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Understanding The Retirement Bucket Strategy {Income Planning in Retirement}

It’s possible to achieve sustainable income in retirement by utilizing the “Retirement Bucket Strategy.” This strategy involves dividing your retirement savings into different “buckets” based on your spending needs, risk tolerance and other factors. In this short video, we explain each bucket: Short term Bucket Intermediate Bucket Long-term Bucket These buckets represent different asset classes […]

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Are They On Track To Retire At 65? {62 and 62 – $700k}

In this video I share a sample case study. These folks are both 62 and ideally would like to retire at 65 with $6,000 a month available after taxes for living expenses. Unfortunately, they weren’t on track to accomplish this so some adjustments needed to be made. We will look at the impact of some […]

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Can This Couple Retire Earlier Than Planned {Case Study – 58 and 56}

In this sample case study this couple was aiming to retire at age 65. As it turns out they were in a good position to retire even sooner than they hoped. In this video I will walk though some of the different strategies we considered to make this possible and we look at various scenarios.  Some […]

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Couples Planning For Retirement {Widow’s Tax Trap}

If you are married and planning for retirement it’s important to not overlook the widow’s tax trap. Certainly it’s important to make sure that you are planning to have all the income that you need to sustain the lifestyle that you want to have all throughout retirement even if both of you live a long […]

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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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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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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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