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This week’s getting-to-know-you segment includes questions about impactful family members, after-work activities, and more! Then, we’ll share some quotes of the week by Greg S. Reid and Sun Tzu before diving into a great MarketWatch article about geopolitical conflict’s impact on the market.

Ever heard the saying, ‘Always plan ahead. It wasn’t raining when Noah built the ark?’ Well, today we’re diving into that very concept. How did Noah’s forward-thinking approach help him survive the flood, and what can it teach us about preparing for retirement? Tune in as we unpack the ancient wisdom of Noah’s Ark and its modern-day implications for ensuring your retirement is secure, no matter what storms might be on the horizon.

In this episode, we’re diving into some famous words by the one and only Yogi Berra. You might know him for his legendary baseball career, but Yogi was also a goldmine of wisdom. We’ll spin some of his classic quotes into financial advice. It’s all about viewing things through the right lens- so let’s see what financial insights we can uncover from Yogi’s memorable sayings!

 

Retirement planning doesn’t have to be overwhelmingly complicated. It certainly doesn’t have to be as complicated as some people make it. In our next episode, we unravel the unnecessary complexities often woven into the fabric of retirement advice. We’ll debunk some myths, simplify strategies, and uncover the beauty of simplicity and straightforward retirement planning.

Many of us are familiar with how a water wheel works. A constant stream of running water keeps the wheel turning so it can do the work it’s supposed to accomplish (whether turning millstones to grind grain in the 19th century or turning turbines to create hydroelectricity in today’s world). If the stream of water stops running, the wheel stops turning. So, how does a water wheel relate to retirement planning? We’ll tell you how in today’s episode.

 

March Madness is upon us, and as you’re keeping an eye on your bracket and watching the Final Four this weekend, there are a few retirement planning lessons that you can learn along the way… Stay tuned as we take some March Madness terms any apply them to the financial planning world in today’s show.

 

Are you planning for your retirement with the confidence that you’re making all the right moves? In today’s episode, we’ll unveil the crucial income planning mistakes that could jeopardize your retirement and show you how to craft a financial plan that’s built to last decades, not just years. Tune in to ensure your retirement strategy is foolproof against common pitfalls and ready to secure your financial future.

Every generation likes to talk about how much harder things used to be when they were kids. Like all of the people who used to have to walk five miles to school, in the snow, uphill both ways. But they had at least one thing that was EASIER…and that was retirement planning. Let’s talk about why on today’s episode.

Sometimes it’s hard to make financial sacrifices when the reward might not be seen until several years in the future. Today we’ll talk about some of the situations where you might be inclined to take the immediate benefit when you should really consider the delayed rewards…

“Learn from the mistakes of others. You can’t live long enough to make them all yourself.” – Eleanor Roosevelt… Ever wish you could foresee financial missteps before they happen? In today’s episode, explore some real-life stories of regret and arm yourself with the essential dos and don’ts to ensure your money works for you, not against you.

We’re so glad to be back after a brief break. We’ll fill you in on where we’ve been and much more in today’s show. If you’re ready for an adventure, today’s episode is for you! Listen in as we compare retirement planning to climbing a mountain. We talk about preparing wisely, tackling the ups and downs, and even planning your way back down.

Retirement is a unique journey for each of us. The thought that there’s a one-size-fits-all solution is a myth, but what if we told you there are certain universal truths that can guide every retiree? Dive deep in this episode, where we juxtapose the individuality of retirement plans with the foundational principles that remain consistent across the board.

In the complex world of retirement planning, there are countless pitfalls one could fall into. In this episode, we’ve distilled it down to what we believe are the top 5 mistakes to watch out for. Avoiding these crucial missteps can have a significant impact on the success of your retirement plan. Join us as we delve into these key issues and learn how to navigate them effectively when it’s your turn to plan for retirement.

We’ve got a fun one for you today! Tune in as we expose some symptoms that might need a financial prescription. Whether you’re experiencing dizziness from the ups and downs of the stock market or high blood pressure from anger about bad financial advice, we’ll share how guaranteed income can make a difference in your financial plan. After that, we’ll extract some valuable financial lessons from the one and only, Mick Jagger.

Today we’re diving into the crucial role of income analysis in retirement planning. We’ll uncover the secrets of guaranteed income versus the uncertain stuff and shed light on the consequences of retiring without a clear income plan. Don’t worry if you’re feeling lost – we’ve got your back with practical solutions and expert guidance. Tune in and take charge of your retirement cash flow!

In today’s episode, we’re tackling the concept of Financial Independence. While the American colonists fought for freedom from British rule, we’re here to discuss what you’re striving to be independent from in your retirement. We’ll unveil the common foes you’ll face on the journey. And good news, no muskets required for these battles!
Are you nearing “retirement age?” If so, let’s explore that pivotal question you’ll soon face: Should you retire or continue working? We’ll unravel the intricacies of this decision, addressing both financial and emotional aspects, and help you find out if you’re truly ready to retire.

Are you preparing for retirement but feeling confident that you have covered all the expenses? Well, think again… It turns out that many retirees overlook some crucial costs that can leave them financially vulnerable. In this episode, we explore the retirement expenses that most people tend to forget, including skyrocketing medical bills, unexpected travel costs, and taxes.

Money can’t buy love, but it can certainly start some spicy debates between you and your better half. In this episode, we’re digging into the financial face-offs that make Monopoly fights look like child’s play and exploring some money minefields that can test even the most solid relationships. Listen in as we explore how to resolve some of the most common financial sources of tension between couples. 

In today’s episode, we’ll explore how the world of finance can be illuminated by the insightful sayings of our grandmothers. Many of us have fond memories of our grandparents’ amusing expressions, so we’ll delve into five entertaining examples and uncover the nuggets of financial wisdom they hold.

“Don’t wait, go live. Go do the things that you want to do while you’re still able to do them. And in retirement, the best way to do that is to make sure that income is guaranteed and safe and secure.”

We kick off the episode by answering some fun get-to-know-you questions and share a quote of the week by Bill Murray. We also look at a recent MarketWatch article that focuses on the impact that financial jargon has on retirement planning fear. This week’s retirement ride-along segment features our trip to San Antonio, Texas this past December. Stay tuned to hear about its stunning riverwalk and our incredible stay at the Hotel Emma!

Get ready to roll up your sleeves and dive into the gritty side of personal finance. In this episode, we reveal how everyday household tasks can serve as reminders of the principles that lead to financial success. From taking out the trash in your investment portfolio to cleaning out the fridge of outdated financial strategies, we’ll explore how to declutter your financial life.

In the complex world of retirement planning, there are countless pitfalls one could fall into. In this episode, we’ve distilled it down to what we believe are the top 5 mistakes to watch out for. Avoiding these crucial missteps can have a significant impact on the success of your retirement plan. So, join us as we delve into these key issues and learn how to navigate them effectively when it’s your turn to plan for retirement. 

The number one fear in retirement today is outliving your nest egg outliving your income that has been proven that that is more frightening to retirees than death itself.

Here at Income For Life, we pull back the curtain, and we show you exactly how these plans work. The insurance way is the only way that you can eliminate the emotional stress of the volatility of both the banks and the market.

“In retirement, make sure you develop an income plan. Evaluate investment strategies for the short and long term, understand how much you’re spending monthly, and plan for health issues and long-term care needs.”

Tyler Johnson joins us on this week’s episode. Tyler is a Real Estate Consultant over at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices. In this role, he guides his clients in the home buying, or selling process to make sure it’s as seamless as possible. We talk to Tyler today about…

The Income For Life Show is back! We have lots of exciting news to share with you today. We are thrilled to continue bringing you retirement planning advice, while introducing guest speakers …

 Medicare is one of the most misunderstood retirement planning pieces. That’s why we bring in a Medicare expert on today’s show to clear up some confusion. Bob Evenson sits down with Matt to discuss how Medicare works, the different parts to this program, and answer an…

We invite Scott Souther on to today’s podcast. Scott works for CEK Insurance and has an extensive background in retirement planning, insurance, and Medicaid planning. When coming up with a show idea we were inspired by Proverbs 16:18, which says “Pride goes before d…

We discuss how a customized retirement plan is king. We also discuss the 4 important retirement statistics worth understanding. Get Your Guaranteed Annuity Get Access To The IFL Manual Vault Click here to listen to more episodes. If you have any questions, give us a c…

 If you’ve ever ridden the subway in London, you’ve probably seen the “Mind the Gap” signs warning you to be aware of the gap between the train door and the station platform. Let’s talk today about minding the gaps in retirement planning. We will also discuss…

 To write the Chinese word for “crisis,” you combine elements of two different Chinese characters. One character means “danger” while the other one means “opportunity.” Translated into English, it means “opportunity riding on a dangerous wind.” Let’s …

 Fidelity conducts an annual study where they analyze retirement and financial expectations among couples who are either married, or in a long term relationship. Matt and Nick will take a look at this study today and discuss some of the findings, trends, and why you ca…

 We discuss how many are learning about their retirement through ‘uncommon sense’ and also how the Great Resignation is hitting the American workplace right now in a big way. Get Your Guaranteed Annuity Get Access To The IFL Manual Vault Click here to listen to more ep…

 Fire extinguishers, airbags in your car, and smoke alarms in your house are all examples of things in life that don’t really seem to matter until they’re the only thing that matters. On that rare occasion when you need one of those items, you’ll either be very g…

 If we take a look at the world of medicine, we can learn some valuable lessons that can be applied to your financial life. Get Your Guaranteed Annuity Get Access To The IFL Manual Vault Click here to listen to more episodes. If you have any questions, give us a call a…

 On today’s show, we discuss how ridiculous some Google searches for retirement planning can be and what red flags you should look out for. We also talk about the current Secure 2.0 Bill and the top 9 goals inside it. Get Your Guaranteed Annuity Get Access To The IFL M…

 Matt and Nick discuss 5 areas of your financial life where you might be flirting with disaster and don’t even know it. The guys will also answer an email question about investing in just one stock. Get Your Guaranteed Annuity Get Access To The IFL Manual Vault Click…

 We’ve surpassed the first 100 days of Joe Biden’s presidency and, so far, it has already provided plenty of fodder for discussion in the financial planning realm. Let’s look at some of the top issues of the past few months, how it impacts financial planning, and…

 The “normal” investment world already seems crowded with endless possibilities of companies and ways to invest. Yet there’s a segment of the market classified as alternative investments that many people find intriguing. Could there ever be a place for alternativ…

With March Madness about to come to a close and the NBA Playoffs around the corner, basketball is still on the mind for some people. What can we learn about retirement planning by exploring some concepts in the game of basketball? We also discuss how the city you live…

  The financial industry has held many general rules of thumb throughout the years, but one of the most popular ones is the rule of 100. If you subtract 100 from your age, that’s percentage of stocks you should have in your account. This may be a good place to start, bu…

 We often see people making certain assumptions about retirement that just aren’t correct. Matt and Nick explore some common assumptions that they see in their office. Get Access To The IFL Manual Vault Click here to listen to more episodes. If you have any questions…

 We discuss the five ways the super-rich think and how everyone can use these same concepts in their retirement. Get Access To The IFL Manual Vault Click here to listen to more episodes. If you have any questions, give us a call at 888-228-8814. And don’t forget to sub…

 You probably heard all about GameStop stock and buzzwords like short squeeze, Reddit’s Wall Street Bets, and hedge funds the last week of January. But what really happened that had all of the financial media world stirred up and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Donald T…

  A 900 billion stimulus package just got approved by Congress. So what does this mean for the economy and stock market? Matt and Nick discuss the big points of this new bill, how this will affect middle-class Americans, and the looming tax bomb that is building up as w…

 Is a Roth Conversion right for you? There are many different financial firms advertising this strategy right now, but it can be difficult to know this is truly something that will work well with your plan. We dive into how a conversion works, how taxes are paid, and t…

  Many people in the financial world complicated the retirement process by throwing out buzzwords and explaining things in a complex way. But retirement shouldn’t be this difficult, and it should incorporate some common sense. Matt and Nick talk about trusting your gut …

  As we approach the holidays, this may be a good time to discuss the wants and needs of our family in retirement. Even though this conversation can be tough and emotional, it’s one that is pertinent to your retirement plan. Today Matt and Nick will discuss some of the …

  This year’s election is on the horizon and many people have strong emotions and opinions going into it. It’s common that we hear one candidate will make the stock market crash, while the other one will be beneficial for the market. Matt and Nick discuss how to get thr…

  This episode was recorded on November 4th, 2020 and we are still waiting for all of the votes to come in from last night’s election. It’s no secret that the market is rather volatile when there’s uncertainty involved. This why Matt and Nick talk to us today on why we …

  The pandemic has caused a lot of turmoil in the job market. Many people have been laid off and now have to find a new employer to work for. But what should you do with your retirement account that’s with your old employer? Matt and Nick talk about a few strategies you…

There are many general rules out there in the retirement world and it can be difficult to navigate which ones are still relevant in today’s environment. Matt and Nick will break down what the 4 percent rule is and why they think this rule is outdated. Click here to li…

The market has made a significant rebound since the dip in March. However, we should still proceed with caution and be wary that all of the economic effects of COVID-19 have not been felt fully. Matt and Nick will discuss how the markets take in information from the news and…

  There is no doubt that procrastination is in our human nature. Many people will push off tasks that need to be done until the very last minute, but this is not a trait that you want to carry in your financial life. Matt and Nick break down how much waiting can cost yo…

What will the United States look like during a Trump presidency? And more importantly, what will retirement look like over the next four years? We’re going to focus on three major expected changes and issues that could result from this election. We’re going to talk about Soc…

The Income For Life Show, powered by Folds of Honor, is back! On the first episode of the renewed podcast, Matt and Nick discuss the philosophy behind The Three C’s of Retirement. Understanding your Checkbook, Calendar and Clock is the secret to a successful retirement and w…

Occam’s Razor is a term from the 1300’s that still applies today, which describes that when two or more ideas are presented to you – the simplest idea should be chosen. That same idea is how retirement income planning should be, because if you cannot explain it to a si…

The 8 Percent Annuity Return Discussion.…

“Status Quo” is a term that is often thrown around for a variety of things. At it’s core definition, it means “the existing condition or state of affairs.” We commonly use it as a phrase to insinuate that we are just ‘going to keep things the same’ or choose no…

Have you ever wondered whether or not you would “make it” in retirement? You know, whether you had saved enough money… or whether you were carrying too much stock market risk? Are you paying too much for your investments? Do you have the right advisor? These are all pr…

History has proven that the 401(k) has failed miserably when it comes to providing a nest egg for retirement – for many reasons. Listen to this podcast to learn more.…

Sometimes, the simple thought of ‘common sense’ gets overlooked in all the media marketing and political correctness ways of today. It is important to sometimes look back and reflect on things that we often say and do. Today, our old friend by the name of ‘Common Sense…

If you become disabled, you may face huge bills for daily help. And, no, Medicare doesn’t cover it. When you try to gauge the biggest risks to your financial security in retirement, health care costs usually top the list. But there’s even bigger danger that doesn’t get…

Q: When does an OPINION become a FACT? A: When the opinion can be proven. Sure, everyone can have an opinion on whatever they want. There is nothing wrong with opinions, as long as they do not distort the facts. With that said, the #1 fact of retirement income planning is qu…

In today’s media, we often hear about the new Hybrid Annuity products, or Fixed Index Annuity products, and how they can not only allow a retiree to have peace of mind with their retirement dollars – but also participate in the good years of the markets. I am a believer …

Filling up at the gas pump these days sure is nice. Gas is under $2 per gallon in most places and it sure is easier on the wallet – but what happened the last time oil prices dropped this low this quickly? The signs are all around us and looking back at history can sometim…

So, you’ve retired, huh? Now what? Should you keep all of your money in the stock market? How much risk should you really be taking? Better yet…how much risk can you truly afford to take? If history has taught us anything about investing in retirement, having too much ri…

An Elementary Math Equation

Proper retirement income planning is necessary to make sure that your Required Income (the ‘I must have every month’ money) is safe and secure – but why do so many insist on making it more confusing than it should be? You decide. Listen in to learn about The Elementary…

Proper retirement income planning is difficult, to say the least. Who is right and who is wrong – and what if I mess it up? We understand. Listen to the podcast to learn about the 7 Retirement Income Planning Risks and How to Avoid Them and call us toll free at 877-284-892…

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