Posts Tagged ‘money’
Good News, Bad News
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.Read More
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.Read More
Grading Your Financial Competency
Financial competency is something that is not taught nearly enough. As an advisor, Eric focuses on teaching not only strategic investing decisions but also the basic foundations of money. It starts by knowing how much you have. Then, ask yourself, how much do you really spend? It’s easy to spend more than you realize, so getting that in check can make a huge difference.Read More
Mailbag: Where Should I Invest after Maxing Out 401(k)?
When saving for retirement, a lot of people look to their 401(k). But what happens after you’ve maxed out your contribution based on the yearly limit? Eric explains what options you have to invest toward your retirement beyond a 401(k). This will include money in the different buckets as well as other products to consider.Read More
Stories People Tell Themselves
When it comes to where you’ve ended up financially, you may have a running narrative on how that happened. There are a number of common stories people tell themselves to make sense of their situation. On today’s show we discuss some of these stories and how we can both understand them and improve upon them.Read More
Financial Main Characters and Secondary Characters
When you watch TV shows or movie, it doesn’t take long until you realize who is the main character or who is more of a secondary character. When it comes to your financial life, which strategies, products, or tools are main characters in your financial plan and which ones are secondary?Read More
Separating Your Money
Do you have all of your money in one place? Sometimes your money should be kept in separate funds and separate places so that it can be used for the appropriate purposes. You want to be able to access the money you have when you need it, both now and in the future.Read More
SECURE Act 2.0 – What Retirees Need to Know
Congress passed the SECURE Act 2.0 at the end of 2022, and you might have missed it because it was part of a larger bill.Read More
Retirement planning is so much more than simply having enough money socked away. Social activity, hobbies, skills, physical activity, and routines are all big components of your life now and likewise, should be in your retirement.Read More
Desire to Retire
Are you dreaming of retirement? We talk through the different levels of desire people have in regards to retirement. Some can’t wait to cross the finish line and others have no plans soon to walk away from their jobs and careers. Depending on where your desire lies, here’s what you can be doing to prepare for the future.Read More
Retirement Lessons From Disney World
Ready to reminisce about the happiest place on earth? Or maybe you have plans to visit Mickey in the new year. On today’s show, we talk through some of the classic rides you can find at Disney World and what they have in common with your financial plan.Read More
Mailbag: Where Should I Withdraw My Retirement Funds?
In retirement, even if you’ve saved more than you’ll need, there are still a lot of questions that come up as you make wise decisions about what to do with your money. Eric answers three questions from retirees on how to best navigate what they have and how to rest easy in retirement. If ever you have a question for Eric, feel free to reach out!Read More
Mailbag: Is It Common to Worry About Running Out of Money?
Do people usually fret about running out of money? Are there ways to set aside retirement money for your adult children? Eric answers these questions and more on today’s show.Read More
Retirement Quiz – Is That Your Final Answer?
We quiz Eric with a few multiple-choice questions all about retirement. Which one will he choose? Do you agree?Read More
What Does Mark Twain Have to Say About Your Financial Plan?
What financial wisdom can we glean from the sayings of Mark Twain? Believe it or not, many of these quotes are quite relevant today.Read More
The Three Worlds of Money
Do you know the three worlds of money? Where does the bulk of your money live? Is your money appropriately balanced across all three worlds? We’ll break it all down on this episode.Read More
Reasons Why People Don’t Retire
Why would someone put off retirement? Are there valid reasons to wait, even if you are of retirement age? Today we’ll look at the reasons that we often hear and the meaning behind what is said.Read More
Planning Your Road Trip Towards Retirement
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.Read More