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FINANCIAL LITERACY

Hear from founder and president, Tim Doehrmann.

What IRA Owners Need to Know About Beneficiaries - Episode 23 Thumbnail

What IRA Owners Need to Know About Beneficiaries - Episode 23

There are several nuances when it comes to inheriting the assets of an IRA. This depends on the relationship of the beneficiary to the IRA owner, whether the IRA was funded with pretax or after-tax money, and whether the account owner was required to take minimum distributions. I will touch on some of those nuances here as a guide of things to think about when it comes to planning your legacy. However, please consider talking to an estate attorney about your specific situation.

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The Story of the Mexican Fisherman - Episode 13 Thumbnail

The Story of the Mexican Fisherman - Episode 13

The Story of the Mexican Fisherman has been bouncing around the internet for years in one form or another. It’s been an inspiration to many, that live in the rat race or try to keep up with the Joneses, to slow down, reassess their situations, and really think about the lives they want to live.

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Retirees Lose $111,000 Per Household by Claiming Social Security too Early - Episode 11 Thumbnail

Retirees Lose $111,000 Per Household by Claiming Social Security too Early - Episode 11

This week we dig into Social Security. Optimizing Social Security is one of the biggest value-adds a good advisor can provide to the retirement planning process. I talk about why you shouldn't claim Social Security benefits just because you can, how important Social Security is for so many Americans and why the Social Security program isn't going anywhere anytime soon.

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Is the Standard 60/40 Investment Portfolio Dead? - Episode 10 Thumbnail

Is the Standard 60/40 Investment Portfolio Dead? - Episode 10

The investment landscape has greatly changed since the 1980s. Economic and societal change along with longer life expectancies are leading to recommendations of a greater allocation to equities if the client's risk tolerance will allow for it. This week I summarize a recent MarketWatch.com article about Bank of America's announcement regarding the end of the 60/40 portfolio.

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