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Happy Independence Day!

Tim got his started a little early – or someone across the lake from him anyway. Check out the video of the show.

Do you know what it’s like to have some explosive power behind your practice?

Many advisors like you are using the RetirementView software to skyrocket what you do in one-on-one conversations with prospects and clients.

And that’s great!

You are getting rid of the “red” on a daily and weekly basis…. and helping people in the process.

But what if you could take that rocket fuel and apply it to your “lead generation” efforts?

Did you know that I invented the idea of a web financial calculator back in 1994?

I designed the first retirement calculator, the first Social Security estimator, the first Risk Profile analyzer and many more.

Lately all I hear about from advisors like you is “I need more leads!  If I could just get in front of more people, then I know I could really make a bigger impact AND make more money!”

Well, we heard you loud and clear!

We have created a “lead generation” version of RetirementView that runs from your website.

Yep!

It looks nearly identical to the desktop version, but it’s web based.

It does NOT let the prospect use every aspect of the software.

They can’t create a couples plan or add cash infusions and special expenses.

Clicking on those things tells them to contact YOU!

Or to set up an appointment with you… typically using a Calendly.com type of system.

What does that let you do????

It let’s you use the power of RetirementView with “mass marketing”…

Yep.  You can email it out to a list.  You could mail post cards about it.  You could let “groups” access it ….and it is advertising YOU and YOUR PRACTICE the entire time.

Maybe you have a radio show.  You can drive traffic to it from your radio program…

You can hang it off your existing website OR we could put it on it’s own domain name for you if you like so you can do ultimate tracking on it.

So….

In honor of this great holiday, we’re making you this explosive offer!

You can light up your lead generation by getting the “RetirementView 360 CLOUD Lead Generation Tool”.

What you get:

  • a branded version of the cloud lead gen RetirementView tool
  • tracking for Google and Facebook pixel
  • set up of Calendly.com for prospects to create appointments with you
  • teaser ads for you right on the lead gen RetirementView tool
  • social media images you can post to Facebook, LinkedIn, etc.
  • image for you to use in your email footer
  • FREE integration with your website (by popup link or by framing it out)

To take advantage of this incredible lead generation package, click here to order.

This offer is only good through Wednesday July 11th, 2018, so don’t delay.

From all of us here at Torrid Technologies, we hope you have a very happy and safe 4th!

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May the Fourth be With You – PROMOTION 2017

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To Those Who Might Want our RetirementView Software,

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May the 4th has become known as “Star Wars Day”!  Built on the idea of May the 4th be with you.

I wanted to use this day to tell you about my recent trip on a Disney Star Wars cruise.

I got to take my wife and 2 youngest sons (still in high school) on the cruise which offers Star Wars movies, characters, memorabilia, and of course the awesome “Star Wars Day at Sea”.

Being like a big kid, I signed up for a couple of “character encounters”.

Tim gets to meet Darth Vader!

Tim gets to meet Darth Vader!

My encounter with Darth Vader was quite scary.

 The dude is like 6 foot 8 in the Darth costume and he has the “real” James Earl Jones voice – I assume from a voice converter box.  He said that I looked like I might be part of the “rebel alliance”.

I was lucky to even get a picture before he pulled out his light saber and tried to chase me down!

On another encounter, I got to meet R2D2 and C3PO.

These droids were alive and active.

C3PO shook my hand when I walked up and talked to me ad lib in the C3PO voice.

Meanwhile, R2D2 was blinking and chirping with his computerized “voice” during the entire photo encounter.

It was so real I couldn’t believe it.

I had to get a photo to “prove” I met two of the most outstanding movie characters of all time.

Although R2D2 is soooo cool, the wit and wisdom of C3PO has always made him my favorite.

Tim meets his mystery friends.. R2D2 and C3PO.

Tim meets his mystery friends.. R2D2 and C3PO.

My wife and kids were too tired to want to get up to meet R2D2 at 8am. Sure I was on vacation but I would have gotten up at 5am to see these guys!

During the cruise we could watch any Star Wars movie we wanted on demand except Force Awakens which was only in the theater.

They have a full size theater on the ship just for showing movies!

On the ship’s opening departure party, they have a lot of Star Wars and Disney characters there to “see us off”.

This deck party has a lot of music and dancing and typical Disney show flare.

On the Day at Sea you can buy the BB8 cup (you can see it in the Darth Vader picture) or a Bobo Fett cup.

They double down on the movies and show Star Wars the CLone Wars cartoon on the huge deck screen.

At night they have another deck party where there is a mob of people dancing and celebrating in Star Wars costumes.

There are so many light sabers out on the deck and costumes that it makes for a really cool experience.

This article is mainly about “STAR WARS” but the cruise itself is fantastic.  I’ve added a couple of pictures at the bottom if you want to see them.

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And this promotion is good for ANY edition.

Directions:

– find pictures of actual Star Wars characters in this article

– write down their names in all CAPS

– if their name is greater than 4 letters, then mark out everything after the first 4 letters

– go to the page for the edition you want to purchase.  Personal or Couples or Professional Edition.

– enter into the Promo Code the 4 character “name” of one of the Star Wars characters you have selected (hint: not traditional Disney characters but Star Wars only)

– a DISCOUNT should appear on the order form

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THESE SPECIAL DISCOUNTS END FRIDAY MAY 5th at MIDNIGHT!

Star Wars Day at Sea

Star Wars Day at Sea

Disney Adult Pool

Disney Adult Pool

My best buddy PLUTO!

My best buddy PLUTO!

The Disney Cruise ship docked at Castaway Cay

The Disney Cruise ship docked at Castaway Cay

View from the ship of Disney's private islande Castaway Cay!

View from the ship of Disney’s private island Castaway Cay!

May the Fourth Be With You in 2017! – Clients

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To our Valued Clients,

May the 4th has become known as “Star Wars Day”!  Built on the idea of May the 4th be with you.

I wanted to use this day to tell you about my recent trip on a Disney Star Wars cruise.

I got to take my wife and 2 youngest sons (still in high school) on the cruise which offers Star Wars movies, characters, memorabilia, and of course the awesome “Star Wars Day at Sea”.

Being like a big kid, I signed up for a couple of “character encounters”.

Tim gets to meet Darth Vader!

Tim gets to meet Darth Vader!

My encounter with Darth Vader was quite scary.

 The dude is like 6 foot 5 in the Darth costume and he has the “real” Jame Earl Jones voice – I assume from a voice converter box.  He said that I looked like I might be part of the “rebel alliance”.

I was lucky to even get a picture before he pulled out his light saber and tried to chase me down.

On another encounter, I got to meet R2D2 and C3PO.  These droids were alive and active.

C3PO shook my hand when I walked up and talked to me ad lib in the C3PO voice.

Meanwhile, R2D2 was blinking and chirping with his computerized “voice” during the entire photo encounter.

It was so real I couldn’t believe it.

I had to get a photo to “prove” I met two of the most outstanding movie characters of all time.

Although R2D2 is soooo cool, the wit and wisdom of C3PO has always made him my favorite.

Tim meets his mystery friends.. R2D2 and C3PO.

Tim meets his mystery friends.. R2D2 and C3PO.

My wife and kids were too tired to want to get up to meet R2D2 at 8am. Sure I was on vacation but I would have gotten up at 5am to see these guys!

During the cruise we could watch any Star Wars movie we wanted on demand except Force Awakens which was only in the theater.

They have a full size theater on the ship just for showing movies!

On the ship’s opening departure party, they have a lot of Star Wars and Disney characters there to “see us off”.

This deck party has a lot of music and dancing and typical Disney show flare.

On the Day at Sea you can buy the BB8 cup (you can see it in the Darth Vader picture) or a Bobo Fett cup.

They double down on the movies and show Star Wars the CLone Wars cartoon on the huge deck screen.

At night they have another deck party where there is a mob of people dancing and celebrating in Star Wars costumes.

There are so many light sabers out on the deck and costumes that it makes for a really cool experience.

This article is mainly about “STAR WARS” but the cruise itself is fantastic.  I’ve added a couple of pictures at the bottom if you want to see them.

Star Wars Day at Sea

Star Wars Day at Sea

Disney Adult Pool

Disney Adult Pool

My best buddy PLUTO!

My best buddy PLUTO!

The Disney Cruise ship docked at Castaway Cay

The Disney Cruise ship docked at Castaway Cay

View from the ship of Disney's private islande Castaway Cay!

View from the ship of Disney’s private island Castaway Cay!

2017 IRA Contribution Savings Cheat Sheet

You may be bombarded with messages to “make your IRA contribution” this time of year.

For 2017, you have until April 18th tax day to finalize that contribution for the 2016 calendar year.

I was curious as to whether we could calculate various contribution amounts over many different time periods to see how long it would take to accumulate $1 million in an IRA.

So I fired up an Excel spreadsheet mainly because I wanted to create a matrix that shows many results in a small window.

Normally I would have fired up my RetirementView software and just run some numbers in there.  But if I did that I would have to run each scenario and then log the results.

Here is the “cheat sheet” that I created in Excel for 2017.

2017 IRA Contribution Cheat Sheet

2017 IRA Contribution Cheat Sheet

To explain what this means, I first explain that the entire calculation is based on a flat 5% return. If you had my spreadsheet, you could change this return and have the matrix recalculate all the values at a different return.

The left column in blue shows the number of years until retirement – this is the number of years that you “save” the amount specified in “Annual Savings”.

The green “Annual Savings” columns are showing you the calculations if you save $1,000 each year or $2,000 each year…. for the time period in blue.

The yellow area shows you the total amount accumulated for the time period including the compound interest of 5%.

Did I get to $1 million?

No.  The only place we got close was if we saved $5,500 a year for 45 years.

My guess is if we increased the interest rate to 6% we would be over the top.

So I did that in my Excel spreadsheet and voila the $5,500 for 45 years gets us to $1,240,295!

If you’d like to get a copy of my little IRA Contribution cheat sheet spreadsheet in EXCEL format, then CLICK HERE to get your copy of the Cheat Sheet for FREE.

Thanks and Happy Planning!

What if YOU lived to be 117?

Well it’s official the oldest living person on planet Earth is Emma Morano.

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She lives in ITALY of all places.  What is her secret to long life?

 

She says eating 2 raw eggs every day!

Now what will happen if you live to be 117?

Can you even afford it?

Our programming gnomes put together a little spreadsheet for you to figure it out.

Click here to see if you can afford it

On this spreadsheet it will show you how much money you need to live from age 65 all the way to age 117 at two inflation rates – one at 2% and the other at 3%.

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Click the image to go to the Spreadsheet on Google

Here is what we did.  We assume that you retire at age 65 and then live to be 117 years old.

We assumed that you need just $50,000 of income starting at age 65.  Yeah we realize that you may require much different income.

We then used a 2% inflation rate in one set of calculations and a 3% inflation rate in the other set of calculations.

The spreadsheet then TOTALS up all of the income from age 65 to 117 to give us a running total of dollars you would need over that time period.

So can you make it for 52 years in retirement?   Click here to find out.

[If you want to read the full CNN article, you can access it here.]

 

Make Retirement Simple Book Hits #1 on Amazon.com Kindle

My first book has been published on Amazon Kindle and hit #1 on several of the charts!  It’s very exciting.  The print version will be coming out in the next couple of weeks.

I’d just like to thank my co-authors Travis Evans, Craig Cassidy, and Jeff Biro.   Congratulations to you guys too for being a “Best Selling Author”!Book-AmazonBestSellerCollageScreen

If you want to check out the KINDLE version here it is on Amazon.com:  http://amzn.to/2cffv2J

WOULD YOU LIKE THIS BOOK FOR FREE? Get our LABOR DAY SPECIAL and we will mail you a PRINTED COPY once it is ready later this month.  You will get ALL of the following if you get going this Labor Day weekend:

1). Full RetirementView software
2). The Latest 2016 Edition (and 2017 edition when it is ready in January)
3). you get 1 year of updates from date of purchase
4). you get our QuickStart Guide
5). you get unlimited support by e-mail and phone.
6). you get our iron-clad 100% 90-Day Unconditional Money Back Guarantee (new customers only).
7). you get our online training videos that teach you how to use the software.
8). BONUS: LIVE Q&A Call with Tim Turner – bring all your questions
9). BONUS: $25 TARGET GIFT CARD
10). BONUS: FREE 2016 CD IN THE MAIL
11). * BONUS *: Copy of Print Verion of Tim’s Best Selling Book “Make Retirement Simple” (once it is ready in print)

If you’d like to get this, click here to order!

From a Real Client: A LETTER FROM Julliette?

I got an email the other day.  If you have any interest in the RetirementView software I thought you might want to read it.

Here it is….

Hi Tim,

I was just telling another person today about your software, strongly encouraging it (again).

During lunch, he was telling me that he’s thinking that the consulting assignment we’re on now may be his last.  I asked how he was sure he can afford to stop working yet.  He said he knows his budget and his savings and what he can expect from investment returns and SS. I don’t doubt that, but to me it seems so much more complicated than that.  Has he factored in inflation?  How can one estimate what one will lose to tax payments when one begins to liquidate assets from IRAs vs ROTH IRAs vs taxable investment accounts? That makes too huge a difference to not factor that?  I can’t imagine even THINKING about deciding when one can end one’s career without either using a sophisticated software package like yours or hiring a financial planner to do an analysis (who might end up using your software to do it, or a package that’s similar!).  When a question is as critically important to answer correctly as this one–whether one has enough savings to last the rest of one’s life and cover any likely contingencies– it seems that one would be foolish to not invest the money to double check their relatively rough estimates.

I’ve told so many of my friends about your software, and it amazes me that I don’t think anyone has acted on the recommendation (though one does plan to as soon as she has some time she can anticipate dedicating to it).

As for me, in response to losing my job 5 years ago, I made the decision to change my profession in order to be more marketable long-term.  It took three years to research and decide what I want to do next, then study to learn the new career, and then network and jobhunt like crazy.  The painful result was that I decreased my savings by $170K during those three unemployed years (it’s very expensive to live near Boston!, and some of that was paying taxes on some partial IRA to Roth conversions I decided to do while I was earning practically nothing and thus at a low tax rate).

That set my financial plan WAY back. The good news is that although it took a long time and was VERY challenging, I eventually managed to get a very good job in my new profession (Business Analysis consulting).  In the almost 2 years since then I’ve saved as much as I possibly could to start getting back on track for what I hoped would be an early retirement from my technical profession. My ardent desire is to be able to focus on my passions for art and loving (primarily) and sailing and being outdoors and exploring. It feels so discouraging that between having withdrawn so much of my savings to live while unemployed and my portfolio having lost so much value in the recession (and not fully recovered), there’s been such a major setback. And the outlook for ROI seems so very low that after inflation takes its toll, it’s not appearing that I can realistically hope for my savings to double in 7 years as rates of return used to enable.  But oh well. One must adapt and deal with the what is.

I really love knowing that I’ll be able to reassess where I stand with regards to a reasonable retirement year estimate with the aid of your software in which I have a good deal of confidence (even though I don’t have much confidence in the crap shoot of my choice of variables to enter into your software!, since those variables could go any which way, as we’ve seen).

Thanks again for a super product!,

Julliette

—- we’ve left her full name off so not to violate her privacy.  But thought you’d see some real insights into HOW and WHY people use our software.

Thanks and Happy Planning!

 

Can You Afford to Live to 100?

This week on May 19th, 2016 my wife’s grandmother Vivian celebrated her 100th birthday in Huntsville, Alabama.

Last weekend we celebrated her birthday at a party at her retirement home.

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Vivian was in great spirits and happy to see everyone celebrating with her.

Of course we had a huge birthday cake for her.

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It got me thinking about “what does it take financially to live to 100”?

Have you thought about that at all?  What if you make it to 100 and beyond?

Of course, using the RetirementView software you can run some scenarios out to 100 and see how your finances play out.

If you want to use the Consumer version of the software to plan for yourself or for you and your spouse, then go here to get going.

Vivian doesn’t hear all that great so I didn’t get to quiz her on the “Secret” to living such a long life.  But I do know she has been a big vegetable and fruit eater all her life.  She also was meticulous about getting to all her doctor’s appointments.

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If you wonder whether you can financially handle living to age 100, then again you can go here to get going on the software.  Build your own picture.  See how your investments and income items will work together.  You will know pretty quickly in red if you aren’t going to make it.  And more importantly, you will be able to make adjustments and see what types of changes will help you make it for the long haul.

May you be blessed to live to 100 just like Vivian.  Thanks and Happy Planning.

Regards,

-Tim Turner

 

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