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Money Mindset: Formulating a Wealth Strategy in the 21st Century



Money Mindset: Formulating a Wealth Strategy in the 21st Century

Jacob Gold, Doug Coté (Foreword by)

ISBN: 978-1-119-13606-4 October 2015 176 Pages


Harness the power of your money with a 21st century mindset

The speed at which the world is evolving is compounding exponentially each day, leaving individual investors wondering how to appropriately plan for their financial future. The financial norms that helped prior generations retire with grace are quickly evaporating or have already been replaced with new difficult realities.

Money Mindset is an expert-led guide to growing your wealth, protecting your wealth, and transferring your wealth to future generations. Written by a third generation financial planner who is also an adjunct finance professor at the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University, Money Mindset helps readers understand important financial concepts and theories of the 21st century.

  • The science and psychology of money
  • The 'WHY' of personal financial management
  • The rule of 72, asset allocation, dollar cost averaging, and the erosive effects of inflation
  • How to manage a diverse investment portfolio to minimize macroeconomic vulnerability
  • How to create a legacy through proper estate planning

Money Mindset explores the idea that money can be looked at as an energy source. In order to truly harness its powers, one must acquire and maintain a certain money mindset.

Everyone wants financial independence—having enough money to consistently fuel their everyday life. Money Mindset clears a path through the increasingly convoluted and ever-changing world to show how to finally become financially secure.

Foreword xi

Preface xv

Acknowledgments xix

Chapter 1 Money Is Energy 1

There Is No Silver Bullet 4

Building Your “Financial Foundation” 5

What’s Ahead? 6

Note 7

Chapter 2 The Psychology of Money 9

The Science of Fear and Greed 13

What’s Ahead? 16

Note 16

Chapter 3 New Retirement Paradigm 17

The Coming Crisis in Retirement Planning 20

Why Is Retirement So Different Today? 20

The System Is Running Out of Energy 23

What’s Ahead? 25

Notes 26

Chapter 4 The “Why” of Financial Management 27

What’s Your “Why?” 30

Not Planning Is the Same as Planning to Fail: Where to Start 31

Be Prepared for the Thunderstorms 32

What’s Ahead? 34

Chapter 5 The Power of Compound Interest and the Erosive Effect of Inflation 35

The Power of Compound Interest 38

Make Time Work for You 40

The Cost of Procrastination 40

The Story of Larry and Earl 42

The Erosive Effects of Inflation 43

Looking at Inflation Today 44

The Shrinking Dollar 45

Memory Lane 46

What’s Ahead? 46

Note 47

Chapter 6 Building Your Wealth 49

The Financial Engine of Your Wealth Creation 52

Asset Allocation 55

Importance of Asset Allocation 56

What Does Salsa Have to Do with Asset Allocation? 58

Rebalancing Your Portfolio 59

Measuring Volatility 60

Be Smart about Recovery Times 63

Dollar Cost Averaging 64

Systematic Withdrawals 65

Where Does Real Estate Fit In? 66

What’s Ahead? 66

Note 67

Chapter 7 Taxes and Insurance 69

Taxes 71

How to Calculate Your Effective Tax Rate 74

Insurance 75

Health Insurance 77

Long Term Care Insurance 77

Life Insurance 79

Types of Life Insurance 80

Disability Insurance 81

Automobile Insurance 82

Renters or Homeowner’s Insurance 83

Deductibles 84

Overinsured or Underinsured? 85

A Defensive Strategy 86

What’s Ahead? 86

Notes 87

Chapter 8 Estate Planning 89

Simple Estate Planning Documents 92

Beyond the Basics: A Living Trust 94

Chapter 9 Do You Need a Financial Planner? 101

Do You Need Help? 104

Your Financial Education 106

Note 107

Appendix Economic Energy 109

The History and Future of Energy in the United States 112

Energy Forecast for North America 119

Notes 126

Glossary 127

About the Author 137

Index 139