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Retirement Pathfinder with Barbara Lane & Phil Guske

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Financial and retirement planning guidance from Rockford’s Barbara Lane & Phil Guske of Pathfinder Wealth Management.

Location:

United States

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Financial and retirement planning guidance from Rockford’s Barbara Lane & Phil Guske of Pathfinder Wealth Management.

Language:

English

Contact:

9193781410


Episodes

How One Overlooked Issue Can Sink Your Retirement

2/22/2024
Imagine your retirement plan as a ship sailing toward a horizon of rest and relaxation. But what if one leak could sink it all? In today’s episode, we spotlight some of the single oversights that could send your dreams to the bottom. We'll share key strategies to plug the gaps, ensuring your financial ship stays buoyant and on course. Tune in to protect your future from the one mistake that could derail everything. Important Links: Pathfinder Wealth Management: http://pathfinderadvisory.com/ Schedule A 15 Minute Consult: http://PathfinderChat.com

Duration:00:24:10

Are Your Good Money Habits Holding You Back?

2/1/2024
This episode might be a bit counterintuitive. We’re going to question the real impact of common financial habits. Are the strategies you consider beneficial actually working in your favor? We explore the pros and cons of practices like ignoring account statements and strict budgeting. Join us for a practical discussion, as we uncover the unexpected effects of everyday money decisions. Are your good money habits holding you back? Important Links: Pathfinder Wealth Management: http://pathfinderadvisory.com/ Schedule A 15 Minute Consult: http://PathfinderChat.com

Duration:00:24:50

With Higher Interest Rates, Is “Lazy Money” Still A Concern In 2024?

1/18/2024
Is 'Lazy Money' still a concern in 2024's higher interest rate landscape? In this episode, we explore this question, examining how the recent rise in interest rates affects the money sitting in savings accounts, CDs, and conservative investments. We'll discuss the new dynamics of managing your funds in a world where traditional saving methods are seeing better returns. Are these options now a viable part of a savvy investment strategy, or are there still better ways to make your money work harder for you? Important Links: Pathfinder Wealth Management: http://pathfinderadvisory.com/ Schedule A 15 Minute Consult: http://PathfinderChat.com

Duration:00:21:46

Mailbag: Are Year-End Charitable Donations Still Tax-Beneficial?

1/4/2024
In this week's mailbag episode, Dan asks whether the changes in tax laws in recent years have affected the tax benefits of his charitable donations. Amy asks if her approach of not rushing to pay off debt, utilizing a Home Equity Line for major expenses, and prioritizing retirement savings is advisable. Listen in as Barbara and Phil tackle these questions (and a few more) in today's show! Important Links: Pathfinder Wealth Management: http://pathfinderadvisory.com/ Schedule A 15 Minute Consult: http://PathfinderChat.com

Duration:00:20:36

Patience Pays: The Power of Delayed Gratification

12/21/2023
Sometimes it’s hard to make financial sacrifices when the reward might not be seen until several years in the future. Today we’ll talk about some of the situations where you might be inclined to take the immediate benefit, when you should really consider the delayed rewards. Plus, Barbara and Phil will provide an update on interest rates and what we might expect to see in the new year. Important Links: Pathfinder Wealth Management: http://pathfinderadvisory.com/ Schedule A 15 Minute Consult: http://PathfinderChat.com

Duration:00:25:28

Mailbag: I’ve Maxed Out My 401(K)- Where Should I Invest Additional Money?

12/7/2023
Join us for a great mailbag episode today! This is your chance to gain valuable insights from the financial questions of our listeners. In today's show, Chris asks where to invest additional money for retirement since he is already maxing out his 401(k). Tony asks if he needs a will, trust, or both to evenly split two rental properties between his sons after he passes. Tune in to see how Barbara and Phil answer these questions and more. Important Links: Pathfinder Wealth Management: http://pathfinderadvisory.com/ Schedule A 15 Minute Consult: http://PathfinderChat.com

Duration:00:18:47

Retirement Planning’s “Hidden” Questions

11/16/2023
The retirement planning world is filled with plenty of advice and suggestions, but there are critical questions lurking in the shadows – the unasked, the overlooked. These are the questions that can help define the comfort and security of your retirement future. On this episode, we unearth and tackle these hidden, but essential questions about retirement. Important Links: Pathfinder Wealth Management: http://pathfinderadvisory.com/ Schedule A 15 Minute Consult: http://PathfinderChat.com

Duration:00:22:37

Best Of Year End Planning Tips

11/2/2023
As we approach the end of the year, there's a lot to look forward to. This is also the perfect time of year to share some year-end planning tips. Join us as we take a look at what items and opportunities you need to be paying attention to before we turn the page to 2024. Important Links: Pathfinder Wealth Management: http://pathfinderadvisory.com/ Schedule A 15 Minute Consult: http://PathfinderChat.com

Duration:00:19:57

Best Of Mailbag Questions

10/26/2023
We have a special edition of the show for you today! We thought it would be helpful to pull some of our favorite mailbag questions from the past and compile them into one episode. Tune in as we talk about life insurance, divorce, retirement, passing assets along to your kids, and much more. Stay tuned to see what you can learn! Important Links: Pathfinder Wealth Management: http://pathfinderadvisory.com/ Schedule A 15 Minute Consult: http://PathfinderChat.com

Duration:00:21:00

Dissecting Dave Ramsey’s Tik Tok Advice

10/5/2023
Dave Ramsey is well known for his no-nonsense approach to personal finance, particularly in the areas of budgeting, debt management, and wealth-building. He has gained a significant following through various media platforms, including books, radio shows, podcasts, live events, and more recently, Tik Tok. Tune in as we peel back the layers of Dave’s bite sized Tik Tok advice and share our thoughts beyond the clips. Important Links: Pathfinder Wealth Management: http://pathfinderadvisory.com/ Schedule A 15 Minute Consult: http://PathfinderChat.com

Duration:00:26:40

AI vs a Real Advisor - Who Wins?

9/21/2023
The article we will discuss today has a fun breakdown of someone trying to plan for retirement with the help of AI and a real advisor. The author asks them the same questions and reveals the results. Would be a fun one to recap on your show and break down the nuances of planning that a robot just can’t understand (at least not yet). Important Links: Pathfinder Wealth Management: http://pathfinderadvisory.com/ Schedule A 15 Minute Consult: http://PathfinderChat.com

Duration:00:19:04

Building An Estate Plan With No Regrets

9/7/2023
There are some people who don’t care at all about leaving a financial legacy, but for those who do, it’s important to eliminate some of the common estate planning mistakes. In this episode, we cover topics ranging from poor expense planning to outdated beneficiary designations and family conflict triggers. We also shed light on some misconceptions about transferring real estate and explain the impact of tax implications on your estate. If you want to leave a legacy without regret or legal turmoil, this episode is a great starting point. Important Links: Pathfinder Wealth Management: http://pathfinderadvisory.com/ Schedule A 15 Minute Consult: http://PathfinderChat.com

Duration:00:27:21

When It’s Time To Change Financial Advisors

8/17/2023
In this episode, we delve into the complex and often emotionally charged process of changing financial advisors. We'll discuss the telltale signs that it's time to consider a switch, the questions to ask your current advisor, and what to look for in a new one. Join us as we demystify the transition process and equip you with the knowledge you need to make informed decisions about who is best suited to guide your financial future. Important Links: Pathfinder Wealth Management: http://pathfinderadvisory.com/ Schedule A 15 Minute Consult: http://PathfinderChat.com

Duration:00:25:30

Mailbag: I Fear A Recession - Should I Stop Contributing To My 401(k)?

8/3/2023
We've got some great listener mailbag questions lined up for today's show! Bruce says that he fears a recession and wonders if he should stop contributing to his 401(k) for a while. Andy asks whether he should continue paying extra on his house to have it paid off by retirement, considering the advice he's received about needing a mortgage for a tax deduction during retirement. Tune in and see what you can learn from these mailbag questions! Important Links: Pathfinder Wealth Management: http://pathfinderadvisory.com/ Schedule A 15 Minute Consult: http://PathfinderChat.com

Duration:00:20:13

Spotting Problematic Personalities of Rogue Advisors

7/20/2023
Finding a trustworthy and competent financial advisor is essential for securing your financial future. After all, they play a vital role in helping you make informed decisions about your money, investments, and long-term financial goals. But how can you separate the wheat from the chaff? How can you identify problematic personalities that might indicate an advisor isn't the right fit for you? We’ll find out in today’s episode as we explore how to identify “The Ghost," “The Jargon Juggler," “The Chameleon," and several more. And what should you do if you encounter them? Important Links: Pathfinder Wealth Management: http://pathfinderadvisory.com/ Schedule A 15 Minute Consult: http://PathfinderChat.com

Duration:00:22:31

Mailbag: Is My Account Too Small For My Advisor To Worry About?

6/29/2023
We're back with another mailbag episode this week. We've got some great listener questions lined up for today's show. Kate asks how to stop financially supporting her 27-year-old son without setting him up for failure. Laura asks if her account is too small for her financial advisor to worry about. Tune in and see what you can learn from these mailbag questions! Important Links: Pathfinder Wealth Management: http://pathfinderadvisory.com/ Schedule A 15 Minute Consult: http://PathfinderChat.com

Duration:00:20:24

Biggest Money Mistakes In Retirement Planning

6/15/2023
In the complex world of retirement planning, there are countless pitfalls one could fall into. In this episode, we've distilled it down to what we believe are the top 4 mistakes to watch out for. Avoiding these crucial missteps can have a significant impact on the success of your retirement plan. Join us as we delve into these key issues and learn how to navigate them effectively when it's your turn to plan for retirement. But before we dive in, Barbara and Phil will reflect on the current financial environment. Important Links: Pathfinder Wealth Management: http://pathfinderadvisory.com/ Schedule A 15 Minute Consult: http://PathfinderChat.com

Duration:00:26:00

Are You Making These Common Retirement Excuses?

5/25/2023
In today's episode, we're diving into the 4 common excuses that people often use to keep from retiring. Taking the leap and deciding to retire can be daunting. Whether you love your career, are afraid of being bored after you leave the workforce, or are simply afraid that you can't retire, Barbara and Phil will help you get over that hurdle so that you can move on to the next chapter of your life with ease. Join us as we discuss the importance of having a clear retirement plan that you can feel confident in. Check out Pathfinder Wealth's upcoming class: Class: Taxes in Retirement Where: Rock Valley College – Woodward Technology Center Time: 11:00-12:15 on Monday, June 5 and Wednesday, June 7, 2023. Address: 3301 N. Mulford Road Rockford, IL Important Links: Pathfinder Wealth Management: http://pathfinderadvisory.com/ Schedule A 15 Minute Consult: http://PathfinderChat.com

Duration:00:26:23

How Age & Wisdom Impact Financial Planning

5/4/2023
Today, we're diving into a topic that affects everyone, regardless of age or financial status: How Age & Wisdom Impact Financial Planning. No matter where you are in life, your financial goals and priorities will change over time, and it's important to have a plan that reflects your unique needs. In this episode, we'll explore the ways in which age and wisdom impact financial planning strategies and provide practical tips and insights to help you make informed decisions about your finances. Important Links: Pathfinder Wealth Management: http://pathfinderadvisory.com/ Schedule A 15 Minute Consult: http://PathfinderChat.com

Duration:00:23:15

A Comprehensive Dismantling Of 2023’s Top Social Security Myths

4/20/2023
Have you ever wondered if the Social Security system will run out of money before you retire? Or if claiming benefits as soon as you're eligible is the best decision for your financial future? In this episode, we'll be debunking common myths about Social Security and answering the questions you've been curious about. Important Links: Pathfinder Wealth Management: http://pathfinderadvisory.com/ Schedule A 15 Minute Consult: http://PathfinderChat.com

Duration:00:25:57