retirement

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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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 147: A Deep Dive Into RMDs (Part 2)

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 continue our deep dive with part two focused on the inherited account side of things.

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Ep 145: A Tough Conversation – Retirement and Divorce

We’re going to have a tough conversation about retirement and divorce on today’s episode. How does this difficult decision impact your retirement financially?

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Building an Income Plan for Retirement

Walking away from a working career means leaving a consistent paycheck behind, and that can be a scary thought. How will you replace that income and ensure yourself that your money will last the rest of your life?

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Ep 144: Retirement Pop Quiz – Can You Get an A+?

Are you ready for a pop quiz? Today we’re going to do a retirement planning pop quiz. Can you ace these questions?

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Ep 143: Mailbag: Rates of Return, TSP Investments, and More

We are opening up the mailbag today to answer various questions from listeners and clients. We’ll explore the average rate of return, blue-chip stocks, TSP investments, and much more on today’s show.

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Ep 137: Top 10 Financial Debates – Part 1

Should you pay the house off before retirement? Do you need to keep your life insurance once retired? Do annuities deserve their bad reputation? On today’s episode, we’ll breakdown some famous financial debates and how each side approaches these topics. Who do you agree with?

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Ep 136: Are These Retirement Statistics Encouraging or Discouraging?

We are breaking down some retirement statistics on today’s episode. Are these numbers encouraging or discouraging?

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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 134: Countdown to Retirement

As you count down the days to retirement there are some important things, you’ll want to cross off your to-do list. On today’s episode, we’re going to breakdown some of the things you’ll want to get done before this next chapter of life.

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Busting the Biggest Social Security Myths

You shouldn’t buy into everything you hear when it comes to Social Security. Believe it or not, there’s quite a bit of misinformation floating around about the future of the program and what you need to know when claiming the benefit.

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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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