Podcast

Retirement Pyramid

Sometimes it’s helpful to visualize complex topics to help make them easier to understand. On this episode, we’ll structure retirement planning in the form of a pyramid and work our way through each level. You’ll learn the elements that make up the foundation of a plan and which conversations build on top of that initial base.

Things That Your Advisor Should Be Doing

We see a lot of people who aren’t getting the kind of advice and service from their financial advisor that they should be. In a lot of cases, the advisor is only “managing the investments,” but not providing guidance in other areas. Let’s talk about some of the things that your advisor should be doing.

Risk Averse: Explaining The Buzzword

Have you heard someone say they’re risk averse? Do you know what it really means in the context of the financial world? We’ll explore this important buzzword on today’s show and explain why it’s so important to have a good grip on just how risk averse you are.

Mind The Gap

If you’ve ever ridden the subway in London, you’ve probably seen the “Mind the Gap” signs warning you to be aware of the gap between the train door and the station platform. Let’s talk today about minding the gaps in retirement planning.

The Things That Don’t Matter… Until They Do

Fire extinguishers, airbags in your car, and smoke alarms in your house are all examples of things in life that don’t really seem to matter until they’re the only thing that matters. On that rare occasion when you need one of those items, you’ll either be very glad that you have one, or really regretting the fact that you don’t. Let’s talk about some of the things in the financial world that don’t matter until they do.

5 Things You Must Know About Decumulation To Retire Successfully

So much focus in the financial world revolves around accumulating money. There’s all sorts of advice, how- to guides and guardrails in place when it comes to saving and investing, but a lot less resources out there to help retirees navigate the period of time after retirement. This is known as decumulation, the spending down and managing of the assets you’ve accumulated through your life. And on this episode, we’ll point at (at least) 5 things you must know about decumulation to retire successfully.

Not Your Father’s Retirement

If you’re of the age that your mom and dad retired 20 or 30 years ago, the world was a much different place when they walked away from their paychecks. Let’s talk about how things are different now.

Learning Through Uncommon Sense

At first glance, each of these statements seem like basic common sense that everyone agrees with. But when we look at the way people actually behave with their money, it seems that common sense is actually a bit uncommon.

Mailbag Questions

This week we share some email questions that have come in to the podcast. We'll discuss leaving a 401(k) behind to a child, future inflation rates, and considerations in regards to owning a rental property.

Where Crisis & Opportunity Meet

To write the Chinese word for “crisis,” you combine elements of two different Chinese characters. One character means “danger” while the other one means “opportunity.” Translated into English, it means “opportunity riding on a dangerous wind.” Let’s discuss how some of these crises might actually be opportunities, depending on your situation and perspective.

What Basketball Teaches Us About Retirement

With March Madness just wrapping up and the NBA Playoffs around the corner, basketball is still on the mind for some people. What can we learn about retirement planning by exploring some concepts in the game of basketball?

How Women Can Make Sure They’re Involved In Financial Decisions

A recent survey found that nearly half of the female respondents said they defer major financial and investment decisions to their spouses. Most of the explanations amounted to just wanting to stick their heads in the sand. On this episode, let’s go over some tips for how women can get back in the game when it comes to involvement in the process of making financial decisions.

Explaining GameStop’s Meteoric Stock Rise And Lessons Learned From A Wild Wall Street Week

You probably heard all about GameStop stock and buzzwords like short squeeze, Reddit’s Wall Street Bets, and hedge funds the last week of January. But what really happened that had all of the financial media world stirred up and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Donald Trump Jr. actually agreeing about something? We’ll seek to explain what happened and cover some lessons learned from the events.