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Why Consider Index Universal Life in a Balanced Plan?

Two of the most important factors to control in your retirement income are taxation and market volatility. A properly indexed universal life plan can help.

When to Claim Social Security

When you elect Social Security is one of the most important decisions you’ll make in retirement. It will impact the amount of income you receive, the amount of taxes you pay, and how you utilize your other assets.

Will You Have Enough to Retire?

It’s a question you should be asking. We show you a quick formula help you check.

Reducing Taxes in Retirement

Wouldn’t it make sense to limit your exposure to unnecessary taxes in retirement if at all possible? After all, any income that goes towards paying taxes reduces what you can spend to maintain your lifestyle throughout retirement.

Average vs. Actual Returns

While everyone is used to talking about average returns, actual returns are the key to your retirement income. That’s why we focus on them.

Market Volatility

IDon’t let your retirement income evaporate from market fluctuations. There are ways for you to protect your income from market volatility.

Long Term Care Event Likely?

You’ve worked hard for your retirement income. Are you and your family protected against the expense of long term healthcare?

Income for Life

Would you take action if there was a way to make sure you had a continuous income source for the rest of your life?

Delta Variant Money Questions, WOI-DT, 09/14/21

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COVID-19 & Kids Moving Home, WOI-DT, 08/25/21

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Sales Tax Holiday 2021, WOI, 08/06/21

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Sequence of Returns Risk

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Your financial professional will receive compensation for the sale of insurance products to you and, therefore, a conflict of interest exists since they have a financial incentive to recommend insurance products based on the receipt of such compensation.

The tax and legal information contained in this presentation is general in nature. It is provided for informational purposes only and should not be construed as legal or tax advice. Always consult an attorney or tax professional regarding your specific legal or tax situation.

The likelihood of various investment outcomes is hypothetical. These possible outcomes do not represent actual investment results. Past performance is no guarantee of future success. There is no guarantee or assurance that the projected or simulated results will be achieved or sustained. Actual results may be better or worse than the simulated scenarios.

All investment strategies have the potential for profit or loss. Changes in investment strategies, contributions or withdrawals, and economic conditions, may materially alter the performance of your portfolio. Different types of investments involve varying degrees of risk, and there can be no assurance that any specific investment or strategy will either be suitable or profitable for a client’s portfolio. Historical performance results for investment indices and/or categories, generally do not reflect the deduction of transaction and/or custodial charges or the deduction of an investment advisory fee, the incurrence of which would have the effect of decreasing historical performance results. There are no assurances that the portfolio will match or outperform any particular benchmark. Asset allocation and diversification do not assure or guarantee better performance and cannot eliminate the risk of investment losses.

Mid Year Money Moves, WOI-DT, 07/20/21

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Inflation Concerns 2021, WOI, 06/23/21

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Summer Vacation Season Kicks Off, WOI, 06/02/21

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Financial Literacy Month 2021, WHO, 04/23/21

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Small Business Stimulus Update 2021, KIMT, 03/16/21

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Third Stimulus Bill 2021, KCCI, 03/16/21

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Where is my Stimulus Check? 2021, KCCI, 01/14/21

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Second Stimulus Bill Approved 2020, WHO, 12/28/20

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COVID-19 Vaccine/Stimulus Latest, KCCI, 12/16/20

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When to Claim Social Security

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Will You Have Enough to Retire

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Reducing Taxes in Retirement

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Average vs. Actual Returns

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Market Volatility

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Income for Life

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The Triplett-Westendorf Financial Group Difference

Commitment & Discipline

When you work with us...

we help you structure a retirement income plan that reduces stress and anxiety so you can enjoy life in retirement. Through your commitment and discipline and the Triplett-Westendorf Financial process, we’ll help you identify any weak areas, define priorities, and build a stronger, clearer, more precise plan to achieve financial success.

We introduce you to financial strategies...

that you need but may not have heard of from other firms. Then we show you how to use those strategies to effectively maximize your retirement savings because you deserve the clarity, transparency, and comfort of owning a guaranteed retirement income that lasts as long as you do.

Income You
Can Count On

Ways You Benefit

Get your arms around your financial life...

once and for all when you work with us. After we take an inventory of your resources and goals, you’ll have clearer picture of where you are, which is essential to achieving the retirement you’ve worked so hard for. Along the way, we’ll answer your questions, educate and empower you to take charge of your financial affairs. Together, we’ll take the worry out of your money.

We Always Place You, the Client, First.

Organization

With us, you’ll get your arms around your financial life. We’ll do this together by taking a detailed inventory of your resources and goals.

Partnership

Our team gets to know you, and you get to know us. We work together every step of the way to make sure that your future is financially sound.

Objectivity

Hope is not a strategy. We work to clearly understand your goals and craft a plan that focuses on realistically meeting those goals.

Education

We find that informed clients are successful clients. You get answers to your questions and an education that will empower you to take control.

Proactivity

We are always looking forward to find and implement new strategies for you. We feel the best results are when we are ahead of changes, not reacting to them.

Accountability

We give you the clarity and transparency you deserve. We build your plan with your goals in mind and keep you involved and informed at every step.

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You Should Know How
Triplett-Westendorf Financial Group Is Compensated

Folks seeking financial planning and investment advice from a fee-based client-first fiduciary advisor may choose to engage with Triplett Wealth Management*, a division of the Triplett-Westendorf Financial Group. These folks would pay an annual fee deducted quarterly from their accounts, and in return receive conflict-free investment advice about their securities investments like equities (stocks for example), and fixed income (bonds for example), and any other securities-related investments.

Folks who are a good fit for this engagement are those who might feel good knowing that their advisor receives no commission or financial incentive to recommend one investment over another and that our firm does well financially when they do well.

Folks seeking this type of relationship pay a fee based on the assets managed within their plan. The fee covers the fiduciary management of market-based investments within their portfolio, as well as the ongoing maintenance of their personalized PT5 Written Retirement Income Plan designed to guide them to and through their very own vision of a successful retirement.

PT 5 Retirement Income Plan Screening – $2,400 – One Time Initial Planning Fee

  • Initial Comprehensive Plan Design – Steeped in our 6 cores values
  • Listen to, and take a record of, the vision you have for your future Establish written goals & organize your retirement resources
  • Evaluate social security & pension claiming options
  • Produce a comprehensive analysis of your current path projected forward
  • Included: Customized Social Security Analysis, Comprehensive Investment Analysis, Personalized Retirement Income Plan Examination.

PT 5 Retirement Income Plan Screening – $2,400 – One Time Initial Planning Fee

Includes Investment Supervisory Services & Ongoing Financial Planning & Advice – We Become Your Financial First Responder

  • $100,000 – $499,999 = 1.5%
  • $500,000 – $999,999 = 1.25%
  • $1,000,000+ = 1.0%

*Royal Fund Management doing business as Triplett Wealth Management

We believe every financial product is a tool. Each tool was designed to perform a specific job. Some tools are better quality or perform their intended job better than others. Freedom to choose the appropriate tool based on quality and effectiveness at getting the job done is important to our team. Sometimes insurance products like life insurance, fixed annuities, or long-term care insurance may be the right tool for the job. However, they are not all created equal, and specific manufacturers of these contracts are better at certain things than others.

When we have determined that it is in our clients’ interest to use an insurance contract issued by an insurance company to transfer specific risks away from them and their family, to an insurance company specifically specializing in handling such risk, those companies who we do business with pay our representatives a commission. Our insurance licensed representatives are completely independent, and therefore capable of representing a broad spectrum of companies. That means that they are free to choose the tool that they believe will provide the most economic value to our clients, from a quality manufacture, based on a specific job that needs to be accomplished.