Has anyone gone to a Retirement Wealth Academy seminar?

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Postby1030danielleSat Sep 22, 2018 10:59 am

Ive been seeing some ads recently on my Facebook feed for this free seminar from Retirement Wealth Academy, and Im wondering if anyone here has ever heard of this Academy or gone to one of their events?

In the FAQ, they say they are not selling anything, but they are directing the seminar at adults ages 50 to 70, with at least $250,000 in investable assets.

PostbybertilakSat Sep 22, 2018 11:24 am

It is a sophisticated sales pitch for an investment opportunity that needs to be aggressively marketed because its intrinsic value is not enough to sell itself.

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PostbyAlphaLessSat Sep 22, 2018 11:24 am

You should go to their seminars, and tell them that you have ZERO in assets, but you ASPIRE to have $250K, which you hope they will help you accomplish

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PostbyAlphaLessSat Sep 22, 2018 11:24 am

A Republic, if you can keep it. Benjamin Franklin. 1787. Party affiliation: Vanguard. Religion: low-cost investing.

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PostbybertilakSat Sep 22, 2018 11:28 am

May neither drought nor rain nor blizzard disturb the joy juice in your gizzard. — Squire Omar Barker, the Cowboy Poet (AKA S.O.B.)

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Postbycheese_breathSat Sep 22, 2018 12:04 pm

…they say they are not selling anything, but ….

The surest way to know the future is when it becomes the past.

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Postbyeye.surgeonSat Sep 22, 2018 12:19 pm

Theyre not selling anything because those whole life insurance vehicles sell themselves. Buy your own lunch, save yourself the headache.

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PostbyEarl LemongrabSat Sep 22, 2018 1:04 pm

We will look at traditional diversification as well as new areas of diversification to help mitigate loss of account values.

The Government has accumulated so much debt its hard to believe programs like Medicare and Social Security havent already dramatically changed.

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… free seminar… they say they are not selling anything…

They are selling life insurance, annuities, and financial services.

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We will look at traditional diversification as well as new areas of diversification to help mitigate loss of account values.

The Government has accumulated so much debt its hard to believe programs like Medicare and Social Security havent already dramatically changed.They use the key phrase New Reality a lot.

Seminars like these are packaged by a parent organization and provided to their local affiliated advisors all over the country as a way to drum up business. That way the advisor is kind of shielded by the name of the parent organization and doesnt have to attach their own name to it.

We get at least 1 of these in the mail every month, and they all are slightly different and run by different names. But there are some similarities – they typically are two consecutive nights, two hours each night, at a local college. Some charge $40 or so for materials, some do not. They offer a free consultation after the course and they are all conducted by a local financial planner (not a school instructor). The materials usually say who the instructor will be and feature the instructors qualifications.

Having them held at a school, and offered by an organization instead of a specific local financial planner, creates an aura that it will be unbiased information. The goal is to get new leads for business.

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I have not gone to this particular one but I have gone to an investment seminar probably like this one back about 20 yrs ago. It was at a hotel large banquet or conference room, had about 200-300 people, it was sponsored by someone well know (not Tony Robbins) but someone similar at that time, obviously the well known person was not there to give the seminar. There was nothing to sell, however at the end you can sign up for their in depth program and then someone will contact you, may people seem to sign up, I did not. I would say that it was about a 1hr to 1.5 hr long infomercial. There were a lot of things being said that would lead you to want to listen more waiting for the answer or information, they lead you on for a while and then provide a few bits and pieces of actual pertinent information that you probably could have gotten somewhere else. I have not gone to one since. Maybe go once just to get it out of your system.

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In the FAQ, they say they are not selling anything …

This can be misleading in two ways: first, they usually also say they are available to answer questions about their products AFTER the meeting, which is when actual sales, or further arrangements to make them, take place; second, the entire event is about selling.

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PostbyGrt2bOutdoorsSat Sep 22, 2018 7:30 pm

If they arent selling anything why is the price of admission $250k?

One should invest based on their need, ability and willingness to take risk – Larry SwedroeAsking Portfolio Questions

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If you go to the free dinner seminar, and you buy the annuity, the living trust, the timeshare, or the bridge, not only did you pay for your free dinner, but you paid for the free dinners for everyone else in the room.

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PostbyAlphaLessSat Sep 22, 2018 8:42 pm

…they say they are not selling anything, but ….

Nah, a measly 1% of that per year. Chump change.

A Republic, if you can keep it. Benjamin Franklin. 1787. Party affiliation: Vanguard. Religion: low-cost investing.

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Postby1030danielleSun Sep 23, 2018 12:47 am

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