THE PLAN WISE, RETIRE FREE PODCAST
With Jude Wilson, CWS®, MBA, BPC™
There are plenty of external factors that often negatively influence our chances of having a successful retirement. But often, failure comes from within. On this episode, we’ll talk about some of the common ways people get in their own way when it comes to financial planning.
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Different types of accounts have different tax consequences. Let’s talk about those advantages and disadvantages in different types of accounts and how you can use them (or not) in retirement planning.
Have you heard someone say they’re risk averse? Do you know what it really means in the context of the financial world? We’ll explore this important buzzword on today’s show and explain why it’s so important to have a good grip on just how risk averse you are.
Getting husbands and wives on the same page with their retirement plan can often be a challenge. Let’s talk about some of the things that couples often mess up.
Even if you have a solid financial plan in place, things can quickly get out of tune if you don’t make adjustments from time to time. Let’s talk about some of the areas where we often see people get out of tune in their financial plan.
If you’ve ever ridden the subway in London, you’ve probably seen the “Mind the Gap” signs warning you to be aware of the gap between the train door and the station platform. Let’s talk today about minding the gaps in retirement planning.
If you’re of the age that your mom and dad retired 20 or 30 years ago, the world was a much different place when they walked away from their paychecks. Let’s talk about how things are different now.
Fire extinguishers, airbags in your car, and smoke alarms in your house are all examples of things in life that don’t really seem to matter until they’re the only thing that matters. On that rare occasion when you need one of those items, you’ll either be very glad that you have one, or really regretting the fact that you don’t.
So much focus in the financial world revolves around accumulating money. There’s all sorts of advice, howto guides and guardrails in place when it comes to saving and investing, but a lot less resources out there to help retirees navigate the period of time after retirement. This is known as decumulation, the spending down and managing of the assets you’ve accumulated through your life. And on this episode, we’ll point at (at least) 5 things you must know about decumulation to retire successfully.
The United States has taken on a lot of debt and this number has only skyrocketed since the Coronavirus pandemic. There was a lot of spending to keep the economy afloat, but this makes the tax conversation more important than ever. Jude talks to us about some of the proposals that might become a reality in the future and share how he has been able to help some of his clients with taxes.
Ironically, life insurance is a young man’s game. The perception among many people is that your need for life insurance dramatically decreases and perhaps becomes completely unnecessary as you age. Is that really the case? On this episode, let’s explore some ins and outs of life insurance and its various uses.
Let’s talk about some of the areas of your financial life where you might be flirtin’ with disaster and don’t even know it…
“The Family Letter” author Debi Ronca joins the show this week to talk about her book and her job as a life coach.