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What Hurricanes Teach Us About Retirement Planning

Weather enthusiasts and retirement planning worlds collide… Each Fall we spend a lot of time watching and listening to the news and the Weather Channel getting reports of developing hurricanes and are treated to lots of updated graphics to bring us a refresher on how hurricanes work. So, let’s take the opportunity to see what we can learn about retirement planning from a discussion about hurricanes.

By |2022-08-29T13:56:57-04:00September 1st, 2022|Podcasts|Comments Off on What Hurricanes Teach Us About Retirement Planning

Can You Get An A+ On Our Retirement Planning Quiz?

Don’t dread this as much as you hated hearing these words as a kid, but it’s time for a pop quiz! We’re putting retirement planning preparedness under the microscope with 5 critical questions to which you need to know the answers. So sharpen those pencils and let’s see how ready you are for retirement.

By |2022-08-29T13:55:52-04:00August 18th, 2022|Podcasts|Comments Off on Can You Get An A+ On Our Retirement Planning Quiz?

Tough Topic: Retirement & Divorce

Going through a divorce at any age is difficult, but doing it near or in retirement adds all sorts of additional complications. On this episode, we’ll talk about some of the financial mistakes we see people make in the midst of a divorce.

By |2022-08-02T16:32:33-04:00August 4th, 2022|Podcasts|Comments Off on Tough Topic: Retirement & Divorce

Stuck in a High Tax Bracket? Try These Reduction Strategies

Stuck in a High Tax Bracket? Try These Reduction Strategies Let’s talk about tax brackets. They aren’t straight across the board but graduated based on income, meaning [...]

By |2022-08-03T14:11:38-04:00August 3rd, 2022|Retirement Blog, Weekly Update|Comments Off on Stuck in a High Tax Bracket? Try These Reduction Strategies

Why Retirement Planning Ain’t What It Used To Be

In some ways, retirement planning was easier for past generations. Let’s explore how a good financial advisor helps people overcome the additional challenges of today. Our parents and grandparents may not have had to face these things, so just relying on the experiences of family members might not be enough to help us achieve our own financial success.

By |2022-07-20T07:43:24-04:00July 21st, 2022|Podcasts|Comments Off on Why Retirement Planning Ain’t What It Used To Be

The 2022 Hidden Taxes that Could Impact Your Checkbook

The 2022 Hidden Taxes that Could Impact Your Checkbook A combination of rising wages and inflation is threatening to push some taxpayers into higher tax brackets this year, which means you could owe more to [...]

By |2022-08-03T14:04:00-04:00July 20th, 2022|Retirement Blog, Weekly Update|Comments Off on The 2022 Hidden Taxes that Could Impact Your Checkbook

Investor Beware: Spotting Red Flags When Picking An Advisor

Do you know what red flags, but also some good signs, to be on the lookout for when you’re searching for an advisor to work with as you prepare for retirement? On this episode, we’ll give you some red flags to be aware of, teach you how to spot them and illustrate the difference between an advisor who does the bare minimum versus one who goes above and beyond to work in your best interests.

By |2022-07-06T19:40:07-04:00July 7th, 2022|Podcasts|Comments Off on Investor Beware: Spotting Red Flags When Picking An Advisor

Making the Most of Your HSA

Making the Most of  Your HSA July 6, 2022 The average couple retiring today needs a whopping $315,000 to cover the cost of health care throughout their [...]

By |2022-07-06T16:20:04-04:00July 6th, 2022|Retirement Blog, Weekly Update|Comments Off on Making the Most of Your HSA

Does Your Credit Score Matter After Age 50?

Does Your Credit Score Matter After Age 50? We’ve all seen the commercials for checking your credit score, and some even talk about ways to boost it, [...]

By |2022-06-30T16:36:40-04:00June 29th, 2022|Retirement Blog, Weekly Update|Comments Off on Does Your Credit Score Matter After Age 50?

Secret To Retirement Success: Get Out Of Your Own Way

There are plenty of external factors that often negatively influence our chances of having a successful retirement. But often, failure comes from within. On this episode, we’ll talk about some of the common ways people get in their own way when it comes to financial planning.

By |2022-06-16T16:08:09-04:00June 16th, 2022|Podcasts|Comments Off on Secret To Retirement Success: Get Out Of Your Own Way
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