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Now displaying: June, 2022
Jun 27, 2022

It’s no secret that we’re living longer than ever. People are living so long that we may soon be seeing 6 generations in a single-family. 

With people living such a long time it makes retirement planning even more challenging than ever before. Understanding the 4 stages of retirement can help understand the different approaches to money management in each stage. Listen in to learn the 4 stages of retirement and how they can help you plan your retirement. 

Outline of This Episode

  • [1:42] There may soon be 6 generations in a single family
  • [2:52] You may be in the anticipation stage of retirement
  • [4:23] The reinvention stage is perhaps the most challenging stage
  • [6:52] The reflection stage leads to thoughts on legacy
  • [9:49] Renting vs. owning in retirement

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Jun 20, 2022

Inflation is weighing heavy on the minds of retirees right now, so when I came across this article on WSJ.com from Cristin Lourosa-Ricardo, I knew I had to share it with you. Listen in to try and find the silver lining of inflation. 

If you are a financial advisor fan of this show, make sure to stick around until the very end for a special announcement.

Outline of This Episode

  • [1:38] How to lessen the impacts of inflation
  • [5:19] Why you should buy the car you're leasing
  • [9:00] Control lifestyle creep
  • [14:34] How to balance a portfolio in this economic climate

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Jun 13, 2022

It’s true, money can’t buy happiness. But does how you choose to spend your money affect your happiness? Today we’ll discuss one article that challenges that old adage. We’ll also discuss a multifaceted question from a listener who just accepted an early retirement package. We’ll help her consider whether to rollover funds into an IRA and figure out what to do with her target-date funds. Listen in to hear the answers to this question and to consider whether money could actually buy happiness.

For more information, visit the show notes at https://retirementstartstodayradio.com/money-cant-buy-happiness-or-can-it-ep-148/

Jun 6, 2022

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you've probably noticed a bit of an issue with the stock market lately. This can be distressing for any retiree, but when the declines in stock prices are coupled with high inflation and rising interest rates, then you have a triple threat to your retirement plans. 

Today we have a special guest joining the show. Joseph Hogue, CFA from the Let's Talk Money!  YouTube channel, is here to help us understand what the heck is going on with the stock market. If you have been trying to figure out what you should be doing with your portfolio you won’t want to miss this interview with Joseph Hogue

Outline of This Episode

  • [1:22] What is a CFA?
  • [3:22] What the heck is going on with the stock market?
  • [8:55] Will this be over sooner or later?
  • [10:50] Should we rebalance now?

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