retirement planning

Moving Safely into Retirement: Lessons from the Moving Truck

Have you ever faced the daunting task of moving to a new home? The careful packing, the labeling of boxes, and the strategic loading of the moving truck are all important parts of a smooth transition. What if we told you similar principles apply to planning for your retirement? Listen in as Mark and Ron share some of the unexpected similarities between moving houses and financial planning in today’s episode.

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Retirement Planning with Winston Churchill

Today we’re diving into the world of retirement planning through the lens of one of history’s most iconic figures, Winston Churchill. While many of us know Churchill for his leadership during World War II, you might be surprised at how much his quotes resonate in the world of retirement strategy.

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What Your Advisor Might Be Missing

Far too often, people aren’t receiving the advice they truly need from their financial advisors. It’s not uncommon for financial professionals to focus solely on managing investments, overlooking the broader context of clients’ aspirations, dreams, and lifestyle goals. Tune in to discover what your advisor might be missing…

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Six Reasons to Consider Roth Conversions

In today’s conversation, we’re going to focus on six key reasons why a Roth conversion might be a game-changer for your financial future. As the dreaded April 15 tax deadline approaches, Mark is here to share why this strategic tax approach makes sense for just about everyone and is a great retirement vehicle to consider.

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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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The Financial Cereal Bowl

What can our favorite cereals teach us about financial planning? Much like selecting cereal, choosing financial products involves a myriad of options, each with its own set of benefits and drawbacks. From healthy and sensible choices to the flashy and appealing, Mark and Ron draw parallels between cereal selection and financial decision-making in today’s episode.

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Unreasonable Retirement Planning Requests

In today’s episode, we’re going to discuss some of the unreasonable requests that can arise during the retirement planning process.  Tune in as we tackle some common misconceptions, dissecting why they may not be feasible, and provide valuable insights on what to expect instead. From desiring high returns with little to no risk to hoping to avoid paying taxes on your IRAs and 401ks, Mark will shed light on the realities of successful retirement planning in today’s talk.

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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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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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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 58: A Message For The Good Savers

So you’ve done a good job saving and investing over the years. You’ve lived on less than you’ve earned, kept yourself out of debt, and your investments have done pretty well. That means everything will be simple for you in retirement, right? Not necessarily.

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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 55: Planning Your Retirement Like a Vacation

It’s often said that the average person spends more time planning vacations than planning retirement. Today we’re going to plan for retirement by pretending like we’re planning a vacation.

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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 51: Mailbag – Job Offer, Taxes, and Wedding Budgets

Should you take a job with a higher salary but worse health insurance? Is there a way to not owe the IRS so much in taxes each year? These are a few of the mailbag questions we’re answering on today’s show.

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Ep 50: Are You Asking the Wrong Questions About Your Finances?

A lot of people have questions about their retirement plan, but you might be asking the wrong questions. We’ll share some common wrong questions and what better questions might be.

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Ep 49: Do You Want to Retire Early?

Sometimes we have clients who want to retire early. But how much earlier do they mean, and is this a realistic goal? We’ll share some challenges they face and how to know if early retirement is for you.

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