If Retirement Were Like A Game Show

Today’s Prep:

Everyone loves a good game show, whether it’s The Price Is Right, Jeopardy, or Who Wants To Be A Millionaire. It’s fun to play along, but remember, they’re just games. Today we’ll talk about game shows and how they relate to your retirement planning process. Ready to play?

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Equipping Points:

[1:43] – The Price Is Right

  • The key to investing is buying low and selling high.
  • You have to look at fundamentals like, “what are you paying for on an earnings standpoint?”
  • In retirement, you need income to support your lifestyle.
  • You still want growth in order to outpace inflation down the road.
  • Proper diversification can help with big losses.

[3:33] – Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader?

  • If you can’t explain your retirement to an 11-year-old, then it’s too complicated.
  • Eric shares a teachable moment he had with his son while at the store.
  • People make retirement more complicated than it needs to be, but an advisor should be able to relay it to you in a way that makes sense.
  • In a client example, Eric talks about someone who took his class after being laid off.
  • Yes, there are complicated formulas behind the scenes but an advisor is here to help you.

Today’s Takeaway:

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