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Financial and retirement planning guidance from Jude Wilson of Centrus Financial Strategies. Serving retirees and pre-retirees in central Florida, with offices in Orlando and Bradenton.

Financial and retirement planning guidance from Jude Wilson of Centrus Financial Strategies. Serving retirees and pre-retirees in central Florida, with offices in Orlando and Bradenton.


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Financial and retirement planning guidance from Jude Wilson of Centrus Financial Strategies. Serving retirees and pre-retirees in central Florida, with offices in Orlando and Bradenton.






Top 9 Financial Debates, Part 1

We are kicking off a two part series discussing some of the major debates for pre retirees and retirees. Tune in for part 1 of this conversation. Contact: Website: Call: 800-779-4592


From The Peanut Gallery: Can I Retire At 55?

A recent Yahoo! Finance article explored the idea of retiring early at the age of 55 to see if it was feasible. We’ll break down some of the issues facing folks who want to retire early on this episode, but for some additional fun let’s look at the comment section to see what questions and advice the peanut gallery has for us to consider. Yahoo Article: Can You Retire at Age 55? Let's Run the Numbers ( Contact: Website: Call: 800-779-4592


Secret To Retirement Success: Get Out Of Your Own Way

There are plenty of external factors that often negatively influence our chances of having a successful retirement. But often, failure comes from within. On this episode, we’ll talk about some of the common ways people get in their own way when it comes to financial planning. Contact: Website: Call: 800-779-4592


Reasons You SHOULD Get Life Insurance

Sure, life insurance is one of the more boring topics to cover on a podcast. And a lot of what you hear is going to warn you why you should NOT get various types of life insurance. But our goal on this episode is to focus on the positive and analyze the reasons why you should get life insurance, or at least consider it. Many people think that once the kids are out of the house, you don’t need insurance anymore. But there are some other reasons why life insurance can be a useful part of your...


The Retirement Diet: Fixing Unhealthy Financial Habits

We all know some of the basic secrets of eating healthier to lose weight, limit disease, and live longer. Avoid empty calories, try to limit your added sugar, and lower those pesky trans fats are just some examples. But how can we spot similar unhealthy habits in the financial world? We’ll talk about it on this episode and help you fix some of your unhealthy financial habits. Contact: Website: Call: 800-779-4592


When Guessing At Retirement’s Most Important Questions Goes Wrong

Most people, when trying to plan their retirement, have to guess about the answers to some important questions. Let’s talk about some of those questions and why you need to have a better answer than just a guess Contact: Website: Call: 800-779-4592


Murky Issues That Make Retirement Planning Harder

This USA Today article points out 3 murky issues that increase retirement planning’s degree of difficulty, especially in today’s economic climate. On this episode, we’ll break down the article to see if it’s worthwhile advice if the murky issues are actually that threatening, and what you can do about all of it if you’re concerned. USA Today Article:...


Who Even Needs A Financial Advisor?

Some people feel that they’ll save money by handling their investments themselves instead of working with an advisor. Others may like the challenge of doing it themselves. Still others just don’t know who to trust so they end up not working with anyone. Let’s talk about some reasons that you might need an advisor. Contact: Website: Call: 800-779-4592


How Children Become Part Of The Retirement Discussion

If you have kids, often they come up in the discussion when you’re talking about your retirement plans. Let’s talk about some of the ways those discussions play out, the role your advisor should play in navigating these conversations, and the overall impact on you and your family’s financial goals. Contact: Website: Call: 800-779-4592


Retirement Potpourri: Fill In The Blank

Time for a little fun on this episode. We’ll use some fill in the blank prompts to spark good discussion about relationships between advisors and their clients, the stock market, common planning mistakes, and much more. Contact: Website: Call: 800-779-4592


Don’t Fumble Your Retirement In The Financial Red Zone

In football, teams are extra careful not to make a mistake when they get within about 20 yards of scoring points (known as the Red Zone). They’ve typically worked hard to get to that point and don’t want to cost themselves by throwing an interception or fumbling the ball and giving it to the other team. On this episode, we’ll explore the financial equivalent of the Red Zone and discuss how you can really mess things up if you’re not careful during this phase of your life. If you’re...


Saying Goodbye To 2021

We answer emails and some getting to know questions with Jude as this year winds down. Contact: Website: Call: 800-779-4592


Opportunities For Retirement’s Late Bloomers

Maybe you’re close to retirement and think you don’t have nearly enough money saved. Let’s talk about some reasons that the news might not be as bad as you think. Contact: Website: Call: 800-779-4592


Where Financial Advisors Drop The Ball

We see a lot of people who aren’t getting the kind of advice and service from their financial advisor that they should be. In a lot of cases, the advisor is only “managing the investments,” but not providing guidance in other areas. Let’s talk about some of the things that your advisor should be doing. Contact: Website: Call: 800-779-4592


Tax Consequences: Pros & Cons of Various Account Types

Different types of accounts have different tax consequences. Let’s talk about those advantages and disadvantages in different types of accounts and how you can use them (or not) in retirement planning. Contact: Website: Call: 800-779-4592


Risk Averse: Explaining The Buzzword

Have you heard someone say they’re risk averse? Do you know what it really means in the context of the financial world? We’ll explore this important buzzword on today’s show and explain why it’s so important to have a good grip on just how risk averse you are. Contact: Website: Call: 800-779-4592


Financial Mistakes Couples Often Make

Getting husbands and wives on the same page with their retirement plan can often be a challenge. Let’s talk about some of the things that couples often mess up. Contact: Website: Call: 800-779-4592


Out Of Tune Retirement

Even if you have a solid financial plan in place, things can quickly get out of tune if you don’t make adjustments from time to time. Let’s talk about some of the areas where we often see people get out of tune in their financial plan. Contact: Website: Call: 800-779-4592


Mind The Gap

If you’ve ever ridden the subway in London, you’ve probably seen the “Mind the Gap” signs warning you to be aware of the gap between the train door and the station platform. Let’s talk today about minding the gaps in retirement planning. Contact: Website: Call: 800-779-4592


Not Your Father’s Retirement

If you’re of the age that your mom and dad retired 20 or 30 years ago, the world was a much different place when they walked away from their paychecks. Let’s talk about how things are different now. Contact: Website: Call: 800-779-4592