In today’s video we explore how starting early in your savings career will make a HUGE impact on your total amount. Bart and Rick go through who is going to be better off and I think you will be surprised!

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Episode 002 – Cost of Waiting

Rick:                 Welcome to Market Thoughts. I am Rick Zich, an advisor here at Southwest Investment Advisors. Joining me is Bart Schannep, cofounder and president of Southwest Investments. How are you doing Bart?

 

Bart:                 I’m doing terrific.

 

Rick:                 Time is money.

 

Bart:                 Yes it is.

 

Rick:                 Prove it.

 

Bart:                 I can easily prove it.

 

Rick:                 Alright, very good.

 

Bart:                 Alright. When we’re talking with younger clients, the main thing we keep beating into them is time is money. They have an asset that I don’t have. They have an asset that no one can buy more of, and that is time. When we talk about how do you end up being financially independent, how do you end up being financially comfortable, it all comes down to investing early and often. Early is all about time. It allows money to grow.

I’ve got a really good example to show. Here you can see if I started for 10 years and saved $1,200 a year for 10 years straight, but my friend Rick here didn’t, he procrastinated, he would have to invest not 1,200 a year but $1,550 a year for the next 30 years if I did nothing more for us to end up pretty much even., for us to end up at the end of 40 years, assuming that the money was able to grow at a decent rate.

Here we only used eight percent. We did not calculate in taxes nor the cost of transaction, but simply a simple eight percent compounding. You can see we both end up at around 189,000.

 

Rick:                 Time is money. Actually, I had to spend a lot more money, $46,000 compared to 12. I invested almost four times the amount of money just because I started 10 years later. That’s all.

 

Bart:                 The earliest people can start saving, the younger they are, the more time it has for that money to compound.

 

Rick:                 Thank you very much, Bart, for that insight. That was really, really helpful. Thank you for joining us. [Music plays] We hope that you come and look at a few more of our videos to give you just great information to help you on your investment path.

SARAH SBRAGIA​

Sarah has been working at Southwest Investment Advisors since October of 2017.

Hers is the first friendly face you will encounter when visiting the office.

Sarah’s responsibilities include assisting clients with online access, processing account documents, scheduling meetings and assisting in all aspects of client services.

When she is not working here you may find Sarah on the shooting range serving as an assistant instructor and safety coach.

She has two children, son Zach is a graduate of the University of Arizona and daughter Paige who will graduate in 2019.

KATAYA PLETT​

Kataya has been with Southwest Investment Advisors since January of 2017.

She assists Alix with portfolio construction, rebalancing, and trading.

Kataya also plans our company’s client appreciation events and assists with the company website.

In her free time Kataya enjoys spending time with her family and her dog, traveling to new places, and getting involved with local events.

LACEY ROGERS​

Lacey has been with Southwest Investment Advisors since 2007 and has been the Operations Manager since 2012.

Her primary duties are assisting clients, assisting Advisors, processing paperwork, and working with our back office at LPL Financial.

When she’s not working she enjoys riding horses and spending time with her husband, Dustin, her two small children, and her dogs, Tebow and Ellie.

Lacey and her family really enjoy traveling, spending time outdoors, and watching her dad, Robert Wright, play the banjo.

ROBERT SCHANNEP​

Robert has been an Advisor since 2012 following in the footsteps of both his father and grandfather. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in English Literature and graduated Summa cum Laude from BIOLA. After working several years in Social Services Robert has a distinct perspective when helping people create and manage their financial goals.

When Robert is not working, life is all about family. Along with his lovely wife, Robin, four beautiful children and their dog, he enjoys traveling in the family bus, which is always an adventure. He enjoys meditating, praying, journaling and plays the guitar daily to maintain his sanity!

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Licensing and Regulatory​:

Licenses: Series 7, Series 63, Series 31 held through LPL Financial and the Series 66 is held through LPL Financial and Southwest Investment Advisors

ROB WRIGHT​

Rob is an original co-founder, has been in the industry since 1994. He has degrees in English and Liberal Studies as well as a Teaching Certificate from California State San Bernardino.

Before becoming a Financial Advisor, Rob was a member of the New Christy Minstrels and he continues to perform with his banjos and other stringed instruments in concert as a member of the Wildcat Jazz Band throughout North America and as a guest artist with local symphonies and at various music festivals. Rob and his wife, Linda have one daughter and two grandchildren.

Rob has since retired and no longer has duties at Southwest Investment Advisors, Inc.

BART SCHANNEP

Original co-founder, Bart has worked as an Investment Advisor since 1983.  He was with Dean Witter/Morgan Stanley for fifteen years, serving as Branch Manager during the final four years, before moving to Piper Jaffray as Branch Manager for an additional three-and-a-half years before co-founding Southwest Investment Advisors.

In 2008, Bart become one of the first 200 professionals obtaining the industry’s newest designation, the Certified Wealth Strategist® designation, and administered by Cannon Financial Institute.

In May, 2010 Bart was selected for the distinction of Outstanding Advisor of the Year by Registered Rep Magazine, one of 10 financial advisors selected by the editors for 2010. From hundreds of nominees, the winning advisors have demonstrated both business success and leadership in serving as guides to other financial advisors and as active participants in community activities.

He is active in his church and served as President of the Board for Gospel Rescue Mission of Tucson from 2007 – 2010 and 2015 – 2018.  Bart also has served on the Board of Adjustments for the town of Oro Valley from 2002 – 2008.  Bart and his wife Marcella have three grown children and several grandchildren. Together they enjoy wine tasting, scuba diving, and travel.

Bart has since retired and has no responsibilities at Southwest Investment Advisors, Inc.

RICK ZICH

Rick is in charge of the managerial duties at Southwest Investment Advisors.  As a Financial Advisor, he meets with new and existing clients and helps with problem solving.

He has a Bachelors of Science in Business and Marketing from Purdue University and an MBA from the University of Phoenix. His past 20 years of business experience includes roles of Controller, CFO, and President of consumer goods companies with double digit growth for over a decade.  He and his wife own a local jewelry boutique, Trinity Diamonds.

Outside of the office, Rick enjoys keeping up with the latest in tech news, scuba diving, hiking, playing the electric bass guitar (well, trying to), and keeping the dogs happy with long walks.

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ALIX KUSLER

Alix’s primary roles in the team are portfolio management and client contact. She focuses on building and maintaining client relationships and reviewing and constructing portfolios that reflect clients’ individual goals.

Alix holds a BS in Business Administration from Pepperdine University, where she studied both in Malibu, California and Florence, Italy. She started with Southwest Investments in 2009 on the operational side of the business and has built her way to the sales side.

In 2014 Alix obtained one of the industry’s newest designations, the Certified Wealth Strategist® designation, administered by Cannon Financial Institute.

When she’s not in the office, Alix enjoys traveling and exercising with her husband Phil, singing at the Vineyard Christian Community, and meeting up for tea or a cold brew. She has a wonderful family and close group of friends and is excited to be a part of the team here at Southwest Investment Advisors.

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