Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Retirement Quest Wealth Management...Is This For You?
Most of us are worried and thinking ahead about our future retirement and trying to plan ahead. I was very impressed when I went to the website that explained Retirement Quest's purpose.
RetirementQuest® was created to help America make better decisions about our financial future. As a society, we are entrenched in a shift of responsibility from reliance on corporations and government in funding relatively short retirement lifespans, and toward the harsh reality that most of us will likely have to rely on our own investment acumen to survive potentially lengthy retirements. In the words of RetirementQuest creator, John Hauserman, CFP®, "like it or not, you are a professional financial planner because, some day, the quality of your life will depend upon the decisions you have made." See how RetirementQuest can help you.
John Hauserman, the man who set it up, has created an online financial planning map to help people chart out their situation and to determine how to make the best choices for their future. There is no charge for the site, he doesn’t ask for any personal information, and it really is a valuable resource.
The most valuable tool he offers is an interactive map to help set things up for your planning:
The RetirementQuest Interactive Map is a planning tool designed to help users gain a firsthand understanding of the financial planning process as viewed by creator John Hauserman, CFP®. The material is presented in an easy-to-understand format, which can be used in the quiet of your home and the comfort of your own pace.
The RetirementQuest Map website is an interactive, user-friendly site, designed to help you think like a financial planner. We created this so you can begin “mapping” your future in a way most people find clear, comfortable, and easy.
Once again, I want to express that you do not have to pay anything to use this site. If you want to hire him to be your financial planner you can, but the interactive map is free for your own use. I know that something like this is very useful for me and I wanted to share this with you my readers. I encourage you to go check out the website here. I also wanted you to know about a new book coming out this month by John:
Check out John Hauserman's new book, RetirementQuest: Make Better Decisions, which is tentatively due for release in June of 2011 (for more information, e-mail John at: johnh@RetirementQuest.com). The easy-to-read volume is intended to help responsible savers make wise decisions about their investments and financial planning goals. In a fresh look at the investment landscape, John overlays basic financial planning tenants upon the often confusing influences of the modern day sound-bite world, questionable financial industry practices, governmental tinkering, and the historical basis for the shared "boomer psyche."
More About John:
John is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERTM practitioner, creator of RetirementQuest®, and frequent guest financial expert on various Baltimore area news broadcasts. John conducts financial planning through his long-time association with Financial Council, Inc. (FCI), a multi generation planning firm and Registered Investment Adviser located in Towson. With nearly 20 years advising experience, he has helped individuals meet their financial goals and has championed flat fee financial planning as a more fair and conflict free method to deliver financial services. John is also author of the book, RetirementQuest: Make Better Decisions, due to be released in spring of 2011. A graduate of the Business School at Towson State University, he focused on human resources management, believing the quality of the people to be a cornerstone of any organization.
When not working, John enjoys time with his wife, Diane, and kids, Jackson and Leah. Together, they share a love of music, sports, travel, and outdoor activities. One of his favorite memories is coaching his kids' flag football games with Diane cheering them on.