I'm Single with a Net Worth of $1.8 Million, Can I Retire?



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Without even realizing it, you could be missing out on your Social Security Benefits. Having a Financial Plan and understanding the specifics of Your Social Security Benefits will arm you with the necessary knowledge to make better decisions on when to take your benefits.

How Work Affects Your Benefits PDF: https://www.ssa.gov/pubs/EN-05-10069.pdf

Working with a CFP® professional can be an important step toward reaching your financial goals. Not only do these advisors meet rigorous education and experience requirements, but they are also held to some of the highest ethical and professional standards in the industry.

Education
CFP® professionals must master nearly 100 integrated financial planning topics, including:

- Investment planning
- Tax planning
- Retirement planning
- Estate planning
- Insurance planning
- Financial management

In addition to completing a comprehensive financial planning curriculum approved by the CFP Board, or equivalent academic coursework, CFP® professionals are required to complete continuing education coursework, including a CFP Board approved code of ethics course, to ensure their competence in financial planning.

Examination
CFP® candidates must pass a comprehensive 6-hour CFP® Certification Examination that tests their ability to apply financial planning knowledge in an integrated format. The exam is notoriously difficult and only 64% of people who took the exam in 2017 passed. Based on regular research of what planners do, the exam covers:

Establishing and defining the Client-Planner relationship
Gathering information necessary to fulfill the engagement
Analyzing and evaluating the client’s current financial status
Developing recommendations
Communicating recommendations
Implementing recommendations
Monitoring the recommendations
Practicing within professional and regulatory standards

Experience
CFP® professionals must have a minimum of three years experience in the personal financial planning process prior to earning the right to use the CFP® certification marks. As a result, CFP® practitioners possess financial counseling skills in addition to financial planning knowledge.

Ethics
As a final step to certification, CFP® practitioners agree to abide by a strict code of professional conduct, known as CFP Board’s Code of Ethics and Professional Responsibility, that sets forth their ethical responsibilities to the public, clients and employers. CFP Board also performs a background check during this process, and each individual must disclose any investigations or legal proceedings related to their professional or business conduct.

This video discusses fixed income investing and utilizes the 10 year U.S. treasury as a general representative fixed income investment. Conclusions reached, opinions stated, and downside risks and potential returns presented should not be construed as applying to other types of bonds or fixed income assets. Other types of fixed income products carry different levels of risk and return potential and should be evaluated as an element of a diversified portfolio with your specific risk tolerance, investment objectives, and timeline in mind. Nothing in this video is investment advice, an investment recommendation, or an offer to buy or sell any security. Investing involves risk.

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