When you work with a financial advisor, you aren’t just talking about money. Saving for your retirement also includes thinking about what kind of retirement lifestyle you want to have and what you need to keep in mind for the long-run. Do you want to work, by choice? What kinds of expenses will you have and how are they different in retirement? Is your money going to last for 30 years of retirement? Eric has seen his clients through all of these decisions and shares what to keep in mind about retirement.Listen & Read
What kind of personality do you have when it comes to money? Before you put together a financial plan, it’s important to understand the way you think and approach money. We talk through a few different personalities Eric commonly sees and how he advises them. Whether you are spending whenever you get a good excuse to or more of an intentional spender, it’s good to be cognizant of how you handle it and what possible downfalls you may face.Listen & Read
From teachers to engineers, there are a variety of people who work with Eric and his team to build a solid financial plan. Those in similar professions tend to have similar mindsets when it comes to finances. We discuss what similarities Eric sees across different industries and how he approaches each of them. Do any of these relate to you and your financial mindset? Find out what strategies a financial advisor might suggest pursuing.Listen & Read
While no one really likes to talk about it, life insurance can be an important part of your financial plan. We talk about why people cringe when they hear the term, who most needs it, and why you might want to reconsider your preconceived notions about it. Life insurance sometimes gets a bad rap, but it can be a powerful tool. If you care for someone else and you hate taxes, look at life insurance.Listen & Read
Why wouldn’t someone want to work with a financial advisor? In today’s episode, we’ll discuss some common reasons why someone might hesitate to work with one. To some, having an advisor sounds like added cost or something only for the rich. Instead, the value you receive from an advisor and having a customized financial plan could make all the difference in your financial life.Listen & Read
For those in the sandwich generation, you may be wondering how much to help aging parents who weren’t prepared for long-term care costs or your children trying to pay for college. Is it wise to step up financially to help them or are you better off focusing on your own retirement savings? This dilemma is a common one and something a financial advisor can help you to navigate realistically. When you come through a planning process, you might discover an opportunity to help your parents or other family members without hurting your financial future.Listen & Read
When it comes to money, there are a variety of different stances and mindsets people have. Eric has seen a bit of everything in his years as a financial advisor. In this episode, he talks through some of the mindsets he frequently sees and how he advises people to best approach the mindset they are in with money.Listen & Read
Sometimes you get good news and bad news at the same time. Which one will outweigh the other? More times than not, you are better off than you expected but you won’t know until you ask a professional. In this episode, we talk through a number of financial scenarios that can bring a bit of both good and bad.Listen & Read
Every generation has had a different experience and are currently at a different life stage. In this episode, Eric talks through some of the financial challenges that Millennials, Gen X, and Baby Boomers face. Understanding and acknowledging these different challenges can help you better plan according to where you are in life.Listen & Read
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