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The Retirement Pilot Podcast

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Traditional IRA vs. Roth IRA

Jun 18, 2020

It seems that most people don’t have a clear picture of whether they should contribute to a traditional IRA or a Roth. Let’s discuss how to determine what’s best for you.


Financial “Strategies” That Just Don’t Work

Jun 4, 2020

Let’s talk about some financial planning “strategies” that don’t really work (even though some people, including some financial advisors, believe in them).


Should You Be Wary Of Some Of Dave Ramsey’s Advice?

May 21, 2020

Dave Ramsey has earned a lot of respect among savers and investors over the years as evidenced by his enormously popular radio show, books and sold out performance venues when he speaks. But is all of his advice worth following? Is it possible that some of the things he professes will actually hurt you financially? Let’s take a look at some of Dave’s most popular advice and see if and when it makes sense for retirees and pre-retirees to disagree.


Coronavirus Update Mid April

Apr 23, 2020

Time for an update on where we stand with the markets, the economy, and retirement planning as it relates to the Coronavirus pandemic.


A Worse Retirement

Apr 2, 2020

A recent survey reveals that more than half of today’s employees are pessimistic about their future retirements. In fact, the majority of workers feel they’ll have a worse retirement than their parents. Steve will discuss this on today’s show and talk about the reasoning behind this negative outlook.


Solid Financial Truths

Mar 19, 2020

A lot of things in the financial landscape have an “it depends” resolution. It can be frustrating when things are so fluid and vary person to person. So, let’s discuss some financial truths that we can state with confidence and see what we can learn from them.


Everything You Need To Know About Roth Conversions

Mar 5, 2020

The idea of a Roth conversion is intriguing to a lot of people, and for some people it can be a great strategy to enact. Let’s explore the concept…


How To Account For Emotions In Your Financial Plan

Feb 20, 2020

Most people like to think that they always make decisions based on logic and facts, but the truth is that emotions usually play a role for all of us in the decision-making process…


Where To Find Bias In Financial Media

Feb 6, 2020

It’s always good to keep yourself up to date with what’s going on in the financial world. But it’s also important to understand that the information you get from the media isn’t completely unbiased. Let’s talk about some of the problems with the financial media…


Lies You Learn In Broker School

Jan 16, 2020

A lot of financial professionals say things that just aren’t true. And it’s not that they’re intentionally trying to mislead, it’s just that they’ve been trained to use certain talking points, which they might even believe to be true themselves. Let’s talk about the statements you should be cautious of if you hear them from a financial advisor…


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