Retire Abundantly


Retire Abundantly

Building wealth over a lifetime is one thing. Successfully planning, preserving, and passing on that wealth is another. Professionals, executives, and business owners will gain insight, principles and practical advice on how to enjoy a great retirement and leave a lasting legacy in Retire Abundantly, a new book co-authored by Paul Byron Hill, MBA, MFP, MSFS, ChFC®, CFP®.

“Only three percent of Americans are able to accumulate one million dollars or more, which makes them extraordinary. But many don’t understand that the rules to successfully plan, preserve, protect and pass on their wealth are very different than the rules needed to successfully accumulate that wealth,” said Paul Byron Hill.

The new book educates those families with accumulated wealth against costly mistakes and little-known missteps that often derail the retirement lifestyle they planned, as well as spoil best-laid plans for a legacy. Hill adds, “These three percent, whether they are professionals, executives or business owners, face different retirement obstacles than the typical family. As a result of popular myths about money and wealth, many are unaware of very expensive mistakes they are making today, even those with a team of well-meaning advisors.”

For example, Hill says, running afoul of IRS retirement account rules can cost a bundle. The Wall Street Journal reported that “Uncle Sam is about to get a lot tougher on individual retirement account mistakes—and that could trip up investors who aren’t careful.” The IRS levied over half a billion dollars in fines in just a two-year period for missed retirement plan withdrawals and contributions that break their rules. The easy-to-read book is not laden with theory or jargon. Rather it is filled with practical principles and real world examples. It begins by exposing how and why the financial and investment advisory industry has left many investors confused, along with common misconceptions that the industry and financial media has led them to believe.

It outlines the three major retirement mistakes and includes a very helpful section detailing twelve challenging retirement obstacles. The book concludes with solutions, including an enlightening case study that illustrates concepts outlined in the book. Another interesting and informative feature of the book is its collection of real life stories of failure and success sprinkled throughout. The book concludes by showing readers how to take the next step for informed planning of their retirement and wealth goals.

Paul Byron Hill continues, “My professional mission is to educate and equip those who accumulate wealth so they can fully enjoy their wealth and then wisely plan, preserve, protect and pass it on to positively impact their family, their community and the causes they care about most deeply. That’s why I want people to read this book.” For additional resources, go to

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The limits of a Ben Franklin money maxim

You may have learned Benjamin Franklin’s old maxim: “In this world nothing is certain except death and taxes.”

portrait of Ben Franklin

A Margaret Mitchell character echoed those words in Gone with the Wind: “Death, taxes and childbirth! There’s never a convenient time for any of them.”

Even if death and taxes can be delayed — unlike childbirth — both are not necessarily certain.

While death is inevitable, definitely HIGH taxes are not!

Columbia law professor George Cooper submits in his book, A Voluntary Tax, that unnecessarily high tax bills are likely due to either: 1) Taxpayer Indifference or 2) Poor Planning Advice.

By avoiding excessive taxes, many successful people can accumulate much more than others. They work with professional wealth specialists experienced in matters of income tax and capital gains, and reducing income taxes even at death.

Always pay your fair share … tax evasion is illegal, of course.

Tax avoidance, on the other hand, is completely LEGAL.

Supreme Court Chief Justice Learned Hand famously declared in an important case: “Anyone may so arrange his affairs so that his taxes shall be as low as possible; he is not bound to choose that pattern which will best pay the Treasury; there is not even a patriotic duty to increase one’s taxes.”

Franklin may have been right in his own time, but his adage is only partly right today. Some taxes — at least high taxes — aren’t certain!

Meet with a professional wealth specialist to see if the taxes you pay may be keeping you from retiring sooner or living better in your retirement years or from making a better impact for your family or your community.