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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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Is a 401(k) Rollover Right for You?

Gone are the days where people enter the workforce and stay with the same company for 30+ years, eventually riding off into the sunset of retirement with a nice pension. Instead, employees are often moving between jobs as they explore new career paths and search for opportunities to grow and flourish. As they move on…

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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 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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Building an Investment Plan to Sustain Your Retirement

Retirement planning requires having every piece of the puzzle in place to ensure a successful transition to financial independence, and one of those pieces is investment planning, which takes thoughtful construction and execution.

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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 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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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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