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When considering retirement, do you wonder what financial opportunities you may be missing? Busy lives take over and years pass without taking advantage. In this retirement podcast, Chad Smith and Mike Eklund unveil financial opportunities, to help you balance enjoying today so you are ready to retire later. By day, they are fiduciary fee-only financial advisors who answer questions about tax savings, investment decisions, and how to save more. If you’ve been putting off your financial to-do ...
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Today we’re diving in to a specific path that many retirees consider as they move away from the “corporate” world and enter their second act – which is starting a business. With increased life expectancy, cost of living increases and a desire for continued fulfillment, many retirees are excited to begin a new experiment in an area they are passiona…
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Now that you have made it through the retirement danger zone, you have made it to the Arrivement phase of retirement. You may be wondering, what are my next steps? This season can be full of opportunities and connection with those you care about. At this point in your life journey, you may face some difficult decisions around relocating or how best…
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Have you thought about retiring abroad? Oftentimes when we think of retirement, we think about sunny beaches with crystalline water shimmering in the sunshine. Could this or some other idyllic vision be your future? The realities of retiring abroad can be exciting, but at the same time overwhelming. Complex financial strategies need to be considere…
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If you are retiring soon, you've most likely wondered if your asset allocation is too risky. Some have called the period just before and after retirement the Retirement danger zone as it's a time where understanding how you should be invested matters for your long-term financial success. After years of great returns in tech and large cap US stocks,…
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So many of us will be hoping for no tax surprises when preparing our tax returns this year. This is why we want to provide you with a list of common tax surprises to watch for. After working with hundreds of clients to prepare their tax returns, we’re sharing the latest tax surprises we see that could be helpful to know when completing your tax ret…
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Retirement can hit us with numerous curveballs. One of those could happen right out of the gate–being forced with an early retirement. We all know that layoffs are part of the corporate landscape. While they are commonplace, when you are faced with one later in your career it can cause you to reevaluate your financial situation. In this episode, we…
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While most of our listeners are in or on the cusp of retirement, many have loved ones who are earlier in their careers. Often we get questions on how our listeners and clients can help their younger family members make better financial decisions. As we celebrate International Women's Day with this episode, you’ll meet our newest CFP, Niamh Douglas.…
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Many who approach retirement view it as the ultimate goal, but you could have 30+ years to experience the retirement you've worked to build. While much of retirement planning is focused on the numbers, people often fail to intentionally plan out how they'll spend their time. In this episode, we explore some common retirement pitfalls and then ten s…
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Many investors have been tempted to invest more, if not all, of their portfolios in the S&P 500 given the incredible run it’s had over the last decade. But today we are talking through five reasons why you should consider not making a concentrated investment only in the S&P 500. Don't let recency bias rule your decision-making on the road to your i…
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One of the biggest financial disasters that people can experience in retirement is divorce. On this episode of Financial Symmetry, Grace Kvantas chats with licensed marriage and family therapist, Lesli Doares. Lesli shares warning signs to look out for, misconceptions about keeping finances separate, and why couples should seek marriage counseling …
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If you have rollover IRA accounts and want to make a backdoor Roth IRA contribution, this episode is for you. There are several steps involved to handle this strategy in the right way including understanding how you roll the IRA accounts to your 401k. Today we walk through five considerations you should think through before you implement a strategy…
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In our usual episodes, we aim to arm you with a particular insight or strategy that can help you inch closer to your ideal retirement. But, with todays show, we want to close the year by providing a list of 15 surprising financial facts about the year that you could share in a conversation with a friend or family member. We also pay tribute to the …
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If you are planning on retiring before age 65, there is no doubt that you have had this question. What do you do about health insurance? In the United States, the health insurance landscape is ever-changing and takes quite a bit of planning. Many people even feel anchored to their jobs because of the prohibitive costs of health insurance. However, …
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Taking advantage of tax planning opportunities before year-end may benefit you this year while also lowering your lifetime tax rate. Paying more taxes now to lower your lifetime tax rate may seem unconventional, but if you are serious about building wealth, this episode may include a strategy for you. Listen in to hear ten tax strategies you could …
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On the journey to reach your ideal retirement, stock options can be a valuable tool to have in your arsenal. However, it’s easy to make mistakes given most people don’t have a class in high school that provides pointers on how to handle when they vest. There are many things to consider with stock options: the different types, timing deadlines, tax …
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There’s so much we can overlook with retirement plans. Here at Financial Symmetry, we are constantly finding ways to help you be aware of retirement opportunities and rules and improve your wealth. On this special Halloween-themed episode of Financial Symmetry, Allison has come up with some retirement plan horror stories to spook you. Listen in to …
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If you are a long-time listener you know that we like to go through the nuances of financial planning that may be valuable to you. In this episode, Allison and I take a look at net unrealized appreciation (NUA). Listen in to learn what it is, who could benefit from it, and the benefits and pitfalls of using NUA. You won’t want to miss out on hearin…
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