Certified Financial Planner Manisha Thakor bonded with her dad over a love of the HP12C calculator and all of its investing tools. Now, the author of Get Financially Naked shares her actual math formulas on how to lock in the right number for retirement and other goals. No excuses for listeners after this episode.
In Manisha’s money story you will learn:
-The important role her father played in her early financial lessons
-How she bonded with her father over an HP12C calculator
-The specific way Manisha calculated different retirement investing outcomes as a tween.
-The role inflation plays in the future value of investments
-The power of compounding
In Manisha’s lesson you will learn:
-Why Manisha feels women in particular need to focus not just on saving but also on investing
-The corrosive power of inflation
-Why we need to put the recent period of historically low inflation in context
-How to manage your investments in times of extreme market volatility
In Manisha’s money tip you will learn
Manisha’s investing formula
Take the total dollar of your current savings and investment portfolios
Subtract out money you know you will need to spend in the next 5 years
For any of your long term money, like retirement, take 110 and subtract your age
That is the amount that should be in equities
For example Manisha is 47.
110-47 = 63 percent should be in equities
In My Take you will learn:
-Why you do not need an HP12C calculator because so much is available online
-Exactly how to find out the status of your retirement accounts and if you are on track to reach your goals
-How and why you should automate your retirement savings.