Retirement Pathfinder

3rd & 4th Quarter Planning To-Do List

As we get into the 2nd half of 2019, there are several planning items you might want to run a quick checkup on, especially if you’re a retiree or pre-retiree, to make sure you’re still on the right financial track. Are you focusing on the right things? Listen to today’s podcast to find out.

Why You Should Plan For Retirement With A Sense Of Urgency

Some people (in fact, probably most people) find it easy to procrastinate when it comes to financial planning issues. But let’s talk about some scenarios that might cause people to have a bit more sense of urgency…

Mailbag - Nervous Spending, Forced Retirement & Professional Help

Are you too nervous to spend your money in retirement? Are you assuming you'll be in a lower tax bracket in retirement? Is 57 too early to retire? We'll answer all of those listener questions on today's show and explore why it's a good idea to get professional help with your financial plan.

Mailbag - Dipping Into Retirement Savings, Switching Annuities, Company Stock

Buying a new car with retirement savings, switching one annuity for another, and overloading your portfolio in your company's stock. We'll cover all of those intriguing questions and more on today's mailbag edition of the podcast.

Storytime: Making Rare Recommendations

On today's show, Barbara and Phil will share with us stories about a time they recommended something to a client that they almost never recommend to anyone else. Why did it make sense in these particular cases? We'll learn a lot from these stories on today's episode.

5 Simple Retirement Questions (That Are Hard To Answer)

Some of retirement planning’s most important questions seem so simple at first. They can be asked in just 4-5 words and give the impression the answers are a simple “yes” or “no”. But it’s tricky because many of these questions can become overwhelming to answer. Let’s cover some of the important retirement questions that are harder to answer than you might think.

Mailbag - Retiring Early, Inherited Rental Property, Stretch IRA, Down Markets

You asked some great questions this week. We're going to talk about the complications of retiring early, what to do with an inherited rental property, the possible elimination of the Stretch IRA strategy, and how to position yourself for a potential down market in the future.

Facing The 4 Major Realities of Retirement Planning

The realities of retirement planning are different than they were even a decade ago. Let’s talk about some of the realities that affect how you need to plan…

Mailbag - Getting Out of Real Estate, A Market Crash, Tax Brackets, Financial Books

Answering your questions about the assumption of being in a lower tax bracket in retirement, whether a market crash is coming soon, and how to dump large positions in real estate as you transition into retirement. Plus, what are some great books you can read to arm yourself with information about retirement planning? We'll answer all those questions and have some fun along the way on this week's show.

Solving 4 Pain Points In Your Financial Life

When it comes to financial planning, everybody has some kind of pain point. Those pain points are different for each person, but everyone has something that bothers them. Phil and Barbara tell us about some times where they've helped clients through these frustrating areas.