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Your Time Your Money: Avoid Financial Detours

by Garrett Kunz   ·  Sep 27, 2019  

Financial Mistakes Can Occur Throughout Your Lifetime

Youth affords us many benefits, ample free time is an example. As you have progressed through life, these benefits become more and more scarce. Whether you’re in your 40’s, 50’s or 60’s, it’s important to be aware of financial pitfalls to avoid. Planning is the best way to avoid financial mistakes, and those plans should be responsive to your current age and future needs, but planning takes time. For our clients we help ease this strain by helping them understand how financial detours could lead them away from their path. Here are four common stressors and advice to reduce these pain points.

The Double-Squeeze Afflicts 40-Somethings

People in their 40’s often face the simultaneous demands of paying for their children’s college costs and saving for retirement. The financial mistake to avoid is withdrawing money from your retirement account to pay for education. It’s better to find other resources, such as student loans, to pay for college without compromising your retirement. Situations and lifestyles vary and there are many other resources available. For many, doing the research and weighing the options can be a daunting, time-consuming task. Our clients, utilize our expertise and resources to ease the process by aligning current actions with end financial goals.

Too Much Mortgage Can Leave You House Poor

Taking out a large mortgage might seem like the ticket to the American lifestyle. The mistake is taking on a demanding monthly payment that shortchanges your ability to provide for your retirement. Retirement planning should help you balance the impulse for immediate materialistic gratification with the mature appreciation of your future challenges.

It Can Be Upsetting To Reach 50 With Inadequate Savings

People are routinely living into their 80’s and 90’s. That’s a long time to rely on retirement savings. One response that can backfire is making overly risky investments to increase your wealth. We help clients understand their risk comfort level, as well as, how risk affects their probability of success using tools like Riskalyze. It might also make sense to postpone your Social Security benefits and plan on working until age 70 while avoiding investments that are too risky for your situation. By understanding where you are earlier, you can look to the future with a plan and you don’t have to do it alone.

Don’t Face Your 60’s Alone

Cognitive ability declines with age, making it even more important to receive advice when managing financial decisions in your 60’s. A financial advisor can help you understand all your options.https://www.thepriebewmgroup.com/about-us/our-team

The opinions voiced in this material are for general information only and are not intended to provide specific advice or recommendations for any individual.

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