Plan wise. Retire free. Podcast
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Plan Wise. Retire Free. Podcast.
People often overlook the estate planning side of preparing for retirement. There are a lot of misunderstandings about trusts and wills and the roles they play in the equation. On this episode, we’ll explore some of the critical questions you should ask about these strategies as you prepare for retirement.
On part 1 of this series, we discussed what the ticking tax bomb is and the havoc it can cause. Today, we will discuss proactive strategies and examples.
This week Dr. Neecie joins us on the podcast. She is currently the president of Life Coaching Institute and she also holds a Doctorate of Psychology from the University of Texas. It can be easy to be generous when the market is thriving, but we need to be generous during rough times like these as well. Today we discuss how generosity and prosperity are linked and some of the positive side effects of generosity.
So, we’ve all experienced what a market crash feels like in recent memory. If you had forgotten what it felt like in 2008, then 2020 should have been a sobering reminder of what it’s like to experience that sudden market drop. However, we can do follow some basic rules to ensure we don’t lose our shirts next time the arrow on the graph tumbles down.
This is part 2 of our conversation with Dr. Kathleen Rehl. On today’s show we discuss the three phases that widows experience: grief, growth, and grace. We break these phases down not only in the emotional aspect, but also how it ties into finances as well.
Dr. Kathleen Rehl is a leading authority on widows and their financial issues. A widow herself, she’s passionate about inspiring other widows and their advisors.
If you really took inventory of your financial situation, you might find that you’ve been taking for granted some assets that make up a huge piece of your puzzle. Is it possible you should be putting a little more thought into some of these assets?
We were planning to bring up this conversation before the Coronavirus pandemic hit, but now it’s more important than ever to discuss. You likely seek financial advice from lots of difference sources. Some of those sources will certainly have good intentions, but they’ll often give bad financial advice. Let’s look at some examples and explore the reasons why we have to be very careful from whom we’re taking this important guidance.
OK, so there might not be such a thing as a “bad financial product”, but there are certainly inappropriate investments out there for people in certain situations. We’ll explore some examples of those kinds of situations on this episode and you might be surprised just how common it is for people to be invested in products that are ill-suited for their financial goals.
The idea of a Roth conversion is intriguing to a lot of people, and for some people it can be a great strategy to enact. Let’s explore the concept…
Of course, we all want a healthy bank account. Having a good amount of dollars within easy grasp is helpful in the case of emergencies or for medium-sized purchases where you don’t want to have to liquidate assets. But is it counterproductive to have too much cash on hand? We’ll explore that idea and other pressing questions about the role that cash plays in financial and retirement planning.
Sometimes people say they don’t want to retire…and sometimes they really mean it. Other times it’s just a defense mechanism to compensate for the fact that they feel like they can’t retire. So let’s explore some of the possible meanings behind the statement, “I don’t want to retire.”