retirement planning

Don’t Let the IRS End Up With Your Retirement Money

Today we’re going to turn our attention to tax planning and how to keep most of your money from going to the IRS in-stead of the things you want to spend it on in retirement.

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Mastering The 5 Key Areas of Your Financial Life

What does a complete financial plan really look like? You’ve spent decades working hard, saving diligently, and now the golden years are on the horizon. But have you covered all of your bases?

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7 Habits for Living an Exceptional Retirement

Today we’re going to share seven habits that studies show can improve your satisfaction in retirement.

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The 3 Stages of Retirement

In this episode, we’ll take you through the the essential stages of retirement planning: the go-go, slow-go, and no-go years.

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Celebrating the Launch of our Brand New Book

In anticipation of the launch of Exceptional Retirement: Tools and Strategies for Retiring On Your Own Terms, we wanted to share some background on the book, the chapters that we think you’ll like most, and the personal stories that influenced our approach.

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Retirement Questions That Every Generation Should Be Asking

In today’s episode, we’ll share insights into the unique concerns that echo across different age groups. These are the retirement questions that every generation is asking.

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Embracing the Unexpected: 9 Retirement Surprises Unveiled

Are you prepared for the unexpected turns your retirement might take? In this episode of Your Retirement Elevated Podcast with Scott Dougan, we explore the surprising findings from a study by the Transamerica Center for Retirement Studies. The study reveals a stark contrast between pre-retiree expectations and re-tiree realities, and we’re here to explore the nine most common retirement surprises that await.

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Conquer FOBO: Making Decisions with Confidence

Join us as we uncover strategies to overcome FOBO, make smarter investment choices, and navigate the complexities of retirement planning with ease.

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With Higher Interest Rates, Is “Lazy Money” Still A Concern In 2024?

Is ‘Lazy Money’ still a concern in 2024’s higher interest rate landscape? In this episode, we explore this question, examining how the recent rise in interest rates affects the money sitting in savings accounts, CDs, and conservative investments.

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Peak 65: Preparing for the Largest Retirement Surge Ever

Well, our current retirement system is obsolete. It’s time for a new retirement security framework. These were the words of Jason Fitchner, an executive director at the ALI Retirement Income Institute, and it highlights a great conversation that we’re going to dive into today.

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The Ultimate Retirement Planning Mixtape

Get ready to rock to the rhythms of retirement wisdom in this week’s episode! We’ve put together the ultimate retirement planning playlist, featuring timeless lyrics that reflect various stages of the planning journey.

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Retirement Planning’s “Hidden” Questions

In this episode, we’re going to unearth and tackle some of these hidden but essential questions about retirement. We all want to get good answers to our financial questions, but sometimes we have to know the right questions to ask.

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Retirement: Ready Or Not, Here It Comes

Are you nearing “retirement age?” If so, let’s explore that pivotal question you’ll soon face: Should you retire or continue working? We’ll unravel the intricacies of this decision, addressing both financial and emotional aspects, and help you find out if you’re truly ready to retire.

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Will the Pandemic Rob Your Retirement? 4 Things to Check Now

The fear for many right now is that once the pandemic finally passes, the financial impact will knock them off track for the future. If you’re worried that the coronavirus could rob you of your retirement, there are four areas of your finances that you can check right now. Find out what they are and why they’re good indicators of where you’re headed.

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New Rollover Rules for 2020 RMDs

With so much news to process these last few months, financial updates might not be at the top of your list. But part of the recent relief efforts included new rollover rolls that impact people that need to take RMDs. Find out what it all means and whether this impacts you.

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5 Life Events That Spark Major Financial Changes

Building a financial plan is as much about protecting your portfolio as it is building it, and that’s why it’s important to prepare for the unexpected. These five life events would likely fall into that category so what should you financially if any of these things impact you? We’ll talk about each one and discuss what adjustments might be made.

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Best Intentions But Bad Financial Advice

Maybe even more so now than ever, we are looking for more and more financial guidance. A lot of times we turn to lots of different sources to find that information. And while these sources might have the best intentions, that doesn’t mean that the advice is always going to fit you. Let’s look at some examples and explore the reasons why we have to be very careful from whom we’re taking this important guidance.

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Tax Planning Opportunities with Special Guest David McKnight

Since we aren’t able to bring David McKnight to Kansas City for an in-person appearance, we decided to do the next best thing and bring him on the podcast. Join us as the author and tax planning expert gives us his perspective of what we’re experiencing with a turbulent economy and what opportunities investors have to move closer to a zero percent tax bracket.

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Vital Takeaways From The Coronavirus Stimulus Bill For Individuals & Small Business Owners

The $2 trillion coronavirus (COVID-19) economic stimulus bill was signed into law on March 27, 2020 aimed to provide relief and opportunities for individuals and businesses impacted negatively by the current pandemic. On this episode, we’ll cover some of the key provisions in the bill with Scott Dougan and special guest Mark O’ffill of Prairie Fire Resources LLC.

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Inhale… Exhale… Pumping The Brakes On The Economy

Take a deep breath. Yes, the Coronavirus is scary and we know it’s causing a lot of you to worry. But on today’s show we try to put the crisis in historical perspective, share stories with about how other people like you are responding to situation, and look ahead to the future with a sense of hope, not doom. Give a listen as Scott analyzes the purposeful pumping of the brakes on the economy and where we go from here.

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