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Ep 39: Retirement Reality Check

Some people need a reality check when it comes to understanding their retirement. You might picture yourself retired on a beach or a boat, but it might be time to check your dreams.

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Ep 38: Financial Tips for Empty Nest Syndrome

Right now, there are many parents who recently dropped their first kid off at college. Other parents just dropped their last kid off at college and are officially empty nesters. Let’s discuss some of the major financial issues to consider during this stage of life.

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Ep 37: Mailbag – Social Security, 401k Investments and Long-Term Care

Today, we’re answering your mailbag questions. Up first, Beth wants to know if it was a mistake to take Social Security early. We’ll also answer your questions about 401k investments and long-term care.

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Ep 36: Retirement Questions You Didn’t Know to Ask

You likely have questions about your retirement, but there might be some questions that you didn’t know to ask. We’ll explain what those questions are and why the answers are so crucial to your financial future.

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Ep 35: Mailbag – Inheritance, Housing and Retirement Goals

Today we’re answering some mailbag questions about inheritance, housing prices and retirement goals.

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Ep 34: Retirement Readiness – Where Do You Stand?

On this episode of The Retirement Huddle podcast, Mark Howard explains the questions you need to answer to see if you are ready for retirement.

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Ep 33: What Teachers Can Teach Us About Financial Planning

We like to look at issues faced by people outside the financial world and see what kind of retirement lessons we can learn. Today, we’re seeing what we can learn from teachers and the issues they face.

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Ep 31: Important Ages for Retirement Planning

There are some important ages when you’re thinking about retirement. Some of these ages start way before you retire. We’ll explain what they are and why they’re important milestones.

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Ep 30: Financial Planning With Grandma

Grandmothers are often very smart when it comes to financial planning. Find out what we can learn from them.

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Ep 29: The Retirement Marathon

Getting through retirement is a lot like running a marathon. Are you prepared and ready to go? We’ll explain what you need to do.

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Ep 28: Retirement Decisions That Can’t Be Undone

Some decisions you make are hard to go back to change, and some you can’t change at all. And there are many decisions in retirement planning that can’t be undone, so you want to make sure that you make the right call.

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Ep 26: Agree or Disagree With These Financial Strategies?

Should you always pay off your house as soon as you can? Do you need life insurance when you retire? Find out if we agree or disagree with these financial strategies.

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Ep 23: How Home Renovation is Like Financial Planning

Do ever watch home renovation shows on TV? Well, renovation projects can also apply to your financial life. We’ll explain how.

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Ep 22: What Basketball Can Teach Us About Retirement Planning

What can basketball teach us about financial planning? Surprisingly, they have a lot in common. We’ll explain how

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Ep 20: Is Your Advisor Doing This?

Does your financial advisor look at your tax returns? What about the fees in your in-vestments? We’ll explain how your advisor should be helping you.

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Ep 19: Financial Lessons from Christmas Carols

How are Christmas carols like retirement planning? Mark Howard sings some songs and tells you how they apply to financial planning.

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Ep 18: How Overconfidence in Your Finances Can Lead to Destruction

Overconfidence in your financial life can sometimes lead to destruction. Let’s look at a few examples.

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Ep 16: How to Spot Villains in the Financial World

Villains in the movies are usually pretty easy to identify, but villains in the financial world aren’t always so easy to identify. Here’s how to recognize them.

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Ep 15: Are We Playing Chess, Roulette or Poker?

Many financial decisions can be compared to playing chess, roulette or poker. Some use skill and some use luck, and we will explain why.

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Ep 14: What’s Your Spending Personality?

Are you an emotional spender or someone who loves to do research before making a purchase? No matter how you spend money, it’s helpful to know your personality type so you can best plan for retirement.

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