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Should You Pay Off Mortgage Early Or Invest?

Is it better to pay off the mortgage early or invest?

The age-old debate continues: should you pay off your mortgage early or invest for the future? In this video, we talk through whether the answer to that question has changed considering the higher rates today on “safe money”. Before deciding if you should pay off your mortgage faster it’s important to think through the answers to […]

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Don’t Make These Income Planning Mistakes

In today’s episode, we’ll unveil the crucial income planning mistakes that could jeopardize your retirement and show you how to craft a financial plan that’s built to last decades, not just years. Tune in to ensure your retirement strategy is fool-proof against common pitfalls and ready to secure your financial future.

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Retire at 65 And Take Social Security Or Delay? {Case Study – Age 64}

Deciding when to collect Social Security benefits is more complex if you have other assets or sources of income available to you in retirement. If you have money saved in retirement accounts or have other savings and investments, then even though you retire it doesn’t necessarily mean that you should start your Social Security benefits […]

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Don’t Confuse a Roth Conversion With a Contribution

A Roth IRA conversion and a contribution are not the same thing. Making a Roth IRA contribution and doing a Roth conversion are both ways to get money into a Roth IRA. However, the rules for each are very different.  Often times I have found there is confusion in this area. This short video explains what […]

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Understanding Multi-Year Guarantee Annuities (MYGA’s)

In this video I explain what Multi-Year Guarantee Annuities (MYGA’s) are, how they work, and why they have become more popular recently. We will look at the liquidity options, terms, taxes, some current MYGA rates and more.  I’ll cover the important things to know about MYGA’s, and I’ll share some thoughts on how you might consider […]

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Practical Strategies for Protecting Retirees Against Scams & Fraud

As much as any other threat, recognizing and avoiding scams has become a necessary skill for today’s retirees to develop. In today’s episode, we’ll share a story of how a scam destroyed a woman’s entire retirement savings. Then, we’ll explore some crucial steps you can take to safeguard your financial well-being against the growing tide of scams and identity theft.

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5 Signs Your Advisor is Doing Real Financial Planning

5 Signs Your Advisor is Doing Real Financial Planning

Is your financial advisor truly planning for your future, or just coasting? In this video, Ryan and Erin lay out the five signs that your advisor is delivering genuine financial planning, not just quick fixes. A truly committed advisor will: Help you define your goals and objectives Gather details on ALIE (Assets, Liabilities, Income, and Expenses) […]

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Should Couples Retire Together?

Should couples retire together

Couples should carefully consider the financial and emotional consequences of retiring simultaneously before making the decision. If you’re considering retiring at the same time, we walk through 4 questions you should consider first: Have You Correctly Calculated Your Cost of Living in Retirement? According to a recent study: 46% of older adults spend MORE money […]

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Financial Questions That We’ve Been Asked Recently

We work through all types of scenarios with clients each day and find tools that will help them reach their financial goals. To help you get a better idea of how we work through these different scenarios, we are going to run through a list of questions that we’ve been asked recently.

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What is a Retirement Drawdown Strategy? 5 Tips to Make Your Money Last.

You spend decades building your nest egg. Then, when you retire, you need a plan to stop saving and start spending, but not too much that you risk running out of money. It’s a delicate balance. In this video, we’ll discuss 5 variables that are important to consider:Plan for LongevityMake the Right Decision about Social Security BenefitsChoose the […]

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