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Episode 23 – How to Protect Yourself With Cybersecurity

10/2/2019
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We all know someone who has had their computer hacked or their identity stolen. Maybe that has even happened to you. Wouldn’t you like to know how to dodge the wiles of hackers? In today’s episode, Gary Alden shares tips and tricks to help you get ahead of the cyber hackers and protect your finances … Continue reading Episode 23 – How to Protect Yourself With Cybersecurity →

Duration:00:42:52

Episode 22 – Wills vs. TOD: Which One Gets The Final Say?

8/14/2019
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We all know the importance of updating our financial documents. Having a will can offer peace of mind when planning for succession and how our matters are handled after we pass away. But what if there is a document that supersedes your will? In today’s episode, Gary Alden shares the answers to the most common … Continue reading Episode 22 – Wills vs. TOD: Which One Gets The Final Say? →

Duration:00:27:09

Episode 21 – How to Use a 529 Plan to Get Your Family College-Ready

8/7/2019
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In the spirit of a new school year, Gary Alden is bringing you full details on how to use 529 plans to help your family save for college. In this information-rich episode, Gary Alden throws light on the options that 529 plans bring to the table. Did you know these plans can offer attractive tax … Continue reading Episode 21 – How to Use a 529 Plan to Get Your Family College-Ready →

Duration:00:30:41

Episode 20 – Uncovering the Seven Parts of the SECURE Act

7/24/2019
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Laws are constantly changing and sometimes those changes can affect your retirement plan. It’s important to understand the ins and outs of these new laws and bills, so you can understand all of your options. With that said, today you will learn about the SECURE Act. If this bill passes, what will it mean for … Continue reading Episode 20 – Uncovering the Seven Parts of the SECURE Act →

Duration:00:29:24

Episode 19 – Annuities 101

7/10/2019
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Annuities are one of the most misunderstood products in finance because there is a lot of misinformation around the subject. Could annuities complement your financial plan? In this episode, Gary Alden covers the basics of annuities and helps clear your doubts by sharing the most important facts everyone should know. In this episode, you will … Continue reading Episode 19 – Annuities 101 →

Duration:00:31:08

Episode 18 – Answering the Most Frequently Asked Questions About Estate Planning — With Attorney Timothy West

6/5/2019
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Are you up-to-date with the current state of affairs on estate planning? Rules, tax laws, and policies are constantly changing. These external changes affect many aspects of your financial life, including estate planning. In this episode, Gary Alden welcomes Timothy West, attorney at law in Kingwood, Texas, to the show. Listen in as Tim answers … Continue reading Episode 18 – Answering the Most Frequently Asked Questions About Estate Planning — With Attorney Timothy West →

Duration:00:31:58

Episode 17 – The Retirement Danger Zone

5/22/2019
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Are you on the highway to the retirement danger zone? You can avoid riding into this dangerous space by learning about retirement risks now. In this episode of The Retirement Guy Podcast, Gary Alden discusses 18 risks that can derail your retirement. In this episode, you will learn: Which risks could threaten your resources … Continue reading Episode 17 – The Retirement Danger Zone →

Duration:00:28:01

Episode 16 – Four Phases of Retirement

5/8/2019
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There is one retirement phase and it’s that point in life in which you’re no longer working. Right? According to Gary Alden, there are actually four phases of retirement. In this episode, he discusses each phase and provides tips to help you make the most of each one and have the best retirement possible. In … Continue reading Episode 16 – Four Phases of Retirement →

Duration:00:29:52

Episode 15 – The Big Conflicts When Planning for Retirement Using an IRA

4/24/2019
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Are you using an IRA to save for retirement? Why did you choose that approach? Perhaps you’re doing what you’ve heard was the right thing to do, but is it really the best option for you? There isn’t a one-size-fits-all way to plan your retirement. There are many formulas, but there’s also a lot of … Continue reading Episode 15 – The Big Conflicts When Planning for Retirement Using an IRA →

Episode 14 – What Can a Fiduciary Do for Me?

4/10/2019
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Having someone who protects your best financial interests is invaluable. But what does that level of protection look like and how do you find the right person for the job? Today, Gary Alden explains what it means to be a fiduciary and how to recognize a qualified fiduciary that can get you closer to your … Continue reading Episode 14 – What Can a Fiduciary Do for Me? →

Duration:00:25:29

Episode 13 – Is a 529 Savings Plan Right for You?

3/27/2019
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It’s no wonder that so many people are using 529 plans to save for college. A 529 savings plan offers a unique combination of features that are hard to find in other education-savings vehicles. But is this savings plan right for you? In this episode of The Retirement Guy Podcast, Gary Alden shares his knowledge … Continue reading Episode 13 – Is a 529 Savings Plan Right for You? →

Duration:00:27:16

Episode 12 – Insurance 102

3/26/2019
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Life insurance is a cornerstone of most people’s financial lives. But selecting the right type of life insurance that will meet all of your current and future needs can be challenging. In the previous episode of The Retirement Guy Podcast, you discovered how to start the insurance planning process. Now, Gary Alden delves deeper into … Continue reading Episode 12 – Insurance 102 →

Duration:00:29:58

Episode 11 – Insurance 101

3/26/2019
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When thinking about insurance, there are many options to consider for your own personal situation. Reducing risk and protecting yourself and your loved ones begins by making the right choices. But where do you start? Gary Alden covers insurance basics in this episode of The Retirement Guy Podcast, giving you the insight you need to … Continue reading Episode 11 – Insurance 101 →

Duration:00:20:25

Episode 10 – Planning your Retirement Distributions

2/13/2019
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When you start withdrawing money from your retirement accounts or plans, you are making a decision that will impact the rest of your life. No matter what amount you have saved for retirement, it’s important to be aware of the most efficient way to distribute that income. In today’s episode, Gary Alden shares his professional … Continue reading Episode 10 – Planning your Retirement Distributions →

Duration:00:31:03

Episode 9 – Estate Planning is for Everyone

1/30/2019
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Estate planning is not only for the wealthy. Everyone has an estate. If you want to protect your assets from legal issues and tax implications, you’re listening to the right podcast. Today, Gary Alden shares the basic concepts of estate planning to set you on track to getting your affairs in order. Here’s what you … Continue reading Episode 9 – Estate Planning is for Everyone →

Duration:00:31:42

Episode 8 – SRO Retirement Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

1/16/2019
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Are you heading towards an SRO: a Successful Retirement Outcome? You might think you’re doing enough, but many people don’t realize the very common—and often unknown—mistakes they’re making when painting their retirement picture. Gary Alden is here to explain how you can improve your retirement plan, using old and new rules that can play in … Continue reading Episode 8 – SRO Retirement Mistakes and How to Avoid Them →

Duration:00:38:16

Episode 7 – Medicare Planning 101

1/2/2019
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Is enrolling in Medicare actually that complicated? Perhaps not. But as with any big decision, there are many factors to consider when deciding which Medicare plan would work best for you. Gary Alden is here to help! Here’s what you will learn about in this episode: What baby boomers need to know about Medicare and … Continue reading Episode 7 – Medicare Planning 101 →

Duration:00:29:24

Episode 6 – Planning for the Changing Social Security World: Part 2

12/19/2018
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As with many financial decisions you will make, deciding when to collect Social Security requires thorough planning. Do you know what factors to consider when making such an important decision for your future? In the last part of this two-part series, Gary Alden continues sharing his knowledge and experience about planning for Social Security, and … Continue reading Episode 6 – Planning for the Changing Social Security World: Part 2 →

Duration:00:24:57

Episode 5 – Planning for the Changing Social Security World: Part 1

12/13/2018
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Although many people know it’s important to plan for retirement, a lot of folks still put it off. Why is that? Gary Alden has a feeling that a lack of knowledge or understanding of social security planning is at play. In part one of this two-part series, Gary talks about the ins and outs of … Continue reading Episode 5 – Planning for the Changing Social Security World: Part 1 →

Duration:00:27:06

Episode 4 – How to Get More Income in Retirement and Pay Less Taxes

11/2/2018
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During retirement, the last thing you should be doing is worrying about running out of money. Instead, Gary Alden believes that people should head into retirement with a plan that will help them gain more income by paying less taxes while securing guaranteed income for life. Doesn’t that sound good? In this episode, Gary shares … Continue reading Episode 4 – How to Get More Income in Retirement and Pay Less Taxes →

Duration:00:31:32