Financial Architects - August 2019

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Contrary to Popular Belief

Solution on Page 4

As Ken mentions on this month’s cover, there’s a reason our architects’ advice often differs from what you might see on TV. Indeed, thanks in large part to Mr. Grace’s vision, we’ve never been known to conform to an idea or strategy simply because it’s seen as “popular wisdom.” Here are just a few reasons why we take this approach.

ABOVE AVERAGE ADVISING

ROASTED CORN SALSA

When news anchors, talk show guests, and other “talking heads” give financial advice, they tend to cast as wide a net as possible. After all, if the majority of their viewership can’t use the information, they may tune out. And, as unfortunate as it is, most Americans simply aren’t saving for retirement. That’s why so much of the advice that gets broadcast is directed at simple percentage-based saving tips and uncomplicated plans like 401(K)s — they get the job done for the average Joe. But, if you’ve come to Financial Architects and your assets are above average, you need a financial plan that takes that into account. Because the bulk of popular financial wisdom out there is directed at those without many assets, it leads those that have successfully built their wealth to be overly frugal. While it never hurts to be conscientious with your money, being too cautious will keep you from many of your goals. At Financial Architects, we believe in building wealth while reducing risk — contrary to popular belief, you don’t have to make a choice between the two. The last pitfall of subscribing to run-of-the-mill financial advice is you can lose sight of why you’re building wealth in the first place. You don’t save money just to watch the numbers in your accounts go up — you want those dollars to work for you, not the other way around. This is why we use the phrase “wealth enjoyment” instead of “retirement” here at Financial Architects. You’ve worked hard to earn what you have, so why not put it towards your dreams? From the start, Financial Architects has focused on finding the best possible avenues for our clients to build their wealth. We owe this legacy to Ken and his steadfast belief in critical thinking. AVOIDING ‘GROUPTHINK’ REMEMBER WHY YOU SAVE

Corn is plentiful during the summer months, and this easy-to-make salsa is sure to be a hit at your next get-together.

INGREDIENTS

1. Heat a cast-iron skillet to high. Char corn, turning occasionally, for 10–14 minutes until kernels begin to blacken in spots. 2. Using a sharp knife, remove corn kernels from cobs and transfer to a large mixing bowl. 3. With a wooden spoon or potato masher, gently crush corn to release starch and juices. 4. Add jalapeño, onion, tomato, and cilantro. Mix to combine. 5. Top with lime juice and season with salt. 6. Serve alongside your favorite tortilla chips. • 2 medium ears of corn, shucked • 1 jalapeño or Fresno chile, seeded and thinly sliced • 1/2 red onion, diced • 1 large tomato, cored, seeded, and finely chopped • 1/4 bunch cilantro leaves, sliced • Juice of 1 lime • Kosher salt, to taste DIRECTIONS

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