Retirement

SECURE Act 2.0 Webinar & In-Depth Discussion

In this episode, we are sharing a webinar we hosted about SECURE Act 2.0. And, spoiler alert, we get a little angry about the topic and go in attack dog mode. Get ready for it.

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Financial Checklists and Important Birthdays

A new year means many of us are looking for ways to improve our financial lives in 2023. Today we’re sharing a great checklist to give you areas of focus in order to be better prepared financially. If you’re nearing retirement, these are questions you want to think through and have a plan for before you make that transition.

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SECURE 2.0 Act – Retirement Changes You Need to Know

We’ve gone through all of these different SECURE 2.0 Act provisions, which touch on a range of planning items and dates, so that you can really focus on what’s most important. This episode will help you get a better understanding of the changes, how they might impact you, and what planning opportunities you need to be aware of.

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Mailbag: Mortgages, Dividends and College

It’s time for another mailbag episode, and we bet these questions (and our answers) will help many of you. This episode could really help if you’re looking to improve your financial situation and prepare for retirement.

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End-of-Year Tax Strategies

It’s time to focus on the end of the year and especially taxes, which are a big topic of conversation right now. We spotlight this topic every December because it’s just that important.

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Stock Seller’s Remorse

Do you have seller’s remorse? If you sell a stock and then regret it later, this might be you. We love talking about the behavioral side of finances and investing, and today’s show is all about that.

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What Can I Control?

Rest assured, there are aspects you are still definitely in control of. We’ll explain how facts and logic are better tools than emotions, myths, misconceptions and misinformation.

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Celebrate Our 100th Show With These Memorable Moments

It’s time to celebrate our 100th episode of Your Retirement Elevated with Scott Dougan! For this milestone episode, we thought we’d mix things up a bit with a look back at some of the best lessons from the past few years of podcasting.

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Why You Need a Micro and Macro Tax Lens

There are a couple different ways to view taxes – through micro and macro lenses. You’ve probably heard of micro and macro economics, but today’s show is all about preparing for tax season.

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5 Ways Taxes Can Rise & How to Protect Yourself

This topic of taxes is such an important one, especially when it comes to retirement, because the more you pay in taxes, the less income you’ll have to spend. By exploring the five ways taxes can rise, we can help prepare you for what might happen and then discuss the ways to protect yourself.

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Income Personalities – Probability vs. Safety First

Your income personality can reveal a lot about how you handle money and retirement. Today’s show is about two types of personalities – probability vs. safety first. Let’s see which describes you best.

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The Four Stages of Retirement

Today we’re talking about the four stages of retirement. We want to break it down in an easy-to-understand way to help you prepare for this huge milestone in life.

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What are the Pros and Cons of I Bonds?

Have you heard about the new popular investment I bonds? What are the pros and cons surrounding these bonds and are they the right fit for you?

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5 Questions To Determine If Your Financial Plan Needs Further Review

When meeting with your financial advisor, there are five critical questions you need to ask to determine if you need further review your plan. We’ll share the questions you need to ask and why.

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The Marshmallow Experiment: The Role of Delayed Gratification In Financial Success

The ability to delay gratification – people who have this quality are more likely to succeed than any others, according to a study. Today we’ll share how this can help with your financial life

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Are You Guilty of These Cognitive Biases?

Today’s show is a fun one. Bias is one of our favorite topics, and cognitive bias is fascinating, especially as it relates to money. Find out what these biases are and how to implement more rational thinking into your life.

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Why is the Market Going Down?

The stock market has been on the decline. But is this normal, or is this time different? How should we handle the drop? We’ll share what advice we give clients and how you can handle the ups and downs with confidence.

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Murky Issues That Make Retirement Planning Harder

Your Guide: On this episode of Your Retirement Elevated podcast with Scott Dougan, we’re sharing three potentially murky issues that can make retirement planning more difficult. Our discussion is based on a recent USA Today article. Takeaway #1: Murky – Americans are confused about how much income growth is needed to offset inflation A study showed just…

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Home Run Retirement: How Baseball Principles Also Score Financial Runs

After listening to today’s episode, you’ll never attend another baseball game with the family and look at it the same way. We’re going to show you how taking some of baseball’s most basic principles can also lead to financial success in your retirement portfolio. So, grab your peanuts and crackerjacks and let’s take the financial field.

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Worried About Bad News? Remember, This Too Shall Pass

We’ve had no shortage of bad news in the news lately, but don’t panic. Remember, this too shall pass. We’ll share how we walk with clients through troubling times and keep their finances in order.

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