The media loves to spread the idea that it’s possible to get rich quickly by investing in a couple of companies. But the truth is that becoming a successful investor is a longer term process and very few people feel that instant gratification. Taylor and Brad discuss some of the ways the media tries to get you to invest emotionally and why having a professional guide you through the noise is imperative.
One of the most overlooked parts of retirement planning is taxes. Do you know how taxes will affect your retirement savings, or your Social Security benefits? Tune in to find out what strategies can reduce your taxes in retirement, or even allow you to retire tax-free.
On this episode we invite John Russell to the podcast. John is a Farmers Insurance agent who specializes in home and auto insurance. Taylor and John talk about his philosophy and the importance of working a professional who has your best interest in mind.
Some people have an ambitious goal to retire early, but there are considerations we need to take into account. What if they retire before they are able to qualify for Medicare? Taylor and Brad will talk about different plans that are available for people in this exact situation.
As the years have gone by, Social Security has become more complex and complicated. Knowing when it’s appropriate to start taking Social Security is a crucial part of any retirement plan. Taylor and Brad talk about many considerations that you need to work out with your advisor before you make that important decision.
For many people, a house is one of the biggest purchases they will make in their lifetime. So it’s important to know what is expected in the buying process. Taylor and Brad have recently gone through the home buying process and they discuss what that looked like for them on today’s show.
Many pre-retirees wonder if part of building a successful and diverse portfolio includes real estate. Taylor and Brad will dive into the pros and cons of owning real estate and investing in real estate to help you determine what’s right for your particular portfolio.
We invite a very special guest to this week’s episode, Taylor’s wife, Torrey Fike! Many people do not know how to bring up the conversation of retirement to their spouse, or the right questions to ask. So in light of this, Taylor and Torrey have an honest conversation about what they want retirement to look like.
This episode kicks off a new 3-part series on home ownership. One of the most common concerns that pre-retirees encounter is paying on a mortgage in retirement. Taylor and Brad will give us the pros and cons of this situation and will also talk about a recent client that had this same concern.
It’s no secret that the media has been sensationalizing the recent drops we have witnessed in the market and now many people are worried they will not be able to retire for another 5-10 years. Taylor and Brad will explain the different types of market recoveries and how they are helping their clients figure out if they can still retire this year.