1. Pride Before A Fall: How Overconfidence Can Lead To Financial Ruin With Scott Souther

      We invite Scott Souther on to today's podcast. Scott works for CEK Insurance and has an extensive background in retirement planning, insurance, and Medicaid planning. When coming up with a show idea we were inspired by Proverbs 16:18, which says “Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall.” Matt and Scott will talk about some of the ways that pride might manifest itse…Read More

  2. Where Crisis & Opportunity Meet

      To write the Chinese word for “crisis,” you combine elements of two different Chinese characters. One character means “danger” while the other one means “opportunity.” Translated into English, it means “opportunity riding on a dangerous wind.” Let’s discuss how some of these crises might actually be opportunities, depending on your situation and perspective. We will also d…Read More

  3. The Great Resignation

      We discuss how many are learning about their retirement through 'uncommon sense' and also how the Great Resignation is hitting the American workplace right now in a big way. Get Your Guaranteed Annuity Get Access To The IFL Manual Vault Click here to listen to more episodes. If you have any questions, give us a call at 888-228-8814. And don't forget to subscribe to the show on your favorite…Read More

  4. Plan for the Unexpected, Part 2

    Previously on the blog, we talked about some of the ways that you can have unexpected expenses come up during retirement that can put a financial strain on your ability to stay comfortably retired. There are things you can’t always plan for and things that can be difficult to manage. However, with proper retirement planning, there are ways to mitigate risk to yourself and your retirement finance…Read More

  5. Investing While in Retirement, Part 2

    Previously on the blog, we discussed how inflation and cost of living changes can affect how far your money can stretch during retirement. We also noted how continuing to make smart investments after you retire can help combat the effect that inflation has on your money. There are also other reasons that it is important to invest after you retire. Retirement planning involves looking at the big pi…Read More

  6. Investing While in Retirement, Part 1

    Often times, when you think about retirement planning and your retirement years, you don’t typically think about needing to continue to invest. In fact, you think about how your financial needs and goals reverse from where they were previously. You used to focus on growing your savings and investing heavily while you’re working. Once you retire, you would think that you could ease up on the in…Read More