investing

Understanding the Three Worlds of Money

A major hurdle to getting started with saving and investing is trying to figure out exactly where to begin. With so much information and so many products available, trying to narrow things down can feel a bit overwhelming.

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Ep 135: The Secret to Retirement Success

So, what really is the secret to retirement success? While it may be harsh, the reality is we are often our own worst enemy when it comes to planning. On today’s episode, we are going to discuss how we, as investors, can get out of our own way in order to have a successful retirement.

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Ep 133: Can I Retire at 55?

It’s a question more and more people are asking, especially as the workplace continues to change following the pandemic. But are you in a position to step away from a consistent paycheck at age 55? Phil will provide a great look at the reality of early retirement in today’s environment and apply some real-world examples to the discussion.

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Annuities – What You Really Need to Know

One of the products that often gets mixed reviews is the annuity. The perception of annuities isn’t always great, but that doesn’t mean they might not be perfect for you.

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Ep 128: Financial Jargon: Terms & Definitions

There is a lot of financial jargon out there that can be confusing when you are trying to plan for retirement. So on today’s episode, we’ll explore a variety of different terms and definitions and how they apply to the financial planning process.

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How Your Risk Tolerance Plays Into the Financial Planning Process

In order to build a financial plan that’s customized to your goals, it requires assessing a wide range of factors. Maybe one of the most important for determining your investment strategy is how well you handle risk.

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Ep 91: Planning Through Uncommon Sense

Do you ever think you’re doing it right but then find out it’s all wrong? Let’s talk uncommon sense in financial planning and what you should be doing.

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Ep 84: Frequently Asked Questions About Bonds

Let’s dive into some frequently asked questions about bonds. Phil explains what they are and how they work.

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Ep 74: Getting More Involved in Retirement Planning

Are you in the know or in the dark when it comes to your financial plan? Is your spouse the one making the calls or are you doing it together? Let’s talk about the steps you can take to get more involved in your family’s finances.

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Ep 51: Simple Mistakes That Could Ruin Retirement

Many of the things you read or watch about finance will talk about the things you need to do to grow your portfolio. It’s not too often that you hear about the ways your retirement gets put in jeopardy, but it’s important to be aware of these mistakes. Today we’ll list five different errors people make that could ruin retirement so that you can make sure to do the opposite.  

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Ep 45: Investing Like a Genius

What can we learn from geniuses? How can we apply those same principles when making investment decisions? On this episode of Phil’s Tax Hacks, we’ll discover what it means to invest like a genius as well as answer a question from the mailbag.

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Ep 18: Finding Silver Linings in Unfortunate Financial Situations

Life never goes as planned but how you react to each situation determines how your affected. Let’s look at a handful of negative scenarios that retirees and pre-retirees face and find the silver lining that can help you make the best of a bad situation.

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