Retirement

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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What’s the Most Important Part of Retirement Planning?

Planning for retirement is relatively complex. There are a lot of different moving parts and factors to consider. Adjusting any of these variables can impact the end result. But is there one part of the retirement planning process that’s most important?

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Planning for Things You Can’t Predict

There are some things in life you can’t predict, but you can try to plan for them. For example, when is the next market crash going to happen? We don’t know, but here’s how you can prepare for this and other things in your financial life.

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How Much is Your Money Bias Costing You?

On this episode, we’ll breakdown a CNBC article that analyzes a recent Morningstar study. The study found that most of us have at least one money bias, some of us more than one, and that those biases are very possibly costing us money in our checking, savings, investing and retirement accounts. Listen to see if you might be impacted by a specific money bias and for strategies to get it back under control.

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The State of the Markets in 2022

Today’s show is a special edition. We recently held a webinar with other financial advisors to talk about the state of the markets in 2022. We’ll get you up to date on stock market volatility and provide some perspective on the economy.

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5 Signs You’re In Good Financial Health

If retirement is on your mind, then listen up. Today’s show is a 5-part checklist that’ll help measure if you’re in good financial health and set yourself up for retirement success.

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22 Money Resolutions For 2022

You might not be able to follow through on all 22 of these resolutions, but implement even just a few of these and you’ll be well on your way to a more prosperous financial life in the coming year.

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What is a Fiduciary and Why Do You Need One?

Few people can pronounce “fiduciary” correctly, let alone describe it and explain how it impacts their world. It is a really important thing to grasp and be able to explain. So today, we’ll discuss what it means to be a fiduciary and some questions you can ask your financial advisor.

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What to Know About End-of-Year Taxes

As the end of the year quickly approaches, here are some last-minute tax issues you need to get in order before Jan. 1, 2022. Find out how RMDs, charitable contributions, and more could impact your taxes.

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Time is Undefeated

Time is undefeated. Nobody outlasts time. One of the big questions that people have, when they seek our advice, is: Will we be OK financially and have money for the rest of our lives? We’ll let you know what steps you must do to get there.

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