Get Over It And Let’s Move On
The election, by anyone’s assessment, was controversial and divisive. The media certainly misjudged the strength of Trump’s pull, as did the pollsters. Those upset with the outcome –– need to get over it and move on. We have a process – and the Electoral College which prioritizes proportionate state representation over the raw vote – is part of that process. In four years, we get to do this again – as we do every four years. If you are upset by the outcome, the solutions is to become more involved in the process – and begin working on achieving a different outcome next time. This means – devote energy, resources and commentary on finding a candidate who stands by the ideals you share and who has the personality and charisma needed to win at the polls. Four years of complaining will not elect or determine who holds the office in 2021 – hard and smart work will. When President Obama won each of the last two terms, regardless of who I supported, I couldn’t help but think to myself, couldn’t the Republicans have come up with a better opponent? Post-election this time around, the same thought resonated – couldn’t the Democrats have come up with a better candidate than Hillary? I’m still looking for the next John Kennedy – which I define as a candidate that makes me proud to be an American and instills the desire in us all to make the world a better place for our children – those of all race, religion, sex and sexual persuasion. Somewhere in this vast republic of ours – a Camelot does exist – and whichever party finds such a person – will be the next victor.
With that said – it’s time to focus on our families. Strategies can be simple. Mine is – preserve future income for you and your family. It’s not about “capitalism” – it’s about surviving and doing the best you can do to succeed in a difficult world. As we approach 2017, it’s time to get our house in order. We can’t control the White House – but we can control our house. If you’re paying $250 – $2,000 per month of interest on credit cards – you’re wasting $3,000 – $24,000 per year – which over 20 years, with interest is $180,000 – $1,400,000. This money – on both ends of the spectrum, would be far better in your retirement account at age 75. To do so – you need to take the smart action now – preserve that money for your family and stop paying that interest.
If Mom or Dad are approaching the need for the nursing home – that’s no fun – but it’s serious and needs to be planned. The average stay in a nursing home is 32 months and the average cost is $10,000 per month. Planning is needed so that the Mom or Dad who is not in the nursing home – has money to live on.
If you have children and don’t have an estate plan – you need one – it’s that simple and it’s not difficult and costs about the same as a TV – a simpler, reasonably priced one!
Make the commitment to do you what you need to do for 2017. We’re here to help you – and it just so happens we have two great seminars coming up to get you started. Take a look below.