A lot of financial terms can get confusing, even if you’ve heard them talked about a lot in the news or in a financial meeting at work or even around the dinner table with family. Let’s explore some important terms you might have heard before, but also might need a better understanding of what they mean.
On this weeks' episode, learn about the history of Pathfinder Advisory and the unique educational approach that Phil and Barbara take as financial advisors in order to empower their clients. And later, Barbara offers some insight into how to set expectations about your portfolio.
Depending on who you ask, you could get very different answers to some of retirement planning’s most important questions. Let’s see where our opinions all stand on issues like insurance, mutual funds and annuities. And we’ll try to answer why there are so many different opinions on these concepts.
For some folks, the idea of putting together a financial plan can be overwhelming. But it’s less threatening if you just focus on a first step to get you started. But depending on your situation, your most logical first step could be one of several thing. Barbara will help you figure out what the right first step is for you.
We've got another batch of great questions from listeners to the podcast. Marie wants to know if her three life insurance policies is too much. Later, Daniel wonders how to estimate inflation when planning for retirement. Barbara Lane will answer those questions and more on this episode of The Retirement Pathfinder.
Clark in Roscoe wants to know if his family's $1.5 million is enough to have saved for retirement. It's a common question that the Pathfinder team gets. So, how much is enough to get you through retirement without having to worry about your money? Phil points us in the right direction on this week's podcast.
Pay yourself first. Compound interest. Be an owner, not a loaner. If you embrace those three mentalities, you'll be on your way to having a well prepared retirement plan. On today's podcast, Phil Guske makes his first appearance on the show and shares with us a little bit about his background. He'll tell us how the lessons he learned from a mentor in the Army led him into the financial industry. And he'll also show us how you can embrace some of the same philosophies that he did in order to...
The mailbag edition of the show gives us the chance to answer questions from folks like you around the Rockford area. We'll field questions about drawing social security from an ex-spouse, adjusting to the recent changes in the tax code, and whether it's possible to get long term care coverage without long term care insurance. Plus, Carrie has a question about an advisor who is "forcing" her to live on a budget. Do advisors often have rules and limitations they push their clients into? We'll...
One of the most important questions you can ask is, “How do you know _____?” The blank is where we fill in the most crucial elements, the building blocks, of financial planning. On this podcast, we’ll cover what items you need to put in that blank and provide the guidance to help answer the different questions that arise