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When you retire, which account should you pull from and when? Conventional wisdom suggest first withdrawing from taxable accounts, followed by IRAs, and then lastly from Roth accounts. Is this conventional wisdom correct? Is there a strategic way to withdraw your retirement income in order to maximize income and minimize taxes? Are there other cons…
 
People like to know where they stand, particularly when it comes to their bank accounts. Do I have enough to retire? How much money should I have saved by age 55 or 60? This info is definitely interesting to know, but does it provide any value? In this show we talk about what the average retirement savings are at various ages and discuss why this i…
 
We all know the financial cost of Long Term Care is high. Not only are communities and facilities expensive, but so is insurance, or even home health assistance. The costs go well beyond the numbers and have an emotional and physical strain on the caregiver as well. In this show, we talk about these issues with Linda Burhans, a caregiver expert. Sh…
 
What is one piece of financial advise you'd give your younger self if you could? Florida has just joined a handful of other states that now require Financial Literacy in high school in order to get a diploma. In this show we discuss the new requirements and if they are where they need to be to help these youngsters retire years from now.…
 
Does stock market volatility matter when you are retired? If you are pulling income from those investments, you bet it does! In this show we talk about how generating income from retirement assets can be subjected to Dollar Cost Ravaging, also known as Sequence Risk. If you are worried about running out of money in retirement, be sure to listen to …
 
Can a realtor, a business advisor, or a financial advisor NOT act in your best interest? Unfortunately, the answer is sometimes yes. In this show we explore a recent real estate deal gone sour. A man sold his property for $4 million and then less than 24 hours later it was resold for $7 million. What can we learn from this and how do you know if yo…
 
Are taxes going up because of inflation!? While many parts of the tax code are adjusted to account for inflation, some parts are not. That means higher taxes, in a way, as people experience "tax bracket creep." In this show we discuss several taxes that actually increase as inflation increases including Social Security, home sales, and state and lo…
 
What's it like getting your financial advice and retirement planning guidance from a "Big Bank" or Wirehouse"? In this show we talk with a former in-house bank financial adviser who recently joined Dolphin Financial Group. We ask him questions about what differences to expect about the advice given by a financial representative of a big bank as opp…
 
How do you leave money with strings attached? Many families have a particular "Black Sheep" or difficult member that doesn't quite fit the mold or has an issue. Common issues might be alcohol or substance abuse, disliked spouses, or lack of money management skills. In this show we talk with an estate planning attorney on how to handle these types o…
 
If given a lump sum to invest over ten years, which strategy would lead to higher returns: Investing the entire lump sum at once or investing the lump sum evenly over the first year. Investing over time is also known as Dollar Cost Averaging and it's very popular. However, is it the better option when there is a long-term time horizon? We'll answer…
 
According to the recent August 2021 update from Social Security, the combined Trust Fund is expected to be depleted by 2034. This is one year earlier than estimated last year. This means that in 2034, only 78% of benefits will be payable to Social Security beneficiaries. What does this mean, why is it happening, and what should you do about it?…
 
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