March 21, 2013
competent advisor… straight-forward topics, right?
while witnessing his passion for educating people to wisely invest for their retirement and possible legacy.
And so it was at a recent two-hour presentation Paul gave to benefit Feed The Hungry SMA, a wonderful organization that improves the health and wellbeing of children in San Miguel de Allende by alleviating hunger through school meals (serving 800,000 nutritionally balanced meals per school year – often the only meal a child receives each day!), family nutrition education, and community development programs.
Some 40 San Miguel de Allende residents attended Feed The Hungry SMA’s new facility, received a copy of Paul’s book, “Financial Fitness Forever – 5 Steps to More Money, Less Risk, and More Peace of Mind”, and were engaged by the scope of his sound investing advice, totally relevant to their lives.
Always taking the long view and substantiating his recommendations with academic sources, Paul showed how even half-of-one-percent difference in your portfolio can mean hundreds of thousands (or even millions) of dollars’ difference to your retirement. He spoke to the issues of bull and bear markets, fine-tuning your asset allocation, making decisions based on your goals, and answered questions about real estate, gold, market timing and risk… topics he addresses in articles, podcasts, and books at his website. It seems to me, no matter how many times I read and listen to Paul, there’s always much more to learn.
Four ways to make your 401(k) work harder
The most common way Americans save for retirement is the 401(k), that do-it-yourself substitute for the old-fashioned pension enjoyed by your parents and perhaps your grandparents. Is yours working as hard for you as it could?