We kick off our new series by discussing the polarizing topic of annuities. Some claim that annuities are the greatest investment on in the world, while others claim that they are terrible. Taylor and Brad will discuss some common misconceptions pertaining to this investment and how you may be able to properly utilize an annuity in your financial plan.
Everybody is knowledgeable and well informed about something in life. This could pertain to a career, hobby, etc. However, this does not make you any less susceptible to dumb, or misunderstood ideologies about finances that many people fall victim to. On this episode, we discuss why we decided to make this our next series and why some of these ideas may have formed.
We are no stranger to scams in this day and age. We receive robo calls, emails, texts, that all try to make you give away sensitive information. Not all scams are this blatant. There are people in the investment world that do not have your best interest in mind and just want to use your hard earned money for their benefit. Taylor and Brad discuss some of the situations they have witnessed over the years and the ways you can verify the legitimacy of a financial advisor.
As we see the world getting back to some form of normalcy, we are emerging with new habits we have gained over quarantine. Many families found themselves spending on just what they needed and not as much on what they wanted since everything was shut down. We want to look at some of the financial lessons that the lockdown and pandemic has taught us and why you may want to keep these habits up moving forward.
The topic of inflation has been getting a lot of attention from the mainstream media lately. People are worried that inflation is going to continue to rise and skyrocket. As with any piece of news media, it’s important that we take a step back and look at what’s actually going on to see if it should be a top concern.
This is the second and final episode of our personal finances stepping stones series. Last time, we discussed the importance of getting debt payed off and starting your emergency fund. Once you pay off your short-term debt, you have freed up some extra income to do with as you please. Taylor and Brad will discuss some smart financial strategies with this newfound, extra capital and the importance of keeping the big picture in perspective.
It can feel overwhelming to know where to start when you are trying to get your personal finances in order. There are many popular financial talking heads promoting different methods and products, and it can be difficult to tell what is just noise. Taylor and Brad compiled a list of the most helpful advice they found to help you get started when organizing your personal finances.
A third stimulus payment recently went out to a large amount of Americans under the American Rescue Plan that was passed. The show has received a few questions about what to do with the stimulus money, so Taylor and Brad will run through some ways you can spend, save, or invest that money on today’s show.
We’ve discussed many times on the show, the necessity to stay active with your mind in retirement, but it doesn’t hurt to also be physically active as well. We sit down with Clay Ream on today’s show to talk about his journey with physical fitness and how Crossfit exercises can be modified to meet you where you are.
Annuities are a hot topic in the financial industry. Some people talk about how much they love them, while others say to stay away from them at all costs. But which side should you believe? Today Taylor discusses the pros and cons to different annuities and how he has used them in his practice in a retirement plan.