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Financial Mistakes Made During Divorce

What kinds of financial mistakes do people make amidst a divorce? If you find yourself facing a divorce, there are some financial things you will want to be aware of as you move forward.

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Facing Financial Villains

Movie villains are usually pretty easy to identify with their ominous music, masks, and often dark clothing. In the financial world, some of the villains can be a bit harder to spot. We talk about some of the most infamous movie villains and share what they have in common with some of the dark and scary things financially speaking. From the Wicked Witch of the West and her flying monkeys to the hardships that inflation can cause, which of these villains are you ready to face head-on?

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Important Ages in Retirement

What are the milestone moments you face in retirement as you age? Today, we talk about some of the ages to keep in mind and why they are important as you reach each one. Whether you are a few years off or if you are right in the middle of these, thinking through what you should be doing with the money can make a huge impact in your financial life.

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Portfolio Expectations

What are your portfolio expectations? Are they too high? Today we talk through an article that shares investor expectations on their portfolio and why, in many cases, they are higher than they should be.

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Financial Fill in the Blank

Let’s play a game of fill-in-the-blank with Sean to see how he would finish off these financial statements. What will the market do to you? What’s the best way to set yourself up for success in retirement? What’s the biggest financial mistake retirees make?

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Financial Lessons from Homer Simpson

Ever wish you could learn about financial planning from a funny cartoon character? Today, we take some lessons from Homer Simpson to see what kind of financial wisdom we can learn.

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Easy Wins in Personal Finance (Part 2)

Before we reach the end of the year, what financial goals can you easily cross off your list? As a continuation of this two-part series, we discuss five more easy wins you can make when it comes to your financial life. If you didn’t hear part one, go back and listen to hear what other simple financial steps you can take.

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Easy Wins in Personal Finance

From having the right amount of money in the bank to consolidating your accounts, there are simple ways you can improve your finances. On this two-part series, we discuss some of the easy wins you can make when it comes to your financial life. These things can add up to make a big difference.

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Dissecting Dave Ramsey’s Advice

Dave Ramsey is known for doling out financial advice, but a lot of it is broad and general. Some of it is sound advice and some of it might be more for the benefit of building up likes and views on social media. Today, we talk through what’s what and see what Sean thinks as a financial advisor. Make sure your financial strategy is customized to your unique needs and goals.

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Financial Advising Relationships: Local vs. Remote

The pandemic brought some long-lasting changes, including remote meetings. In fact, Sean says about half of their financial advising meetings are still virtual. How does this benefit the client?

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Rounding Third: Sean’s New Book

While Sean didn’t set out to write a baseball book, his love of both baseball and financial planning just came together here and his two worlds collided.

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Well I Heard…

We all hear sayings and information that may or may not be true. Are you basing your financial plan on things you heard through the grapevine without finding out if it rings true for you? Instead of going off of what you’ve heard, ask yourself: “What do I want my life to look like?”

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Reasons Why People Don’t Visit With An Advisor

Not everyone has a financial advisor they know and trust. It can be scary to trust a financial advisor, especially when it comes to your nest egg. Sean talks about how he builds trust with clients and what it takes to find the right fit. You want to find someone who can create a financial plan that you are willing to follow and feel confident about.

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Ep 106: Busy, Busy, Lee: An Update on Elevated Retirement Group

After a busy spring, we look toward summer and all that is ahead! There’s exciting news in the office of Elevated Retirement Group as they prepare to move locations.

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Ep 105: Having Financial Hindsight

If hindsight is 20/20, what do you wish you knew before now? Instead of wishing you could remake the financial decisions of your past, we talk about the ways you can be more pro-active and prepared for financial decisions now and in the future.

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Ep 104: Easy Ways to Ruin Retirement

After saving and waiting for so many years, no one wants to make a big mistake that could ruin retirement. Making certain assumptions about what retirement will be like may lead to disappointment. On today’s show, we dive into the realities of retirement and some easy ways you could ruin it, drawing on Sean’s insightful conversations with clients as they navigate this new chapter in their lives.

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Ep 103: Financial Planning with Yogi Berra

Following the wisdom and quotes of Yogi Berra, we compare some lessons in financial planning with what we’ve heard from this famous professional baseball player. From as-sessing past financial decisions you’ve made to planning for your financial future, there’s a lot of takeaways we can learn from Yogi Berra.

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Ep 102: The Biggest Retirement Challenge No One Talks About

In this episode, Marc and Sean will discuss a recent CNBC article about a man who ‘un-retired’ at 67 because he was bored and restless. What are the biggest issues people face when they don’t have a plan for retirement? We’ll tell you what we’ve seen and talk about what you can do to avoid that feeling.

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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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