Retirement Planning Workshop

Shasta County Residents Preparing to Retire:

Failing to plan, is planning to fail. So, don’t take any chances with your retirement. You only retire once which is why planning ahead and preparing well is key to optimizing your income in retirement and ultimately having the retirement you always dreamed of. Please join us for a no obligation free Retirement Workshop to learn how you can prepare and hopefully keep as many dollars in your pocket during your retirement as possible. 

What is Covered?

Session on Estate Planning
Ted Thatcher - Senior Advisor



Ted Thatcher is the president of Bright Lake Wealth Management. As a financial advisor, he also serves as the president of the American Financial Education Alliance [AFEA – 501(c)(3)] Medford, Oregon, and Redding, California, chapters. The passion he has for his field was born from the love of his family and preparing for their future. He cherishes each of them, from his wife, Kassandra, to his sons, Ethan and Lincoln, and daughter, Olivia.

Ted’s passion for his family overflows to his office. He prides himself on creating an education-focused environment where the passion he has for his own family’s future can be mirrored and focused on you and your future goals. As a financial advisor, it is Ted’s goal that each person he meets has a written plan to help protect his or her retirement. He focuses on those who are just beginning to see retirement on the horizon, those just beginning their retirement and those who are already retired. It is Ted’s sincere desire that everyone possesses the confidence so many people only hope to have in their retirement. He believes this confidence is achieved by executing a written plan he calls the Pine Brook Financial Roadmap.

It is with tools like this that Ted has helped people grow and preserve their retirement assets. He aims to create a welcoming, service-oriented environment, which he found was always present where he grew up in the Midwest.

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Are you paying too much in taxes in your retirement?

May 2 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Ted Thatcher - Senior Advisor

Ahhhh, taxes — a necessary evil in our American lives. They pay for roads, safety and a whole host of other community-related services. We enjoy the benefits our taxes pay for but loathe the idea of paying more than our fair share. Taxes leave our pockets with that less-than-full feeling after Uncle Sam takes his cut. Taxes follow you even into retirement. Those retirement accounts you’ve started drawing from, Social Security benefits you’re receiving and other income from accounts designed to support your lifestyle in retirement may
be taxable. For most of your working life, you’ve been in an accumulation phase — gathering and growing assets to be used to support you in your later years. During retirement, however, you move to a different mindset as you transition into a distribution phase. Planning for the distribution phase includes a shift in perspective as you work toward preserving the assets you spent so many years building. One of the keys to preserving your assets is to develop an appropriate distribution strategy, one that accounts for many things — including the taxes you’ll owe in retirement — and answers key questions: When should I start taking income from my accounts? Which accounts should I take the income
from? A distribution strategy is designed to create a plan for optimizing your tax liability and your income — and maintaining that income for as long as you
will need it. Even if you’ve already entered retirement, you can still benefit from distribution planning and potential repositioning of assets to help ensure your strategy is as tax efficient as possible. While distribution planning would start before retirement in an ideal world, people who have already entered retirement can also greatly benefit from building a
distribution strategy to potentially pay less in future taxes. But where do you begin? What steps do you need to take today to help ensure financial confidence
tomorrow? An experienced financial professional can help you develop a tax-efficient approach designed to preserve your retirement assets, whether you’re already retired or you plan to work 10 more years.


May 2
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm


Ted Thatcher


Sheraton Ballroom
820 Sundial Bridge Drive
Redding, CA 96001 United States
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(530) 364-2800
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