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Ep 23: Don't Forecast the Stock Market

Retire With Confidence

Release Date: 12/27/2022

Ep 35: Risk Tolerance and Risk Capacity show art Ep 35: Risk Tolerance and Risk Capacity

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Learn about the difference between risk tolerance and risk capacity with your investments, and why it's critical to have a plan in place for when your investment values change.

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Ep 34: Focus on the Big Picture show art Ep 34: Focus on the Big Picture

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Often, it's easy to get distracted by the little things.  Not that the little things aren't important, but we have to put them in the proper perspective.  We need to focus on the big items first before spending time and energy on the smaller items. We see this in everything from running a business, to handling personal finances, to planning for taxes long-term, to planning for retirement.

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Ep 33: Qualified Longevity Annuity Contracts show art Ep 33: Qualified Longevity Annuity Contracts

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In episode 30, we touched briefly on QLACs (Qualified Longevity Annuity Contracts) as part of the Secure Act 2.0.  While it's not a product or strategy that we see used very often, most any tool can be helpful in the right situation.  So in this episode, we dive further into what QLACs are and how they could help.

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Ep 32: Getting and Staying Healthy - with Chelsea Theodoropoulos show art Ep 32: Getting and Staying Healthy - with Chelsea Theodoropoulos

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A happy retirement involves much more than just having enough money.  Your good health is a critical component to retiring with confidence.  Sometimes, that health is out of our control.  But often times, it's is our actions (or inactions) that determine how healthy we are physically and mentally. In this episode, we are joined by Chelsea Theodoropoulos, owner of Burn Bootcamp St. Louis, to learn more about her journey, Burn Bootcamp, and how to stay healthy as we get older.  You can find more information about Chelsea at .

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Ep 31: Getting and Staying Healthy - with Dr Julie Smith show art Ep 31: Getting and Staying Healthy - with Dr Julie Smith

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A happy retirement involves much more than just having enough money.  Your good health is a critical component to retiring with confidence.  Sometimes, that health is out of our control.  But often times, it's is our actions (or inactions) that determine how healthy we are physically and mentally. In this episode, we are joined by Dr. Julie Smith, a physical therapist and health coach, to learn more about her journey and how to stay healthy as we get older.  You can find more information about Julie at: Website:  Facebook: Dr. Julie FitSmith Podcast: ...

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Ep 30: SECURE ACTs - Catch-up Contributions, QCDs and QLACs show art Ep 30: SECURE ACTs - Catch-up Contributions, QCDs and QLACs

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The SECURE ACT was passed a couple years ago and SECURE ACT 2.0 was passed more recently.  Both have significant implications for retirement and tax planning. In this episode, we will discuss to catch-up contributions, Qualified Charitable Distributions, and Qualified Longevity Annuity Contracts.

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Ep 29: SECURE ACT(s) - Changing RMD Ages show art Ep 29: SECURE ACT(s) - Changing RMD Ages

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The SECURE ACT was passed a couple years ago and SECURE ACT 2.0 was passed more recently.  Both have significant implications for retirement and tax planning. In this episode, we will discuss that changes to the Required Minimum Distribution (RMD) ages.

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Ep 28: SECURE ACT - Death of the Stretch IRA show art Ep 28: SECURE ACT - Death of the Stretch IRA

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The SECURE ACT was passed a couple years ago and SECURE ACT 2.0 was passed more recently.  Both have significant implications for retirement and tax planning. In this episode, we discuss the required withdrawal period upon inheritance, and the death of the "Stretch IRA".

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Ep 27: Dividend ETF Examples show art Ep 27: Dividend ETF Examples

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We are often asked for examples of ETFs that would be good to use for retiring with confidence.  While there is no one size fits all answer, this episode provides a few ETF examples. Please note that these funds to not represent investment advice specific to your investing.  A proper plan is needed to determine appropriate investments and funds to use.

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Ep 26: Accelerating Taxable Income show art Ep 26: Accelerating Taxable Income

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Conventional wisdom is often to defer taxes as long as possible.  In many cases, that is the correct course of action.  But did you know that sometimes it makes sense to accelerate taxable income and pay taxes sooner? Listen to learn more!

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Stock market and economic forecasts are well intended.  However, they typically don't matter after we have properly structured and planned for retirement.  With proper structures and strategies, we can stay consistent in good times and in bad, while also controlling the things that we can control to take advantage long-term of whatever the economy and stock market throws at us in the short-term.