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Ep 160: Should You Follow the 60-40 Rule?

People have used the 60-40 rule for investments for years. It typically works well enough, but is it most effective? In this episode we are going to break down the 60-40 rule and help you understand ways you can expand this concept to better diversify your investments. Join us on today’s episode as we break…

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Ep 159: Is the Grass Really Greener on the Other Side?

Sometimes you need to find a new financial advisor. Other times, you might think you need a new advisor, but really, you’re just guilty of thinking that the grass is greener on the other side. In this episode, we will discuss some possible scenarios, like business changes, mistakes made, and more. Let’s see how these…

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Ep 158: The Retirement Marathon: Finishing the Race

Getting through retirement can be a lot like running a marathon. In this episode, we will discuss some similarities between getting to the finish line in racing and retirement. A lot of people assume that training for a marathon consists of long runs every day, when it actually involves a lot of planning. Most marathoners…

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Ep 157: Common Questions About Taxes in Retirement

With tax season around the corner, we get a lot of questions about taxes. Many don’t understand that their tax strategy completely changes in retirement. In this episode, we will cover some of the key points about your taxes in retirement. By taking the time now to maximize your contributions and your savings in a…

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Ep 156: What You Need to Know About Forced Retirement

Unfortunately, there are times people are forced into retirement before they are ready. Today we are going to go over what that may look like and common questions people ask when faced with this difficult situation. The first thing to know is that this isn’t an uncommon position to be in so don’t feel like…

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Ep 154: The ABC’s of Bonds

When we have bad markets, traditional investing points to bonds. What if they aren’t the safe and secure investment that everyone thinks they are? In our current 2022 market, you may be considering bonds yourself. Today we are going to go over the ABC’s of bonds. There are many ways to get into bonds and…

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Ep 153: Fine Print Fiasco

Who reads the fine print? It’s one of those things most people skim over or ignore entirely. In this episode, we will go over some of the fine print details that can be easily missed. Listen to hear real-life scenarios that were sent in for us to share with you. Should the fine prints be…

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Ep 152: Can’t Get No Satisfaction… Or Can You?

Want to know the secrets to experience satisfaction in retirement? We’ve discovered five key situations in which your financial plan needs to lead you. If you can key in on these five points, you’ll have a high chance to achieve retirement satisfaction. Making sure you have all your bases covered isn’t always an easy feat…

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Ep 151: How Money Ads Get Your Attention

We’re bombarded with ads each day in all forms of media. But have you ever taken a closer look at these messages? If we unpack some of these headlines and ads a little bit more, we’re able to clearly understand what emotions they’re trying to elicit. More importantly, we can figure out what companies are trying to sell us.

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Ep 150: Getting Your Financial Decisions Right the First Time

There are plenty of decisions that you’ll make in the retirement planning process that can’t be undone, so you want to make sure that you make the right call. In this episode, we’ll explain why these decisions are so important and can’t be undone.

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Ep 149: How Procrastination Dooms Your Financial Future

People have many reasons for procrastinating when it comes to putting a retirement plan together. Let’s explore some of those excuses and why they can be dangerous, and talk about how to overcome them…

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Ep 148: Going Against the Grain

Being a good advisor isn’t about winning a popularity contest or just saying the same things that everyone else in the industry says. It’s about giving the best advice that you can for each individual situation. On today’s show, we’re going to peel back the curtain to discuss some areas where a good financial advisor’s opinions might go against the grain with mainstream ideas in the industry.

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Ep 147: A Deep Dive Into RMDs (Part 2)

Everyone we’re working with for a retirement plan has to keep an eye on the age of 72 because that’s when the required minimum distributions begin. While we all know money has to come out of our retirement accounts, it’s not as simple to understand all the requirements and then execute that efficiently. Today we’ll continue our deep dive with part two focused on the inherited account side of things.

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Ep 146: A Deep Dive Into RMDs (Part 1)

Everyone we’re working with for a retirement plan has to keep an eye on the age of 72 because that’s when the required minimum distributions begin. While we all know money has to come out of our retirement accounts, it’s not as simple to understand all the requirements and then execute that efficiently. Today we’ll provide you a deep dive into RMD starting with the accounts you own in part one.

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Ep 145: A Tough Conversation – Retirement and Divorce

We’re going to have a tough conversation about retirement and divorce on today’s episode. How does this difficult decision impact your retirement financially?

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Ep 144: Retirement Pop Quiz – Can You Get an A+?

Are you ready for a pop quiz? Today we’re going to do a retirement planning pop quiz. Can you ace these questions?

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Ep 143: Mailbag: Rates of Return, TSP Investments, and More

We are opening up the mailbag today to answer various questions from listeners and clients. We’ll explore the average rate of return, blue-chip stocks, TSP investments, and much more on today’s show.

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Ep 142: Surviving a Bear Market

What do pre-retirees and retirees need to know about surviving this bear market and possible recession? On today’s episode, we’ll explore some expert advice on surviving a bear market and whether we agree or disagree with these opinions.

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Ep 141: The Enhance Your Retirement Now Act

A recent article in The Hill paints the EARN Act (Enhancing American Retirement Now), the Senate’s version of the House’s Secure Act 2.0 bill, in a negative light as primarily a tool to give a tax break to rich Americans in a way that ultimately adds to the national deficit and only circumvents problems instead of solving them. We’ll breakdown the article on today’s episode and share our opinion on what it gets right, and wrong…

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