social security

Retirement Planning Is Harder Than It Used To Be (Part 2)

Every generation likes to talk about how much harder things used to be when they were kids. Like all of the people who used to have to walk five miles to school, in the snow, uphill both ways. But they had at least one thing that was EASIER…and that was retirement planning.

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Mailbag: Adjusting to Retirement, Company Stock & More

In today’s show, we’re going to answer some email questions from listeners just like you. These questions cover a range of topics from investing to retirement planning, and Phil is here to provide some expert insights.

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Patience Pays: The Power of Delayed Gratification

Sometimes it’s hard to make financial sacrifices when the reward might not be seen until several years in the future. Today we’ll talk about some of the situations where you might be inclined to take the immediate benefit, when you should really consider the delayed rewards…

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Preparing to Face the Realities of Retirement Planning Today

The reality of retirement planning is that things are always changing and each passing generation faces a new set of challenges as they prepare for their future.

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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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Ep 179: A Comprehensive Dismantling Of 2023’s Top Social Security Myths – (Part 2)

We’re back for part two of this two-part series! In episode one, we debunked the first five common Social Security misconceptions and set the record straight. Today, we’ll take on the next five myths that have been causing confusion and misinformation about Social Security.

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Ep 178: A Comprehensive Dismantling Of 2023’s Top Social Security Myths – (Part 1)

Have you ever wondered if the Social Security system will run out of money before you retire? Or if claiming benefits as soon as you’re eligible is the best decision for your financial future? In this two-part episode, we’ll be debunking common myths about Social Security and answering the questions you’ve been curious about.

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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 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 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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