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The Retirement Playbook with Dale Tondryk
17 minutes | 20 days ago
Ep 29: Take This Retirement Preparedness Quiz
Want to find out just how prepared you are for retirement? Here are five key questions that you need to be asking yourself. The answers will help determine just how ready you are to retire. Read more and get additional financial resources here: https://retirementplaybookpodcast.com/retirement-strategy/ep-29-take-this-retirement-preparedness-quiz/1368/ What we discuss on this show: 1:58 – Election still being counted 2:59 – Do you know how much you have? 5:30 – Do you know how much you spend? 7:26 – Do you know how much risk you have in your portfolio? 10:25 – Do you know what you’re paying in fees? 12:22 – Do you know what your retirement income streams are going to look like?
19 minutes | a month ago
Ep 28: Best Places to Retire
Are you thinking about moving to a new state when you retire? Today we’ll look at a list of the top places people retire and discuss the common factors that go into make a decision like that. Plus, we’ll share the locations that many of our Minnesota clients have decided to live in retirement. See the full list and get additional resources here: https://retirementplaybookpodcast.com/retirement-strategy/ep-28-best-places-to-retire/1362/ What we discuss on this show: 3:44 – Setting up today’s conversation 4:22 – Florida cities make up a lot of this list. 5:30 – Do a lot of your clients retire out of state? 6:48 – What’s the typical reason people retire somewhere else? 8:11 – What considerations go into this decision to move? 10:11 – How an advisor helps clients with this process. 12:19 – Does Dale have a dream destination? 14:05 – Work with an advisor to achieve these goals
16 minutes | 2 months ago
Ep 27: Retirement Concerns for Baby Boomers
With so many Baby Boomers heading into retirement every day, they are finding different challenges and concerns than their parents had to deal with. We work with many people in that generation and have heard many of these things first hand. Today we’ll talk about where the worries are and what they can do to be prepared for a long retirement. Read more and get additional financial resources here: https://retirementplaybookpodcast.com/retirement-strategy/ep-27-retirement-concerns-for-baby-boomers/1350/ What we discuss on this show: 2:10 – How many Baby Boomer clients does Dale work with? 3:47 – Unique challenges Baby Boomers face 6:46 – What challenge are they consistently worried about? 10:04 – Working with folks to get a plan in place to determine when they can retire. 11:17 – Many of the mistakes are caused by lack of planning
19 minutes | 2 months ago
Ep 26: The Financial Forecast
The change from summer to fall always gets us talking about the change in weather so we thought we’d carry that conversation over to the podcast. Join us as we provide correlations between what we see in the weather with how we prepare our finances. Read more and get additional financial resources here: https://retirementplaybookpodcast.com/retirement-strategy/ep-26-the-financial-forecast/1344/ What we discuss on this show: 2:35 – Tornadoes 5:03 – The 3 Investment Worlds 6:47 – The Jet Stream 8:42 – The Heat Index 11:10 – Black Ice 16:20 – How to prepare for your financial future.
18 minutes | 3 months ago
Ep 25: Obsolete Retirement Planning Ideas
There are plenty of financial planning strategies that have been passed down to each generation without losing effectiveness, but not everything can stand the test of time. Today we’ll identify five planning ideas that are either becoming obsolete or already hold little value anymore. Read more and get additional financial planning resources here: https://retirementplaybookpodcast.com/retirement-strategy/ep-25-obsolete-retirement-planning-ideas/1338/ What we discuss today: 2:54 – The 4% Rule 6:11 – The 10-5-3 Rule 9:04 – As we age, we should transition away from stocks and into bonds for safety. 10:28 – Tagging a certain number as what you’ll need for retirement. 13:59 – You’ll need less income in retirement.
16 minutes | 3 months ago
Ep 24: This One’s on the House
Your home is one of the biggest assets in your financial portfolio and there are a lot of decisions to make related to real estate. Let’s talk about the conversations we have with clients about mortgages, rental properties, downsizing, and more. Read more and get additional financial resources here: https://retirementplaybookpodcast.com/retirement-strategy/ep-24-how-your-home-fits-into-retirement-planning/1333/ What we discus on this episode: 1:53 – Background on the conversation today 2:35 – Pay it off as soon as possible or slowly? 6:40 – Is it wise to downsize? 8:48 – Having the emotional attachment to your home. 10:24 – Good idea to have a rental property to generate income? 12:00 – Real estate as part of legacy planning
17 minutes | 3 months ago
Ep 23: Awkward Conversations in Financial Planning
In order to build a complete financial plan that meets aligns with your goals, it takes many honest conversations with your advisor. Some of those, by nature, are going to be a little uncomfortable. Let’s look at some of the more awkward discussions we have with clients during the planning process. Read more and get additional financial resources here: https://retirementplaybookpodcast.com/retirement-strategy/ep-23-awkward-conversations-in-financial-planning/1322/ On today's show: 2:10 – Our topic this week is awkward conversations. 2:54 – Dealing with a divorce. 4:50 – Determining who should be included as beneficiaries. 6:41 – Sorting out an estate. 9:43 – Changing financial advisors 14:00 – Getting emotional due to financial stress.
14 minutes | 4 months ago
Ep 22: Understanding the 3 Qualities of Money
Financial planning can be complicated at times so let’s try to simplify it a bit. Today we’ll break down the three qualities of money we utilize for a client’s portfolio and what type investments fit into each. Read more and get additional financial resources here: https://retirementplaybookpodcast.com/investing/ep-22-understanding-the-3-qualities-of-money/1321/ On today's show: 1:37 – What are the 3 qualities of money? 4:13 – Is there an investment that can get all three? 7:22 – What defines liquidity? 7:52 – Examples of growth and liquidity without safety. 8:31 – Growth and safety without liquidity. 9:56 – Which of these do clients typically emphasize?
14 minutes | 5 months ago
Ep 21: Being Honest With Yourself Financially
Before you reach retirement, it’s important that you take an honest look at yourself and your situation. Truly understanding where you want to go and what approach you want to take to get there will help you build the best retirement plan. Today we’ll lay out a list of questions you should ponder. Get inside your own head and determine what the answers are for each of these. That way you can have a straightforward conversation with an advisor, and that will result in the best outcome for your financial future. Read more and get additional financial resources here: https://retirementplaybookpodcast.com/retirement-strategy/ep-21-being-honest-with-yourself-financially/1315/ Today's show schedule: 1:12 – What financial issue is at the top of your list? 3:05 – What do you desire the most? 4:58 – How much of a risk taker are you? 6:28 – Do you have any investment biases? 8:33 – What did you learn about money from your parents? 10:13 – What does money really mean to you?
14 minutes | 5 months ago
Ep 20: Declaring Our Financial Independence
In honor of the upcoming 4th of July holiday weekend, we’re going to declare our financial independence. Join us as we lay out a list of things we want to be independent of when retirement rolls around. Read more and get additional financial resources here: https://retirementplaybookpodcast.com/investing/ep-20-declaring-our-financial-independence/1309/ Today's show schedule: 0:36 – Happy 4th of July 2:51 – Independence from government is something to aim for in retirement 5:02 – Independent of our family 6:56 – Freedom from debt 8:48 – Be independent from employment 10:28 – Don’t be dependent on the stock market 11:20 – You need to take the time to put your playbook in place.
16 minutes | 5 months ago
Ep 19: Financial Truth Bombs
It’s time to blow up some of the common beliefs people have held for years to make sure you know the truth about financial planning. Read more and get additional financial resources here: https://retirementplaybookpodcast.com/retirement-strategy/ep-19-financial-truth-bombs/1302/ Today's show schedule: 1:33 – This week we’re dropping truth bombs. 2:09 – Bonds are not always as great for retirees as people think they are. 3:50 – Income taxes are currently close to historical lows. Do most people realize that? 5:52 – The hardest part of investing is managing your own behavior. 9:02 – Just because you’re an expert in your area, doesn’t mean you’re an expert in money. 11:32 – You probably have more at risk in your portfolio than you realize.
5 minutes | 5 months ago
Ep 18: Special Edition - 3 Critical Considerations for Delta Buyouts
If you’re a Delta employee or know someone who is, take a few minutes to listen to this special episode dedicated to the buyout offer being made by the airline. We’ll tell you what three considerations you need to make before making any career decisions. Read more and get additional financial resources here: https://retirementplaybookpodcast.com/retirement-strategy/ep-18-special-edition-3-critical-considerations-for-delta-buyouts/1293/ Today's show schedule: 0:45 – Let’s start with the first consideration. Have a plan. 2:00 – Second, consider the lump sum option with a pension. 2:47 – Third, take a look at the 401k.
14 minutes | 6 months ago
Ep 17: How We Get Lost in Retirement
Have you ever gotten lost? Not that much fun is it? Well, getting lost in the car or in the woods is a lot like getting lost in retirement planning. Let’s look at the reasons that people get lost, and then how to get back on track. Read more and get additional resources here: https://retirementplaybookpodcast.com/retirement-strategy/ep-17-how-we-get-lost-in-retirement/1288/ Today's show schedule: 1:58 – Why we’re talking about getting lost. 2:45 – First way we get lost: Bad Tools 4:33 – Bad directions 6:46 – You zone out and lose focus. 8:45 – How do we get back on track? 10:05 – Where do you want to go? 11:19 – Don’t be afraid to ask for help.
18 minutes | 6 months ago
Ep 16: 5 Easy Ways to Ruin Your Retirement
When you spend a lot of time thinking about how to and when to retire, you don’t want to overlook these easy ways to ruin it! On today’s episode we highlight five ways you could ruin your retirement if you aren’t careful. Read more and get additional financial resources here: https://retirementplaybookpodcast.com/retirement-strategy/ep-16-5-easy-ways-to-ruin-your-retirement/1280/ Today's show schedule: 2:45 - What are some easy ways to ruin your retirement? 3:24 - Treating retirement as a destination instead of a new phase in life. 5:30 - Thinking retirement solves all your problems. 7:08 - Assuming you can determine monthly spending habits based on life before retirement. 9:14 - Doing nothing and losing your sense of purpose and enjoyment through activities. 13:04 - Investing like you’re 35 when you’re 55 or 60. 15:10 - Office update: What to expect when working with Dale.
18 minutes | 6 months ago
Ep 15: The Customer Isn’t Always Right
If you work with an advisor, are you expecting expert advice or are you expecting to be the one who is right all the time? It’s a relationship of trust as you make wise decisions together, but you might not always be “right” when it comes to making financial plans. Read more and get additional financial resources here: https://retirementplaybookpodcast.com/retirement-strategy/ep-15-the-customer-isnt-always-right-when-it-comes-to-financial-planning/1274/ Today's show schedule: 1:20 - What is open right now under current restrictions? 3:27 - If the customer is “always right” then do you need an advisor? 7:34 - What if you are set on a certain trend or investment? 9:21 - What if you don’t want to spend money on something like life insurance or long-term care coverage? 11:23 - Are you really listening to the professional advice from an expert? 12:50 - Follow-through is key.
15 minutes | 7 months ago
Ep 14: The Financial Planning Olympics
Ready to suit up and compete in the Olympics? Since the 2020 Summer Olympics have been postponed, let’s keep the games going by applying it to the world of financial planing? Will your strategy and preparation help you succeed? Find out in today’s podcast! Read more and get additional financial resources here: https://retirementplaybookpodcast.com/retirement-strategy/how-would-you-do-in-the-financial-planning-olympics/1266/ Today's show schedule: 0:51 - The summer Olympics have been postponed due to coronavirus. 2:31 - What would be included in the financial planning Olympics? 2:47 - Facing the marathon of inflation over the long run. 4:05 - Prepare for the hurdle of a recession. 5:59 - Make sure to keep the hidden fees down. 9:06 - Can you balance on a thin line of diversified investments? 10:51 - Are you working as a unit like the synchronized swimmers?
17 minutes | 7 months ago
Ep 13: Does Your Financial Plan Have Pandemic Paralysis?
Is financial fear and fatigue stopping you in your tracks? Let’s discuss some of the ways you can continue to move forward with your financial plan. Read more and get additional resources here: https://retirementplaybookpodcast.com/investing/ep-13-does-your-financial-plan-have-pandemic-paralysis/1257/ Today's show schedule: 1:03 - What is the latest response to the financial side of the response to coronavirus? 2:57 - Should you stop putting money into your 401(k) during this market volatility? 6:44 - Is it still worth meeting with an advisor now? 10:31 - Does this year’s retirement plan have to be put on hold? 12:32 - Are you scared to look at your accounts?
16 minutes | 7 months ago
Ep 12: Cleaning Out Your Financial Closet
A lot of Americans are using this lockdown time to clean up around the house so let’s channel that energy to getting our finances organized as well. We’re going to open the doors to that financial closet you haven’t looked into for some time and talk about how to get everything in order. Read more and get additional resources here: https://retirementplaybookpodcast.com/uncategorized/ep-12-cleaning-out-your-financial-closet/1250/ Today's show schedule: 2:53 – Let’s clean out the financial closet 3:46 – Help us make sense of the analogy first. 4:43 – Every has a different way of organizing their finances. 6:12 – How can we begin the process of getting organized? 7:10 – Some other ideas for organizing. 8:14 – Budgeting is still important in retirement 9:56 – Now is the perfect time to take on some of these things. 11:41 – Do the things we have still match our goals?
15 minutes | 7 months ago
Ep 11: Keys to Building a Sturdy Financial House
A home is a place where we depend on for stability and security, which is similar to our financial plan. Let’s explore the similarities even further by discussing each key element for building a house and what that would equate to in your retirement planning process. Read more and get additional resources here: https://retirementplaybookpodcast.com/retirement-strategy/ep-11-keys-to-building-a-sturdy-financial-house/1245/ Today's show schedule: 1:02 – Thoughts on the shutdown and what’s changing. 4:08 – Let’s talk about home-building. 5:47 – What if you were building a financial house. 6:10 – We begin with the foundation. What’s the financial equivalent? 7:24 – Now let’s put up our walls. That’s an investment plan. 8:22 – Your roof would be the protection portions of your plan. 9:35 – The final piece is fine-tuning and personalization, which is estate planning. 12:00 – Putting all these parts together is why a comprehensive plan is so important.
20 minutes | 8 months ago
Ep 10: Key Things to Know About the CARES Act
The coronavirus pandemic has impacted just about everyone from a physical, emotional or financial standpoint. Now there’s relief on the way in the form of the CARES Act. Find out what this means for you as an investor and a small business owner. Read more and get additional resources here: https://retirementplaybookpodcast.com/retirement-strategy/ep-10-key-things-to-know-about-the-cares-act/1239/ Today's show rundown: 1:05 – What is Dale doing to keep busy during the quarantine? 5:33 – Let’s look at the CARES Act a little deeper. 6:00 – Tax deadline has been pushed back to July. 7:15 – RMDs are no longer required for 2020. 8:13 – Client story about withdrawing early to pay off a mortgage. 8:55 – What if you’ve taken RMDs already? 10:09 – The recovery rebate for individuals. 11:24 – This is an interesting time for people preparing for retirement. 14:43 – Paycheck protection program for small businesses. 16:49 – Just because it’s offered doesn’t mean you should definitely do it.
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