Imagine your retirement as a flourishing garden, nurtured over the years and ready for harvest. But how do you make the most of this garden without letting it overgrow or facing the penalties of neglect? Dive into the world of Required Minimum Distributions (RMDs) with us, as we explore the art of 'financial gardening.' Learn why the government insists you prune regularly, discover strategies to manage your harvest, and hear real-life tales of financial gardens that thrived with the right care. Whether you're a seasoned investor or just planting your first seeds, this episode offers fresh insights into making the most of your retirement blooms.
It's no secret that the pursuit of a comfortable life is a central theme in American culture. But what does financial "comfort" truly mean for many Americans? According to a Bankrate survey, many feel like they are falling short of what they'll need to feel confident in their retirement years. Join us as we take a look at these results, which show that many Americans think they need a $233K salary and $1.3 million for retirement to feel comfortable. Is this an accurate assumption? Mike will share his thoughts and more in this episode.
Social Security is often misunderstood and ill-planned for, costing serious lost opportunity for many Americans. Myths, rumors, and misunderstandings are pervasive in the world of Social Security. In this episode, we will finish up our discussion on 5 common misunderstandings about Social Security.
Social Security is often misunderstood and ill-planned for costing serious lost opportunity for many Americans. Myths, rumors, and misunderstandings are pervasive in the world of Social Security. In this show, we’ll look to clear up 5 misunderstandings about Social Security.
Getting through retirement can be a lot like running a marathon. Let’s talk about some of the similarities of getting to the finish line in racing and retirement.
There are plenty of decisions that you’ll make in the retirement planning process that can’t be undone, so you want to make sure that you make the right call. On this episode, we’ll explain why these decisions are so important and can’t be undone.
We’re bombarded with ads each day in all forms of media. But have you ever taken a closer look at these messages? If we unpack some of these headlines and ads a little bit more, we’re able to clearly understand what emotions they’re trying to elicit. More importantly, we can figure out what companies are trying to sell us. For this episode, we just perused the internet for a couple of hours and kept track of various financial planning, investing and retirement ads we came across. Let’s pick apart these messages that popped up and see if it helps us become savvier savers.
We have recently been receiving many questions about LTC and not just how to get coverage but actually getting help, care and assistance when we need it. As we age this gets tougher and for many who lost a spouse or are single there is added worry on how to protect and care for ourselves. This week, Mike addresses some of the things that have been coming up lately with many friends, clients and colleagues.
Living a long time isn’t supposed to be a bad thing and it almost seems counterintuitive to categorize it as a risk. But it is. Let’s take a look at how longevity plays a role in a financial plan and have an honest conversation about how deal with the “problem” of living too long.
Many financial issues impact us all the same. But, of course, other challenges have varying impacts from person to person because our situations are all unique. Let’s take a look at some of the financial and retirement challenges that are unique to women.