retirement decisions

Understanding RMDs: A Guide For Retirees & The Soon-to-Retire

Are you over 55 and pondering retirement? Dive into the world of Required Minimum Distributions (RMDs) with us. In this episode, we demystify the reasons behind mandatory withdrawals from your retirement savings.

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Retirement: Ready Or Not, Here It Comes

Are you nearing “retirement age?” If so, let’s explore that pivotal question you’ll soon face: Should you retire or continue working? We’ll unravel the intricacies of this decision, addressing both financial and emotional aspects, and help you find out if you’re truly ready to retire.

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Breaking Up is Hard: Navigating the Transition to a New Financial Advisor

In today’s episode, we’ll explore the sensitive and significant process of transitioning from one financial advisor to another. We’ll cover how to recognize when your current advisor may no longer be serving your financial needs effectively, the right questions to ask, and crucial factors to consider when searching for a new financial partner.

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Till Debt Do Us Part: Resolving Financial Tension Between Couples (Part 2)

Welcome back to part two of our discussion on resolving financial tension between couples. In this episode, we’ll explore five more common areas of financial tensions: emergency fund size, charitable contributions, handling inheritances, insurance needs, and financial management style. Stay tuned to learn how advisors like Phil work to resolve conflicts in these areas as they arise.

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Till Debt Do Us Part: Resolving Financial Tension Between Couples (Part 1)

Money can’t buy love, but it can certainly start some spicy debates between you and your better half. In this episode, we’re digging into the financial face-offs that make Monopoly fights look like child’s play and exploring some money minefields that can test even the most solid relationships. Listen in as we explore how to resolve some of the most common financial sources of tension between couples.

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Spotting Problematic Personalities of Rogue Advisors (Part 2)

Finding a trustworthy and competent financial advisor is essential for securing your financial future. After all, they play a vital role in helping you make informed decisions about your money, investments, and long-term financial goals. But how can you separate the wheat from the chaff? How can you identify problematic personalities that might indicate an advisor isn’t the right fit for you?

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Spotting Problematic Personalities of Rogue Advisors (Part 1)

Finding a trustworthy and competent financial advisor is essential for securing your financial future. After all, they play a vital role in helping you make informed decisions about your money, investments, and long-term financial goals. But how can you separate the wheat from the chaff? How can you identify problematic personalities that might indicate an advisor isn’t the right fit for you?

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Countdown Clarity: Timing Your Retirement Preparations

Whether you’re close to retirement or still far from that exciting date, it’s not uncommon to wonder when you should start preparing for each aspect of it. From figuring out the right time to be debt-free and when to adjust your portfolio risk, to deciding when to plan for your Social Security benefits or healthcare coverage, this episode guides you through the ideal timeline for each.

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Mastering Retirement Cash Flow: Understanding Income

Get ready to finish up our conversation on retirement cash flow! This time, we’re diving into the income side of the equation. In our first two parts, we tackled the ins and outs of your expenses in retirement. Now, it’s all about understanding the crucial role of income analysis.

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Bad Money Habits Could Spoil Your Retirement Party

Picture this: You’re at your retirement party, finally ready to enjoy your golden years, but worries caused by some bad money habits have robbed you of fully enjoying the sweetness of the day. It happens to more people than you think, which is unfortunate because, with just a little bit of modification, you can rid some of the worst money habits from your life and set yourself up for retirement success.

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Counterintuitive Advice: Why You Should NOT Invest In A 401(k)

Don’t get us wrong. In many cases, your 401(k) can be your best investment vehicle, offering numerous benefits and tax advantages and many times a 100% return on some of your contributions (also known as an employer match). However, it’s important to recognize that it might not always be the optimal choice for everyone. Join us in this thought-provoking episode as we dissect the reasons why someone should NOT invest in a 401(k).

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Mastering Retirement Cash Flow: Understanding Changing Expenses (Part 2)

In part one of this series, we covered some of the must-haves in retirement planning, such as housing, healthcare, food, and clothing costs. In this episode, Phil will discuss the importance of maintaining your current lifestyle in retirement and discuss some other critical factors that can contribute to cash flow problems. Join us as we chat about longevity, accounting for inflation, and more.

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Mastering Retirement Cash Flow: Understanding Changing Expenses (Part 1)

In this episode, we’ll explore many of the expenses in your life that might drastically change (one way or another) in retirement. We’ll break those expenses down further to see which ones are the top priorities and analyze some of the other factors that impact your cash flow in retirement.

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Ep 185: Top Money Mistakes In Retirement (Part 2)

In the complex world of retirement planning, there are countless pitfalls one could fall into. In this episode, we’ve distilled it down to what we believe are the top 10 mistakes to watch out for. In part two of this two-part episode, we’re going to discuss the next 5 money mistakes that Phil often sees in retirement planning.

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Ep 184: Top Money Mistakes In Retirement (Part 1)

In the complex world of retirement planning, there are countless pitfalls one could fall into. In this episode, we’ve distilled it down to what we believe are the top 10 mistakes to watch out for. In part one of this two-part episode, we’re going to discuss the first 5 money mistakes that Phil often sees in retirement planning.

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Ep 183: Key Finance Decisions During Major Life Events Like Marriage, Divorce, Job Loss & More

Are you ready to take control of your finances during life’s most pivotal moments? In this episode, we dive into the complex world of financial decision-making during key life events. From the excitement of getting remarried or entering retirement to the challenges of divorce and the loss of a loved one, we’ll provide practical tips and guidance to help you make informed decisions and maintain financial stability.

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