retirement

The Financial Red Zone

The final decade before you reach retirement is often referred to as the financial red zone, and it’s arguably the most important time for planning. Not only is it typically your highest-earning years of work, but the window for getting your retirement in order is closing quickly. With that in mind, we wanted to take a little time to lay out some of the keys to converting in the financial red zone.

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5 Simple Retirement Questions (That Are Hard to Answer)

Retirement planning is complicated, especially when you boil it down to an individual level, and many of these questions can become overwhelming to answer. As you think ahead to what your retirement might look like, spend some time with each of these and see if you know how you’d answer. 

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Getting Started: A Financial Plan’s First Steps

If the thought of putting together a financial plan is overwhelming to you, know that you aren’t alone. With many moving pieces and endless sources of information, the most difficult part of building a financial plan is knowing where to start.

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Inflation: Retirement’s Silent Killer

As you plan for your golden years, you may be focusing on amassing a healthy nest egg to ensure a comfortable and worry-free retirement. However, one often-overlooked factor that can erode your hard-earned savings is inflation. Dubbed as the ‘silent killer’ of retirement plans, inflation can significantly impact your purchasing power, making it crucial to account for it when strategizing your financial future.

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Ep 175: Moving Your Retirement Goalpost – Is It Worth The Risk?

Do you ever feel like your retirement planning goals are always moving? You’re not alone. We’ve found that people often move the goalposts in their own retirement planning, often to their detriment. In this episode, we’re diving deep into the psychology of retirement planning and the dangers of moving the goalposts.

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Ep 172: Top 10 Tax Questions for Retirees in 2023

Retirement can come with a lot of tax questions and concerns. From understanding the tax implications of withdrawing from your retirement accounts to minimizing taxes on investment income, it can be overwhelming.

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Ep 170: 2023 Retirement Preparedness Checklist (#6-10)

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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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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Ep 168: Back to Basics – Income Planning

It’s been said that if you don’t have an income plan, you don’t really have a retirement plan. We’ll tackle that mentality on this episode to see if it’s true and further explore why so many retirees and pre-retirees don’t understand the importance of an income plan, nor how to properly construct one. This is…

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Ep 164: Dividend-Only Retirement Plans

Is it possible to have a “dividends only” Retirement? We found an interesting article that explores how to achieve the mythical “dividends only” retirement plan. In this episode, we discuss the article and why you may want to consider some of the cons to this method of retirement planning. Join us on today’s episode as…

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Ep 162: Will it Take a Miracle to Retire?

In this episode, we will be discussing this article that cites 35% of millionaires saying it’s “going to take a miracle” to be ready for retirement. Why are Americans feeling less confident? Is it realistic that millionaires can’t feel sure about their retirement futures? Listen to find out. Join us on today’s episode as we…

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Why a Long Life Can Be a Planning Risk

We all want to live a long, healthy life and thanks to developments in modern medicine, Americans are living well into their 80s and 90s on a regular basis. Life expectancy has increased by nearly a decade since 1970, and there’s no reason to believe that trend won’t continue into the future. While it’s wonderful…

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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 154: The ABC’s of Bonds

When we have bad markets, traditional investing points to bonds. What if they aren’t the safe and secure investment that everyone thinks they are? In our current 2022 market, you may be considering bonds yourself. Today we are going to go over the ABC’s of bonds. There are many ways to get into bonds and…

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Ep 153: Fine Print Fiasco

Who reads the fine print? It’s one of those things most people skim over or ignore entirely. In this episode, we will go over some of the fine print details that can be easily missed. Listen to hear real-life scenarios that were sent in for us to share with you. Should the fine prints be…

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Financial Planning and The Role Your House Will Play

For most people, their home will be the most valuable asset they own during their lifetime so it’s no surprise that we get a lot of questions about how a home (or homes) fits into retirement plans.

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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 150: Getting Your Financial Decisions Right the First Time

There are plenty of decisions that you’ll make in the retirement planning process that can’t be undone, so you want to make sure that you make the right call. In this episode, we’ll explain why these decisions are so important and can’t be undone.

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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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