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Should you consider downsizing in retirement?

Something More with Chris Boyd

Release Date: 02/05/2024

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Something More with Chris Boyd

Cape Cod Housing Challenges – Alisa Magnotta from the Housing Assistance Corp (HAC) of Cape Cod joins Chris Boyd and Jeff Perry to discuss the numerous housing related challenges in the region. Alisa reviews the wide range of services and programs of HAC in attempts to bridge issues between homelessness and homeownership. The discussion highlights the growing issues of homelessness, including an increasing number of senior citizens, and the ever-present need for additional workforce housing. Chris asks Alisa how people can assist HAC with their efforts. For more information or to reach Chris...

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8 Ways to become poor in your Retirement – Chris Boyd and Jeff Perry review an article which outlines common financial mistakes baby boomers are making in their retirement years (see link below). Having too much consumer debt, starting social security too soon, having too much house, not having a realistic budget, and selling your investments at the wrong time are some of the issues covered. https://www.gobankingrates.com/retirement/planning/ways-baby-boomers-become-poor- in-retirement/ For more information or to reach Chris Boyd or Jeff Perry, click the below link:  

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Should you worry about a declining birth rate? –The world is at a startling demographic milestone. Sometime soon, the global fertility rate will drop below the point needed to keep population constant. It may have already happened. Chris Boyd and Jeff Perry review a recent Wall Street Journal article discussing what declining birth rates mean to the economy, investing and the quality of life (see link below). For more information or to reach Chris Boyd or Jeff Perry, click the below link:  

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What is the economic data telling us? – Chris Boyd and Jeff Perry explore the financial data reports from the past week, including the Producer Price Index, Consumer Price Index, Retail Sales, and Consumer Debt. Chris reviews comments from Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell regarding the Federal Reserve’s efforts to tame inflation. Jeff discusses the impacts that higher interest rates are having on consumer spending and willingness to take on debt. For more information or to reach Chris Boyd or Jeff Perry, click the below link:  

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5 Conversations with your Financial Advisor - Based on the recently published article in Financial Planning (linked below), there are five extraordinary circumstances that go beyond the basic retirement planning that advisors should address with clients. The topics of discussion include non-traditional relationships and what happens when things go wrong, special issues with minor children, estate planning in second marriages, health challenges, and income tax surprises.  Chris and Jeff also dig into some frequent areas where people with good intentions neglect to consider when putting...

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Earnings and what really matters – Chris Boyd welcomes Brian Regan to the show. With approximately 80% of corporate earnings reported for this quarter, Brian outlines common trends he is seeing from these earnings. Jeff Perry questions Brian about areas of concern that CEO’s and investors may be focused on. Brian explains how he approaches evaluating a company to invest in and the trio discuss how stock buybacks and dividends can be positive or negative for a stock. Chris asks Brian how he makes the decision when it is time to sell a specific investment. Brian reflects on an article he...

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Mail Bag – For this episode, Chris Boyd and Jeff Perry open the “Mail Bag” and discuss questions from clients and listeners. Chris and Jeff start the episode with a Happy Mother’s Day wish. During the episode, Chris and Jeff discuss the “Still Working” exception related to 401Ks and required minimum distributions (RMDs), how to use a QCD (qualified charitable distribution) to reduce income taxes, and best practices when planning for loved ones with special needs. For more information or to reach Chris Boyd or Jeff Perry, click the below link: ...

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The Retirement Smile – Chris Boyd and Jeff Perry explore personal spending patterns when people enter retirement. The Retirement Smile shows increased spending in the early and late stages of retirement. Chris and Jeff dig into the reasons for this phenomenon and how to create a financial plan to best reflect projected spending and capital needs. Chris also brings up a Wall Street Journal article indicating that most people expect their retirement age to be sixty-five, but reality tells a vastly different story. For more information or to reach Chris Boyd or Jeff Perry, click the below link:...

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17th Anniversary & Changing Times – The Something More with Chris Boyd Radio Show has been on WXTK 95.1FM for 17 years! Chris Boyd and Jeff Perry have a wide- ranging conversation about how the radio show has changed and developed over the years. With a little bit of reminiscing and looking into the future, Chris offers his personal thoughts and business perspective on why the Something More with Chris Boyd Show is soon moving entirely to podcasts. Listeners are encouraged to follow the show on their favorite podcast channel and also to listen live to the final radio show from 3:00pm –...

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AI and the Human Element of Marketing – Michael Byrnes of Byrnes Consulting joins Chris Boyd and Jeff Perry to discuss how Artificial Intelligence is changing how companies do business and how consumers receive information. In addition to discussing how changes in technology impact businesses and the manner in which they market their goods and services to customers, Michael, Chris, and Jeff discuss instances of Cause Related Marketing. The conversations explores recent examples of how organizations succeed or fail in such efforts. For more information or to reach Chris Boyd or Jeff Perry,...

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Should you consider downsizing in retirement? – All in the context of a
comprehensive financial plan, the question of downsizing your home in retirement is
dynamic and personal. Chris Boyd and Jeff Perry discuss the pros and cons of whether to
downsize your residence in retirement. Over the course of the episode, Chris and Jeff
cover the financial considerations of cash-flow, operating costs, capital needs, income
taxes, and estate planning. Recognizing this decision is not strictly a financial decision,
the duo discusses lifestyle considerations, such as climate, travel, closeness to family, and
having a home that can meet future physical limitations. Lots of things to consider before
making such an important financial and personal decision.