Financial Lessons From the Pandemic (and What You Can Do Now)

Available for Interviews: Harry Abrahamsen

Harry J. Abrahamsen is Founder & CEO Abrahamsen Financial Group. His company offers customized wealth management solutions—creating plans and portfolios that protect, preserve, and grow clients’ wealth. He was selected as one of the ten most dependable Wealth Managers in the Mid-Atlantic as published in Forbes magazine.

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Financial Planning For the Future:

There are risks that are regularly discussed: trade wars, the next quarter’s returns, budget deficit forecasts, and elections. But the real risks are the things that aren’t being discussed yet—the ones that weren’t predicted: pandemics, September 11, Pearl Harbor, the Lehman Brothers not being able to find a buyer. (Yes, 2008 was so devastating that the name Lehman Brothers, one of the most prestigious financial institutions in the world at the time, was treated like a leper because of their balance sheet.)

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Avoid These 5 Retirement Planning Mistakes This Year

Available for Interviews: Chris Janeway

Chris Janeway is Founder & CEO Fourth Point Wealth and coaches investors throughout southern CA.  He is also a national speaker, financial coach, and advocate for financial literacy.

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Retirement Mistakes to Avoid:

 1. Failure to Launch. Not getting the retirement investing clock started early in your career is the absolute biggest mistake we see. The power of time in the market is what makes the major difference in your future and getting started as early as possible, even with a small amount, can make a massive impact on your plan’s longevity.

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7 Essential Pointers on Preparing for Retirement

Available for Interviews: Harry Abrahamsen

Harry J. Abrahamsen is Founder & CEO Abrahamsen Financial Group. His company offers customized wealth management solutions—creating plans and portfolios that protect, preserve, and grow clients’ wealth. He was selected as one of the ten most dependable Wealth Managers in the Mid-Atlantic as published in Forbes magazine.

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Preparing for Retirement
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 1. Have a game plan in place. Where do you want to live? Do you want to move and downsize? Do you have grandchildren you want to be close to? 

 2. Have a written retirement plan. It is essential for a person to have a written retirement income plan, not just an investment plan. Most people have money saved up, but they lack an actual written plan to determine where and what their retirement income will look like.

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19-Year-Old on a Mission to Make Higher Education More Affordable

Available for Interviews: Mat Jacobson

Mat Jacobson is the Founder & CEO of the Ducere Global Business School, and as a thought leader on innovation within education, is creating some of the industry’s most innovative educational platforms and projects. He is a regular media contributor on topics of business, innovation, and entrepreneurship, and has appeared in articles including Wealth Creator, Marketing Magazine, Business First, Smart Magazine, Start-Up Smart, and Business Builders.

What Mat Jacobson can say in an interview on Making Higher Education More Affordable and Accessible:

    • Meet Benji, an 19-year-old Aussie, who has already graduated with a British University bachelor honors degree, from one of the UK’s oldest and finest public universities. 
    • Now Benji has launched the Global Game Changers program in the US this month and is on a mission to support young entrepreneurial students to get a world-class degree, focusing on the real skills they need to get a job and build a career.

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What Is a Budget and How to Draft One?

Available for Interviews: Chris Janeway

Chris Janeway is Founder & CEO Fourth Point Wealth and coaches investors throughout southern CA.  He is also a national speaker, financial coach, and advocate for financial literacy.

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Budgets:

    • With the rise of online banking, we’ve seen budgeting and balancing checkbooks go out the window. Paired with a lack of financial education in our schools, families aren’t prepared financially. The best first step is a budget.

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3 Tips Young Investors Can Apply Now to Retire at the Incredible Age of 45

Available for Interviews: Chris Janeway

Chris Janeway is Founder & CEO Fourth Point Wealth and coaches investors throughout southern CA.  He is also a national speaker, financial coach, and advocate for financial literacy.

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Retiring 20 Years Sooner:

Retirement by 45 seems incredible and is no small task. To take 20 years off the saving years and add them to the spending years, takes incredible discipline and planning.  Understanding exactly what you want to live like and how much that costs is crucial in creating the plan to get there.

Of course, a big part of this picture is assessing the kind of lifestyle you wish to have in the future and all of the costs associated with it. Once you come to that conclusion, you can start to take the following tips into consideration:

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How to Secure Your Retirement: The Case for Scrapping of Your 401(k)

Available for Interviews: Harry Abrahamsen

Harry J. Abrahamsen is Founder & CEO Abrahamsen Financial Group. His company offers customized wealth management solutions—creating plans and portfolios that protect, preserve, and grow client’s wealth. He was selected as one of the ten most dependable Wealth Managers in the Mid-Atlantic as published in Forbes magazine.

 

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A Pension Plan Versus a 401(k)
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Knowing the differences between these two retirement plans can help you decide which one is best for your situation.

First, let’s talk about the differences between a pension and a 401(k):

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How to Adjust Your Retirement Planning Post-Pandemic

Available for Interviews: Harry Abrahamsen

Harry J. Abrahamsen is Founder & CEO Abrahamsen Financial Group. His company offers customized wealth management solutions—creating plans and portfolios that protect, preserve, and grow client’s wealth. He was selected as one of the ten most dependable Wealth Managers in the Mid-Atlantic as published in Forbes magazine.

 

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Retirement Planning Post-Pandemic:

    • Forced into early retirement? What should you do? It is important to seek new employment. Example: Take a top executive in PepsiCo who lost her job. She was in her late 50s. She worked with headhunters and did a lot of daily networking. Fortunately, she landed a great job.

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5 Financial Lessons From the Past That Can Help Us Today

Available for Interviews: Harry Abrahamsen

Harry J. Abrahamsen is Founder & CEO Abrahamsen Financial Group. His company offers customized wealth management solutions—creating plans and portfolios that protect, preserve, and grow clients’ wealth. He was selected as one of the ten most dependable Wealth Managers in the Mid-Atlantic as published in Forbes magazine.

What Harry Abramhamsen can say in an interview about Learning from the 2008 Financial Crisis and the Global Pandemic:

The pandemic crisis happened, and people want to look at the past to solve the problems of the future. People need to have contingency plans in place so when something like this happens, they are prepared.

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Banks Don’t Have Your Back (They Work Behind It)

Available for Interviews: Harry Abrahamsen

Harry J. Abrahamsen is Founder & CEO Abrahamsen Financial Group. His company offers customized wealth management solutions—creating plans and portfolios that protect, preserve, and grow client’s wealth. He was selected as one of the ten most dependable Wealth Managers in the Mid-Atlantic as published in Forbes magazine.

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The Banking System and How It Affects Your Bottom Line:

People see the Great Recession through the lens of what they themselves experienced and the most popular stories on the news ticker—with a general idea of what the bailout meant, but most people do not know how close America was to falling into another depression. And most people do not realize that the thing that is backing up this bailout is their taxpayer dollars. When the government throws money at a problem, more taxes will be required to make up for it, and inflation goes through the roof. So maybe individuals weren’t as immediately impacted in 2008 as they would have been in the 1930s, but the impact of tax increases and inflation, and speculation, will wreak havoc in their lives in the long term. The banking system is an immense tide that is being held back by a series of weak barriers and bailouts. Your bank is a watery grave, not a trusted institution.

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