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Financial and retirement guidance from John Stillman, founder of Rosewood Wealth Management. Serving Durham, Chapel Hill, and the rest of the Triangle. Make sure your finances are designed to deliver you a harmonious retirement.

Financial and retirement guidance from John Stillman, founder of Rosewood Wealth Management. Serving Durham, Chapel Hill, and the rest of the Triangle. Make sure your finances are designed to deliver you a harmonious retirement.

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Financial and retirement guidance from John Stillman, founder of Rosewood Wealth Management. Serving Durham, Chapel Hill, and the rest of the Triangle. Make sure your finances are designed to deliver you a harmonious retirement.

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English


Episodes

Up in Flames

3/2/2021
Gary & Nancy Williford hadn't been living in their new home for very long before the unthinkable happened. This is their story about losing their home to a fire, the aftermath and rebuilding process, and how they've been coping ever since.

Duration:00:20:54

Love, Deferred

1/6/2021
Jonie & Meme Neddo were a young, interracial couple in rural Tennessee at a time when interracial dating in rural Tennessee wasn't exactly encouraged. This is their story about how they parted ways in 1980 and found their way back to each other more than 25 years later.

Duration:00:37:59

Raising Them Alone

10/20/2020
Kathy Pittman lost her husband to a brain tumor when her daughters were just 6 and 4. In this episode, she shares her story--dealing with her grief, trying to make ends meet financially, and raising two girls alone.

Duration:00:27:14

The Coal Miner's Day in Court

9/29/2020
Jay Campbell is a client of Rosewood Wealth Management who--back in 2003--argued a case before the Supreme Court, representing a group of West Virginia coal miners in the case Doe v. Chao. At a time when the Supreme Court is getting lots of attention from lots of folks, Jay shares his behind-the-scenes story of how the Court really works.

Duration:00:26:57

Ice Buckets and Ballparks

9/8/2020
Larry Falivena is a client of Rosewood Wealth Management who has been battling ALS for the last several years. He joins John Stillman in studio to discuss the disease, the emotional and financial effects on his family, and the nationwide tour of all 30 Major League ballparks that he went on last year in an effort to raise funds and awareness.

Duration:00:24:59

The Rules Have Changed: What the SECURE Act Means for You

1/8/2020
Almost everyone will feel the some effects from the new SECURE Act. Some more immediately than others, but in the grand scheme almost everyone will be affected. Ron and I will help you tackle the new rules as we discuss the two most important components: the changes in stretch IRAs and the new RMD age. The most important thing to keep in mind is communicating with your family about the changes from an estate planning standpoint. Don’t fret, we’re gonna break it all down for you and help you...

Duration:00:15:11

Personal Training and Financial Planning

11/20/2019
There are actually a lot of principles from the personal training and fitness world that we can apply to retirement planning. Let's explore some similarities and learn how to increase our level of financial fitness. Get the full show notes for this episode at http://mrstillmansopus.com On This Episode:

Duration:00:14:35

The Retirement Road Trip

11/6/2019
If you're heading out on a road trip, there's a long checklist of items that you want to be sure you haven't forgotten. And in retirement planning, some of those exact same items need to be addressed. Let's look at some of the items that should appear on both your road trip checklist and your retirement planning checklist. Get the full show notes by visiting http://mrstillmansopus.com

Duration:00:13:30

Steps to a Scandal-Free Retirement

10/23/2019
If you take a close look at most folks' financial situations, you'll find that it's almost scandalous how badly their financial matters have been handled. Let's talk about the steps people should take to create a scandal-free retirement. On this episode: Get the full show notes for this episode at http://mrstillmansopus.com.

Duration:00:12:43

Retirement Planning on the Tennis Court

10/2/2019
What does tennis have to do with retirement? Probably more than you would think. We pulled three aspects to tennis that relate to retirement planning to help you understand the strategy a little better. 1. The court is different for singles versus doubles. 2. Certain players excel on a particular playing surface. 3. Holding serve is important. So sit back and let us serve up some retirement analogies so you can ace your investing decisions. Check out the full show notes for this episode...

Duration:00:14:51

Cleaning Out the Financial Junk Drawer

9/18/2019
We all have one. You can usually find it in the kitchen in one of the bottom drawers. It's that place where we toss rubber bands, paper clips, batteries, chip clips, and any other random item we don't have any other place for. It's our junk drawer and we'd rather avoid it then trying to get it organized. Believe it or not, our financial portfolio has a junk drawer filled with old 401(k) plans, old life insurance plans, and other products we bought years ago but haven't done anything with...

Duration:00:14:29

How Retirement Planning is Like a Game of Chess

9/4/2019
There are many similarities between planning for retirement and a game of chess. In this episode, John makes the comparison by explaining which investment option is each chess piece on the board and how they can be used to maneuver you through the game of retirement.

Duration:00:15:58

Handing Out Financial Superlatives

8/13/2019
Remember your senior yearbook that included superlatives like 'Most Popular' and 'Class Clown'? Well, we're taking that idea and applying it to the financial world by picking out the investment options that are 'Most Overrated', 'Most Underrated', 'Most Popular', and 'Most Likely to Disappoint.' Check out the show notes by clicking here. Today's rundown: [1:03] – Class Superlatives at the School of Financial Strategies [1:33] [3:05] [5:24] [7:05] [9:20] – Possible Winner...

Duration:00:13:17

Getting Your RMD Ducks In a Row

7/18/2019
Most people have a basic knowledge of Required Minimum Distributions (RMDs) but few understand how they pertain to IRAs and 401ks, as well as the intricate timing details that are essential to preparing to withdrawal for tax payments. For a better understanding of the best times to withdrawal as well as avoiding penalties, join John and Ron as they discuss a letter Ron recently received shortly after a big birthday. Check out the show notes here:...

Duration:00:11:34

The Retirement Grocery Store

5/9/2019
If you think about it, planning for retirement is a bit like going to the grocery store. You need to know what you need, you need to know what you're paying, and at times, you need to purchase the more expensive product. These are just a few of the similarities. Join us as we unpack this analogy and help you shop for a meaningful retirement. Click the link for more in-depth reading in a recent blog post: https://mrstillmansopus.com/investing-strategy/the-retirement-grocery-store/

Duration:00:12:26

Four Dangerous Excuses

3/29/2019
We often see people justifying their poor financial decisions by making excuses. We'll identify these excuses and explain why they lead to poor judgement. Click the link for more in-depth reading in a recent blog post: https://mrstillmansopus.com/retirement/four-dangerous-excuses/

Duration:00:09:37

Lessons From March Madness

3/15/2019
March Madness is upon us, and everyone's excited for the upsets, buzzer beaters, and Cinderella stories. As a fan, it's an emotional time of year, and believe it or not, March Madness can teach us a thing or two about retirement. Click the link for more in-depth reading in a recent blog post: https://mrstillmansopus.com/lifestyle/lessons-from-march-madness/

Duration:00:11:13

This One's On The House

3/6/2019
Our clients often ask us whether they should accelerate their house payments in order to pay off their house early. Join us as we explore the pros and cons of this strategy. Click the link for more in-depth reading in a recent blog post: https://mrstillmansopus.com/real-estate/this-ones-on-the-house/

Duration:00:10:55

Longevity Risk

11/14/2018
We're living longer than ever, and of course, that's a good thing. However, longevity presents its own challenges. John explains. Click the link for more in-depth reading in a recent blog post: https://mrstillmansopus.com/retirement/longevity-risk/

Duration:00:10:32

Retirement On The Gridiron

10/23/2018
This time of year, you can find football on TV almost every night of the week. Let's take some concepts from the gridiron and apply them to retirement. Click the link for more in-depth reading in a recent blog post: https://mrstillmansopus.com/retirement/retirement-gridiron/

Duration:00:12:03