The Retirement Toolbox Podcast

This podcast offers financial and retirement planning guidance from Scott Searles of Skybox Financial Group. If you want a clear view of your financial situation then this is the podcast for you. We’ll make sure you’re poised for a successful financial future. Check out the episodes below and don’t forget to subscribe on your favorite podcast app.

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Exposing Retirement Planning Complaints

September 21st, 2023|

In this episode, we tackle the common complaints and fears about financial situations during retirement. We'll discuss which concerns are well-founded, which are based on misconceptions, and offer insight on how retirees can best navigate their financial future.

Building An Estate Plan With No Regrets

September 7th, 2023|

There are some people who don’t care at all about leaving a financial legacy, but for those who do, it’s important to eliminate some of the common estate planning mistakes. In this episode, we cover topics ranging from poor expense planning to outdated beneficiary designations and family conflict triggers. We also shed light on some misconceptions about transferring real estate and explain the impact of tax implications on your estate. If you want to leave a legacy without regret or legal turmoil, this episode is a great starting point.

Spotting Problematic Personalities of Rogue Advisors

August 17th, 2023|

Finding a trustworthy and competent financial advisor is essential for securing your financial future. After all, they play a vital role in helping you make informed decisions about your money, investments, and long-term financial goals. But how can you separate the wheat from the chaff? How can you identify problematic personalities that might indicate an advisor isn't the right fit for you? We’ll find out in today’s episode as we explore how to identify “The Ghost," “The Jargon Juggler," “The Chameleon,” and several more. And what should you do if you encounter them?

Mastering Retirement Cash Flow (Part 2): Understanding Income

August 3rd, 2023|

Get ready for part two of our Retirement Cash Flow series! This time, we're diving into the income side of the equation. In part one, we tackled the ins and outs of your expenses in retirement. Now, it's all about understanding the crucial role of income analysis. We'll uncover the secrets of guaranteed income versus the uncertain stuff and shed light on the consequences of retiring without a clear income plan. Don't worry if you're feeling lost - we've got your back with practical solutions and expert guidance. Tune in and take charge of your retirement cash flow!

Counterintuitive Advice: Why You Should NOT Invest In A 401(k)

July 20th, 2023|

Don’t get us wrong. In many cases, your 401(k) can be your best investment vehicle, offering numerous benefits and tax advantages and many times a 100% return on some of your contributions (also known as an employer match). However, it's important to recognize that it might not always be the optimal choice for everyone. Join us in this thought-provoking episode as we dissect the reasons why someone should NOT invest in a 401(k).

Trust The Experts? Breaking Down Commentary Surrounding The String Of 2023 Bank Collapses

June 1st, 2023|

Silicon Valley, Credit Suisse, and First Republic are just a few banks that have experienced either incredible turmoil or complete collapse in the past few months. How should the average American respond with their money? Do you pull it all out in cash and store it under your bed? Should you throw all your money into depressed bank stocks in hopes of riding a wave back up in case a recovery occurs? In today’s episode, we’ll shed light on those questions and more by analyzing what some experts across the world are saying about the crisis.

Crash Course: The Psychology of Investing in the Wake of Historic Market Crashes

May 18th, 2023|

Have you ever wondered why you handle money the way you do? It turns out your financial behaviors can be traced back to your formative memories. In this episode, we explore how historic market crashes have left a lasting impact on our relationship with money. We’ll also contrast them with the way more recent crises have shaped our financial views and decisions in the short term.

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