About Erick Arndt

Erick Arndt is a Wealth Advisor helping clients build and manage wealth since 2003. He holds the following securities registrations with LPL Financial: Series 7, 65, 6, 63, and 26. Erick’s focus is to help clients create wealth, enjoy it, and preserve it over their lifetime and generations to come. An advocate for small business, he works hands-on with companies to provide high quality retirement plans with fun and engaging education workshops for plan participants. Mr. Arndt earned his Accredited Investment Fiduciary (AIF) designation and also his Professional Plan Consultant (PPC) designation to help employers optimize their company sponsored retirement plans by helping participants pursue their retirement goals as well as keep compliant with government regulations. Erick, an advocate for small business, founded SCV Startup, the technology Startup Community in Southern California with a mission of creating and curating high tech companies and jobs in Santa Clarita.

Good Debt vs Bad Debt


The Two Faces of Debt - Good Debt vs. Bad Debt Understanding Good Versus Bad Debt Can Help You Make Smart Financial Moves Credit card debt is a huge challenge for many people. According to, Americans owe $986 billion on credit cards, surpassing the prepandemic high of $927 billion. While credit card debt [...]

Good Debt vs Bad Debt2023-12-05T14:05:01-08:00

Retirement Tips – Get Your House in Order with a Will, 529, and Life Insurance


Tools and Techniques Raising a child is expensive. From the day a baby is born until the day they turn 18, a typical family will spend about $310,605 — or about $17,000 a year, according to a recent Brookings Institution analysis of data from the U.S. Agriculture Department.1 If you’re planning to start a [...]

Retirement Tips – Get Your House in Order with a Will, 529, and Life Insurance2024-01-11T08:43:31-08:00

8 Metrics for Your Retirement Planning Dashboard


Your Dashboard for Retirement Planning and Beyond! Hey there, future retiree! As you approach the golden years (and much much earlier), it's so important to put on your financial detective hat and dive into the world of numbers to ensure a smooth sail into retirement. Let's make this journey as friendly as possible by [...]

8 Metrics for Your Retirement Planning Dashboard2024-01-03T17:38:39-08:00

Retirement Tips – Paying Down Debt with Snowball or Avalanche Method


Erick, are there any tricks to paying down credit card debt? I’d love to put the money in my 401(k) instead! Try the avalanche or snowball method. In each you’ll focus on making extra payments to one debt — while continuing to make the minimum payment on all your other debts. With the avalanche [...]

Retirement Tips – Paying Down Debt with Snowball or Avalanche Method2023-12-05T13:51:40-08:00

Retirement Tips – Don’t Make a Mistake on New RMD Calculation


Knowledge is Retirement Power Thanks to the passage of SECURE Act 2.0 at the end of last year, the age for starting required minimum distributions from your 401(k) has been increased from age 72 to age 73 for individuals who attained age 72 after December 31, 2022. It will increase again, to age 75, [...]

Retirement Tips – Don’t Make a Mistake on New RMD Calculation2023-11-20T15:29:36-08:00

Market Performance After Rate Cut – Be Careful What You Wish For


Stock Market Performance After Fed Cuts Rates - Historical Perspective Market-watchers have been intensely focused on the Federal Reserve (Fed) this year. Recently, they’ve mostly opined on when the first rate cut might be coming and, generally, making the assumption that a rate cut would be good for stocks. It could be good, but our analysis [...]

Market Performance After Rate Cut – Be Careful What You Wish For2023-12-08T17:01:58-08:00

2023 Last Minute Tax Savings Ideas


As you approach the year's end, it's so important to consider ALL potential tax strategies to optimize your financial situation. Here are some considerations to guide your decisions: Defer Income to 2024: Consider all opportunities to defer income to 2024, especially if you anticipate being in a lower tax bracket. Ideas: postpone receipt of a [...]

2023 Last Minute Tax Savings Ideas2023-12-06T15:49:16-08:00

Are You Saving Enough for Retirement?


Whether you’re 23 or 35, it’s important to know whether you are saving enough for your retirement. There is no time like the present to ensure you are allocating enough funds to your retirement account. With folks routinely living into their 80s and 90s, it’s more important than ever to ensure your money lasts [...]

Are You Saving Enough for Retirement?2023-11-20T15:10:31-08:00

Is India the New China?


India has emerged as a compelling economic growth story and an increasingly attractive alternative to China within the emerging markets complex. A growing population with a robust and young workforce, significant infrastructure spending, and an ongoing digital transformation have been key catalysts to India’s outperformance over China. India has also benefited from the de-globalization [...]

Is India the New China?2023-09-25T14:02:21-07:00

Tax Changes Coming for 2025


Hold onto your hats, folks, because big tax changes are making their grand entrance! Spoiler Alert: taxes are going up! Guess what? Starting in 2025, prescription drug prices are getting a bit of a makeover. Picture this: a fancy price cap on prescription meds! If you're on Medicare, here's the lowdown: they're proposing a [...]

Tax Changes Coming for 20252023-09-22T10:51:23-07:00
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