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Ep 101: What You Need To Know About Secure Act 2.0

The Secure Act 2.0 was recently passed, so we talk about some of the key takeaways that might impact your financial plan on today’s episode. Some changes are for the better and some changes might take some time to get used to. Which of these might benefit your financial plan the most? Listen to find out.

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100th Episode Special with a Surprise Guest

Things You’ll Learn Along Today’s Journey In honor of our 100th episode, we have a special guest on the show! Sean’s son, Michael, joins us and shares about his experience having his dad as a coach. From exercises to tournaments, there’s a lot that goes into it. While Sean coaches Michael in baseball, he also…

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Ep 99: The Desire to Retire

Things You’ll Learn Along Today’s Journey Some people dream about retiring and it can’t come soon enough. For others, maybe it’s something they are putting off. We talk through the varying degrees of interest and readiness in retirement and how to plan accordingly. Here are the reasons you wonder about getting a new advisor: I…

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Ep 98: When the Grass Looks Greener with Another Advisor

Things You’ll Learn Along Today’s Journey As the saying goes, the grass is always greener on the other side. When is the grass greener with another financial advisor? We talk about a number of reasons someone might consider looking at leaving their current advisor for another one. Sean shares why some of these reasons might…

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Ep 97: Things to Be Thankful For

Things You’ll Learn Along Today’s Journey In honor of Thanksgiving, we share some of what we’re thankful for and what we look forward to with the holidays. When it comes to working with a financial advisor, what is there to be thankful for? We discuss five reasons you might be thankful for your advisor (and…

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Ep 96: 3 Biggest Financial Assets

Things You’ll Learn Along Today’s Journey What are your three biggest assets when it comes to saving for your retirement and your future? For most people, this is your 401(k), your house, and Social Security. We talk today about how to best leverage these assets and manage them properly. It can make all the difference…

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Ep 95: Understanding Media Bias

Things You’ll Learn Along Today’s Journey When it comes to the media, sensational headlines sell, but they might cause you to panic with your finances. Are the angst and fear around the markets or interest rates logical or a little overdramatic? We talk about how to know if the advice and information is a helpful…

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Ep 94: Don’t Screw It Up

When it comes to your investments and your financial plan, the last thing you want to do is mess it up. We talk through a few ways this can happen and how to avoid them.

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Ep 93: What Popular Fables Reveal About Our Personal Finances

What can we learn from Aesop’s fables when it comes to gaining financial wisdom? Sean shares how each of these fables relate to our own financial decisions.

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Ep 92: Let’s Play Financial Jeopardy

When we’re not outside playing baseball, it’s fun to play a few games that challenge our minds. Trivia TV show Jeopardy inspired today’s podcast as we quiz Sean on a financial round of questions.

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Ep 91: The Ten Years Before Retirement

What do you need to mark off your to-do list in the ten years before retirement? On today’s episode, we’ll explain a few of the big items you want to consider in this retirement planning time period.

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Ep 90: Navigating These Decision-Making Roadblocks

What trips people up when they try to make financial decisions? We talk through financial roadblocks and how to avoid them on today’s show.

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Ep 89: Stuff Dads Say and Do

What do dads do that make us laugh or roll our eyes? What’s the equivalent in the financial world? Find out on today’s show!

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Ep 88: Doing Research Before Financial Decisions

Do you ever feel bogged down by all the research before making a big decision? When is research helpful and when is it too much?

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Ep 87: Retirement Pain Points

We all want to be able to enjoy peace of mind in our retirement but there are some common pain points that we all have to work through. Let’s look at the areas of retirement planning that can cause you the most worry if you haven’t done the proper planning.

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Ep 86: Asking the Wrong Questions

How do you get the financial answers you need? Start with the right questions! We discuss what kinds of things you should be asking in order to work toward your financial goals.

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Ep 85: Planning During High Anxiety Times

Are you feeling a bit anxious about your financial situation every time you read or watch the news? Sean talks through current events and what kind of economic impact they could have.

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Ep 84: Hidden Expenses

What kind of fees or expenses are you overlooking? We talk through common areas where costs sneak up.

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Ep 83: ALERT: A Special Market Update

How are geopolitical events impacting the market? What is being reported on and what is not? On today’s special market update episode, Michael Sorrentino, CIO of Elevated Capital Advisors, discusses these topics and more.

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Ep 82: The Financial Planning Process

What can you expect when going through the planning process when working with a financial advisor? Sean explains the process at Elevated Retirement Group and how it helps his clients reach their financial goals.

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