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#209 – Making Friends in Retirement

2/21/2018
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We need to have a social network in retirement. A good network of friends can help you live your life to its fullest and expand the quality of your life. Retirees with the most robust network of friends are happier, healthier and more engaged than those who are lonely. Your social network doesn’t have to […]

Duration:00:29:40

#208 – Happy Spouse, Happy Retirement

2/13/2018
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Let’s talk marriage! On this episode of Retirement Answer Man, I want to spark a discussion on how to have a happy marriage so that you don’t spend your retirement years alone. People with happy marriages live longer and are healthier than single retirees. Divorce in the retirement years can completely destroy your finances and […]

Duration:00:42:57

#207 – Loneliness Can Be a Retirement Killer: Here’s How to Combat It

2/7/2018
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On this great episode of Retirement Answer Man I touch on the recent developments in the markets, but I’m here to really discuss loneliness. Loneliness can be a limiting factor during the retirement years. It can seriously degrade quality of life and even lead to an untimely demise. Loneliness can be caused by many different […]

Duration:00:28:14

#206 – You Are What You Read

1/31/2018
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What are you filling your head with? The “Facebook effect” or “social media effect” can lead us to be mentally consuming more junk than we would like. That’s why now it is even more important than ever to be intentional about what you read. Each year I buy dozens of books to line my bookshelves. […]

Duration:00:34:59

#205 – How to Make 2018 Your Best Year Yet

1/24/2018
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Sometimes people use retirement as a reason to stop planning. This is a bad idea. The purpose of my retirement planning services is not simply to manage your money. My goal is to give my clients the best retirement that they can have. But without planning this can’t be done. Planning helps people make great […] The post #205 – How to Make 2018 Your Best Year Yet appeared first on Roger Whitney.

Duration:00:31:27

#204 – Is Your Financial Advisor Worth the Cost?

1/17/2018
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The cost of financial advisors vary greatly, but so does the value that they provide. On this episode of Retirement Answer Man, I address the question, is a financial advisor worth the cost? This is a tough question to answer, especially since I am a financial advisor myself! In this episode, you will learn about […] The post #204 – Is Your Financial Advisor Worth the Cost? appeared first on Roger Whitney.

Duration:00:43:35

#203 – Why the Great and Powerful Oz Won’t Save Your Retirement

1/10/2018
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There are many big questions that don’t get touched on in portfolio management sessions. Instead of asking the important questions, you and your advisor may be solely focused on market performance or market projections during these annual meetings. But what do these things actually have to do with your life and your retirement? On this […] The post #203 – Why the Great and Powerful Oz Won’t Save Your Retirement appeared first on Roger Whitney.

Duration:00:29:29

#202 – Market Correction Fire Drill Step 3—Having Enough Cash Reserves

1/3/2018
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This is the third episode in the Market Correction Fire Drill series. On this episode, we discuss how much cash you need to have on hand to be prepared for the inevitable market correction. When investing for retirement it is imperative to keep thinking about your long-term goals. It can be easy to lose sight […] The post #202 – Market Correction Fire Drill Step 3—Having Enough Cash Reserves appeared first on Roger Whitney.

Duration:00:26:17

#201 – Market Correction Fire Drill Step 2

12/20/2017
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This episode of Retirement Answer Man is the second in the Market Correction Fire Drill series. After listening to the previous episode you know that a market correction is inevitable and how to measure your risk tolerance to help you become prepared for every eventuality. On this episode, we discuss how to rebalance your portfolio. […] The post #201 – Market Correction Fire Drill Step 2 appeared first on Roger Whitney.

Duration:00:21:55

#200 – Market Correction Fire Drill – Step 1

12/13/2017
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Talking about a market correction can either seem scary or far-fetched in this economic climate. But it is important to understand that a market correction will happen. And it is important is to know what to do when the market correction does happen. On this episode, we will go over how to prepare for when […] The post #200 – Market Correction Fire Drill – Step 1 appeared first on Roger Whitney.

Duration:00:31:06

#199 – Market Correction Fire Drill Starts Here

12/5/2017
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What can we control in life? How can we identify factors beyond our control? The trouble with retirement planning is that so much of it relies on factors beyond our control. Join me today as I discuss the impending force of a market correction and answer some listener questions from our Retirement Plan Live Webinar. […] The post #199 – Market Correction Fire Drill Starts Here appeared first on Roger Whitney.

Duration:00:31:41

#198 – What a 34 Year-Old Can Teach You About Retirement

11/29/2017
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This may surprise you, but there are youngins out there that we can learn from! My guest today is only 34 years old, but he knows quite a bit about retirement. Deacon Hayes is the author of a new book called You Can Retire Early and he has a fantastic website full of resources that can […] The post #198 – What a 34 Year-Old Can Teach You About Retirement appeared first on Roger Whitney.

Duration:00:26:11

#197 – How to Take Your Retirement Travel to the Next Level

11/22/2017
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Many people love to travel, as a matter of fact, it is at the top of just about everyone’s list of things to do when they retire. Usually, when we think of travel we think of stays in 4 or 5-star resorts and all-inclusive hotels. But what if you could find a deeper meaning to […] The post #197 – How to Take Your Retirement Travel to the Next Level appeared first on Roger Whitney.

Duration:00:30:39

#196 – How to Manage Retirement Risks

11/15/2017
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This is my third episode of the Retirement Plan Live case study. Over the past few weeks, we have gotten to know Lori as she has shared many details of her finances, lifestyle, and how she and Bruce have begun to prepare for retirement. Today we continue our journey by delving deeper into their finances […] The post #196 – How to Manage Retirement Risks appeared first on Roger Whitney.

Duration:00:38:52

#195 – Organizing Your Financial Resources for Retirement

11/8/2017
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No matter how much money you may have, worrying about money is part of human nature. We all worry that we may not have enough no matter what our tax bracket is. Even though that is the case, I still say money does not come first when planning retirement. When planning out your financial resources […] The post #195 – Organizing Your Financial Resources for Retirement appeared first on Roger Whitney.

Duration:00:35:18

#194 Dream Up Your Ideal Retirement

11/1/2017
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On today’s show, I interview Lori and we begin to plan her ideal retirement. There is no one size fits all retirement plan out there. Everyone’s ideal retirement will look different since we all have different priorities and financial goals. Listen in on this show to find some excellent resources to plan your own retirement. […] The post #194 Dream Up Your Ideal Retirement appeared first on Roger Whitney.

Duration:00:44:03

#193 How to Avoid This HUGE Threat to Your Retirement

10/25/2017
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Planning for the future has many challenges and you may not know what could be a threat to your retirement. There’s something you may not have thought about when planning your retirement. Over the next four weeks, we’ll be learning about Lori and Bruce in my Retirement Plan Live case study. By studying them you […] The post #193 How to Avoid This HUGE Threat to Your Retirement appeared first on Roger Whitney.

Duration:00:43:43

#192 – Should You Worry About a Market Crash?

10/18/2017
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My grandmother lived through the great depression. She was 10 years old when it started and remembers the struggle. What she went through during those years has shaped her decision-making process. She is very frugal. I can remember her saving small bits of wrapping paper when I would have thrown them out. For many of […] The post #192 – Should You Worry About a Market Crash? appeared first on Roger Whitney.

Duration:00:43:46

#191 – What Your Financial Advisor Should Be Doing

10/11/2017
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I’ve been married to my wife for 27 years. That’s a long time! I have noticed that there has been a rhythm within our relationship over the years where, as we have become more comfortable with each other, we begin to become disengaged. Not disengaged in a spiteful way but simply not as focused […] The post #191 – What Your Financial Advisor Should Be Doing appeared first on Roger Whitney.

Duration:00:34:33

10/4/2017
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Several years ago I participated in an Ironman Triathlon. I didn’t win, not even close. I finished in the 77th percentile. Turns out, the winner could have started 6 ¼ hours after me and still beat me. So was this experience a failure? It depends on how you look at it. I enjoyed the experience, […] The post appeared first on Roger Whitney.

Duration:00:41:33

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