The first quarter of 2020 was enough to make anyone reevaluate their finances but with so much information out there, what should you believe? Regardless of where you are in the retirement planning process, there are five financial truths that you can always rely on. We’ll share those on this episode.
It’s a mailbag edition of the podcast and Ben answers five questions from listeners covering a wide array of financial and retirement topics, including company stock, real estate investing, Social Security benefits, mutual funds, marijuana stocks and more.
How good do you feel about your retirement plan? How close are you to putting together the perfect plan? It’s out there and within reach but there’s a lot that goes into it. Let’s find out what it takes to get all of the pieces in place for the perfect retirement plan and the areas where people usually fall short.
It’s hard to imagine anyone avoiding losses over the last month due to the coronavirus fallout, but there are steps you can take to rebound when the market begins bouncing back. Today we’ll look at the opportunity in stocks, explain the importance of trusting your advisor in times like these, and talk about the next steps you should be considering with your retirement plan.
The coronavirus has affected people around the globe and forced us to all change many aspects of our day-to-day lives. Maybe the biggest impact we’ve seen in the US has come on the financial side. The market collapse we’ve seen over such a short period of time is unprecedented and has many people concerned. We turn to Ben for perspective on what we’re seeing and reassurance that retirement planning is a long-term play.
Last episode we provided a basic understanding of Roth conversions. Now it’s time to take it a step further and look at the option from a strategic point of view. Is this something you should be considering for your retirement plan? We discuss who would and wouldn’t benefit and share the conversation we have with clients to help them make the decision.
Have you heard about Roth conversions but wondered how they work and whether they’d benefit your situation? To understand them, you first need to know about a Roth and what its features are. We’ll do that today as well as lay out all the other basics that will give you a firm grasp on Roth conversions.
A lot of financial professionals aren’t always completely honest. It’s not that they intentionally want to mislead you, but there are talking points many brokers are given that aren’t completely true. Sometimes they might even believe these sentiments, but let’s discuss four statements that you need to be cautious about if you ever hear them from an advisor.
It’s another mailbag edition of the show and we’re covering five different topics that you’ve been asking about. From company stock to old life insurance policies to hitting seven figures in your portfolio, it’s a wide range of retirement conversations but we’re hitting them all today.
For as long as we can remember, 65 has been the age that most people are expected to retire. That’s what we were taught at an early age and it’s the number that has guided planning for some time. But is that age a thing of the past? With a that number increasing around the world, should you go ahead and expect to retire at a later date?