One of the tools we use when discussing the best course of action to secure your financial future is known
as the Personal Economic Model®. Much as a medical doctor uses an anatomical model to convey medical
concepts, we use the following model to convey financial concepts.
This model offers a visual representation of the way money flows through your hands. On the left, you will notice the
Lifetime Capital Potential tank which illustrates that the amount of money you will control during your lifetime is both large,
as well as finite. Once earned your money flows directly to the Tax Filter, where the state and federal governments extract
tax dollars due from earnings on your monthly cash flow. The after tax balance is then directed to either your Current
Lifestyle or your Future Lifestyle determined by your management of the Lifestyle Regulator. Determining the balance of
cash flow between your current lifestyle desires and your future lifestyle requirement may be the most important financial
decision you will ever make.
Each and every dollar that is allowed to flow through to your Current Lifestyle is consumed and gone forever. The goal is
to accumulate enough money in the Savings and Investment tanks so that by the time you retire, the dollars in those tanks
can then be used to satisfy your future lifestyle requirements. Position A would be to have enough in the tanks to live like
you live today adjusted for inflation and have your money last at least to your life expectancy. That’s a win, but the icing
on the cake would be to accomplish that with little to no impact on your present standard of living, and that is exactly what
we strive to help our clients to do.
In working together, we can help you to address the following:
Optimize the balance between your Current and Future Lifestyles
Improve efficiency in your current personal economic model
Design, implement, and execute a plan to secure your financial future
Limit the impact on your Current Lifestyle dollars (maintain your current standard of living)
What's your PEM® conveying to you? Gives us a call to learn more.