You’ve worked hard to set and meet your financial goals so you can realize your dreams. Unforeseen circumstances as well as inflation, unanticipated expenses and taxes can erode the value of your assets. With longer life expectancies and higher costs of long-term care, securing what you’ve got becomes critical.
Clients with increased assets need to protect themselves from certain “creditors” that may be a threat to their wealth: the IRS and state government, stock market, estate taxes, long-term care expenses and more.
We won’t admit it but NOW is the time to start planning for our long term care needs. Planning ahead is important because 70% of people turning age 65 can expect to use some form of long-term care during their lives. And, most
likely the older you get the greater the chance you will need long term care.There are a number of reasons many people don’t plan ahead. Maybe you think, that even as you age, you won’t be dependent on others or need assistance.
Or, maybe you think you have time to buy long term care insurance. Keep in mind, the older you get the more expensive long term care insurance becomes.
With long term care planning you are helping to reduce the emotional and financial stress on you and your family. It gives you and your family peace of mind.
Here’s one thing you should always keep in mind: multiplication does not equal diversification. In other words, owning many assets does not necessarily mean that you are truly diversified. Owning many different assets that behave
differently during similar times throughout a market cycle is what true diversification really is. You need to make a plan to address inflation and safe withdrawal rates. That plan needs to involve true diversification among
non-correlated asset classes, and you need to invest to where you only pay fees that you are comfortable with, and that actually provide great value to your portfolio.
At JS Financial, we specialize in creating a plan that combines these three things with an end result of providing some insulation from market crashes while providing average or better returns when the markets are good.