financial planning

Little-known Tax deduction for your Valentine

Punxsutawney Phil did not see his shadow, the Kansas City Chiefs won the Super Bowl, and Valentine’s Day is here. It’s a busy time of year, and while “Be my little tax deduction” isn’t the most romantic thing to say to your spouse this holiday, we’re going to discuss a tax deduction you can make for your Valentine before April 15th in today’s show.

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Successful Retirement Planning Is Like The Movie “Groundhog Day”

In celebration of the holiday this week, we thought we’d have a little fun and see what the movie “Groundhog Day,” starring Bill Murray and Andy MacDowell, can teach us about successful retirement planning. Throughout this conversation, we’ll draw parallels between the movie’s themes and financial planning, sharing six important lessons to help guide you to financial success.

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New Year’s Resolutions + Lessons From 2023

The new year is upon us, so we thought we’d take this time to reflect on the past year and chat about starting the new year on the right footing. Join Don and Marc as they discuss a wide array of topics, ranging from health concerns to retirement, relationships, and unexpected global events that took place in 2023.

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Get Your House in Order! Why You Need an Estate Plan

As we move towards the end of the year, we’re looking over checklists for items that need some attention, and while it’s not specific year-end planning, now is a great time to address your estate plan.

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100th Episode Spectacular! Looking Back On Our Prior Shows

Welcome to our 100th episode of Your Money & Your Life! Today we’re taking a nostalgic look back at the past five years, from personal milestones to macro-economic events, such as the fluctuating real estate market and interest rates. We even rewind to some previous episodes, examining how our predictions on technology’s role in investment strategies held up, and discussing the unforeseen impact of COVID-19 on our lives and finances.

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Mailbag: Should I Sell The Family Farmland I Inherited? And More

We’re diving into the listener mailbag for today’s episode! We’ve received some excellent listener questions recently, and we’re going to dive into a few of them on today’s show. Stick around, because these strategies could be useful for your life or help you avoid financial mistakes in the future.

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What is ESG Investing? Don’t Get Fooled

You might have come across headlines in recent weeks that keep talking about ESG investing. It’s an issue that has been all over the financial news lately and is gaining notice with the investing public. This ESG, or Environmental, Social, and corporate Governance, is a hot issue on Wall Street and affects many 401(k) and…

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New Inflation Numbers, What Do They Mean?

We’ve already seen tremendous inflation in housing, lumber and other areas since Covid hit. But will that soaring inflation continue?

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End of Year Financial Checklist + Market Update

We’re closing in on the end of the year, which is a great time to catch up on a little rest and relaxation. Before you do that, there are some financial items you should review before the calendar turns to January. We’ll run through a list of five planning considerations on this show, and we’ll also get Don’s thoughts on the recent surge in the market.

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Evaluating the End of the Year 2020

From COVID numbers to the stock market, we’ve had a lot of volatility this year. What should we do now with our financial planning before the year is over?

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How This Election Compares to Previous Years

Election Day is behind us but the results for this year’s vote are still unclear. As unusual as the 2020 election has been, there are some surprising parallels to previous years. Join us as we go through those and then discuss what we can be doing from a planning standpoint during all the uncertainty.

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Planning for Social Security Benefit Changes

The federal government recently announced an increase to Social Security benefits for 2021 but it also came with an increase in Medicare premiums. On this episode, we’ll tell you what you need to know about these adjustments along with thoughts on additional changes that could come be coming down the road.

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Coronavirus Market Update

The coronavirus struck quickly across the country and it caused a rapid sell off in the market that has many people worried. How bad will this be? What can you be doing for your retirement plan? We get the latest from Don Cash with his perspective on what we’re witnessing.

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Coronavirus, Impeachment, & the Election – How News Might Affect Our Retirement

It’s been a busy year already and we aren’t even through February yet. Today we’ll address the top stories dominating the news right now – the Coronavirus, impeachment, and the election – and discuss whether these things will affect our retirement and planning in 2020.

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Recent Headlines: Last Month’s Volatility & Brexit

Major US stock indexes fell more than 6% in May, so we’ll take a quick look back at last month and discuss what brought about these changes. And to continue with the news topics, we’ll talk about recent updates on Brexit, and get Don’s opinion on how we should take all of these news events into account in regards to our financal plans. We’ll close out with an email question about the pros and cons of gifting assets.

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