Hi, it’s Peter Aquart from American Wealth Builders.
I want to ask you a question and I’d like you to pause for a moment and think very honestly about the answer.
The question is: Money aside, what is the difference between your life now and the life you want to have?
Let me ask in a different way: if money weren’t an issue, what would you love to spend your days doing?
The reason I’m asking this is because I’ve notice a few facts about nearly everyone…
First, people have an ideal lifestyle that they dream of living. Usually that dream lifestyle may include some possessions but more often includes activities that they want to do (such as “spend more time with my spouse” or “play more golf” or “take the kids on a vacation”).
Second, people make the assumption that this lifestyle requires a certain amount of money in the bank. They look at the activities they want to do in their ideal lifestyle and they realize that these activities require some money, but perhaps more importantly, these activities require TIME… time that is usually spent on the job.
Third, people often put their ideal lifestyle on hold and make sacrifices today for a tomorrow they hope will be better.
Fourth, people keep aspiring to their ideal lifestyle even though they’re not always able to save up that money in the bank.
Here’s the reason why I asked you this question earlier: because I wanted to get you thinking about your ideal lifestyle… and more importantly, I wanted to address a massive misconception that people have about the ideal lifestyle.
In the list above, I listed four observations I’ve made about people and the ideal lifestyle they aspire to. I want you to look at observation #2 again…
Second, people make the assumption that this lifestyle requires a certain amount of money in the bank. They look at the activities they want to do in their ideal lifestyle and they realize that these activities require some money but, perhaps more importantly, these activities require TIME… time that is usually spent on the job.
It’s my observation that most people look at their ideal lifestyle, the cost and time required, and they think, “I need to have $1 million in the bank in order to do that.”
Maybe a million dollars isn’t YOUR exact number but it’s the number that a lot of people have.
People think this way because we’ve all been trained to think of “depletion-style” finances. That is: you save up money until you have enough and then you spend that money until it’s gone.
- That’s how people are taught to save when they were children.
- That’s how people are told to save for retirement.
- That’s how installment loans work.
- That’s even the way stock market investing works (you buy stocks and then sell them to access your return).
- That’s how people save up for a house down payment or other major purchase.
- That’s how people do their household budgets (i.e. they start with the expected income and then subtract bills until the money is gone).
Depletion-style finances are a common way to direct your personal finances.
As a result, people think they need to save up all that money for their ideal life. Or they play the lottery every week and hope that THIS is the week. Or they make excessive sacrifices now in the hopes that they can afford retirement later. Or they take big risks and hope that they get some big stock market rewards.
Ultimately most people keep working at a job they hate because they can’t quite save (or win) their way to that massive million dollar goal… so they feel stuck at their jobs until they retire, and are constantly adjusting their ideal lifestyle goals downward.
But depletion-style finances are not the only way to live.
At American Wealth Builders we take a different approach and help people break away from that line of thinking.
With a turnkey real estate investment from American Wealth Builders, you invest in property that is cleaned up, rented, and managed (and totally hands free).
And you get a consistent, predictable flow of money into your account regularly… month after month or quarter after quarter (depending on how it’s set up).
This is such a POWERFUL way to change the financial game in your life.
You see, when people think about depletion-style finances to fund their lifestyle they set up a nearly-impossible goal of saving up that great big amount, and they the gamble that they won’t out-spend or out-live the amount of money they have.
But with a turnkey real estate investment, you actually spend less up-front (just a mere fraction of what you think you need to fund your ideal lifestyle) and you get cash flow.
And that cash flow is KEY.
Because if you want to fund your ideal lifestyle, you don’t need a specific amount of money in the bank, you only need to be able to replace your monthly income from work.
Cover your bills and have a bit left over to pay for your dream life. And the best part is: that money doesn’t deplete, it goes on and on and on and on… for as long as you own the turnkey investment property (which means you’ll never out-spend or out-live that money).
Let’s say you have current monthly bills of $2,500 (for mortgage, car payments, utility bills, etc.). And let’s say you want another $1,000 of “play money” each month to spend on your ideal lifestyle. So that’s $3,500 total each month.
Some people will work and work and work and try (but fail) to save up a million dollars for this “someday” lifestyle.
But with a turnkey real estate investment, all you need is a small portfolio of properties to bring in this amount each month… maybe 3-8 properties (it depends).
Heck, if you have the average amount in your IRA that most people have (about $119,000) you’re well on your way… and you definitely DON’T need to save up a million dollars first!
Think again about that ideal lifestyle I asked you to imagine earlier…
That lifestyle is closer in reach than you thought it was because you don’t need to save up a great big amount of money first… by breaking free from your depletion-style strategy, and instead investing in cash flowing turnkey real estate investments, you are MUCH closer to quitting your job and living the life that you dream of.
I’d love to talk to you about this… as would any of our Wealth Strategists here at American Wealth Builders. So get in touch today and let’s see if we can get you living your ideal lifestyle sooner than you thought possible.
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