The Retirement Roadmap Podcast

Managing Debt

How do you define debt? It's important to understand what debt is and to evaluate how and when you might pay future obligations early and when you might chose to continue making payments instead of paying off the balance before it's due. On this week's podcast we spend some time discussing different definitions of debt and how to manage debt. Understanding these dynamics can play a role in how long your money lasts and how much access you have to capital when you might need it. Remember to share the podcast and to reach out to us – we're here to help you navigate the Retirement Roadmap.

Are You Making Excuses To Not Retire?

It may sound like a strange question to some, but you might be surprised! This week we delve into this question and some of the reasons people may have for not being sure whether to retire or when to retire. As you listen to the podcast this week, you may find yourself reflecting on your own situation – which may cause you to ask yourself some important questions. Share the podcast with your family and colleagues and feel free to reach out. We're here to help you on your journey along the Retirement Roadmap.

Cash – What’s The Right Amount?

Most advisors would agree that having a readily available emergency fund is important yet knowing how much cash to have on hand might not be as easily determined as you might think. On this week's podcast, we discuss this question and what some of the determining factors might be in answering this question. Take a little time and listen in – you might be a little surprised by what you learn. Remember, we're here to help. So feel free to reach out and schedule some time to review your current plan - you might discover ways to enhance your personal Retirement Roadmap.

Advisor Traits

What do you look for in an advisor? Are there certain traits that may be important? On this week's podcast we explore these questions and take some time to discuss different aspects that could be important to evaluate. As you listen, think about your situation and ask yourself if your advisor has the traits and skill sets you need to help you navigate the Retirement Roadmap. Let us know how we can help and remember to share The Retirement Roadmap Podcast with colleagues and family.

Retirement Frequently Asked Questions

If you've been a listener to our podcast for a while, you've probably heard us talk about how everyone's situation is different and we don't believe in "One Size Fits All" solutions. However, there are a number of questions that often come up when talking about retirement planning – you might call these “Frequently Asked Questions” or FAQs. This week we take some time and discuss a number of these questions. As you listen in, you may discover a few new insights or ways of thinking about things. Let us know how we can help you on your journey along the Retirement Roadmap and remember to share The Retirement Roadmap Podcast with colleagues and family.

How Will The Secure Act Impact You & Your Heirs?

President Trump signed The Secure Act into law at the end of 2019. This is a VERY IMPORTANT DEVELOPEMENT WHEN IT COMES TO RETIREMENT AND ESTATE PLANNING! This week we delve into the details of this new law and the potential implications to your retirement and how it may affect taxation on what you might leave to your heirs. As you listen in on this week's podcast you can begin to evaluate how the Secure Act may impact your particular circumstances. Feel free to schedule a complimentary strategy session regarding the implications of the Secure Act or any other planning questions you may have regarding your retirement and always remember to share The Roadmap Podcast with colleagues and family.

Social Security Misunderstandings

Social Security is a very valuable part of retirement income planning and unfortunately mistakes are often made unknowingly and unnecessarily. When and how to claim your benefits is an important decision that can be made strategically with some careful analysis. On this week's podcast we take a little time to shed some light on a few key points to be evaluated when making Social Security decisions. Listen in on our convention and you might just discover a few valuable insights that could help you along the Retirement Roadmap.

Finding The Silver Lining

Challenges are virtually inevitable in life and when things don't go your way it's important to stop and look for the “Silver Lining”. Let's face it, almost nothing is all good or all bad, so on this week's podcast we take a look at a number of “unfortunate” situations that could actually provide opportunities when looked at from a different perspective. As you listen in on our conversation, you might just discover a new point of view. Reach out and let us help you navigate the Retirement Roadmap.

Estate Planning Mistakes

Image that you wake up from a dream where you accidentally disinherited some of the most important people in your life. It's a terrible thought, isn't it? Let's face it, you've worked hard and saved your entire life. You want to leave a legacy to your family and those that mean the most to you. Unfortunately, this tragic mistake happens more than you might think. This week we talk about some of the most common estate planning mistakes and how to take steps to avoid them. Listen in and let us help you along the Retirement and Estate Planning Roadmap – you might just gain a few valuable insights.

Are You Unknowingly Sabotaging Your Retirement?

Is it possible to unknowingly sabotage your retirement? It's been said that the road to sabotage is paved with good intentions. It's important to understand that strategies for living in retirement can be VERY DIFFERENT than saving for retirement strategies. Listen in on our conversation as we discuss this important topic and as always . . . feel free to reach out to us and schedule some time to discuss how we can be a resource as you travel the Retirement Roadmap.