Watch Out for These 4 Retirement Blind Spots

The Bird’s Eye View:

What blind spots are in your financial plan as you prepare for retirement? We’ll explain what they are and how to spot them.


Your Guide:

On this episode of Your Retirement Elevated podcast with Scott Dougan, we’re talking about blind spots in your retirement. Most retirees and pre-retirees have them in their retirement plan – things they never knew they needed to be thinking about.

We’ll explain how each of these blind spots can cause problems.

Market downturns

Market downtowns are part of the game. We have to be aware that they are going to happen. We need to understand what your comfort level is with the fluctuation of the value of your money. You need to know what your exposure is in your current plan and determine if you’re OK with that level of risk.


This topic has been more prevalent in the news. It looks like the fed is not overreacting to inflation at this point, but we are seeing some things inflate in value, such as lumber and vehicles.

You’ll see supply chain issues on certain things, but we think this is a short-term issue.

Medical costs

If your plan doesn’t address this, it could be a blind spot that could pop up and surprise you. Can your plan support an extra $4,000-$8,000 a month for care for a loved one? How long can it sustain that?

Some people prefer to self-insure through cash flow or assets, but others want to use different strategies.

Listen to the full episode or use the timestamps below to find specific segments.

[4:15] – Market downturn

[6:43] – Inflation

[8:40] – Medical costs

[11:03] – Tax

[13:50] – Looking for blind spots

Thanks for checking out the Your Retirement Elevated Podcast. We’ll talk to you again on the next show.



Your Guide:

Home Insight About Scott

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The 5-Step Complete Planning Process

The Bird’s Eye View:

Over the course of two decades, Scott has developed a comprehensive 5-step plan for retirement. Listen to today’s show to see if you have included these steps and why they are needed in a thorough retirement plan.

5-Step Planning Process Reference PDF

Your Guide:

Home Insight About Scott

Scott Dougan, RFC, Investment Advisor – Contact