Today, Larry Heller and Matt Halloran discuss housing and financial strategies for retirees. Since your house is a significant asset, it’s important to consider what you’d like to do with your home once you retire.
Will you stay in your home for a period of time or move right away? Will you convert your home equity line to a traditional mortgage? Which financing options are suitable for retirees who will carry a mortgage? These are only a few of the questions that Larry answers in this...
Are you investing solely in one stock?
In today’s podcast, Matt Halloran and Larry Heller discuss why some people invest in only one stock and why that singular approach to investing is risky. Listen in as Larry highlights examples of historically successful companies whose stocks have taken a nosedive. If you’ve ever heard that it’s beneficial to diversify your portfolio, but you’re unsure of why and how to do it, this episode is for you.
Tune in as Larry walks you through strategies...
On today’s podcast, Larry Heller brings on a guest to discuss the financial considerations that go along with divorcing later on in life.
Who better to discuss this topic with than Gayle Rosenblum, an award-winning matrimonial and family law attorney of Rubin and Rosenblum, PLLC.
In this episode, Gayle and Larry explore the special challenges that older adults face when they’re going through a divorce.
Gayle explains how retirement accounts and assets, like a shared business, can be...
Do you want to put more money in your pocket after taxes? When planning for retirement it is not only wise to include an investment strategy, it is also good to implement strategies to minimize income taxes on that investment strategy. It is time to take a look at what your taxes are and how they affect your investments.
Learn more in this episode as I take you through some strategies on how to minimize taxes on your investments.
Do you know the fundamental pieces to estate planning? It is critical for everyone to understand what documents are needed, the importance of the documents, techniques needed for estate planning, and how estate planning has been impacted by the recent tax law changes.
Learn more in this episode as I interview a very special guest, Michael Nolan, a Trust and Estate Planning Attorney with offices in Melville and New York City.
To understand what a Roth is, we must understand the differences between both a Roth and a traditional IRA. Before you and your advisor decide what’s best for you, it’s important to clearly understand what makes each type of IRA unique.
Learn more in this podcast as I share more about how and when to use a Roth.
In this episode, Larry gives 10 keys to revamping our finances for a successful 2018. Grab a piece of paper and jot down this list of practical tips, which could set you up for the next 10 years and beyond.
Join Larry as he shares his top 10 financial steps for 2018!
This December will be the month that marks the finalization and voting of the new tax bill. This new tax bill will impact both corporate and personal taxes. Changes brought about by the tax law are sure to affect different facets of our financial plans, including how we plan for retirement.
Learn more about the new tax bill from Larry Heller and guest Mike Kessler, CPA in this podcast:
Guest Speaker - Mike Kessler, CPA
Learn more at: Michael J. Kessler, Profitability Consultants...
While it’s valuable to build wealth, it’s also equally important to keep your money. Taxes are one of the key things that we should account for in doing so. The more you can save on taxes, the more money you can potentially earn. It’s important for your financial advisor to look at all strategies available to help optimize tax and ensure you’re keeping most of your money intact.
Learn more about tax optimization in this podcast:
Survivor and Divorce benefit options are one of the largest aspects of Social Security that most people do not understand. Those who are eligible for the benefits may miss out on a lot of value, as they are not aware of the benefits and what they are entitled to. Larry shares more on understanding the benefits and how to efficiently maximize your Social Security.
Learn more about the Social Security conundrum series in this podcast:
Maybe you’re planning to apply for Social Security today, a year from now, or 10 years from now. Will you and your spouse know how to maximize its potential benefits? There’s a lot to know, but Larry spells it all out in his latest podcast.
Listen in as Larry explains innovative ways that you can coordinate Social Security benefits with your spouse:
In this podcast, Larry shares insight on the Social Security benefits to help clear up the misunderstandings people commonly have. This four-part series will help you understand the ins and outs of Social Security, including eligibility, when to collect, and what to collect. Learn more about Social Security in this podcast with Larry Heller, as he discusses the first part of the four-part series:
In this podcast, Larry Heller shares the biggest question people ask when nearing retirement: “How much money can I spend?” Most people don’t even know the amount they spend currently, and in order to determine what they can spend in retirement, they need to know their current expenses.
Here are 4 questions that need to be answered to determine what you can spend in retirement:
Larry shares more about the concerns clients have when preparing for retirement. Over the years, financial professionals have met with hundreds of clients, and for the most part, they have similar concerns. In fact, there are seven concerns that stand out from the rest, as they are the main points people looking to retire are most worried about.
Learn more about the seven biggest concerns clients have when preparing for retirement in this podcast:
Larry shares more on the Fourth Pillar of the Complete Financial House – Progress. A financial planner will help you set a strategy and game plan towards your goal, although sometimes it’s hard to stay on track with plans we’ve put in place. Having a planner who is fully dedicated to the plan is recommended. We also want to keep looking at the plan regularly and have short-term goals we can meet outside of the long-term plan. This way, we can see our progress and be sure that we are going...
When it comes to retirement, you must put several strategies in place that are quite different compared to when you were working. Here we have planning tactics that can be a benefit to everyone preparing to build a complete financial house.
All of these tactics are intertwined. One of the best things you can do to implement these strategies is to work with an expert such as a wealth advisor to really specialize and focus on this. Some experts focus on only one of these tactics, but it’s...
Larry Heller of Heller Wealth Management introduces the Second Pillar - Strategy of your Complete Financial House. This pillar involves creating a plan and different strategies to accomplish your financial goals! Learn more about the second pillar, “Strategy,” in this podcast:
“Mindset” is the first of the Four Pillars of Your Complete Financial House. It is a very important pillar, as it is the foundation of your complete financial house. Mindset can be broken down into three categories: Vision, Purpose, and Discipline. Without identifying your vision & purpose, and practicing discipline, it is difficult to truly understand how financial goals will be met. Learn more about pillar #1, Mindset, in this podcast:
The concept of retirement has changed a lot in recent years. Traditionally, it was about retiring at age 65, buying a few things, then enjoying the remaining years of your life. Now people have a chance to live 30 to 35 years into retirement. People can choose early retirement, pursue a different career, start working part time, and so much more. In this episode, Larry provides an overview of the Four Pillars of Your Complete Financial House, to help you get stated on planning your...
Larry Heller initially wanted to be an accountant in college. He obtained his CPA and started working for a “big 8” accounting firm. After three and a half years, he realized he wanted to do something else. Accounting was more or less helping people after the fact, so he decided he wanted to do something in the planning phase instead. When he was in college, his father passed away and he was left with his mother who was a homemaker. He also had a younger sister. Concerns about their future...