Getting to your Retirement Exit was created out of a passion to share information on how to properly prepare everyday people for their retirement. It was created because one of the most important decisions that would last over the next 20+ years would often be made in less than 24 hours without direction or coaching. Visit our website at www.myretirementexit.com for more information.
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How Playing House Became Real.
How Playing House Became Real.
I never thought this day would
come. Waking up in the hospital bed with one kidney gone and the other
kidney in disarray, how could life had been so unfair was the question that
first came to mind. Heavily medicated, I heard the doctor tell my wife,
“If his other kidney does not wake up in the next 8-10 hours, then he will be
on dialysis for the rest of his life,” and my wife began to cry over my bed.
It was 2011, and playing house had just
gotten real. All I remembered at that time was did I pay the life
insurance premium? Would my wife and kids be okay? Did I prepare my
family financially to run the house in my absence? The only check box I
could make at the time was I had paid the insurance premium, but I could not
say I had answered all the other questions.
My name is Jenny Jones and I am a
Financial Advisor/Survivor. You may be asking what a Financial Advisor/Survivor is. It is a person who is licensed and registered as a Financial Advisor, passionate and zealous about finances, yet who
has escape death twice to live another day to tell because his work is not done yet. This blog will share real and raw
life experiences about finances, and will shed light on real issues surrounding retirement and preparing for it. As a former insurance agent,
stockbroker, college professor, Yahoo! Finance columnist, army veteran, cancer survivor, stewardship
instructor, son, father, and most important, husband I have experienced a great
deal concerning finances over the last two decades. I will share them all here in the blog in hopes that it would help someone else. I was trying to figure out a
way to introduce and share a national crises about retirement planning to more than just my friends and family and I was all out of ideas until someone said start a blog and share the information there. If you were trying to figure out some successful tips to
retirement, this would be a great place to visit often. Thank you for
visiting and see you back soon.
I have been getting a lot of requests to put up a blog post to prepare everyday retirees for an upcoming market correction. First of all let’s describe or identify a market correction. A market correction is essentially an overall market drop of about 10%. A market correction is not to be confused with a bear market, which is about a 20% drop in the markets. First, let’s discuss when the last official market correction was on the books. The last correction was the summer of 2015, and it started with China’s market in June. China had a stock market crash that continued into July and August, then around the middle or August the Dow Jones Index (a collection of key stocks that measure the market as a whole) The Dow Jones Stock Index basically measure the pillars or historical fortune 500 giants of the United States fell about 10%. The Dow Jones fell 588 points during a two-day period, 1,300 points from August 18–21. Then on Monday, August 24, the world stock markets were down sub…
I love talking retirement and rightfully so, as I have been working with clients and their portfolios for nearly 20 years. One thing that was hard for me to understand as a young life insurance agent was why I had to know everything about a client before I started writing their life policy. My manager would always tell me that you have to do confidential questionnaires. My thought as a young agent was why when they wanted insurance, and I want to sell it to them. This type of approach was a win-win for me trying to get a commission. As a veteran in the business for more than 35 years at the time, he said you young kids just do not get it. How do you go into a doctor and tell them your elbow hurt because you bruised it, and they give you some cream and send you on your way, only to discover that you have a fractured bone chip? Now that I am older and around the same age, he was when he started sharing his sage wisdom with me, I truly understand what he was talking about now that I am o…
I was creating a retirement plan for a client by the name of Ms. Smith the other day, and I popped the question to her. She said, well, I don't know. It depends on how I feel at that time. I said what do you mean how do you feel at that time, better yet how do you feel about it today. She said I feel pretty good about it today. I said I have been married for 23 years and have never proposed this question to my wife. She said you should; she would probably feel the same way I do about it.
The question I had popped to Ms. Smith was, "If we could go back to November 2007, the "Great Recession" and her entire retirement portfolio was cut in half by 50% would she stick it out?" She said mainly she was in a different place financially and mentally at the time verse where she is now. I told her I get it, and she should be in two different areas in her life versus back then, but preparing retirement plans, I have to ask that question. Not because it's on my questi…