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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Episode Show Notes & Resources

Let’s Put Your IRA Under Some Scrutiny

September 17th, 2020|

The IRA is an incredibly popular vehicle to save for retirement. But are you being too passive about how you’re saving and investing inside that account? Let’s put your IRA through some scrutiny to see if you’re truly taking advantage of all it has to offer and understand its pros and cons.

Here Are Some Easy Ways To Ruin Your Retirement

September 3rd, 2020|

Everyone has read blogs, watched shows, and listened to people talk about all the key ways to improve or succeed in retirement. But what about how you can mess it all up? Let’s tackle five easy ways to ruin your retirement (then just do the opposite of these things and you’ll be fine).

History Lesson: What Do These US Financial Institutions Actually Do?

August 20th, 2020|

Let’s learn a little more about our nation’s history. Specifically, since this is a “financial” show, let’s take a look at some of our country’s largest and oldest financial intuitions and learn a little about how they were established, what role they play today, and give you some fun trivia about them along the way. Have you ever wondered how The Federal Reserve and Department Of The Treasury differ? How the NYSE compares with the NASDAQ, Dow Jones, etc...? What the Mint prints other than coins? Then this is the show for you as we'll explore those ideas and more.

Estate Planning & Elder Law With Joseph Motta

August 6th, 2020|

One thing is certain: at some point in time, all of us won’t be alive on this Earth. This means that we all need proper estate plans. Many people, however, fail to set their estate plans up correctly, keep them up to date, or even title their assets properly – and as many as 60% of Americans don’t have a plan at all. That is why today we are joined by Joseph L. Motta, an Estate Planning & Elder law attorney, to shed some light on the subject.

Traditional vs. Roth IRAs

July 16th, 2020|

It seems that most people don’t have a clear picture of whether they should contribute to a traditional IRA or a Roth. Let’s discuss how to determine what’s best for you.

Lessons From Keyboard Warriors

July 2nd, 2020|

The comments section in any article is usually an entertaining section to browse if you're looking for more perspectives, or if you just enjoy drama. But how much should you actually take away from the advice offered by these "keyboard warriors"? Scott will delve into the comments section of a recent financial article and offer his insight.

Hidden Gems

June 18th, 2020|

If you’re like most people, you probably have some financial accounts that you haven’t paid much attention to recently. The statements are just collecting dust in your file cabinet, but they might actually be hidden gems that could be put to much better use. Let’s talk about some of the accounts that people tend to ignore for too long.

Financial Terms You Should Know During The Pandemic

June 4th, 2020|

The Coronavirus pandemic has likely led to you hearing a lot more financial buzzwords and it’s possible you aren’t familiar with some of the terms getting thrown around. Let’s take a look at some of the most popular ones and see what we can learn from them.

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