Dear FutureMoneyTrends.com Member,
In business, investments, and in life, the only way to preserve something is to grow it. A business, for example, that isn't growing is likely dying. Investments that aren't increasing in value are not only losing you real money, but are also creating an opportunity cost, since you are missing out on other investments.
In our personal lives, you should discover that your opinions and lifestyle are updated every 6 months. Reading books, talking to others, and applying what you have learned into real life keeps us all on a forward-moving path.
Any area of our lives we want to preserve, we need to focus on growth first. Here are 3 common financial goals where investors attempt to preserve, but fail:
- Retirement: you're going to live a long time – longer than you think. If you are over the age of 40, then you have a great chance of making it into your late 80s. If you are married and in your 60s, turning 92 is a real possibility for you. When it comes to retirement, trying to preserve a large pool of money by keeping it in no-growth type investments will leave you broke in what are potentially your most feeble years of life. 60-year-olds today can survive a market crash, because the fact is they are going to live another 20 to 40 years! This means the only way to preserve your retirement savings during your 60s and 70s is to have plan to grow it!In my opinion, the best options you have are either a) keep working or b) own Forever Stocks that pay dividends. Our March Forever Stock suggestion was up during the 2001 and 2008 stock market crashes, pays a healthy dividend, and will absolutely be doing business in 100 to 500 years from now. This means there’s very little risk. However, most financial pundits would tell retirees to avoid these type of investments, when in reality, growth should be your plan for preservation during retirement.
- Your family's inheritance: this one is sad… I don't know if I've ever seen a successful wealth transfer in my personal life. Grandma and grandpa die, and the kids blow right through it. All those decades of mom and dad saving, and the family wealth evaporates. Family fortunes are a topic I am very interested in, and in 2016, we plan to do an entire series with guests who have either studied generationally-wealthy families, advised them, or are a member.Planning to just give money to your family after your death is a personal choice, however, a better option is to create a family fund. It’s something that, by design, is created to grow, with a 20, 50, and 100-year objective and beyond. A real inheritance for your children can become an inheritance for centuries. Again, in order to preserve, you must focus on growth.
- Savings: today's savers have given up. With a near-zero percent return at your bank, and most savers being scared off from stocks, the idea of preservation today has left some very bad options for the prudent. Either save with a bank and lose out to inflation, or speculate in stocks or commodities. Of course, this really isn't the case. As long-time readers know, we have discovered a way to receive a risk-free 5%+ yield by investing in specialized businesses that have been paying out safe and reliable dividends for centuries.Completely outside of both Wall Street and the U.S. banking system, these private companies are truly the secret of the rich, with JP Morgan, Bank of America, and Walmart being some of the biggest owners of these accounts. Less than 1% of all insurance agents have even heard of these types of whole life insurance accounts, yet the rich are hoarding their money in them: politicians, CIA officials, and the uber-wealthy.You can learn more about these accounts at FutureMoneyTrends.com/secrets-of-the-rich
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