When it comes to financial decisions, the process can become overwhelming trying to make the right one and you often stall out in the process. Sometimes you just need to decide and move forward. Fish or cut bait. One way or another, you need to keep going. We’ll highlight a few of the areas where people get stuck most often when making financial decisions and how to prevent that.
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Other Retirement Facts:
1:52 – When there’s too many decisions to make.
- Clients face this all of the time because retirement decisions can be complex.
- Where retirement planning can get complicated.
- How financial advisors and research can benefit you.
3:10 – Can you do too much research?
- Make sure you work with somebody you trust and follow their advice.
4:03 – Dealing with general confusion around a subject.
- We’re all gifted in different areas so finances and math are not loved by everyone.
- Don’t bury your head in the sand because a lot of these decisions you’re making are lifetime decisions.
4:57 – What about those that don’t like talking about money?
- How married couples often handle this.
- It’s vital to get involved in the process to understand at least a base level of how it works.
6:05 – Dealing with traumatic life events.
- Handling the emotions that come along with it.
- When a spouse dies.
- Looking ahead to prepare for yourself and others.
9:32 – Mailbag: Stretch IRAs
- Arnold says his financial advisor once told him to consider a “stretch IRA” but heard that Congress might end that option.
- What is a Stretch IRA?
- Explaining the latest proposal.
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