retirement planning

Get Your House In Order – Retiree Insurance

What types of insurance coverage should you be considering for your golden years? What do you need to keep in mind as you prep for the transition? We’re going to walk you through the fundamentals in today’s episode.

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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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Year End Planning: “In the Red Zone” (Part 2)

We’re back to wrap up this two-part episode on year-end planning for 2023. In this episode, we’ll chat about several topics including the looming expiration of the current tax code in 2026, the increasing national debt, and the potential rise in tax rates. Don will also share how those in need of long-term care can leverage their IRA assets to minimize taxes, talk about the often-overlooked 0% capital gains tax bracket, discuss the importance of proactive tax planning, and more.

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Year End Planning: It’s Not Too Early (Part 1)

Join us for a two-part episode where we unpack our 2023 edition of key year-end planning strategies for those nearing or embracing their retirement years. With the holidays right around the corner, it is the perfect time of year for these conversations. Listen in as we cover a range of topics, from IRA and 401k contribution limits to Roth IRA conversions and charitable giving options.

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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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Artificial Intelligence: Should We Be Afraid?

Join Don and Marc as they dive into the fascinating world of artificial intelligence. Discover the potential risks, benefits, and the ever-expanding reach of AI across various industries. From AI-generated music and artwork to robo-advisors and facial recognition, AI is revolutionizing the way we interact with technology. In this episode, we’ll explore the origins of AI the blurred lines between reality and AI, and ultimately answer the question: should you be worried?

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Landmines and Opportunities in SECURE Act 2.0

Another round of retirement changes are on the way after President Biden passed SECURE Act 2.0 into law on December 23rd. While we’ve been anticipating this legislation for a while, we didn’t know exactly what we be in the final bill. The original SECURE Act made significant changes to IRA rules. The most notable was…

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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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Inflation, Infrastructure, and Medicare Increases in 2022

Inflation! We are seeing it everywhere. From the gas we buy to our Thanksgiving turkeys, prices seem to be going up everywhere. How does this affect Medicare? Well, you’ll probably be paying more on premiums. Will the infrastructure bill make inflation worse? That remains to be seen but you should stay vigilant. We will discuss these issues and how they impact you on today’s show.

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Coronavirus Update: Understanding the CARES Act

Have you heard about the CARES Act, which will provide aid and relief for individuals and businesses? What adjustments have you made recently due to coronavirus and its impact? We’ll discuss a few key areas to pay attention to.

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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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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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