retirement planning

Financial Tweaks That Matter: Small Steps, Big Impact (Part 1)

Ever thought that minor tweaks in your financial plan could lead to major wins? Join us in this episode as we unravel the surprisingly powerful world of simple financial adjustments. Stay tuned as we unpack some seemingly small steps that can bring about big, positive ripples in your financial life.

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How To Successfully Climb The Retirement Mountain

Ready for an adventure? Think of retirement planning as climbing a mountain. It’s not just about the climb up; it’s about preparing wisely, tackling the ups and downs, and even planning your way back down.

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Money Mistake You’ll Regret And How To Avoid Them

“Learn from the mistakes of others. You can’t live long enough to make them all yourself.” – Eleanor Roosevelt… Ever wish you could foresee financial missteps before they happen? In today’s episode, we’ll explore some real-life stories of regret and arm you with the essential dos and don’ts to ensure your money works for you, not against you.

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Retirement Planning’s “Hidden” Questions

The retirement planning world is filled with plenty of advice and suggestions, but there are critical questions lurking in the shadows – the unasked, the overlooked. These are the questions that can help define the comfort and security of your retirement future. In this episode, we unearth and tackle these hidden, but essential questions about retirement.

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Retirement Planning for High-Net-Worth Individuals

In today’s episode, we’re taking a close look at high-net-worth individuals – those who have accumulated significant wealth and face unique challenges and opportunities when planning for retirement. Unlike the average person, their financial considerations go beyond the basics. We’ll explore the distinct strategies and factors that come into play when securing a comfortable and prosperous retirement.

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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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Ep 174: Lessons Learned from the Silicon Valley Bank Collapse

The Silicon Valley Bank situation has gotten all of the financial headlines over the past week, and rightfully so. The event immediately triggered worries that another 2008 event might happen again, but is that concern justified? In this episode, we’ll explain why this run on SVB happened, what it really means, and what lessons we can learn from this.

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Ep 169: 2023 Retirement Preparedness Checklist (#1-5)

Another year is upon us and it’s a great time to ask yourself some critical questions to assess how ready you are for retirement to kick off 2023.

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The 5 Dangerous Mindsets That Can Sink Your Retirement

In many phases of life, our attitudes and mindsets can have a big impact on where we go and what we do. The mental side of life is as or more important than the physical side, and financial planning is no different. Having the right mindset not only helps you make the correct decisions, but…

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Ep 166: SECURE Act 2.0 – RMD & Roth Changes (Part 1)

Another round of retirement changes are on the way after President Biden signed a spending bill in December 2022 that included the SECURE Act 2.0. Retirees and pre-retirees need to understand what this legislation means, how it might impact you, and what planning opportunities this could open up. With a significant number of changes beginning…

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Ep 165: Top 401(k) Mistakes to Avoid

Saving in your 401(k) can be an easy and painless way to build your retirement savings. But because it’s so easy and painless, it can also be easy to ignore for long periods of time, which often leads to mistakes. In this episode, we will be coving common mistakes people make in their 401(k)s. Join…

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Ep 161: Making Smart Decisions During Major Life Events

Some major life events catch us by surprise, and others are more anticipated. No matter the circumstance, it’s imperative to make wise financial decisions when navigating these life changes. Let’s explore some of the things you should be thinking about to make smart financial decisions when you encounter some of the most significant events in…

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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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