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We Will Help You CFP® Your Way Out Of It, a podcast where you get into the minds of a couple Certified Financial Planners™ on how we think about everyday financial planning questions and what should really matter most to you.

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Recently, Edward Jones put out the 4 Pillars of Retirement study, which was comprised of health, purpose, family and finance. Recently, Edward Jones put out the 4 Pillars of Retirement study, which was comprised of health, purpose, family, and finance. In this podcast episode, Adam and Ben discuss the findings, some of which were surprising. Throughout the survey results it was abundantly clear that the first three pillars held more weight than the wealth or finance side of retirement. In fact, did you know that 96% of retirees said that health is more important than wealth in retirement? Listen to us discuss the full results and how we believe the human side of finances plays an important role in financial planning and our process.
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No one likes to lose money, but once in a while it can actually be a good thing! If you own a non-retirement account or basically any investment outside of your retirement assets, you can deduct a loss on your tax return. There is a limit and some caveats in order to deduct your losses. To find out all that it entails, check out this podcast episode!
Have you been considering a big purchase but you’re concerned you can’t afford it since you’re retired? Is making a large purchase in retirement a smart idea? What is the most efficient way to buy a large purchase in retirement? We believe it comes down to two things: can you afford it and what is the most efficient way to go about it. Listen to this episode to hear the logistics of how we would use financial planning to answer those questions.
Asset accumulators have a long runway until retirement. Starting the financial planning process early builds a solid financial foundation to ensure success in the future. Those starting out have competing goals, such as saving for retirement, buying a larger house for a growing family, paying down debt, or saving for their kids’ education. With all these financial aspirations, which one should be prioritized? That’s where financial planning comes in!
In this A/B Conversations episode, we discuss asset protection strategies. People want security in life by having safety nets in place when life happens and the unexpected occurs. Luckily, there are strategies to protect financial wealth! Our goal at HFG is to provide the education and plan for the what if’s that happen. Listen to find out more!
Open enrollment comes once a year and is a great time for you to review your work benefits and update them to better fit your current financial life. Life changes. What you may have originally picked for your health benefits might not be the best fit anymore for you and your family. Making sure that your work benefits line up with all the other pieces of your financial life is important so it fits into the grand scheme of your financial plan. In this podcast episode, we give education around what you should focus on during open enrollment time.
In this podcast episode, we talk about what net worth is, what makes up net worth, and what it actually means. We also discuss why not all net worths are created equal, how net worth changes depending on your phase of life, and why liquidity is important. We want to help you grow your net worth to the point where it supports you for the rest of your life.
In this podcast, we clarify our fees and how we get paid. We believe everyone should be paying for advice through a financial planning process. We explain our process, the two ways we can get paid for financial planning, and how we get compensated for providing investment advice by managing assets.
Most people that want to transfer the risk of long-term care, were people who experienced needing to care for their own aging parents. They don’t want to become a burden on their kids. For everyone else that hasn’t experienced the need for care, we hope this podcast helps sets the stage for what long-term care is, how we plan for it, and what your options are.