social security

Ep 138: Top 10 Financial Debates – Part 2

Let’s continue our conversation on financial debates today. From deferring taxes to using credit cards, what is your opinion on these common financial debates?

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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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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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Ep 131: The Most Important Retirement Birthdays

Birthdays might not be as exciting as they once were, but they are still important. On today’s episode, we are going to break down some retirement birthday milestones you need to be aware of when planning for the future.

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Ep 125: Murky Issues in Retirement

What are most Americans confused about when it comes to retirement planning? On today’s episode, we discuss 3 murky issues that may be making retirement planning harder for you.

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How Do You Know When You’re Ready to Retire?

The number one question that every advisor hears from a client is when will they be able to retire? A number of factors will play into that timeline, but even if you are in a financial position to retire comfortably financially, are you actually ready to do that?

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Ep 105: Financial Mistakes Couples Make

Finances can cause a lot of stress for couples. However, planning together is crucial to your overall financial plan. On today’s episode, we will highlight a few areas that couples need to focus on as a team.

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Ep 104: Can You Put Off These Financial Decisions?

We all tend to procrastinate from time to time, even when it comes to our finances. However, there are many things that we don’t want to put off addressing in our financial plan. On today’s episode, Phil will discuss 5 financial decisions that people tend to put off and whether it is okay to do so.

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Ep 83: Financial Fact or Fiction?

What’s fact and what’s fiction when it comes to these financial planning concepts? Phil sets the record straight in order for you to plan accordingly.

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Ep 71: Good News, Bad News in Financial Planning

No one likes bad news and sometimes the good news doesn’t outweigh the bad. On today’s podcast, we talk about a few financial topics that come with good news and bad news.

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Ep 58: Reframing the Social Security Conversation

Are you understanding all of the options when it comes to Social Security? Or do you feel like retirement and Social Security always coincide? Today we take a look at this important piece of retirement income.

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Ep 55: Hindsight is 20/20 in Financial Planning

Ever wish you knew then what you know now? That’s especially true in the year 2020. We discuss areas where hindsight could help and what to do about those financial decisions today.

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Ep 47: Classic Pre-Retiree Mistakes to Avoid

As you get closer to retirement, you might be prone to make these mistakes. We’ll talk through the key areas to be aware of so you can make better decisions as you near retirement.

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Ep 20: 5 Biggest Social Security Misunderstandings

Myths, rumors, and misunderstandings are pervasive in the world of Social Security. How do you know what to believe and what to ignore? On this show, we’ll clear up the top 5 misunderstandings about Social Security.

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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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Ep 17: 5 Ways We Sabotage Our Own Retirement

With so many aspects of the financial world out of your control, why would you sabotage your portfolio by not controlling what you can? Let’s discuss the ways in which people hurt their own financial health so you can keep from making the same mistakes.

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Ep #14: How to Live a Retirement Without Regret

You work hard and deserve the chance to enjoy your retirement to the fullest. No one wants to reach that next chapter with regrets on how you invested and planned along the way. Make the right decisions now and you won’t have that worry in retirement, and we’ll give you advice to rid your portfolio of regrets.

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Ep #13: The Variables That Shape Your Retirement Plan

Retirement is a unique experience for every person with many different factors determining what yours looks like and how you get there. What we do know, however, is that there are five key variables that will have a major impact on your plan. Understanding these and strategizing for them will give you control of your future.

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Ep #9: Excuses We Make for Sticking With the Wrong Financial Advisor

Every decision you make in regard to your finances goes a long way to determining how much you’ll get to enjoy retirement, but using the correct advisor will have a big impact on your planning process. Despite that, investors will often make excuses for working with someone that doesn’t fit their needs and goals. Let’s talk about some of the common excuses that are used.

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