Navigating Retirement and Generational Wealth

Navigating Retirement and Generational Wealth   

A path to Financial Security

As the sun's warm embrace blankets, us during these idyllic summer days, thoughts of Caribbean getaways still dance through my mind. The allure of lazy afternoons spent under the sun, refreshing swims in clear ocean waters, and blissful naps always beckons me. Yet, amidst these daydreams, more serious thoughts about my future tends to take root – retirement. Are you ready for that eventual chapter in your life?

For those entrenched in the corporate world – whether in the trenches or at the C-suite level – certain financial safeguards are often in place: disability insurance, life insurance death benefits, and a reliable 401K.  Many at executive levels in corporate America have a financial advisor. I found when I worked in the office of a financial advisor our client focus was those with a million plus cash net worth not including real estate. 

But what if you don't fit that mold?  Are you taking the strides necessary to pave your way?

Central to accumulating wealth is real estate ownership, serving as a cornerstone for investment prospects and retirement security. Those who procured their homes in the 20s and 30s – now, decades later, face their golden years with financial uncertainty. The promise of stable disability and life insurance plans didn't always endure, leaving them grappling with limited incomes. The assumption that renowned financial institutions like Charles Schwab, Merrill Lynch, and Fidelity have their retirement course charted doesn't always hold true.

My mission is to guide my clients toward financial serenity in retirement and beyond, nurturing generational wealth. The stark reality is statistics reveal that 3 out of 5 retirees grapple with poverty or insufficient funds, nudging them towards communal living or state-aided accommodations. In some instances, these living conditions are scarcely better than incarceration.

What if you find yourself penned in by limited options? What if you're unsure whether your preparations suffice?

In light of these challenges, I've partnered with an exceptional professional who offers complimentary consultations. This collaborative effort aims to evaluate your complete financial landscape, unearth potential gaps, and set you on a steady course for the future. I can't emphasize enough the significance of this collaboration – one past story profoundly underscores its impact.

Allow me to share the tale of Denise Berry, whose transformed the life of a couple I previously assisted in selling their home and assisted them in buying a new construction duplex. Both experienced nurses in the medical field, they had finally secured the home of their dreams complete with a pool and larger yard, away from their demanding jobs. A mere three months after securing life insurance policies, a devastating discovery was uncovered – routine blood work discovered gallbladder cancer. Tragically, the wife passed away a month later, leaving behind a heartbroken husband, four children, and a home they had built together.

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In the face of this adversity, Denise Berry lent her expertise, guiding the husband through the labyrinth of filing a life insurance claim. For anyone acquainted with insurance claims – be it for homes, health, or even pets – the road is arduous. Yet, armed with the strategically placed policies and Denise's unwavering support, the husband secured the full benefit payout. With these funds, he paid off their new home, cementing a sense of security during an otherwise tumultuous time.

This narrative illustrates my motivation – beyond the realm of real estate, my aim is to fortify your financial readiness for life's unpredictable journey.  To have a quick chat and get on Denise's calendar, scheudule a quick 10 minutes with me here

About the author:  Corrie Sommers a REALTOR®, selling real estate throughout Los Angeles. Corrie Sommers has been licensed in California since 2004, has a background in Finance; worked in the Mortgage Industry, Financial Planning, has trained real estate agents and currently mentors several agents.  Corrie lives in and sells throughout Los Angeles.   Corrie has sold homes in Los Angeles.  Corrie has worked with buyers to purchase homes in Los Angeles. Corrie has worked with homeowners to sell their Los Angeles homes.   

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