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How The Howard Financial Group Process Works

Have you ever wondered what happens when you decide to give us a call? In this episode, we’re pulling back the curtain to give you an inside look at how we guide our listeners through the preliminary process at Howard Financial Group.

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Retirement Planning With Forrest Gump

The classic film, Forrest Gump, is filled with loads of memorable lines that many of us know and love. In today’s episode, we’re going to explore the unexpected financial lessons that are hidden within this iconic movie. Listen in as we discuss the importance of putting the past behind you, making informed decisions, planning for the unexpected, and much more.

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Ep 56: Challenging Conventional Wisdom in Finance

Conventional wisdom isn’t always so wise. Today we’re discussing a few examples where financial conventional wisdom might lead you astray.

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Ep 54: Money Lies We Tell Ourselves

We’re all guilty of telling ourselves money lies from time to time. The lies we tell can change the way we think and act when it comes to finances. Are you guilty of any of these specific money lies?

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Ep 53: DIY Financial Planning

People love do-it-yourself projects. There’s even a DIY Network where you can watch shows about home renovation, landscaping, or interior design and how to do those things without professional help. Today we’re talking about the DIY mentality in retirement planning.

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Ep 52: Financial Wisdom From The Andy Griffith Show

Many of the retirees we work with today grew up watching the Andy Griffith Show and can probably whistle the theme song on cue. Let’s have some fun today and talk about what can we learn about financial planning from the classic tv show? We’ll share some quotes from the famous show and explain how they relate to you retirement.

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Ep 47: Financial Wisdom From Shaq

What can basketball star Shaquille O’Neal teach us about retirement planning? Quite a bit. Let’s examine some of his famous quotes and how they can apply to your life.

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Ep 45: Don’t Make These Excuses

We often hear people try to make excuses or explain away some of their questionable financial decisions. On today’s show we’ll explain why these excuses usually don’t hold water.

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Ep 43: Rolling Over Your 401ks Into IRAs

We often talk about the importance of not leaving a 401k with your old company after you no longer work there. But what are the main benefits of rolling an old 401k into an IRA? We’ll explain on today’s show.

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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 32: Retirement Pop Quiz

What kind of score will you get on this retirement pop quiz? If you don’t know the answer to the majority of these questions, there’s a good chance that you’d be flunking a course on retirement planning.

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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 27: Financial Acronym Salad

The financial world is full of acronyms that get thrown around for convenience, but the average person doesn’t necessarily know what they all mean. We’ll share what they are and what they mean.

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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 25: The Jigsaw Puzzle of Retirement

To successfully complete a jigsaw puzzle, there are some strategies you’ll want to keep in mind, and many of those same strategies apply to retirement planning.

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