investing

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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Government Bonds Downgraded – What Does That Mean to Me?

Why is this downgrade happening now and what does it mean to us as we save for and in retirement?
We want to explore that in this episode and get Don’s perspective on what happened after the last downgrade and try to determine what we can do as investors to protect ourselves moving forward.

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Bank Failures & Your Investment Planning – What’s Happening Now?

  The biggest news in the financial world this month has been the failure of major banks like Silicon Valley Bank and Signature Bank. There didn’t seem to be any concerns about their stability even a few weeks ago, but things fell apart quickly. So the obvious question is what happened and how will this…

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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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Year End Planning (It’s Not Too Late)

We are heading toward Christmas and The New Year at lightning speed. We are only weeks away from 2023.  It looks like we came off Black Friday and Cyber Monday with lots of shoppers and over the past week we have had better-than-expected economic data, yet the stock market has dropped. What are we to…

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The Elections are Over! Now What?

The elections are over! (At least most of them are) Now what? It seems like, over the past month, we have been bombarded with nasty political ads or commercials by Joe Namath, Jimmy JJ Walker, and Tom Selleck pitching Medicare plans. At least the political ads are over for now (except for Georgia). We just…

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Inflation, Early Retirement, & Proposed Changes to Social Security

In a normal year, just one of these topics would be significant news for us to discuss, but 2022 is filled with headlines that impact retirement planning. On this episode, we’re going to provide an update on inflation and the indicators to be watching, share stats on the early retirement trend, and give you the truth on the latest proposed legislation that impacts Social Security.

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What the Inflation Reduction Act Means for Planning

Washington recently passed the Inflation Reduction Act, which on the surface appears to be aimed at solving the inflation problem. But there’s much more inside the bill, including a few different items that directly impacts financial planning. We’ll break down this new legislation on the podcast and highlight other laws that might be on the way.

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Lessons Learned: 40th Anniversary of the Historic Bull Run

For economic geeks like ourselves and those old enough to remember, this week will be seen as
the anniversary of one of the greatest bull markets in history. It was on August 12, 1982,
that the Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped to its low of 777 (lucky number) —almost
For economic geeks like ourselves and those old enough to remember, this week will be seen as the anniversary of one of the greatest bull markets in history. It was on August 12, 1982, that the Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped to its low of 777 (lucky number) —almost precisely where the Index had closed in January 1964, more than 18 years earlier!

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The Cycle of Investor Anxiety

How do we overcome the cycle of anxiety we face as investors? On today’s episode, Don breaks down the 5 stages of investor anxiety and how we can overcome these obstacles in today’s world.

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Inflation, Interest Rates and Bond Prices – Oh My!

Interest rates are going up, inflation is impacting our wallets, and bond prices are down. On today’s episode, we break down these issues and how they could impact you.

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Winners and Losers 2 Years After Covid Market Crash

What does it take to be a winner in today’s stock market? We’ll explore the difference between winners and losers when it comes to investing on today’s episode.

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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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How Could the Capital Gains Tax Affect You?

Do these proposed changes really only affect high-income earners and the wealthy? On today’s episode, we look at recent changes and proposals that could impact your finances.

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Wall Street Approach vs Academic Approach

How should you approach the stock market? What are you basing your financial decisions on?

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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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Stock Market & Real Estate Update

As summer winds down, the economy is still facing numerous challenges but you wouldn’t know it by looking at the stock market and real estate these past few months. Let’s try to make some sense of what we’re seeing in both markets and find out what Don thinks about the rest of the year.

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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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Revisiting the SECURE Act: Inherited IRAs

Have you heard of inherited IRAs? The SECURE Act changed a lot of rules, including the details surrounding the inherited IRAs, so you’ll want to know how to plan accordingly.

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What Can We Learn About Retirement from Flying?

You’ve likely never thought about it before, but there’s a lot we can learn about retirement from flying. Yes, many of the same processes and principles that are used by pilots and planes can be applied to our financial plan. We’ll take you through those on this episode.

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