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How can success in one profession, such as an Airline Pilot Professional translate into investing success?

Learn to use the skills and discipline that airline pilots must have to fly a safe and efficient airplane to improve your chances of successful investing.

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Southwest Airlines Voluntary Pilot Reduction Options: VSP and ExTO

Southwest Airlines Voluntary Pilot Reduction Options: VSP and ExTO

Southwest Airlines, in an effort to reduce its workforce, has just offered pilots Voluntary Separation Pay (VSP) and Extended Emergency Time Off (ExTO). Both are generous packages (in our opinion) and an excellent option for some pilots. How do you know if it’s right for you? In this video, Kevin & Charlie discuss what is in each package, how it may affect your overall financial picture, if you can afford to take one of them, and ultimately how to decide if you should be part of the voluntary reduction.

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Warren Buffet Hates Airlines… So What?!

Warren Buffet Hates Airlines… So What?!

Berkshire Hathaway recently sold its entire stake in the top 4 US Airlines and stock prices fell after the announcement. Stock pricing adjusts daily to numerous events. The decision of one investor, albeit a highly successful and world-renowned investor, should not be your only guiding principle of how to handle your investments.

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Airline Pilots Face Unique Challenges

Pilots Face Unique Challenges

1.  FAA mandatory age 65 retirement.

2.  FAA Health and Medical Requirements – Risk of losing FAA Medical.

3.  Airline Pilots typically spend one third to one half of their time away from their families.

4.  Airline industry specific risks; Mergers/Acquisitions, Furlough, Bankruptcy.

5.  Known high-income profession – Constantly offered financial schemes and get-rich-quick gimmicks.

 

How Leading Edge Financial Planning Can Help

1.  We have experience helping airline pilots overcome the unique challenges and risks in the airline industry.  Since I am an airline pilot, I am familiar with the potential pitfalls unique to our industry and how to mitigate those risks.

2.  We understand how to maximize employer benefits.  We help pilots prepare for and limit the risk of losing their ability to fly due to loss of their FAA Medical.

3.  We utilize the latest client service technology to help organize and simplify your personal finances, thus reducing stress in your life.

5. Our investment and financial planning process increases your chances for success and enables you to spend your valuable time at home doing the things you love instead of worrying about investments and retirement planning.

We strongly believe airline families that have a financial plan will do better than those who do not.

We have a passion for helping our airline families understand where they are now, where they want to go and the best way to get there.

Achieving this clarity in your financial life reduces uncertainty, reduces stress and increases your quality of life now as well as in retirement.

Thank you for visiting our “Landing Page.”  We sincerely hope we can be of service to you and your family.  Please don’t hesitate to reach out via email or phone.  We’d love to hear from you!

All the best and fly safe!

Charlie Mattingly, CFP®, MBA

Principal and Co-founder LEFP

 

 

 

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