg for retirement
• Face financial hardship
• Understand your Social Security options
• Address estate and legacy issues
Workbook that contains a wealth of information, including exercises that are designed to help you assess your current situation. MORE >
Do you know how tax planning changes through different stages of retirement?
In retirement, your tax rate may vary widely over the years based on the timing and order in which you use different sources of money to pay for expenses. It is important to apply the tax code in an organized and efficient way. Learn how to create a retirement tax strategy.
You will learn:
• The critical tax questions to answer before retirement.
• The surprises that often make retirement more expensive.
• The four stages of retirement and important tax actions in each stage, including tricky IRA challenges.
• Mistakes to avoid when it comes to investments, health care, and estate planning.
We live in a world now where the responsibility for a lifetime of financial well-being rests solely in our own hands. The increasing complexity of the financial choices and decisions we face have exposed a dismal reality: most folks do not have an adequate understanding of the financial principals, behaviors and attitudes that will foster financial well-being. MORE >In this interactive presentation, we discuss what financial literacy means and why it’s critically important for a life of financial security and enjoyment. Topics include the components of literacy and basic principles upon which attendees can learn to gain control over day to day financial matters, build for retirement, and enjoy the things in life they love today.
This is an intro to a series of presentations that include Budget Building, Retirement Planning and Investing. Can be customized for your organization.
*COVID-19 Update* I have conducted several online webinars and Zoom-based conferences for small groups and would be happy to do so for your organization as well. Most people know that they should have a will, but why? When should you have your first will drafted? What is the difference between a will and a trust? How do I make sure that my children will be taken care of in the event of a family tragedy? What is probate and how does it work? I will give direct, understandable answers to these questions and any others you might have about the world of estate planning. MORE >Attendees will leave this talk knowing all the basics of the estate planning process, how to go about finding a qualified attorney, what is involved on their part and how much the process should cost them. It's the perfect one-stop primer to learn about wills, trusts, guardianship, powers of attorney and other sometimes intimidating but universally important topics.
In this presentation you will learn:
* When you should apply for Social Security.
* How to optimize benefits.
* When it makes sense to delay benefits.
* Strategies for coordinating spousal benefits.
* How to increase survivor benefits.
In this presentation you will learn:
* How to keep your house out of probate.
* Find out what happens if you don't have a will.
* How to use a revocable living trust.
* Why you need a power of attorney for healthcare and property.
The "transition window" is from age 62 to 70. During this period of your life, you will need to make a variety of decisions- some of which are irrevocable. A wrong decision will follow you throughout retirement! These decisions include Social Security elections, Medicare enrollment, and company retirement distributions options, to name a few. Learn how to manage this "transition window" so you will have a successful retirement. MORE >
In this session, you will learn about alternative investment opportunities from the perspective of an experienced accredited investor. Topics include: What are the most popular types of investment among accredited investors? What are the risks and potential rewards? How does an individual investor evaluate opportunities?