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Steering Clear of Retirement Stress

Psychologists have determined that retirement is one of the most stressful events that some people will experience in life. In this episode, we’ll look at the ways to proactively deal with the stress surrounding the retirement process.

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Is Retiring at 65 Crazy?

Is retiring at 65 crazy? One billionaire thinks so. In this episode, Phil and Marc unpack a recent Yahoo Finance article where BlackRock CEO Larry Fink challenges the conventional notion of retiring at 65 and encourages investors to consider delaying retirement.

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Tax Mistakes to AVOID in 2024 (Part 2)

It’s that time of year! With tax season right around the corner, it’s the perfect time to dive into some tax tips on the podcast. Tune into this two-part series where we dive into a fidelity article titled “8 Tax Pitfalls to Avoid,” and get Phil’s thoughts as a CPA.

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Tax Mistakes to AVOID in 2024 (Part 1)

It’s that time of year! With tax season right around the corner, it’s the perfect time to dive into some tax tips on the podcast. Tune into this two-part series where we dive into a fidelity article titled “8 Tax Pitfalls to Avoid,” and get Phil’s thoughts as a CPA.

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Finance Fortress: Practical Strategies for Retirees Against Scams & Fraud

Just like any other threat, learning to recognize and avoid scams has become crucial for today’s retirees. Join us as we discuss essential steps you can take to protect yourself against the increasing prevalence of scams and identity theft. Phil will offer real-life stories and practical advice to help you keep your finances safe in today’s digital age.

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Understanding Annuities: The Good, Bad & Ugly

You’ve probably heard some mixed opinions on annuities in your lifetime. But before you get swayed one way or another, it’s important to understand what exactly an annuity is and how they work.

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The Retiree Dilemma: To Sell Or To Rent?

Many retirees find themselves at a crossroads when deciding what to do with their existing property as they move into their dream home. Would it be best to sell, or should you consider becoming a landlord? Drawing from personal experiences and real client scenarios, Phil and Marc will explore the pros and cons of turning a home into a rental property in this episode.

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Retirement Planning Fear, Procrastination, and Indecision

Navigating financial decisions, especially as retirement approaches, can be a challenging terrain for many investors. Whether it’s the anxiety around making the right choices or grappling with an overload of information, it can be tempting to push off important retirement planning conversations. It’s a familiar scenario – putting things off to “next week,” only to find that “next week” turns into a long period of indecision.

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Retirement Planning Is Harder Than It Used To Be (Part 2)

Every generation likes to talk about how much harder things used to be when they were kids. Like all of the people who used to have to walk five miles to school, in the snow, uphill both ways. But they had at least one thing that was EASIER…and that was retirement planning.

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Retirement Planning Is Harder Than It Used To Be (Part 1)

Every generation likes to talk about how much harder things used to be when they were kids. Like all of the people who used to have to walk five miles to school, in the snow, uphill both ways. But they had at least one thing that was EASIER…and that was retirement planning.

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Mailbag: Adjusting to Retirement, Company Stock & More

In today’s show, we’re going to answer some email questions from listeners just like you. These questions cover a range of topics from investing to retirement planning, and Phil is here to provide some expert insights.

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Will The Economy Boom Or Bust In 2024?

Everyone wants to know. Will the economy boom or bust in 2024? Join us as we explore a range of expert predictions, from the shifting trends in housing prices to the looming question of a potential recession or stock market crash.

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Are Your Good Money Habits Holding You Back? (Part 2)

This episode might be a bit counterintuitive. We’re going to question the real impact of common financial habits. Are the strategies you consider beneficial working in your favor? In part two, we explore the pros and cons of practices like paying off debt early and keeping up with the financial news.

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Are Your Good Money Habits Holding You Back? (Part 1)

This two-part conversation might be a bit counterintuitive. We’re going to question the real impact of common financial habits. Are the strategies you consider beneficial actually working in your favor?

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The U.S. Retirement System On The Global Stage

Join us as we analyze the strengths and weaknesses of the U.S. retirement system and compare it to other retirement systems around the globe.

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With Higher Interest Rates, Is “Lazy Money” Still A Concern In 2024?

Is ‘Lazy Money’ still a concern in 2024’s higher interest rate landscape? In this episode, we explore this question, examining how the recent rise in interest rates affects the money sitting in savings accounts, CDs, and conservative investments.

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Santa’s Naughty or Nice Investment Guide

In this festive episode, we’ll sift through a sleigh-full of financial products and strategies to find out which ones deserve a spot in your financial stocking this year, and which ones are the proverbial lumps of coal. This will be an educational episode for all investors, whether you’ve been financially naughty or nice this year…

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Questions You Must Ask Your Financial Advisor

Have you ever wondered what questions to ask your financial advisor, or why those questions are crucial? In today’s episode, we’re tackling exactly that. We’re discussing the vital questions that bring transparency and depth to your financial advisory relationship.

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Strategic Planning for Retiree Healthcare

In today’s episode, we’re focusing on a critical aspect of retirement planning: healthcare costs. How well-prepared are you to handle medical expenses after you retire? Join Phil and Marc as they discuss the common pitfalls pre-retirees face when it comes to healthcare preparedness and offer insights into how to navigate the evolving landscape of healthcare options.

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Patience Pays: The Power of Delayed Gratification

Sometimes it’s hard to make financial sacrifices when the reward might not be seen until several years in the future. Today we’ll talk about some of the situations where you might be inclined to take the immediate benefit, when you should really consider the delayed rewards…

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