Complimentary Dinner Event at Green Dragon Tavern & Museum in Carlsbad, CA

Optimizing Your Tax Strategy & Surviving Market Volatility

Gain Control of Your Taxes & Keep More of Your Hard-Earned Money in Retirement

Do you have a plan to ensure you won’t pay more than your fair share to the IRS? With NEW legislation that may increase tax rates, a growing national debt, market volatility and uncertainty around future Social Security benefits, there are a lot of unknowns and risks in retirement to consider. Is your existing strategy strong enough to survive?

Join us for a complimentary meal and enlightening presentation to learn about the latest strategies to help preserve your assets, maximize your retirement income, reduce market risk and potentially lower your taxes.

Enjoy a delicious meal featuring your choice of entrée including: Braised Short Rib, Cauliflower Bowl, or Angus Ribeye.

Event Details

Green Dragon Tavern & Museum
6115 Paseo del NorteCarlsbad, CA 92011

Event Options:

– Wednesday, August 31 at 6:15 p.m.

– Thursday, September 1 at 6:15 p.m.

Join us for a complimentary meal and special presentation at Green Dragon Tavern & Museum while we discuss the following important topics for those in or nearing retirement:

What we’ll cover:

  • What’s changing for taxes and Social Security in 2022².
  • The impact that proposed changes to tax laws³, market volatility and rising inflation may have on your retirement income¹.
  • Why taxes may be one of your biggest retirement expenses without a proper plan in place.
  • Immediate actionable steps to protect your savings from heavy, unnecessary “retirement taxes.”
  • How you can create tax-free retirement income and potentially lower your tax bracket in retirement.
  • Ways you may be able to lock-in historically low tax rates now, before proposed tax changes³ go into effect.
  • Planning for longevity, inflation and future tax increases to ensure you won’t OUTLIVE your money in retirement.
  • Social Security strategies to help minimize taxes on your benefits.
  • Tax strategies to help preserve more of your assets to create a lasting legacy for your loved ones.
  • Understanding other potential tax risks that may derail your retirement and how you may be able to avoid them.

Privacy Policy: All information provided is secure and confidential. Please provide valid email and phone number for workshop confirmation purposes. Seating is limited. A complimentary meal will be served. Nothing will be sold and there is no charge to attend!


Why attend?

This workshop combines two empowering elements:

Professional Insight

Live instruction from knowledgeable professionals, in an engaging, easy-to-understand format.

Actionable Next Steps

An opportunity to receive a plan for retirement income that may help you reduce your tax exposure and keep more of your hard-earned money.

Unnecessary taxes can be one of the BIGGEST expenses in retirement if not properly planned for.

Don’t miss the chance to learn how to REDUCE some of your tax exposure in retirement, so you can create tax-efficient retirement income and potentially save thousands of dollars.
Cropped shot of a senior couple sitting together and going over their financial documents together in their home

Featured Presenters

Matthew J. Ponder

Craig Ponder

The Ponder Brothers have experience providing plans for tax-free retirement income. They grew up in ministry while simultaneously being raised in entrepreneurship. Joining the family office right out of high school, for Craig and Matthew joining later, after being in the fashion industry.

Being that the patriarch recently retired from finances, the sons have branched out in the family tree to continue to be consumer advocates on How to Utilize the Often-Misunderstood Financial Strategy that Outpaces Inflation & Protects Against Market Loss.

As the 2nd generation, clients receive the advantage of their youth, wisdom, and resourcefulness and love their approach of straightforwardness, honesty, and direct communication. This allows any client not to outlive an older aged advisor, while at the same time being able to service you, your children, and grandchildren. A Millionaire once told them, “You don’t need gray hair to do this.”
As a family office, they are dedicated to helping people with their wealth and to connect posterity within the family.

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The information contained herein is based on our understanding of current tax law. The tax and legislative information may be subject to change and different interpretations. We recommend that you seek professional legal advice for applicability to your personal situation.


By providing your information, you give consent to be contacted about the possible sale of an insurance or annuity product. Licensed Insurance Professional. Attend and learn how annuities and life insurance can be used in various stages of planning for retirement income. This presentation is not intended to be legal or tax advice. The presenter can provide information, but not advice related to social security benefits. Clients should seek guidance from the Social Security Administration regarding their particular situation. The presenter may be able to identify potential retirement income gaps and may introduce insurance products, such as an annuity, as a potential solution. Social Security benefit payout rates can and will change at the sole discretion of the Social Security Administration. For more information, please consult a local Social Security Administration office, or visit