Bite-sized guidance to help you properly plan for your retirement and financial future.

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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How To Ask Better Financial Questions

August 15, 2019

Asking questions is always a good thing. The more you ask, the more you understand. But sometimes you don’t get the answer you need until you ask the right question. These four common financial questions are a bit better when they are rephrased and reconsidered.

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Financial Mythbusting: Making A Financial Plan Based On Reality

August 8, 2019

Do you know the difference between a financial myth and financial reality? When you make a plan for your future, you want to make sure it is based on what’s true. We’ll talk through four ideas to discover whether they are myths and real.

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Should You Take House Debt Into Retirement?

August 1, 2019

What do you do when…? Eric answers three pressing questions from the mailbag in today’s podcast. Whether you are being thrust into an early retirement or are considering delaying retirement due to debt, financial advice from an advisor will set you in the right direction.

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Watch Out For These Red Flags When Working With A Financial Advisor

July 25, 2019

When you are working with an advisor, you want your relationship to be built on trust and quality expertise. But how do you know if an advisor is a bad fit? What red flags should you avoid? We’ll tell you in this episode.

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Financial Debates – Debt, Mortgages, Life Insurance & Mutual Funds

July 18, 2019

Inside of a mutual funds, the actions of others can impact you. If a lot of people are trying to sell that mutual fund, the manager has to sell some stuff to meet the redemptions and that can negatively impact you.

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Retiring Early: Is It Possible and Is It Right For You?

July 11, 2019

Some may think that retiring early is just a dream, but can you turn this dream into a reality? In this episode, Eric talks about the ins and outs of taking an early retirement. Find out when you can retire and whether you will actually want to stay retired.

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Tending To Your Retirement Garden

July 3, 2019

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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Retirement Decisions: More Than Just Investments

June 27, 2019

When it comes to planning for your retirement, there’s a lot more to consider than where to invest. Going beyond the data and numbers, you need to consider these areas of your life and what you want them to look like in retirement.

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Presidential Quotes And The Financial World

June 20, 2019

There are a lot of great quotes from past presidents that also apply in the financial industry. Have you heard all of these? How would you apply them to your financial portfolio?

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Mailbag: Retention Bonus or Retirement?

June 13, 2019

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

June 6, 2019

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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Wishful Thinking In Retirement Planning

May 30, 2019

Is your head in the clouds when it comes to retirement? Here are three common phrases people say when it comes to retirement planning. Eric shares whether these mentalities are wishful thinking. 

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Underrated Or Overrated?

May 23, 2019

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

May 16, 2019

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

May 9, 2019

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

May 2, 2019

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

April 25, 2019

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

April 18, 2019

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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Misconceptions With Annuities

April 11, 2019

Sometimes annuities are misused or misunderstood, but annuities can be powerful tools if you know how to use them properly.

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