4 (Little-Known) Retirement Planning Misconceptions
Stay Wealthy Retirement Show
by Taylor Schulte, CFP®
6d ago
Today I'm talking through four (rarely-discussed) retirement planning misconceptions. In fact, some of these misconceptions might not be misconceptions at all... ...they might be concepts that you've never even considered! For example, is retirement planning a complex problem OR a complicated problem? (And why does it matter?)  And, should you develop a retirement plan from the outside in OR the inside out? To help answer these important questions, I'm joined by Roger Whitney, host of the Retirement Answer Man podcast.  Along with being a great person and expert retirement plann ..read more
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How to Invest During an Election Year
Stay Wealthy Retirement Show
by Taylor Schulte, CFP®
3w ago
It's an election year. As a result, many retirement investors believe that the market MUST be in for a wild ride. But is that true?  Over the last 100 years, how have markets behaved during election years? What have been the best and worst returns?  How has the market performed during every 4-year presidential term since 1929? And is it "different this time?"  To help retirement savers invest wisely during this period of heightened uncertainty, I'm answering these questions (and more). --- WANT THE CHARTS & DATA REFERENCED IN TODAY'S EPISODE? Join the Stay Wealthy Newsletter ..read more
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Why We Need to Stop Talking About “Paying Off the National Debt”
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by Taylor Schulte, CFP®
1M ago
The U.S. national debt recently crossed $34 trillion. Without causing some serious pain, paying off this debt is nearly impossible to do. We would have to dramatically cut spending in some VERY important areas, increase taxes, or both. This debacle has led many to label this situation as catastrophic... ...as a "building that we’re stuck in that will need to collapse on us before we can leave." But is it really as bad as some make it out to be? Is $34 trillion of debt truly an issue?  Should we really be focused on paying down (or paying off) this debt?  To help answer these question ..read more
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How to Evaluate (and Choose) a Financial Advisor
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by Taylor Schulte, CFP®
1M ago
With over 300,000 in the U.S., finding a financial advisor is easy. On the other hand, properly evaluating an advisor AND choosing the right expert to help with your unique needs is a challenging task. To help, I'm providing an actionable framework for evaluating financial advisors in this episode. I'm also sharing 3 critical things everyone should consider before entering into a new advisory relationship. It doesn’t matter if you are looking for short-term help or a long-term relationship...if you're considering a financial advisor this year, you'll enjoy this episode. WANT MORE RETIREMENT PL ..read more
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2024 Market Outlook: Why We Should Prepare for a Crash
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by Taylor Schulte, CFP®
1M ago
Today I'm talking about stock market predictions. Specifically, I'm sharing: ‣ What happened in the markets in 2023 ‣ What may lie ahead for us in 2024 ‣ Why we should prepare for the biggest crash of our lifetime I'm also sharing an exciting announcement that will directly benefit you! ? WANT MORE RETIREMENT PLANNING TIPS? Join 5,000+ listeners and subscribe to the Stay Wealthy Retirement Newsletter. As a thank you, you'll receive a copy of my 2024 Tax Planning Cheatsheet. ? Click here to subscribe and grab your cheatsheet. ----- EPISODE RESOURCES: ?  Get Your Free Retirem ..read more
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Is Tax-Loss Harvesting Worth It?
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by Taylor Schulte, CFP®
2M ago
Year-end is a popular time for tax planning strategies. Roth conversions. Charitable gifts. Squeezing in those final tax-deductible contributions. And, of course, the crowd favorite...good ol’ tax-loss harvesting! ‣ Who should consider tax-loss harvesting (and who should stay away from it)? ‣ How can you increase the benefit of tax-loss harvesting? ‣ When can harvesting losses backfire? If you're a retirement saver wanting to learn more about this popular tax strategy, you'll love today's episode.  *** ✏️  Grab the Episode Show Notes ?  Subscribe to the Stay Wealthy Newsletter ..read more
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3 Big Medicare Pitfalls to Avoid (In 2024)
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by Taylor Schulte, CFP®
3M ago
Navigating the Medicare world is confusing and challenging.  As a result, many retirees make Medicare decisions without clearly understanding the long-term implications. Long-term implications that, in worst-case scenarios, can put a retirement plan in jeopardy. To help you avoid making costly Medicare mistakes, I'm sharing three (3) big pitfalls to avoid in this episode. If you want to brush up on your Medicare knowledge before turning 65—or you're looking to change your current Medicare plan—you'll love today’s episode. *** NAVIGATING IRMAA (2024 UPDATED) Click here to view the 2024 IRM ..read more
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Part 2: What the %@#! Is Happening to Bonds
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by Taylor Schulte, CFP®
4M ago
In part two of my series on bonds, I'm tackling three BIG questions: 1.) With cash yielding 5%, does it make sense to use money market funds (or t-bill) as a bond alternative? 2.) What should investors do if they own the wrong bonds and need to make changes? 3.) Does the current landscape shift how retirement investors should approach bonds going forward? If you're ready to dive deep into the research to understand this asset class better, you'll love this episode. ----- WANT MORE RETIREMENT PLANNING TIPS? Join 5,000+ listeners and subscribe to the Stay Wealthy Retirement Newsletter. As a than ..read more
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What the %@#! Is Happening to Bonds (Part 1)
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by Taylor Schulte, CFP®
4M ago
Bonds are down 20%+ over the past three years.  Meanwhile, riskier asset classes (like U.S. stocks) are UP ~30% during the same period. ‣ What the %@#! is happening to bonds right now? ‣ Why are safe asset classes down double digits while risky asset classes scream upward? ‣ Should retirement investors consider changes? ‣ Are money market funds and CDs a better solution than bond funds?  ‣ And what might all of this mean for the future of bond investing? I'm answering these questions (and more!) in this 2-part series on bonds. --- WANT MORE RETIREMENT PLANNING TIPS? Join 5,000+ liste ..read more
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9 Fun (and Useful!) Facts About Investing & Retirement
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by Taylor Schulte, CFP®
4M ago
Today I'm sharing nine fun facts about the economy, markets, and retirement.  Along with being entertaining, these facts bring important planning topics to the surface. They also help to address and answer common questions. For example: ‣ How correlated is the economy to the stock market? ‣ What are the actual odds of a catastrophic long-term care event? ‣ Should average life expectancy assumptions be used in retirement projections? If you're ready to have some fun learning about the history of the markets and little-known facts about investing, this episode is for you. --- WANT MORE RETI ..read more
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