Alexandria, VA (BlackNews.com) — In his new book, Exiting the Matrix: How Conventional Wisdom is Ruining Your Financial Future, author and financial strategist Brian J. Fischer looks to turn the financial services world upside down. How you might ask? By asking Americans one simple question – if the stock market did not exist, would you ever be able to retire?
The world of personal finance continues to be one in which millions of people grabble with everyday attempting to find out which investment will lead them to their retirement oasis albeit with one simple problem – it does not exist. Wall Street and financial institutions have trapped people in a financial matrix by telling them what they should be doing with their money as opposed to educating them. To this day people believe that the stock market is the best way to make money – a notion and belief brought about by a mass media marketing machine that is revealed in this new book.
“Americans have lost nearly half their money twice in the past 10 years yet they continue to believe that everything will be okay if they just hold on. Meanwhile, Wall Street continues to make billions of dollars off unsuspecting and uneducated investors. All of this continues to happen despite the fact that we have all sat and watched both banksÂ and corporations receive trillions of dollars from the federal government with little relief for the average American. This is just further proof our financial system is broken and our priorities are out of whack,” explains Fischer.
The Federal Reserve System, mounting national debts, television gurus, financial planning and qualified retirement plans (like the 401k) are only some of the topics discussed in the book as contributing to the declining prospect of a true retirement. While Exiting the Matrix seeks to both reveal and dispel the misconceptions at the root of the problems, it takes these issues one step further by offering guaranteed solutions that most people can incorporate into their current financial plans to help get back on track.
Fischer touts two financial vehicles he views as the “scorn of the mass media” as being part of the financial solution to what ails many people but warns that an open mind and change in mindset is required. There’s an old adage that says, “If you keep doing what you’re doing, you’ll keep getting what you’re getting.”
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Brian J. Fischer is president of Fischer Financial Group, a nontraditional financial services firm located in Alexandria, VA. He has worked in the financial services field for nearly a decade and uses unconventional planning strategies in steering individuals towards their financial goals and dreams. His motto is that wealth can be created without risk so you can retire without worry.
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