Healthcare in Retirement: The Basics

Healthcare insurance is a crucial aspect of managing one's health and finances. Understanding its basics can help individuals make informed decisions to help them stay healthy without running into unexpected costs. Here are some important points to keep in mind:   Types of health insurance: There are different types of health insurance plans, including health [...]

The History of “Feng Shui” and Why it Matters to Your Home

You may have heard the term “Feng Shui” in the context of interior design and home and building design. But what is it exactly? Where does it come from? And what does it actually accomplish? Let’s dive into the history of Feng Shui. Feng Shui is a Chinese philosophical system of harmonizing and arranging buildings, [...]

The Most Expensive Tax Mistakes

Are you prone to making these major mistakes when it comes to taxes and overpaying? You have to be looking at your income and looking at your deductions and strategize in order to avoid major tax mistakes. Are you doing everything you can do? One of the keys to cutting taxes is timing. What other strategies should you keep in mind?

6 Items to Put on Your Estate Plan Checklist

An estate plan is a legal document that outlines a person's wishes for the distribution of their assets and property after their death. It is essential to create an estate plan to ensure that your family and loved ones are taken care of in the event of your passing. Here are the basic components of [...]

A Classic Playlist from the Year 1983

The year 1983 saw the release of some of the most iconic and timeless songs in music history. From pop to rock to new wave, this year had something for everyone. If you are headed into retirement and thinking about setting up a playlist of songs from when you were younger to celebrate, this list [...]

Advisor Pet Peeves

We all have things that bother us. What kinds of things bother financial advisors like Brian? In this episode, Brian shares his biggest pet peeves in the financial industry, such as hidden fees, and how he advises his clients about them.

How Long Can I Keep My Money in My Retirement Account?

In most cases, you can’t actually keep your money in your retirement accounts forever. Even if you don’t need the money from your retirement accounts, many of them will require you to begin withdrawing from them when you are 73 years old.[1] This is called a required minimum distribution (often shortened to RMD). More specifically, [...]

A Guide for In-Home Care

If you are aging and unsure about your options for in-home care as you get older, this article is for you. We’ll also cover the pros and cons of hiring help through an agency and doing it yourself. The most important thing to understand is the basics. If you are a home-bound individual or have [...]

Grading Your Financial Competency

It’s quiz time! How would you grade your financial competency? Join us as we ask some critical questions when it comes to your finances. Stay tuned and test your knowledge by seeing how many of these questions you can answer! At the end of this episode, Brian will also answer a few questions from the mailbag.

What Happens to Inherited Retirement Accounts?

You may know plenty about the differences between traditional IRAs and Roth IRAs, as well as the risks to your IRAs in this market, but what happens to an IRA (or other retirement account) that still has money in it when its owner passes away? You may think that the beneficiary just gets all the [...]

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