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An award-winning retirement podcast dedicated to helping you lower taxes, invest smarter, and make work optional. Do you want to avoid overpaying the IRS in retirement? Or learn how to prepare for the next stock market crash? How about when to take Social Security and how to turn your investments into reliable retirement income? Hey there! I'm CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ Taylor Schulte, and I was recently named the #2 Independent Financial Advisor in the U.S. by Investopedia. Each week on this retirement podcast, I'll answer BIG financial questions and help you "stay wealthy" in retirement.

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An award-winning retirement podcast dedicated to helping you lower taxes, invest smarter, and make work optional. Do you want to avoid overpaying the IRS in retirement? Or learn how to prepare for the next stock market crash? How about when to take Social Security and how to turn your investments into reliable retirement income? Hey there! I'm CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ Taylor Schulte, and I was recently named the #2 Independent Financial Advisor in the U.S. by Investopedia. Each week on this retirement podcast, I'll answer BIG financial questions and help you "stay wealthy" in retirement.

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English

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Episodes
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Dividend Investing (Part 4): Answering Top Listener Questions

6/27/2024
In the final episode of this series, I'm answering the BEST listener questions I've received about dividend investing. Questions such as: ➤ If dividend investing is NOT a great way to create retirement income, what is? ➤ What dividend-focused funds should investors consider if they insist on investing for yield? ➤ What is the counterargument for stock buybacks? Why are some people against them? Tune in to hear my answers to these great questions! FREE RETIREMENT PLANNING RESOURCES: Subscribe to the Stay Wealthy Retirement Newsletter! As a thank you, you'll receive three (3) of my MOST popular retirement & tax cheatsheets. You'll also receive my weekly retirement newsletter. 👉 Click here to subscribe and grab your cheatsheets. *** EPISODE RESOURCES: 📊 Get Your FREE Retirement & Tax Analysis! ✏️ Grab the Episode Show Notes 📘 Check Out the Retirement Podcast Network

Duration:00:25:59

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Dividend Investing (Part 3): A More "Flexible" Dividend Strategy

6/6/2024
In today's episode, I'm sharing everything you need to know about stock buybacks. Specifically, I'm sharing: ➤ Why stock buybacks are referred to as a "flexible" dividend ➤ What a stock buyback is (and how it works) ➤ How stock buybacks are more tax-friendly than traditional dividends If you want to learn more about this increasingly popular "flexible dividend" strategy, you'll enjoy this episode. FREE RETIREMENT PLANNING RESOURCES: Subscribe to the Stay Wealthy Retirement Newsletter! As a thank you, you'll receive three (3) of my MOST popular retirement & tax cheatsheets. You'll also receive my weekly retirement newsletter. 👉 Click here to subscribe and grab your cheatsheets. *** EPISODE RESOURCES: 📊 Get Your FREE Retirement & Tax Analysis! ✏️ Grab the Episode Show Notes 📘 Check Out the Retirement Podcast Network

Duration:00:18:29

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Dividend Investing (Part 2): Three Reasons Why Dividend Strategies Underperform

5/22/2024
Today I'm continuing our multi-part series on Dividend Investing. Specifically, in part two, I’m sharing: ➤ What the long-term performance has been for dividend-focused funds ➤ Why popular dividend investing charts can be incomplete (or misleading) ➤ The 3 primary reasons dividend strategies typically underperform If you want to learn more about dividend investing and why it may not be the magical solution it's often marketed as, you'll enjoy this episode. *** FREE RETIREMENT PLANNING RESOURCES: Subscribe to the Stay Wealthy Retirement Newsletter! As a thank you, you'll receive three (3) of my MOST popular retirement & tax cheatsheets. You'll also receive my weekly retirement newsletter. 👉 Click here to subscribe and grab your cheatsheets. *** EPISODE RESOURCES: 📊 Get Your FREE Retirement & Tax Analysis! ✏️ Grab the Episode Show Notes 📘 Check Out the Retirement Podcast Network

Duration:00:19:38

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Dividend Investing (Part 1): Making Money While You Sleep

5/9/2024
Today I'm kicking off a multi-part series on Dividend Investing. While dividends are a normal occurrence in the global markets, their role in a retirement portfolio is often misunderstood. ➤ What is a dividend, and why do some companies pay them? ➤ How do they affect an investor's return? ➤ Where do dividends fit in the portfolio construction process? ➤ What are the little-known problems with this investment strategy? ➤ And what does my upcoming birthday have to do with dividends? 🥳 I'm covering all of these questions (and more!) in this investing series. *** FREE RETIREMENT PLANNING RESOURCES: Subscribe to the Stay Wealthy Retirement Newsletter! As a thank you, you'll receive three (3) of my MOST popular retirement & tax cheatsheets. You'll also receive my weekly retirement newsletter :) 👉 Click here to subscribe and grab your cheatsheets. *** EPISODE RESOURCES: 📊 Get Your FREE Retirement & Tax Analysis! ✏️ Grab the Episode Show Notes 📘 Check Out the Retirement Podcast Network

Duration:00:19:21

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How to Protect Yourself From Financial Scams (+ New Resources)

4/25/2024
Today I'm sharing a story about a couple who lost $2 million to an investment scam. I'm also sharing (new!) resources to help protect your personal data in 2024. Financial scams are getting more sophisticated and losses are skyrocketing. In fact, last year, Americans lost $10 billion to financial scams. That’s $1 billion more than 2022, and is the highest-ever reported annual loss in FTC history. Everyone is at risk. And everyone needs to regularly take proactive steps to stay safe. Tune in to learn more. *** FREE RETIREMENT PLANNING RESOURCES: Subscribe to the Stay Wealthy Retirement Newsletter! As a thank you, you'll receive three (3) of my MOST popular retirement & tax cheatsheets. You'll also receive my weekly retirement newsletter :) 👉 Click here to subscribe and grab your cheatsheets. *** EPISODE RESOURCES: 📊 Get Your FREE Retirement & Tax Analysis! ✏️ Grab the Episode Show Notes 📘 Check Out the Retirement Podcast Network

Duration:00:14:02

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The Best Retirement Account, Making Investment Changes, and More!

4/3/2024
There is no shortage of questions when it comes to navigating and planning for retirement. ➤ How much do I need to save? ➤ How do I optimize my tax bill and avoid overpaying the IRS? ➤ When do I take Social Security? ➤ What should I invest in? (And what should I avoid?!) The list goes on. And while you’ve likely read (or heard) helpful answers to most of the big questions, it never hurts to revisit them or get a different perspective. In fact, some studies suggest that it can take hearing something 7 times before you retain it 🤯 Today on the show, I’m answering listener questions with the Retirement Answer Man himself, Roger Whitney. Questions like, “What account type is the best retirement account type to fund after you’ve reached your savings goals?” And, “What’s the best process for making important changes to your investments after learning you aren't invested properly?” If you want to hear our answers to these great questions (and more!), you’ll enjoy this episode. *** FREE RETIREMENT PLANNING RESOURCES: Subscribe to the Stay Wealthy Retirement Newsletter! As a thank you, you'll receive three (3) of my MOST popular retirement & tax cheatsheets. You'll also receive my weekly retirement newsletter :) 👉 Click here to subscribe and grab your cheatsheets. *** EPISODE RESOURCES: 📊 Get Your FREE Retirement & Tax Analysis! ✏️ Grab the Episode Show Notes 📘 Check Out the Retirement Podcast Network

Duration:00:23:40

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Inflation: Why Does Everything (Still) Feel So Expensive?

3/21/2024
Inflation hit a 40-year high of 9.1% in June 2022. Today, inflation is hovering around 3%. If inflation is back in line with long-term historical averages, why does everything still feel so expensive? When voters were asked what they would most like to see improved in our economy... ...why did 64% of them say "lower prices?" In this episode, I'm digging into the current state of inflation, why prices still feel high, and where inflation might be headed. I'm also sharing tactics for how to successfully navigate challenging time periods. If, like most retirement savers, things still feel outrageously expensive to you, you're going to enjoy this episode. *** RETIREMENT & TAX PLANNING TOOLS: Join 5,000+ listeners and subscribe to the Stay Wealthy Retirement Newsletter. As a thank you, you'll receive three (3) of my MOST popular retirement & tax cheatsheets. You'll also receive my weekly retirement newsletter :) 👉 Click here to subscribe and grab your cheatsheets. *** EPISODE RESOURCES: 📊 Get Your FREE Retirement & Tax Analysis! ✏️ Grab the Episode Show Notes 📘 Check Out the Retirement Podcast Network

Duration:00:11:54

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Roth Conversions and the 5-Year Rule (Explained!)

3/7/2024
Want an easy way to learn how the "Roth 5-Year Rule" affects your unique situation? Subscribe to the Stay Wealthy Retirement Newsletter. As a thank you, you'll receive my one-page flowchart (PDF) for navigating this confusing rule. 👉 Click here to join the newsletter! *** TODAY'S EPISODE: The "Trump-era tax cuts" are set to expire in 2026. In other words, retirement savers only have two more years to take advantage of today's lower tax rates. One of the popular strategies to do this is through (aggressive) Roth conversions. As a result, I’ve had more questions than ever about the wildly confusing “Roth IRA 5-year rule"... ...specifically as it relates to Roth conversions. To help simplify this rule, I'm sharing TWO simple questions you can answer to understand how the rule works. I'm also sharing several real-life examples + my thoughts on what an election year might mean for the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA). *** EPISODE RESOURCES: 📊 Get Your FREE Retirement & Tax Analysis! ✏️ Grab the Episode Show Notes 📘 Check Out the Retirement Podcast Network

Duration:00:25:03

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4 (Little-Known) Retirement Planning Misconceptions

2/21/2024
Today I'm talking through four (rarely-discussed) retirement planning misconceptions. In fact, some of these misconceptions might not be misconceptions at all... ...they might be concepts that you've never even considered! For example, is retirement planning a complex problem OR a complicated problem? (And why does it matter?) And, should you develop a retirement plan from the outside in OR the inside out? To help answer these important questions, I'm joined by Roger Whitney, host of the Retirement Answer Man podcast. Along with being a great person and expert retirement planner, Roger is also a deep, critical thinker who will definitely get your wheels turning in this episode. WANT MORE RETIREMENT PLANNING TIPS? Join 5,000+ listeners and subscribe to the Stay Wealthy Retirement Newsletter. As a thank you, you'll receive a copy of my 2024 Tax Planning Cheatsheet. 👉 Click here to subscribe and grab your cheatsheet. ----- EPISODE RESOURCES: 📊 Get Your Free Retirement Assessment! ✏️ Grab the Episode Show Notes 📘 Check Out the Retirement Podcast Network

Duration:00:44:21

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How to Invest During an Election Year

2/8/2024
It's an election year. As a result, many retirement investors believe that the market MUST be in for a wild ride. But is that true? Over the last 100 years, how have markets behaved during election years? What have been the best and worst returns? How has the market performed during every 4-year presidential term since 1929? And is it "different this time?" To help retirement savers invest wisely during this period of heightened uncertainty, I'm answering these questions (and more). --- WANT THE CHARTS & DATA REFERENCED IN TODAY'S EPISODE? Join the Stay Wealthy Newsletter by clicking here. I'll be sending the 12-page PDF to all newsletter readers this week and next 😊 Click here to subscribe. --- EPISODE RESOURCES: ✏️ Grab the Episode Show Notes 📊 Get Your Free Retirement Assessment! 📘 Check Out the Retirement Podcast Network

Duration:00:16:59

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Why We Need to Stop Talking About “Paying Off the National Debt”

1/25/2024
The U.S. national debt recently crossed $34 trillion. Without causing some serious pain, paying off this debt is nearly impossible to do. We would have to dramatically cut spending in some VERY important areas, increase taxes, or both. This debacle has led many to label this situation as catastrophic... ...as a "building that we’re stuck in that will need to collapse on us before we can leave." But is it really as bad as some make it out to be? Is $34 trillion of debt truly an issue? Should we really be focused on paying down (or paying off) this debt? To help answer these questions and shed light on this complex topic, I'm joined today by Cullen Roche, monetary economic expert and CIO of Discipline Funds. ----- WANT MORE RETIREMENT PLANNING TIPS? Join 5,000+ listeners and subscribe to the Stay Wealthy Retirement Newsletter. As a thank you, you'll receive a copy of my 2024 Tax Planning Cheatsheet. 👉 Click here to subscribe and grab your cheatsheet. ----- EPISODE RESOURCES: ✏️ Grab the Episode Show Notes 📊 Get Your Free Retirement Assessment! 📘 Check Out the Retirement Podcast Network

Duration:00:42:51

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How to Evaluate (and Choose) a Financial Advisor

1/11/2024
With over 300,000 in the U.S., finding a financial advisor is easy. On the other hand, properly evaluating an advisor AND choosing the right expert to help with your unique needs is a challenging task. To help, I'm providing an actionable framework for evaluating financial advisors in this episode. I'm also sharing 3 critical things everyone should consider before entering into a new advisory relationship. It doesn’t matter if you are looking for short-term help or a long-term relationship...if you're considering a financial advisor this year, you'll enjoy this episode. WANT MORE RETIREMENT PLANNING TIPS? Join 5,000+ listeners and subscribe to the Stay Wealthy Retirement Newsletter. As a thank you, you'll receive a copy of my 2024 Tax Planning Cheatsheet. 👉 Click here to subscribe and grab your cheatsheet. ----- EPISODE RESOURCES: 📊 Get Your Free Retirement Assessment! ✏️ Grab the Episode Show Notes 📘 Check Out the Retirement Podcast Network

Duration:00:22:40

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2024 Market Outlook: Why We Should Prepare for a Crash

1/4/2024
Today I'm talking about stock market predictions. Specifically, I'm sharing: ‣ What happened in the markets in 2023 ‣ What may lie ahead for us in 2024 ‣ Why we should prepare for the biggest crash of our lifetime I'm also sharing an exciting announcement that will directly benefit you! 😊 WANT MORE RETIREMENT PLANNING TIPS? Join 5,000+ listeners and subscribe to the Stay Wealthy Retirement Newsletter. As a thank you, you'll receive a copy of my 2024 Tax Planning Cheatsheet. 👉 Click here to subscribe and grab your cheatsheet. ----- EPISODE RESOURCES: 📊 Get Your Free Retirement + Tax Analysis ✏️ Grab the Episode Show Notes 📘 Check Out the Retirement Podcast Network

Duration:00:16:10

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4 Retirement and Tax Planning Updates for 2024

12/21/2023
Today I’m sharing 4 (important!) retirement and tax planning updates for 2024. I'm also sharing my freshly updated two-page tax cheatsheet 😊 One listener recently said: "This is the best two-page cheat sheet that I've seen! I do a lot of planning around taxes, IRMAA's, etc., and it is very helpful." If you’re wrapping up your year-end planning + starting to think about 2024 and beyond, you’ll enjoy today’s episode. RETIREMENT & TAX PLANNING RESOURCES: ‣ Grab Your 2024 Tax Cheatsheet ‣ Join the Stay Wealthy Newsletter (My Top 5 Year-End Checklists Going to Subscribers ONLY Next Week!) EPISODE RESOURCES: ✏️ Grab the Episode Show Notes 📊 Get Your FREE Retirement & Tax Analysis

Duration:00:19:54

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Is Tax-Loss Harvesting Worth It?

12/14/2023
Year-end is a popular time for tax planning strategies. Roth conversions. Charitable gifts. Squeezing in those final tax-deductible contributions. And, of course, the crowd favorite...good ol’ tax-loss harvesting! ‣ Who should consider tax-loss harvesting (and who should stay away from it)? ‣ How can you increase the benefit of tax-loss harvesting? ‣ When can harvesting losses backfire? If you're a retirement saver wanting to learn more about this popular tax strategy, you'll love today's episode. *** ✏️ Grab the Episode Show Notes 📬 Subscribe to the Stay Wealthy Newsletter! 📊 Get Your FREE Retirement & Tax Analysis

Duration:00:19:06

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3 Big Medicare Pitfalls to Avoid (In 2024)

11/30/2023
Navigating the Medicare world is confusing and challenging. As a result, many retirees make Medicare decisions without clearly understanding the long-term implications. Long-term implications that, in worst-case scenarios, can put a retirement plan in jeopardy. To help you avoid making costly Medicare mistakes, I'm sharing three (3) big pitfalls to avoid in this episode. If you want to brush up on your Medicare knowledge before turning 65—or you're looking to change your current Medicare plan—you'll love today’s episode. *** NAVIGATING IRMAA (2024 UPDATED) Click here to view the 2024 IRMAA brackets and learn how to avoid this surcharge. *** WANT MORE RETIREMENT PLANNING TIPS? Join 5,000+ listeners and subscribe to the Stay Wealthy Retirement Newsletter. As a thank you, you'll receive a copy of my 2023 Tax Planning Cheatsheet. 👉 Click here to subscribe and grab your cheatsheet. *** EPISODE RESOURCES: 📊 Get Your Free Retirement + Tax Analysis ✏️ Grab the Episode Show Notes 📘 Read My New Book: More Than Money

Duration:00:14:21

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Part 2: What the %@#! Is Happening to Bonds

11/8/2023
In part two of my series on bonds, I'm tackling three BIG questions: 1.) With cash yielding 5%, does it make sense to use money market funds (or t-bill) as a bond alternative? 2.) What should investors do if they own the wrong bonds and need to make changes? 3.) Does the current landscape shift how retirement investors should approach bonds going forward? If you're ready to dive deep into the research to understand this asset class better, you'll love this episode. ----- WANT MORE RETIREMENT PLANNING TIPS? Join 5,000+ listeners and subscribe to the Stay Wealthy Retirement Newsletter. As a thank you, you'll receive a copy of my 2023 Tax Planning Cheatsheet. 👉 Click here to subscribe and grab your cheatsheet. ----- EPISODE RESOURCES: 📊 Get Your Free Retirement + Tax Analysis ✏️ Grab the Episode Show Notes 📘 Read My New Book: More Than Money

Duration:00:23:40

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Part 1: What the %@#! Is Happening to Bonds

10/26/2023
Bonds are down 20%+ over the past three years. Meanwhile, riskier asset classes (like U.S. stocks) are UP ~30% during the same period. ‣ What the %@#! is happening to bonds right now? ‣ Why are safe asset classes down double digits while risky asset classes scream upward? ‣ Should retirement investors consider changes? ‣ Are money market funds and CDs a better solution than bond funds? ‣ And what might all of this mean for the future of bond investing? I'm answering these questions (and more!) in this 2-part series on bonds. --- WANT MORE RETIREMENT PLANNING TIPS? Join 5,000+ listeners and subscribe to the Stay Wealthy Retirement Newsletter. As a thank you, you'll receive a copy of my 2023 Tax Planning Cheatsheet. 👉 Click here to subscribe and grab your cheatsheet. --- EPISODE RESOURCES: 📊 Get Your Free Retirement + Tax Analysis ✏️ Grab the Episode Show Notes 📘 Read My New Book: More Than Money

Duration:00:25:46

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9 Fun (and Useful!) Facts About Investing & Retirement

10/19/2023
Today I'm sharing nine fun facts about the economy, markets, and retirement. Along with being entertaining, these facts bring important planning topics to the surface. They also help to address and answer common questions. For example: ‣ How correlated is the economy to the stock market? ‣ What are the actual odds of a catastrophic long-term care event? ‣ Should average life expectancy assumptions be used in retirement projections? If you're ready to have some fun learning about the history of the markets and little-known facts about investing, this episode is for you. --- WANT MORE RETIREMENT PLANNING TIPS? Join thousands of listeners and subscribe to the Stay Wealthy Retirement Newsletter. As a thank you, you'll receive a copy of my 2023 Tax Planning Cheatsheet. 👉 Click here to subscribe and grab your cheatsheet. --- EPISODE RESOURCES: 📊 Get Your Free Retirement + Tax Analysis ✏️ Grab the Episode Show Notes 📘 Read My New Book: More Than Money

Duration:00:18:31

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Credit Freeze: Top 5 (Listener!) Questions Answered

10/4/2023
Everyone should freeze their credit. But most retirement savers I talk to have not tackled this simple (and free!) task. After commenting briefly about credit freezes in an episode last month, I've received dozens of GREAT questions from listeners. Questions like... ‣ Should minor children freeze their credit even if they don't have a credit score? ‣ After freezing with the "big three" (Equifax, Transunion, Experian), what other agencies should I freeze my credit with? ‣ How will freezing my credit affect my credit score? ...and more! Tune in to get answers to these questions and learn more about this critical financial planning task that continues to be overlooked. --- WANT MORE RETIREMENT PLANNING TIPS? Join thousands of listeners and subscribe to the Stay Wealthy Retirement Newsletter. As a thank you, you'll receive a copy of my 2023 Tax Planning Cheatsheet. 👉 Click here to subscribe and grab your cheatsheet. --- EPISODE RESOURCES: 📖 How to Freeze Your Credit (Step-by-Step) 📊 Get Your Free Retirement + Tax Analysis ✏️ Grab the Episode Show Notes 📘 Check Out My New Book: More Than Money

Duration:00:12:25