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Fortune Cookie Proverbs For Your Financial Plan

January 2, 2020

The message inside a fortune cookie may bring you more fortune than you think if you apply those proverbs in your financial plan. Let’s look at four fortunes and how it applies with your financial decisions.

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Facing The Final Decade Before Retirement

December 26, 2019

The last few years leading up to retirement can have a significant impact on what your retirement actually looks like. This is when you start making the decisions and plans you’ll actually implement in a few years. Are you ready?

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What Flying Can Teach Us About Retirement

December 12, 2019

Any time you fly in a plane, there’s a lot going on as you travel to your destination. How does this relate to your financial plan? We compare the experience of flying to preparing for retirement in today’s episode.

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What Holds You Back From Breaking Up With A Financial Advisor?

December 5, 2019

Breaking up is hard, but sometimes you stay in a relationship too long for the wrong reasons. Is your relationship with your financial advisor working as it should? Or are you using some of these common excuses to stay with the wrong advisor?

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7 Deadly Sins of Financial Planning

November 26, 2019

Like in all areas of life, it’s important to be cognizant of your blind spots and sinful tendencies. When it comes to the seven deadly sins, how do those apply in your financial plans?

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Let’s Play Financial Jeopardy

November 21, 2019

Financial for 200! Financial for 400! Are you ready to match the questions with the statements like in Jeopardy when it comes to your knowledge of financial terms? Which of these currently impact your retirement plan?

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Getting Your Health And Wealth In Shape

November 14, 2019

Are you feeling yourself slide into a bit of a rut? Need more tone and discipline in your life? Getting your body in shape can look a lot like getting your finances in shape.

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Answering The 401(k) FAQs

November 7, 2019

Most likely, at some point or another, you’ve had the option of contributing to a 401(k). But do you know how to really leverage it? This episode will tackle some of the frequently asked questions when it comes to your 401(k).

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Understanding How Your Feelings Impact Your Financial Decisions

October 31, 2019

When you make a financial decision, does it start with looking at the numbers or asking the question, “How do you feel about that?” When should your feelings overrule the numbers, and what areas of your plan are most likely swayed by feelings and emotions?

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Planning Your Road Trip Towards Retirement

October 24, 2019

Think back to your last road trip–what did you do to prepare? Chances are you didn’t suddenly jump in the car and then a few hours (or days) later simply arrive. Yet this is what some people think retirement looks like. Instead, you’ve got to plan ahead and know where you’re going and how you’ll get there.

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Let’s Talk About The “A” Word: Annuities

October 17, 2019

We’ve all heard about annuities, but there’s still tons of confusion about them. What are the different types of annuities? And are any of them worth having?

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Should You Adhere To Conventional Financial Wisdom?

October 10, 2019

What common financial advice have you heard that is actually worth following? Do these concepts provide a better financial future for you and your family? Or are these ideas more damaging in the long-run?

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How To Create A Retirement Plan Without Compromises, Part 2

October 3, 2019

We all want a certain sense of safety and security, but we also need the growth and potential that comes with risk. So how do you weigh out the two and create a plan without compromise? What tools can be used to achieve the right combination of both safety and growth?

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How To Create A Retirement Plan Without Compromises, Part 1

September 26, 2019

When making any decisions, you may get to a point when you have to make some compromises. How about when it comes to your retirement plans, are you making too many compromises?

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How To Handle Financial Pain Points in Retirement

September 19, 2019

When planning for retirement, there are a number of pain points that can come up to cause stress and fear for the future. What are some ways you can address these pain points now?

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Can Financial Planning Be A DIY Job?

September 12, 2019

Wondering whether or not you really need a financial advisor or if you could just figure it out on your own? Why do people choose to approach financial planning like a DIY project, and why do some of those DIYers later change their mind?

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What’s In Your Financial Junk Drawer?

September 5, 2019

We all have that drawer in the house with random odds and ends–some of it valuable and some of it you have no idea what to do with. What about in your financial files or folders? Do you know what’s what and what needs to go?

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What You Should Ask (But Probably Forgot) When Planning For Retirement With Your Spouse

August 29, 2019

Did you take the trash out? Oh, and what is our income plan after one of us dies? One of these is a question you might ask your spouse regularly after dinner while the other one is important but often overlooked. We’ll talk about five questions you should start to ask now when it comes to planning your retirement with your spouse.

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Strategizing for Retirement (Just Like In Chess)

August 22, 2019

The fun and challenge of games such as chess is a bit similar to planning for retirement. We’ll talk about how it takes a lot of pieces and the right plays to win in the end.

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