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Retirement Planning with Johnny Carson

Johnny recognized this fact many years ago, and it’s still true today. When the news is more about entertainment than information, it can lead to people having too much anxiety about what’s going on around them because of the way things are presented. And that often leads to less than ideal financial or investment decisions.

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Mailbag: What To Do After Paying Off Debt, And More

It’s time for another mailbag episode! We have an exciting lineup of topics to discuss today. Listen in as we tackle some current questions from our listeners, and you’ll likely gain some invaluable insights to help you make informed financial decisions.

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Long-Term Care Planning

On the list of dozens of retirement-related concerns, how high on the list does the potential need for long-term care rank for you? If you live long enough, chances are you will need extra medical help, and those expenses can add up quickly. On today’s show, we’ll share some questions you should consider when deciding whether you need long-term care insurance.

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Mailbag: Getting Your Spouse on Board, Life Insurance, and More

It’s time for another mailbag episode! We have an exciting lineup of topics to discuss today. Listen in as we tackle some current questions from our listeners, and you’ll likely gain some invaluable insights to help you make informed financial decisions. Today we will discuss what to do if your life insurance cash value is getting lower, how to get your spouse more involved in finances, and when to walk away from your job, 401(k), and stock options.

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Crisis or Opportunity?

Where some people see a crisis, others see an opportunity. Some of it has to do with your mindset, and some of it might have to do with the circumstances of your life. Whether you’re navigating a market crash, have an empty nest, or get laid off, we’ll explain the good and bad that can come from these life experiences.

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Ep 77: Your Financial Weather Forecast

There are financial lessons to be learned from almost every area of life. So, let’s see what we can learn about retirement planning from things that get discussed on the Weather Channel. Join us for a unique and insightful lesson on financial planning through weather-related analogies.

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Ep 76: Grading Your Financial Competency

How much do you know about your own finances? Do you know how much you spend, how much risk you have, and what you’re paying in fees? In today’s episode, we’ll challenge you to assess your financial competency by asking you these crucial questions and more.

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Ep 75: Mailbag – Write-Offs From Airbnb, Health Insurance And More

It’s time for another mailbag episode! We have an exciting lineup of topics to discuss today. Listen in as we tackle some current questions from our listeners, and you’ll likely gain some invaluable insights to help you make informed financial decisions. This episode could be very helpful if you’re looking to improve your financial situation and prepare for retirement. We will discuss whether to turn your guesthouse into an AirBnB, when to get Medicare, and more.

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Ep 74: Financial Wisdom From Steve Martin

Steve Martin is a well-known American actor, comedian, writer, producer, and musician. As it turns out, we can learn a lot about retirement from some of his most famous quotes. In today’s episode, we’ll use his words to share wisdom about persistence, talent, choices, income planning, and more.

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Ep 73: The Differences in Traditional vs. Roth

It seems that most people don’t have a clear picture of whether they should contribute to a traditional IRA or a Roth. We are here to explain the difference between the two accounts and help you determine what account would be best for your financial goals. We want to help you keep as much of…

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Ep 72: Financial Wisdom From Yogi Berra

Yogi Berra was a sports icon and one of the most quotable people to ever live. And when we look at some of his quotes through the right prism, they can teach us some lessons about financial planning. Yogi loved to state the obvious in a funny, quirky way. From “A nickel ain’t worth a…

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Ep 71: Putting Those Old Accounts to Work

If you’re like most people, you probably have some financial accounts that you don’t give much attention. The statements are just collecting dust in your file cabinet, but they might actually be hidden gems that could be put to much better use. Today we’ll talk about some of the accounts that people tend to ignore…

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Ep 70: Investing for Geniuses

People are always studying geniuses and highly intelligent people, trying to get an understanding of what makes them tick. Today we’re looking at some common characteristics of highly intelligent people that you should apply to your financial life. From being adaptable to learning from others, here are the top tips you need to know to…

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Ep 69: Retirement Vacation Planning

Most people spend more time planning vacations than planning retirement. It sounds ridiculous, but it’s absolutely true. Today, we’re going to trick you into planning for retirement by pretending to plan for a vacation. Ready? Let’s go! Here’s some of what you’ll learn in this episode: Where are you going to stay? (1:15) Where will…

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Ep 68: The Desire to Retire

Different people have different levels of desire when it comes to finding their retirement date. Today we’re exploring these different levels of desire. Which of these statements below sounds most like you and your retirement plan? Here’s some of what you’ll learn on this episode: I don’t see myself ever retiring. I love what I…

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Ep 67: Financial Planning and Disney World

Disney World is a fun place, but it can also teach us a lot about financial planning. For instance, you might enjoy riding Space Mountain in the dark, but when it comes to your retirement plan, you don’t want to enter it blindly. Today we’ll talk about some of the most iconic rides at Disney…

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Ep 66: Overrated Concepts in the Financial World

Many things in the financial world are critical to your future financial success. But not everything is all it’s cracked up to be. For example, saving money on taxes is wonderful. You don’t want to pay Uncle Sam any more than you have to. But that shouldn’t be the primary advantage of an investment. From…

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Ep 65: Inheritance 101

Not everyone inherits money, but for those who do, there are some things you need to know. Today we’re answering some common questions we get about this topic. From tax implications to common mistakes we see people make, we are here to make sure your current or future inheritances go smoothly. We’ll explain what steps…

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Ep 64: Retirement Planning With Mr. Miyagi

Do you remember the movie, The Karate Kid? Mr. Miyagi was the legendary Karate Kid mentor and famously said, “Wax on. Wax off.” He helped the karate kid, but his advice can also help you with your finances. Today we’ll take a trip down memory lane and learn about money management at the same time….

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Ep 63: Mailbag: Money From Grandma and ETFs vs. Mutual Funds

We’re opening up the mailbag today to answer your questions. We got a lot of good feedback and had some interesting questions come in. On today’s show, we’ll share whether you should have a budget when you retire and live on a fixed income, whether ETFs are better than mutual funds, and more. Today’s Rundown:…

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