Thursday, September 8, 2011 at 6:00 pm at 401 Broadway Tacoma, WA 98402 financial advisers at the Blackwell mansion will be explaining why Time magazine says, “It’s time to retire the 401K.” They will also be showing people how to protect their retirement from market losses, how to have access to their retirement monies prior to age 59 and a half without IRS penalties, and how to enjoy tax free income in retirement. Shawn Johnston, an associate at Safe Money Solutions at the Blackwell mansion, explained the event in more detail, “This event is designed to be educational. It is not a sales presentation. We will be helping people; both business owners and individuals understand the risk of future taxation and losses to their retirement saving and what products are available that protect against that.”
Jamie Hansen and Shawn Johnston have a combined 35 years of experience in the financial industry. They have spent most of their time helping people prepare for retirement. Often times it has been too late. As a result of all the years working with people at the end of the accumulation process they realized they needed to start educating people much earlier in the process as to what was going to happen in the end if they had to live off a bucket of money without the support of a pension. The average person will run out of money before they reach age 80, which means they will likely run out of money before they run out of life. “That’s not good. If we can educate them early and give them tools to plan appropriately, most people will be able to avoid this trap. We can show them the reality that hundreds of our clients have had to face and give them help in making decisions now that will impact them and their family positively for the rest of their lives,” Shawn said.
When asked what the financial advisers [Shawn Johnston and Jamie Hansen] are most looking forward to and why with this event, they replied, “The best part of this event will be the opportunity to help people gain a better understanding of the world around them as it pertains to their future financial stability. We always enjoy educating people. We don’t believe in selling products to people. We believe if we give an individual enough information, he or she is able to make their own decisions. Our job is to make sure they have all the facts.”
Shawn Johnston explained his position as an associate for Safe Money Solutions, “As an associate at Safe Money Solutions I educate individuals and businesses regarding the pitfalls of building a plan that is based solely on a bucket of taxable monies that have limitations and IRS restrictions.”
When asked who he recommended attend the event, Shawn replied, “Anyone who is currently funding a 401k Roth IRA or traditional IRA, 403b, or other type of deferred retirement vehicle.” Shawn also recommends his family and friends to attend the event, “Yes. I have a few friends that will be attending most of whom are business owners.”
The event is free to attend and parking is free and is located across from the mansion in the YWCA parking lot. “We will also be giving away a free book called, “The Better Money Method” at the event; a $15 value on Amazon,” Shawn added.
By: Carly Calabrese, Staff for Tacoma.com