Financial Confusion

Financial Confusion


By William Jed Mayfield

Retirement Income Specialist

Mayfield Financial & Estate Protection Services, Inc.

The Best Practices Used to Create Sustainable Streams of Retirement Income



Whatever else is true or false about the stock market and the economy in 2017, so many broadly unexpected and surprising elements have happened in the past few months and there has been so much so-called “fake news” centered on the economy that investment arithmetic has been distorted to suggest that a massive stock market rally is at our doorstep. According to several noted economists and distinguished investors, stocks are on the cusp of a historical surge. It will be a bull market run that will dwarf the tech boom of the 1990s and it’s a once in a lifetime opportunity for investors to get rich almost overnight that we may never see again. Or else you’re hearing to watch out, that you’d better get prepared for another financial crisis.

My clients don’t have to worry about all that. Our view is very, very different. We have the proper type of planning that will have you prepared for either situation, and keep you in the money solid as a rock through your entire retirement years. One of the concepts used by other financial advisors and those who manage money is confusion. The more confused a client is, the more they rely on their advisor. Believe it or not, this concept is actually taught by many firms—the advisor is the expert, the client is the student. Keeping client’s confused gives them an over-reaching authority.

We don’t play that game here. We take certain amounts of money that you have available and put it to work to specifically do the job that needs to be done, and to guarantee it. It’s all about safety, security, and guarantees; it’s all about building a financial foundation that will not, cannot, and has not ever failed. From there we have a lot of leeway for you. Our Safe Money book and retirement kit can answer some of the questions that may be bouncing around in your head right now as to what you should maybe do. It will give you a good, sound foundation of information to look at, and then you can decide whether you want to come in and talk with us about the “gain and retain” type of planning. It’s the type of planning that will allow you to have growth potential—and I’m speaking of good growth potential—the kind that will keep you in the money through every single year of your retirement and any years that your spouse may need to be taken care of. I’m speaking of the availability of a paycheck and earnings to stay ahead of the problems this world is throwing at us right now.

It’s really all about who you believe. But who do you believe? Are things on a rocket ship that just going to keep going up and up and up? Is that really going to happen? Can that really happen? Or is there really going to be a correction, or a bear market, or a double bear—are we really in trouble or are we not? My clients don’t need to worry about all the predictions; we don’t have to worry about if either scenario is true or false because we can take the money you have now, that money that you’re “up” and have in your portfolio, and we can plan it properly so you’ll never have that worry again. Once you get this financial foundation put together, you sleep at night, you don’t have to worry about your money, and you’re going to have your paycheck. Every single month for the rest of your life you’re going to have money to do the kinds of things that you like to do—travel, hobbies, spending time with family—money to live your life. You’re not sitting on the edge of your seat waiting for the other shoe to drop and wondering what’s going to happen. This is because short of the end of the world, they’re going to have their money.


For further information or a free consultation, contact me:

Wm. Jed Mayfield, President

Mayfield Financial & Estate Protection Services, Inc.

Phone # 520-322-9773