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Harvesting Wisdom: The Garden Guide To RMDs

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.

Counterintuitive Advice: Why You Should NOT Invest In A 401(k)

Don’t get us wrong. In many cases, your 401(k) can be your best investment vehicle, offering numerous benefits and tax advantages and many times a 100% return on some of your contributions (also known as an employer match). However, it's important to recognize that it might not always be the optimal choice for everyone. Join us in this thought-provoking episode as we dissect the reasons why someone should NOT invest in a 401(k).

Bad Money Habits Could Spoil Your Retirement Party

Picture this: You're at your retirement party, finally ready to enjoy your golden years, but worries caused by some bad money habits have robbed you of fully enjoying the sweetness of the day. It happens to more people than you think, which is unfortunate because with just a little bit of modification, you can rid some of the worst money habits from your life and set yourself up for retirement success. Tune in to this episode and develop healthy financial habits that pave the way for a secure future!

How Money Ads Catch Your Attention

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.

3rd and 4th Quarter Planning To-Do List, Part 2

As we get into the 2nd half of 2019, there are several planning items you might want to run a quick checkup on. We continue to go through our checklist of items to consider as the year begins to wind down in this follow up conversation to last week's podcast.

3rd and 4th Quarter Planning To-Do List, Part 1

As we get into the 2nd half of 2019, there are several planning items you might want to run a quick checkup on. Especially if you are retired, or planning to retire soon. Are you focusing on the right things? Listen to today’s podcast to find out.

“Fake News” Impacting Your Finances

The term “fake news” has become synonymous with the political climate of the past few years. But the phenomenon has spread to other parts of our culture as well. What about fake news in the financial space? We’ll look at some recent news headlines to see if they qualify to be labeled as “fake news”.

In The News & Email Questions

We take a look into the retail brick-and-mortar landscape in this week's news headlines. And later, we'll answer a few email questions from our listeners about investing in foreign currencies and preparing for a down market.