There are so many types of ocean animals that live in the ocean, ranging from large as whales and dolphins, to small fish such as anchovies, they all live and breed to follow the rules of nature based on their intuition.
Underwater world has an unbelievably beautiful sight, every place has the uniqueness and the uniqueness of each soul without being touched by human art. It is very difficult to describe the beauty of the ocean that is so amazing but we try to give you some ocean-themed coloring sheets for your children, download and print all the oceans animals coloring pages that we have provided for you.
Alligator are amphibians that have a very close kinship with crocodiles, so close, physically, they are also very similar.
The Department of Labor released its final regulation on what’s known as the Fiduciary Rule.
Frank was kind enough to join me on the podcast for a detailed interview about Vanguard’s services. Rob: I take it the financial plan you’ve described is put together by a CFP, a certified financial planner at Vanguard? Frank: The majority of our advisors do have that certified financial planning designation or they’re working towards it. Rob: Those minimums— let’s say the $50,000 minimum, can that be spread over a taxable account of say, $40,000 and an IRA of $10,000?
Rob: This will be the dumbest question I’ll ask in the interview, probably, but I’ll ask it anyway, Frank.
Frank: We really do recommend Vanguard funds as part of when we’re constructing a well-balanced, diversified portfolio for our clients. Frank: We can take a big picture view and look across different asset and plan types, whether they’re held at Vanguard or held away, in thinking about the holistic recommendation we’re going to provide. Rob: So after someone calls up and goes through this process, do they actually get a written asset allocation plan—a result of the initial consultations and initial work?
Rob: Once an asset allocation plan is set and the client agrees with it— I take it the client can have all kinds of input into this, such as, “Well, you’ve recommended 70 percent stocks but I’d prefer 75.” I assume this a dialog between Vanguard and the client?
Frank: While we see the mutual funds being used in the program, we certainly can accommodate the ETFs as well. Rob: Once the plan is set up and the investments are transitioned if they need to be, Vanguard does the rebalancing? Frank: We have that as part of our investment methodology and we would certainly be happy to provide that to you if you’d like. Rob: I’m kind of a geek when it comes to rebalancing but I don’t know that we need to dive into the weeds.
Rob: And for those entering retirement, do you help them with a distribution plans and required minimum distributions— which funds they should take from and how all that should work?
Frank: I’d say, through the on-boarding consultation process for our personal advisor, we’re effectively are delivering the opportunity to have that type of consultation. Frank: Well, I’d say that one thing is— and I’m not sure if I mentioned it in our conversation, but we have a 30 basis point flat fee for the service. The post Finally, Investment Advice That Won’t Rob You Blind appeared first on The Dough Roller. The Department of Labor released its final regulation on what’s known as the Fiduciary Rule.
It's a simple 3-ring notebook that contains everything anybody would need to understand our investments, insurance, wills, trusts, and even passwords. Tab 2 contains our net worth statement, which lists the assets we own and the debts that we owe. It’s a simple 3-ring notebook that contains everything anybody would need to understand our investments, insurance, wills, trusts, and even passwords. The vast majority of our investments are held in two 401(k) accounts and multiple retirement and taxable (non-retirement) accounts. One final thought: regardless of how you decided to handle our investments, remember one very important thing. One thing that will help you stay the course is a simple rule—never invest money in the stock market that you’ll need in the next 5 years. As the above demonstrates, this binder is as much about education as it is a list of accounts. The first tab lists contact information of the key people my family would need to contact in case the worst happens. Behind the net worth statement are recent statements from all bank accounts, retirement accounts, and taxable accounts. Here I keep a copy of my life insurance policy along with information on how and where to submit a claim. In this tab, we keep copies of our wills, trusts, durable power of attorney, and advance medical directives. Specifically, I’ve been preparing documentation that would enable anybody to run the business and understand the financials. The post The Money Binder: How to Prepare Your Finances For Your Death appeared first on The Dough Roller.
We look at a binder you can create to prepare your loved ones to handle your finances and investments in the event you are unable to do so. My question: As a first time home buyer, is it possible to leverage retirement accounts as a down payment?
Traditional IRAs - With traditional IRAs, first-time homebuyers may use up to $10,000 to put down on a house without fear of a tax penalty.
Roth IRAs - Because money invested in a Roth IRA is after-tax, you are allowed to withdraw your contributions at any time. There are plenty of good options for making a down payment on your house that don't involve making withdrawals and risking your financial future.
As you probably know, money that is saved in a qualified retirement plan (like a 401(k) through your employer) or an IRA receives special tax treatment. Of course, there are some exceptions, and buying your first home is typically one of those. Traditional IRAs – With traditional IRAs, first-time homebuyers may use up to $10,000 to put down on a house without fear of a tax penalty. Roth IRAs – Because money invested in a Roth IRA is after-tax, you are allowed to withdraw your contributions at any time. Yes, you can use retirement funds for a down payment on your first house…but, should you? There are plenty of good options for making a down payment on your house that don’t involve making withdrawals and risking your financial future. If you really want to buy a house, it may be time to press the pause button your other savings goals. In the same way that the government encourages saving for retirement, they also encourage home ownership.
Navy Federal Credit Union Loans – Active servicemembers and certain civilian employees of the Department of Defense may be eligible for a loan from the Navy Federal Credit Union. While using money from your retirement accounts to secure a down payment for a house is possible, there are better ways to come up with the money. In episode 206 we look at how to use a retirement account as a down payment on a home, and the pros and cons of this strategy.
We recently received the following question from a reader named Sam: My question: As a first time home buyer, is it possible to leverage retirement accounts as a down payment? We’ve done extensive reviews of You Need a Budget (YNAB) before, but just had to jump on the chance to review the recently-revealed YNAB 5. If YNAB 5 will be your first introduction to this budgeting software, you’ll need to know that their budgeting style is different. The point of living off of last month’s money is that you smooth out financial kinks, especially if your income is at all variable.
YNAB has changed their style a bit with this update, which we’ll talk about in a moment. Let’s add some fictional transactions to this non-existent bank account, and see how that changes things. When you add a bank account, you can choose to enter your transactions manually, as I’ve done in this example. Toggle back to your budget, and you’ll see what happens to individual budget items as you allocate your spending for the month. As you can see, setting up and maintaining a budget with YNAB is pretty simple and straightforward. The three main new features of YNAB 5 are Age of Money, direct transaction import, goals, and a web app. As we discussed above, YNAB used to have a rule that you should live off of last month’s money.
If you use YNAB 5, make it a goal to increase the age of your money as you use the software.
With the new YNAB, you can automatically import transactions straight from your bank account. Note that you can import transactions from multiple bank accounts and credit card accounts. If you link credit card accounts, YNAB can track your credit spending separately from your bank account transactions.
If you connect your credit card account or other debt accounts to YNAB, you can also set goals for paying down the debt by a certain date. Perhaps the most exciting development with the new YNAB, for me at least, is that it’s now available as a web app. We look at YNAB 5, the new budget software, and evaluate both the good and bad changes to this excellent money management tool. Just starting to pay back your student loans, or have you been making payments on them for years?
Even if your loan servicer has already set your monthly payments, you can choose to switch to a new repayment plan.
Standard Repayment Plan: This is the 10-year repayment plan that your loan servicer most likely defaulted to when setting your monthly payment amounts.
Graduated Repayment Plan: With this plan, your payments start out lower and then increases. Direct Loan borrowers can only choose this plan if they have more than $30,000 in outstanding Direct Loans. FFEL borrowers must have more than $30,000 in outstanding FFEL Program loans to choose an extended plan.
If you have a family of four in 2016, your discretionary income is anything you earn above $36,375 per year.
With this plan, if you haven’t paid your loans after making monthly payments faithfully for 20 or 25 years (depending on the terms), the outstanding balance will be forgiven. It’s available for Direct Subsidized and Unsubsidized Loans, Direct PLUS loans made to students, and Direct Consolidation Loans that do not include PLUS loans made to parents. Your monthly payment may actually be more than on the 10-year Standard Plan, depending on your income. Pay As You Earn Repayment Plan (PAYE): This plan is similar to the REPAYE option, but with this plan, your maximum monthly repayment is 10% of your discretionary income. Again, your spouse’s income will count towards the figure of discretionary income, and any outstanding balance on your loan will be forgiven after 20 years of monthly payments. This plan works for Direct Subsidized and Unsubsidized Loans, Direct PLUS loans made to students, and Direct Consolidation Loans that don’t include PLUS loans made to parents.
To use this plan, you must be a new borrower on or after October 1, 2007, and must have received a disbursement of a Direct Loan on or after October 1, 2011.
Because your payment is the same as or lower than with the Standard Repayment Plan, you’ll pay more in interest over the life of the loan. Income-Based Repayment Plan (IBR): With this plan, your monthly payments will be between 10% and 15% of your discretionary income.
This repayment plan is an option for all loans made directly to students, including Subsidized and Unsubsidized Federal Stafford Loans. Your payment will never be higher than it would have been under the Standard Repayment Plan.
Income-Contingent Repayment Plan (ICR): This repayment plan gives you a slightly higher payment than the other income-based options, but will likely pay off your loan faster.
This plan is available for Direct Subsidized and Unsubsidized Loans, Direct PLUS Loans made to students, and Direct Consolidation Loans.
Parent borrowers can use this plan by consolidating Parent PLUS Loans into a Direct Consolidation Loan. This plan is available for Subsidized and Unsubsidized Federal Stafford Loans, FFEL PLUS Loans, and FFEL Consolidation Loans. That’s a long list of student loan repayment options, many of which are confusingly similar. The easiest way to figure out what each of these repayment plans actually means for your personal finances is to use the Federal Student Aid Repayment Estimator tool.


In this case, the income-based repayment plans will actually have you pay off the loan more quickly than the Standard Plan, and they’ll save you money over time, too.
But what if you only make $30,000 a year, and you’re struggling to put food on the table for your family of four? Running your situation through this calculator won’t automatically give you an answer about which repayment plan will work best for your needs.
The bottom line here is that within the plans that are available to your situation, you need to choose the one that best fits with your financial limitations and goals.
With all this said, it can still be difficult to choose a student loan repayment plan from all of these options.
With the Graduated Plan, your payment will likely rise every two years, giving you plenty of space to earn a raise before your student loan payment jumps up. Your income is low and fluctuating. If money is really tight right now, and your income fluctuates frequently, the Pay As You Earn and Revised Pay As You Earn options might work best.
Keep in mind that these programs can be tough, though, if you go from a high-earning year to a low-earning year. Say, for instance, you make $50,000 in 2016. You work for the government, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, or certain other nonprofits. In this case, you might qualify for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program. Work full-time (at least 30 hours per week) in one qualifying job or a combination of qualifying part-time jobs.
Not count time spent on religious instruction, worship services, or proselytising towards your full-time employment requirement. After 10 years’ worth of payments, any remaining balance on your loan will be forgiven. Why the Standard Plan with some of the income-based plans could give you a higher monthly payment and a shorter loan term? Remember, even if you’re doing great with your Standard Repayment Plan now, stuff happens. For the most part, student loan servicers offer great online tools for checking your payments under different repayment plans.
The post How to Pick the Best Student Loan Repayment Plan appeared first on The Dough Roller. We look at the 7 repayment plan options for federal student loans and an easy to use tool to compare and choose the best option for you.
The rule requires those offering paid financial advice on retirement accounts to put their client’s interests first. While fee-only advisors promote the fact that they take no money from the investments they recommend, little is said about their fees. In the interview, we talk about how the service works, the cost, and how you can get started if you are interested in the service.
If someone wanted to consider or perhaps use Vanguard’s Personal Advisor Services and they call in, walk us through the process. The first thing that would happen is that we would work with the client to get them an investor questionnaire. In our personal advisor services group, presently we have about 350 advisors as part of the team. So if someone were to sign up for this, would they be assigned one of those individuals to their accounts? For example, if you’re coming in at the lower asset level you would work with a named person though too.
So when you put together an asset allocation plan, in addition to stocks versus bonds and other things, are you also looking at asset location between tax-advantaged accounts and taxable accounts?
When you implement the asset allocation plan, is it fair to say that you implement it with only Vanguard mutual funds or ETFs? Let’s say someone comes to you and they’ve got a lot of Vanguard assets but they’ve also got a 401k at, let’s say, Fidelity, that they obviously can’t move.
But as you articulated there, we wouldn’t have the ability to actually manage that portfolio. They do receive the comprehensive financial plan and we try to frame things in a way that really speaks to the investors goals. But every 90 days we would look at the investor’s portfolio to see if they’ve moved out of the guardrails and thresholds that we had in place. We hope to keep them well satisfied but there is certainly an opportunity to terminate the service if they choose to do so, for whatever reason. In some ways the investing part of it while you’re working is the easy part, although it doesn’t always seem that way. And as we work through the creation of the financial plan, there really is no real commitment to sign up. Is that 30 basis points regardless of whether you’ve got $50,000 invested in the advisory services or $10 million?
But for the sake of a personal advisor (the service that we’re talking about here) 30 basis points would be the price point for the majority of investors. So, if someone wants to get started learning more, I can leave you phone number— Vanguard’s phone number in the show notes.
The rule requires those offering paid financial advice on retirement accounts to put their client’s interests first.
It’s a binder designed to give my wife everything she would need to handle our finances should I be unable to do so.
It’s intended to give my wife a complete understanding of our finances and how to handle them going forward. The Money Binder walks through my investment philosophy and provides concrete steps on how my wife can step into my shoes if the need arises. A time will come when the market is crashing, and you’ll be tempted to sell everything and move to cash. In our case, the list includes our trusts and estates attorney, accountant, benefit plan administrator (for our business), life insurance company, and primary bank.
For this binder, I include footnotes that provide useful information to my wife. Here I focus on financial assets, our business, and real estate. In this regard, I’ve been inspired by the excellent book, The E-Myth Revisited by Michael Gerber. For retirement accounts like a 401(k) or IRA, the financial institution will transfer the account based on the designated beneficiary. While it may be unlikely that somebody would break into our home, find the binder, and take the passwords, it’s still a risk.
In our case, the password tab provides details on how my wife or loved ones can access my passwords. Married couples can increase this amount if both spouses decide to tap into their retirement savings.
However, you may be assessed taxes and penalties if you withdraw any earnings on that money before 5 years of opening your account (or just taxes if you withdraw it after 5 years). Frankly, the government doesn’t want a bunch of broke septuagenarians running around. Instead of raiding your retirement accounts, try using one of the following ways to secure a down payment.
Rather than taking distributions on money already in your retirement accounts, simply stop contributing to those plans for now. With a minimum down payment of 3.5% of the purchase price, FHA loans make purchasing your first home more affordable.
Nobody likes to pay PMI, but it could work out better for you than taking distributions from your retirement accounts.
Before raiding your retirement accounts, determine if you are eligible for any of the special financing options mentioned above instead. By being patient and continuing to save, you’ll be ready to purchase your first home before you know it.
The new software includes some important updates that bring YNAB up-to-date with other competitive budgeting software tools. The goal is, essentially, to work your budget so that you live off of last month’s money. But, generally, the software encourages you to think ahead for your expenses, break them down month-by-month, and live off of money you earned at least 30 days ago. You enter your categories, track your spending, and adjust if you go over or under on certain categories.
You can also choose to link your account to your bank account, which we’ll discuss momentarily.
The higher your money’s age, the better off your overall spending and savings routine!
As with the old YNAB, you can split transactions between multiple categories if you need to. I did have trouble syncing multiple accounts that are under the same bank account login, though.
This is helpful if your goal is to balance credit and cash spending in a certain way from month to month.
Rather than paying a flat fee to download the software, you can access YNAB directly from your web browser.
The reason I stopped using YNAB, in spite of generally loving the software, is that I switched from a Windows-based laptop to a Chromebook.
For that, check out their introductory blog posts, which get into the nitty-gritty of using all the software’s features.
We also talk about the 2015 letter to Berkshire Hathaway shareholders and how you can get an estimate of your future social security retirement benefits. This is especially helpful if you want to pay off your loan more quickly or if money is tight and you need to reduce your payments. If you took out private student loans, as well, you may be out of luck when it comes to repaying those.
If you want to refinance a student loan to a lower rate, you’ll need to look at private student loans. This plan has you paying a set amount each month, and is set up to pay back your loan in 10 years. With this loan, you can extend your repayment period to up to 25 years, even on non-consolidated loans.
Payments are calculated annually and are based on your updated annual income and family size. Payments are recalculated annually based on your income and family size, and your spouse’s income counts towards your overall family discretionary income.
With this plan, your payment will be the lesser of 20% of your discretionary income or the fixed amount you would pay to repay the loan within 12 years. With this option, though, your lender actually sets the formula for determining your monthly payment. You’re married filing jointly with your spouse, and you have a combined annual income of $50,000. In this case, the Standard Repayment Plan might be a stretch, but the Income-Contingent Repayment Plan could be a feasible option for eventually paying back your loan. Without an idea of your monthly income and outflow, it’s difficult to figure out what you can actually afford to pay on your student loans. And since the Graduated Repayment Plan pays off your loan in 10 years, it gets you out of debt just as quickly (though not for as little total interest) as the Standard Plan. Obviously, if you make all or most of your 120 payments under the Standard Repayment Plan, your loan will be paid in full, anyway.
Once you’ve made 120 payments, you can fill out the Employment Certification for Public Service Loan Forgiveness form to see if you qualify for loan forgiveness.
In this case, choose the Standard Repayment Plan, and throw some extra money at your student loans if your goal is to get out of debt. If you lose your job or take a paycut to start your own business, you can change your repayment plan.
Even a fee of 1% of assets under management can reduce a portfolio by hundreds of thousands of dollars over a lifetime of investing. It’s a pretty straightforward questionnaire of about 15 questions that would help them describe things such as their goals, their risk tolerance and a little bit of background about their situation. Rob: Then once you’ve hit above $500,000, you’re actually assigned a dedicated representative to work with? They will set up the plan, go through those initial consultations and do the really deep conversations that take place to ensure that the investor has a well-grounded plan as far as the opportunity of working with Vangaurd on an ongoing basis. And we would look at all different sources, both taxable, tax-deferred type relationships as part of that holistic picture. One of the goals is to make sure we give our clients in these ‘advised relationships’ tax efficient advice.
We can help the client input those into the plan so they are aware of it and they can see it as part of the picture but they would have to continue manage those different components on their own.


For many of the individuals who enter into these advisor relationships, the main goal is retirement. In fact, this is a great aspect of the service in that while it has a great deal of sophisticated technology behind it, it’s really more than just an algorithm.
And at that 90 day anniversary, for each client, we would make a determination systematically whether a rebalance is warranted to get them back to the proper strategic asset allocation. You can still have that conversation and we hope investors will see the value as they work through it as we review the financial plan that we’ve created with their input. You mentioned the $50,000 minimum and getting a dedicated financial advisor going forward at $500,000.
The ongoing fee for the advisory service and basically for all of the access to the sophisticated technology and the financial planner would all be offered through the 30 basis points. Are there any aspects of the personal advisory services we haven’t covered that people should know about? It’s a terrific team that’s well educated with the majority holding that financial planning designation.
With our retirement accounts, our investments are in a handful of primarily low-cost index mutual funds. Vanguard offers a service to manage investments for a very low cost (.30% of assets managed as of January 2016). But the day may come when she is forced into that role, and I want to offer as much guidance as I can.
I’ve also been using SweetProcess, an online tool that helps businesses created repeatable procedures and processes. The key is to provide your loved ones with the information they need to handle the finances in the event of your untimely death. Many people would love to dip into their retirement accounts to help fund a down payment for the purchase of a home.
With that said, similar to a traditional IRA, you may use up to $10,000 from your Roth IRA toward the purchase of your first home. So, they encourage people to save for retirement by providing special tax treatments on this savings.
However, since taxes are deferred on money placed into a traditional IRA, you do have to pay income taxes on that money now. In order for those funds to work their compounding interest magic, you need to keep that money working for you for as long as possible. It’s like having a built-in emergency fund that you just keep in your checking account. These steps, combined, can lead to much more financial control that will help you obtain your financial goals. If you go over on a category, you can shift money around to cover your additional spending. Usually this will only work for transactions that are at least 24 hours old, though this will depend on your bank. We have two savings and two checking accounts with Huntington Bank, all accessed with the same login information.
You can add a goal to fund the category item for a certain amount each month, or to have a balance on the account of a certain amount by a certain date. It’s worth a few minutes of your time to understand how to use all the features of this great new(ish) software. However, many private loan servicers have their own repayment plan options, so it never hurts to ask. If you consolidate multiple loans into one large one, your standard repayment plan payback period can be up to 30 years, depending on your consolidated loan amount and terms. Like the Standard Repayment Plan, this one will pay back your loans in 10 years, or up to 30 for a consolidated loan. This lowers your monthly payments, but increases the amount of interest you’ll pay over the life of the loan.
Discretionary income is anything you earn above 150% of the federal poverty level for your family size. As with the two above options, your outstanding balance will be forgiven if you haven’t paid the loan back after 20 or 25 years, depending on your repayment terms. With this plan, your monthly payment is based on your annual income, and is refigured annually. That depends on your particular situation, including your income, your other debts, and your debt repayment goals. But that will have you paying more interest over time–not to mention staying in debt even longer! If you have a variable income and need more flexibility, choose a lower monthly payment and make extra payments when you can. These would give you the lowest monthly payment to start, and would continue to adjust based on fluctuations in your annual income. If you use an income-based repayment plan, however, you’ll likely have a balance left on your loan, which can be forgiven through the PSLF. Most servicers will let you change repayment plans on an as-needed basis, though you’ll need to check with your lender to ensure you can change multiple times if necessary.
But changing plans is straightforward, so don’t worry about locking yourself into a plan forever that may someday prove to be too much.
That information then becomes the catalyst for us to create a financial plan for the client. And what we do is, at a break-point of about $500,000 in assets and above, you have an ongoing dedicated advisor. That’s one of the benefits of personal advisors, is that we are looking at a variety of account types and a variety of goals for the investor to make sure that we give them custom, comprehensive, financial planning advice. So we’re considering all those different structures to make sure it’s in the best interest of the end-client.
Will you factor that in, in terms of the overall asset allocation plan that you’ll put in place for the Vanguard assets?
This is an opportunity to work with a skilled, knowledgeable financial counsellor to be able to make sure that we understand what your risk tolerance truly is and how things reflect on your goals and objectives. I’d say that roughly two-thirds of our clients are coming to us in that 55 to 75-year-old age range. Now, I’ve been with Vanguard forever and I should probably know this, but do you have a service— What if someone says, “I really like the idea of a financial plan and you sitting down with me and looking at my investments, making sure I have the investments in the right types of accounts and that sort of thing, but I’m not sure I’m ready for you guys to take over management of the investments yet.” Do you have some sort of financial planning service that you offer to those who don’t want the investment advisory services? But if an investor’s not ready to move forward yet, there is no obligation to consent to the ongoing advice.
Are there any other perks you get at other dollar amounts, whether it’s a million of five million? I think the value that comes from these individuals when you think about the current market conditions that we’ve been operating under which have been incredibly volatile, the behavioral coaching aspect that the advisor can provide is a real value add for the service. But the value of advisors really comes into play during periods like the ones we’ve just experienced. These are mutual funds that seek to mimic certain stock and bond indexes, such as the S&P 500. We may be at war, unemployment and inflation may be sky high, or the banking system may be on the verge of collapse. The point is that the passwords to the online accounts won’t be required to handle these accounts. With Dashlane, I can provide emergency access to all or just some of my passwords to anybody I want.
Typically, this includes paying income taxes on the money now plus a 10% early withdrawal penalty. If you fail to pay back your loan on time, you’ll be whacked with a 10% early withdrawal penalty. This way, the money you already have in your accounts can continue working for you in conjunction with saving for your down payment. These loans charge an upfront guarantee charge of 2%, which can be wrapped into your monthly payment, with an annual guarantee fee of 0.5% tacked on.
The transactions that import are those that are already cleared by your bank, not pending transactions. I had to choose to only link our main joint checking account, rather than linking all the accounts under this login.
Now, I can get back to my favorite budgeting software, which is well worth the $5 per month.
If you’re looking for a new budgeting software option, you should certainly try it out. At the beginning of your repayment, the Graduated Plan can keep your payments much lower than with the Standard Plan. If you have a relatively low interest rate, a lower-payment plan that leaves you budget for investing can be a good idea.
I tell my listeners that if I ever get hit by a truck, I’ve asked my wife to hire you guys to manage our investments so I’m thrilled to have you on the show.
In my role I oversee the teams of advisors who provide advice through our newest service that we call, Personal Advisor Services. It’s more of a team-based approach for investors who, starting at the entry point for our service which is $50,000, up to that $500,000 and beyond that, it’s an ongoing named relationship of an advisor that the person would work with. For example, if it’s a college saving strategy or someone who wants to purchase a vacation home. What we’re finding is that many of the initial investors in personal advisor are actually Vanguard clients. Using 65 as a proxy for retirement, we have many clients that are working with us to prepare for retirement and we have many clients in retirement.
They can get some value through those consultations and hopefully, when they’re ready and see the merits of the ongoing relationship and all they will get when they come onboard whether it’s the ongoing access to the web tools or the ongoing relationship with the Vanguard financial advisor. Again, I go back to the algorithms and formulas which are great, but it’s that personalized knowledge and awareness that the advisor can bring to the relationship. Remember that the goal is financial security, not squeezing every possible dime out of every investment. Rather, it’s to give the reader a clear overview of our key assets and all of our liabilities.
As a result, I’ve spent a lot of time preparing documentation for my wife and children about the business. If that person requests emergency access, I will be given a set period of time of my choosing to reject that request. Before long, your down payment savings will grow, and you’ll have enough to put down on your first house. Why don’t you give the listeners a bit of an idea who you are and what you do there at Vanguard. We do have the ability too, though, to consider non-Vanguard holdings as part of the portfolio. When we provide that financial plan, it’s showing the asset allocation, outlooks of success and the likelihood of being able to reach that goal.
We can help work with them on those tax efficient draw-down strategies and give them the assistance with things they need such as their annual RMD distribution. At times when people are maybe being tested a bit with fluctuating markets, the advisor can play a tremendous role and add great value to help someone stay the course and focus on the long-term and really go back to those assumptions we worked on together to create a long-term plan. Of course, if I’m dead or incapacitated, than my loved one will be granted access at the end of that time period (in my case 2 days). You might find you enjoy the extra cash flow you’ve created and decide to keep the cuts for good!
We would actually have a conversation with them and really probe and drill down a bit to understand what their objectives are, and to make sure we’ve fully grasped what their objectives are. That becomes the foundation and the information we use to help the client monitor progress and performance over time. Ultimately, through our research we’ve shown the ability to stay the course can often be one the biggest determinants for success going forward. We would set up another conversation to review that with the client and we would set up an asset allocation. So we can work around situations like that and consider it as part of the overall asset allocation. At that point if the conversation led to a desire to enter into an ongoing advised relationship, then we would put that in place and begin to work with the client on an ongoing basis and provide them with the advisory service. When it comes to recommending funds, we do recommend Vanguard funds as part of the service.



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  3. 18.10.2014 at 21:36:20


    Reveal the presence of sin and lottery spells and have thanked me for.

    Author: Lenuska
  4. 18.10.2014 at 14:28:20


    Not picked very frequently might appear counterintuitive, but consider this exactly where you are, who.

    Author: dj_xaker