Posts by Eric Peterson

Tending To Your Retirement Garden

What does retirement planning have in common with growing a garden? Both need patience, vision, determination, and the proper tools to succeed. Eric Peterson explores all the comparisons on this week’s podcast.

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Mailbag: Retention Bonus or Retirement?

As you near the final months or years before taking the plunge into retirement, there are always a few details to work out and questions to ask. Eric answers a few questions from the mailbag about pensions, paying taxes in retirement, and deciding when to walk away from a retention bonus and just retire already.

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Handling What You Can’t Control in Retirement

Some things are just out of your hands. In retirement planning there are a lot of things completely out of your control, but if you re-frame your thinking, there is actually something you can do about them. Eric talks through these four areas where you have an opportunity to prepare for the unpredictable.

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Underrated Or Overrated?

We’re playing a game to determine what’s underrated and overrated when it comes to a few topics in the financial world (and even a few outside of financial planning). Let us know what you think. 

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Lazy Money

Do you have money sitting around without a purpose? We’ll explain the dangers of lazy money, why people have it, and how you can put it to work! Make your money work for you as you plan for retirement.

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Delayed Gratification In Retirement Planning

Sometimes, it’s hard to make financial sacrifices when the reward seems so far away. However, delayed gratification can be extremely beneficial when it comes to your finances. Eric talks about four situations when people may be tempted to choose instant gratification over a better long-term pay out.

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If Retirement Were Like A Game Show

Everyone loves a good game show, whether it’s The Price Is Right, Jeopardy, or Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? It’s fun to play along, but remember, they’re just a game. Today we’ll talk about game shows and how they relate to your retirement planning process. Ready to play? 

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Financial “Jerseys” and What They Say About Your Plan

On game day, it’s fun to wear your jersey and show some team spirit. What you might not realize are the three ways your financial planning process is similar to a jersey. Consider the names, numbers, and symbols on a jersey. How might they be similar to the names, numbers, and symbols on your financial statements?

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Unlikely Wisdom From Unlikely Voices

You might not expect to gain wisdom from these popular celebrities. To be honest, these quotes weren’t intended to be about finances either. However, there’s plenty of retirement planning wisdom we can learn from these personalities.

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Excuses, Excuses, Excuses – Stop Making Them

What’s your excuse for doing one thing over another when it comes to finances? Sometimes you want to justify your actions instead of thinking through what is actually best for you and your money. Here are three common decisions people make and why the excuses just don’t add up.

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