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Benjamin Brandt wants to teach you how to retire! Listen in as Benjamin Brandt CFP©, RICP© answers the questions on the minds of the modern retiree, often joined by the top experts in the retirement planning industry. Ask Benjamin a question here: https://retirementstartstodayradio.com/ask-a-question/

Benjamin Brandt wants to teach you how to retire! Listen in as Benjamin Brandt CFP©, RICP© answers the questions on the minds of the modern retiree, often joined by the top experts in the retirement planning industry. Ask Benjamin a question here: https://retirementstartstodayradio.com/ask-a-question/

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Benjamin Brandt wants to teach you how to retire! Listen in as Benjamin Brandt CFP©, RICP© answers the questions on the minds of the modern retiree, often joined by the top experts in the retirement planning industry. Ask Benjamin a question here: https://retirementstartstodayradio.com/ask-a-question/

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Episodes

15 Ways Consumers Can Deal With (and Even Benefit From) Rising Inflation, Ep #249

6/20/2022
Inflation is weighing heavy on the minds of retirees right now, so when I came across this article on WSJ.com from Cristin Lourosa-Ricardo, I knew I had to share it with you. Listen in to try and find the silver lining of inflation. If you are a financial advisor fan of this show, make sure to stick around until the very end for a special announcement. Outline of This Episode Resources & People Mentioned 15 Ways Consumers Can Deal with–and Even Benefit from–Rising InflationWhat’s Going...

Duration:00:23:43

Money Can’t Buy Happiness - Or Can It? [Rebroadcast]

6/13/2022
It’s true, money can’t buy happiness. But does how you choose to spend your money affect your happiness? Today we’ll discuss one article that challenges that old adage. We’ll also discuss a multifaceted question from a listener who just accepted an early retirement package. We’ll help her consider whether to rollover funds into an IRA and figure out what to do with her target-date funds. Listen in to hear the answers to this question and to consider whether money could actually buy...

Duration:00:16:37

What’s Going on with the Market?! An Interview with Joseph Hogue, Ep # 247

6/6/2022
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you've probably noticed a bit of an issue with the stock market lately. This can be distressing for any retiree, but when the declines in stock prices are coupled with high inflation and rising interest rates, then you have a triple threat to your retirement plans. Today we have a special guest joining the show. Joseph Hogue, CFA from the Let's Talk Money! YouTube channel, is here to help us understand what the heck is going on with the stock market....

Duration:00:18:44

Father of 4% Rule Urges Caution, Ep #246

5/30/2022
We’ve all heard of the 4% rule, but did you know that the creator’s recommendation for it has changed over the years? I recently discovered an article from ThinkAdvisor.com that included an interview with the father of the 4% rule, Bill Bengen. In the retirement headlines segment, we’ll take a close look at the article and learn directly from Mr. Bengen’s perspective and then I’ll offer my own. Don’t miss out on this glimpse into the mind of the creator of the 4% rule. Outline of This...

Duration:00:23:26

An Active Retirement Could Cost More Money with Thatcher Taylor, Ep #245

5/23/2022
Are you planning on enjoying an active retirement? If so, it may cost you more than you think. On this episode of Retirement Starts Today, I interview Thatcher Taylor, the financial advisor behind ProPathFinancial.com. Thatcher and I discuss how to prepare financially and mentally for an active retirement. Outline of This Episode Thatcher’s YouTube channel Resources & People Mentioned Dr.Peter Attia Connect with Thatcher Taylor Thatcher Taylor on...

Duration:00:21:13

Don’t Move for Taxes, Ep # 244

5/16/2022
Are you fed up with paying state income taxes? Before you pack your bags and move to a no income tax state you’ll want to listen to this episode. Moving to a different state to save money on taxes could cost more than you think. After listening to the retirement headline, make sure to stick around to hear Doug’s question about where to save extra money for retirement–my response may surprise you. Outline of This Episode Resources & People Mentioned Why Moving to a State with Low Income...

Duration:00:12:35

How to Plan for Part-Time Retirement, Ep # 243

5/9/2022
If you are looking to ease into retirement by transitioning into a part-time role first, you won’t want to miss this episode of Retirement Starts Today. In the retirement headlines segment, we’ll explore an article by Anne Tergesen at the Wall Street Journal which outlines topics to consider when phasing out your retirement before retiring fully. Make sure to stick around for the listener questions segment to hear a question from Scott about how to evaluate COLA options on a pension. Press...

Duration:00:18:01

The New IRS 10-year RMD Rule Isn’t What We Thought It Was, Ep #242

5/2/2022
If you have received an inherited IRA or think you will in the future you won’t want to miss this episode. In the retirement headlines segment, we’ll take a look at the proposed changes in regulations regarding inherited RMDs based on the Secure Act of 2020. In the listener questions segment, we’ll hear from Jim who has a question about rebalancing retirement income buckets. Make sure to stick around until the end so that you understand the best way to manage your buckets in...

Duration:00:24:09

Future You is Happier than Current You, Ep #241

4/25/2022
How much thought have you given to your future self? This week’s retirement headline explores the concept of nurturing your future self now so that you can increase your health, happiness, and financial security. Over in our listener questions segment, I’ll answer a question from an anonymous listener about increasing their spending in retirement. They are looking for advice on whether they can afford to substantially increase their spending this year. Listen in to hear the Retirement...

Duration:00:15:35

The Reverse Bucket List, Ep #240

4/18/2022
If you are heading into retirement you probably have a bucket list that you want to work on. While just about everyone has heard of a bucket list, not many are familiar with the concept of reverse bucket lists. On this episode of Retirement Starts Today, we’ll explore this concept by referring to an article from Jeff Stein at Inc.com. You’ll learn how a reverse bucket list could help you manage your wants versus your needs. Stick around for the listener questions segment to hear which...

Duration:00:18:13

Part-Time Retirement Programs Are on the Rise, Ep #239

4/11/2022
Do you wish you could have more freedom at work yet still earn a paycheck? Remote work and flexible scheduling may help you ease into retirement rather than plunging in all at once. In our retirement headline segment today, we’ll explore an article from the Wall Street Journal that discusses a new phenomenon that is a direct result of the Covid-19 pandemic. Additionally, I’ll answer Frank’s question about using the bucket time segmentation strategy in retirement. Listen in to hear details...

Duration:00:17:36

I’M RETIRING IN 3 WEEKS! Here’s What to Do… Ep # 238

4/4/2022
Jim is only 3 weeks away from retiring and wants to know my top tips for someone approaching retirement. If you are on the countdown to retirement, make sure to listen to the listener's questions to hear what they are. In the retirement headlines segment, we’ll explore the benefits of using a bucket withdrawal strategy for investments. You may be surprised to hear what the actual benefit of using the bucket strategy is. Listen in to hear what the bucket strategy can do for your...

Duration:00:15:00

Get the Freeloaders Offloaded with Bobbi Rebell, Ep #237

3/28/2022
When people begin retirement planning they usually have 3 main questions. We cover the questions about what to do about healthcare before Medicare and should I pay off my house regularly on this show. However, the third question, what do I do if I still have kids at home, is not one we regularly address. That is why I’m excited to have Bobbi Rebell, author of the new book, Launching Financial Grown Ups on the show today. Bobbi is here to discuss the growing phenomenon of adult kids living...

Duration:00:27:11

Don’t Even THINK About Delaying Retirement, Ep #236

3/21/2022
Have you been hesitant to retire this year because of all that is going on in the world? On this episode of Retirement Starts Today, we’ll explore a retirement headline from Maurie Backman at The Motley Fool called 3 Reasons Why 2022 May Be a Bad Year to Retire, but then you’ll hear my rebuttal to each of her 3 arguments. If you have been on the fence about whether you should take the plunge and retire now, you won’t want to miss this episode. Make sure to stick around until the end of the...

Duration:00:20:16

The Perfect Inflation Hedge Doesn’t Exist, Ep #235

3/14/2022
With the news that January’s inflation rate was a staggering 7.5%--the highest level in 40 years–everyone has inflation on their minds lately. Many retirees are reassessing how they can protect their nest eggs. On this episode of Retirement Starts Today, we’ll explore a WSJ headline, “There’s No Perfect Way to Inflation-Proof Your Investments,” by Anne Tergesen. If you have been wondering how you can best use your investments to hedge against inflation in retirement, don’t miss out on this...

Duration:00:16:49

Starting a Business in Retirement, an Interview with Gabe Nelson, Ep #234

3/7/2022
Many people begin retirement with the question: what’s next? That question can plant the idea of starting a second chapter whether it be a new business, a side hustle, a passion project, or a consulting business. The question then becomes, how to get started? Gabe Nelson, the host of the Solopreneur Money podcast, is here to discuss how you can start a business in retirement. In this episode, you’ll learn tips on how to get started, how to decide what to charge, how long it should take to...

Duration:00:20:44

Go Back to Bed, Ep #233

2/28/2022
What does a good night’s sleep have to do with retirement planning? Listen to this episode to find out. Today we’ll explore an article from Andrea Peterson over at the Wall Street Journal titled, To Get a Better Night’s Sleep, First Fix Your Day. After discussing how to apply her advice to retirement, we’ll tackle Bill’s questions. Since he has a few questions I’m trying something new and answering them in a lightning round style. Stick around until the end to discover if this method worked...

Duration:00:19:57

8 Reasons to File Your 2021 Tax Return Early, Ep #232

2/21/2022
Tax season is here. This yearly duty is something that a good portion of citizens put off until the last minute, with some even requesting an extension to file later. However, today I have 8 reasons for you to consider filing your taxes early. Listen in to discover why you might want to bite the bullet and file your tax return early this year. Outline of This Episode This is a great list to encourage people to get started on their taxes. I’ve had my thoughts on tax planning for a while now...

Duration:00:17:40

Retirees Aren’t Spending Enough, Ep #231

2/14/2022
You may be worried about money in retirement, but are you worried that you won’t spend enough of it? Today’s retirement headline comes from Neil Templin over at Barrons.com and it examines how people’s core spending and saving habits from their working years continue in their retirement years. Listen to this episode to hear the author’s suggestion for how to rectify this issue and whether or not I agree with him. Outline of This Episode Retirees aren’t spending enough Why do people...

Duration:00:18:52

Where Should I Live in Retirement? Ep #230

2/7/2022
Do you know where you’ll live when you retire? Deciding where to live in retirement is one of the biggest retirement decisions that you’ll make. There are so many factors to consider that it can be overwhelming with the myriad choices. On this episode of Retirement Starts Today, we’ll explore a headline from J.D. Roth at GetRichSlowly.org that reveals a new tool from The New York Times which helps people find places to live that suit their lifestyles. You’ll also hear the answer to Frank’s...

Duration:00:15:37