taxes

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 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 133: Can I Retire at 55?

It’s a question more and more people are asking, especially as the workplace continues to change following the pandemic. But are you in a position to step away from a consistent paycheck at age 55? Phil will provide a great look at the reality of early retirement in today’s environment and apply some real-world examples to the discussion.

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Ep 132: Reasons You SHOULD Get Life Insurance

The idea of a podcast on life insurance might not sound like the most exciting topic, but we’re going to put a positive spin on it today and tell you why you should get it. Or at the least, consider adding it to your portfolio. Life insurance can serve many different purposes for financial needs and we’ll share a few you might not have thought of on this episode.

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Ep 121: Planning for the Things We Can’t Predict

You can’t predict a lot of things: how long you’ll live, the next market crash, healthcare costs, tax rates. But you still have to plan for these things. On today’s episode, we’ll explore how you should handle planning for the things you can’t predict.

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Ep 115: 22 Money Resolutions for 2022 Part 2

2022 is almost here! On today’s episode, we’ll finish our 22 money resolutions for 2022. How many of these can you accomplish?

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Ep 111: Dropping the Ball Financially

If your advisor seems to only be interested in discussing investments and growth, it may be time to take a step back and make sure all of your retirement pieces are being addressed. On today’s show, we will discuss 5 areas advisors can drop the ball and how you can stay vigilant in protecting your retirement plan.

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Ep 110: 4 Unreasonable Requests

Although you may never ask something unreasonable of your advisor, it’s important to know where that line is. It will help you manage your expectations. On today’s episode, we will discuss 4 unreasonable things to ask of or expect from your financial advisor.

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Ep 107: Tax Consequences – Pros and Cons

Do you know the tax consequences on your retirement accounts? Today, we will be discussing 5 different types of accounts and the tax pros and cons with each.

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Ep 103: What Do You Need To Know About the Recent Tax Proposal?

If the recent tax proposals were to pass, how would it affect your financial plan? Some things we may want to look out for include changes in capital gains and Roth conversions. Phil talks about who could be most impacted if these proposals became a reality.

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Ep 100: How Age & Wisdom Affect Retirement

Let’s talk about one of the primary benefits of aging: wisdom. Phil shares some of the key things to consider in order to make wise decisions as you age and near retirement.

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Ep 85: Financial Planning in President Biden’s America

With the latest changes and spending proposals, we discuss how the economy might be impacted. What should you do now to prepare?

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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 81: What Can We Learn From Will Rogers?

The quotes and quips from the past can shed a lot of light on the current situation when it comes to financial planning. Have you heard any of these before? How do they apply in your financial life?

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Ep 80: Are You Flirtin’ with Financial Disaster?

What kind of missteps can put you at risk for financial disaster? What corrections and adjustments can you make now that could save you from a whole bunch of problems later on?

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Ep 76: Reasons to Never Assume in Retirement

Are you assuming too much when it comes to your retirement plans? What common financial assumptions need to be corrected?

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Ep 73: Top Tax Tips for Filing in 2021

As you file your 2020 taxes, what do you need to be aware of to account for that unprecedented year? What changes were made and how should you prepare? We’ll fill you in on the top tax tips.

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Ep 65: What to Know About Biden’s Tax Proposals

The Tax Foundation released a detailed analysis of Biden’s tax proposals and this week we look at a few of the items that caught Phil’s attention. Are there tax changes ahead? Anything different you should do with your plan now? We’ll try to help you answer those questions today.

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Ep 59: Mailbag – Should I Move My Investments To Cash Right Now?

Whenever you have questions or concerns about your financial situation, you should reach out to a financial advisor. Today we’re going to answer several questions from listeners to hear what Phil has to say regarding everything from a long-term care policy to tax refunds.

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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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