The Retirement Playbook with Dale Tondryk

Ep 40: Listening to the Money Doctor

Let’s take a look at the world of medicine and see what valuable lessons can be applied to your retirement planning. After all, our goal is to make sure your financial health is on track so you’ll be able to enjoy retirement to its fullest.

 

Read more and get additional financial resources here: https://retirementplaybookpodcast.com/retirement-strategy/ep-40-listening-to-the-money-doctor/1434/ 

 

What we discuss on this episode: 

1:40 – Always a good idea to get a check-up

3:30 – How often are check-ups needed?

5:44 – Need a prescription

7:17 – Specialists

10:18 – Getting a second opinion

Ep 39: How Long Will a Million Dollars Last?

Could you retire off a million dollars? Yahoo! released a survey about how long that much money would last in different cities around the country. Let’s discuss the statistics and explain the process for determining how much money you’ll need for retirement.

 

Read more and get additional financial resources here: https://retirementplaybookpodcast.com/retirement-strategy/ep-39-how-long-will-a-million-dollars-last/1427/ 

 

What we discuss on this episode:

1:01 – Yahoo! Finance survey results

2:48 – How much do you need?

3:54 – Living in LA and other big cities

8:19 – Mid-size to small cities

9:16 – Determining what your amount is

10:16 – Income is essential

11:11 – Convincing a client to enjoy a trip and spend

12:15 – Changing your mindset in retirement

14:12 – How to make sure your money lasts

Ep 38: What Basketball Can Teach Us About Retirement

We always enjoy March Madness when it rolls around and we thought it might be fun to tie it into what we do everyday. Join us as we explore some of the strategies and rules of basketball and determine how they apply to retirement planning.

 

Read more and get additional financial resources here: https://retirementplaybookpodcast.com/retirement-strategy/ep-38-what-basketball-can-teach-us-about-retirement/1420/ 

 

What we discuss on this podcast: 

2:22 – Shot Clock

6:26 – Double Dribble  

10:08 – Personal Fouls

12:36 – Buzzer Beaters  

13:36 – Coaching  

Ep 37: State of the American Pension Plan

Is the pension becoming a thing of the past? More and more people are having to create income plans that don’t include a pension and it can present a different set of challenges. Today we’ll discuss the state of the American pension plan and what you need to know with and without one.

 

Read more and get additional financial resources here: https://retirementplaybookpodcast.com/retirement-strategy/ep-37-state-of-the-american-pension-plan/1414/ 

 

What we discuss on this episode: 

1:13 – How many Minnesota companies still offer a pension?

2:05 – Lack of pensions impacts planning

3:18 – Does pensions put you in a better position?

4:40 – Buyout or lump sum?

7:07 – Planning for inflation

8:04 – Having a plan for the pension

8:44 – Final thoughts on pensions

Ep 36: This is Why You Never Assume

As people prepare for retirement, there are some common assumptions that get made. The problem is these assumptions can often lead you astray and underprepared financially. Today we’ll look address these misconceptions and explain why it’s important to never assume.

 

Read more and get additional financial resources here: https://retirementplaybookpodcast.com/retirement-strategy/ep-36-this-is-why-you-never-assume/1408/ 

 

What we discuss on this episode: 

1:23 – Puppy update

3:11 – You’re going to spend less in retirement

5:32 – Taxes will be lower when you retire

8:38 – You have to prioritize your child’s college over your retirement

11:23 – Assuming you won’t be able to retire

Ep 35: Retirement Planning for Business Owners

Business owners are particularly vulnerable to some misconceptions and false assumptions about their retirement. Today we’ll talk about the areas where Dale sees the biggest trouble areas when it comes to planning.

 

Read more and get additional financial resources here: https://retirementplaybookpodcast.com/uncategorized/ep-35-retirement-planning-for-business-owners/1402/ 

 

What we discuss on this episode: 

1:42 – If the business plan works, then retirement will work out

5:43 – Selling your business will fund retirement

7:55 – Keeping the business in the family

11:34 – Having your business affairs in order

 

 

Ep 34: Gamestop Stock Mania

Whether you follow the market closely or not, you’ve probably seen the headlines about Gamestop stock. Join us as we get Dale’s perspective on what’s happening, what’s next, and what lessons we can take from this.

 

Read more and get additional financial planning resources here: https://retirementplaybookpodcast.com/investing/ep-34-gamestop-stock-mania/1396/ 

 

What we discuss on this episode: 

1:37 – Gamestop stock

3:15 – Dale’s view of what’s happening

6:24 – People chasing gains

9:13 – What we’ve seen from clients

10:51 – Lessons we can learn from this

Ep 33: Mailbag – Social Security, Life Insurance, Legacy, & the Market

Is it okay to start Social Security before you retire? What about life insurance as a way to generate retirement income? We answer these questions plus a couple more that listeners have sent into the show.

 

Read more and get additional financial resources here: https://retirementplaybookpodcast.com/investing/ep-33-mailbag-social-security-life-insurance-legacy-the-market/1390/ 

 

What we discuss on this episode: 

3:00 – Mailbag question about when to start Social Security

6:13 – Mailbag question on life insurance  

8:18 – Mailbag question on leaving money for kids  

11:37 – Mailbag question about the stock market

Ep 32: Understanding the 3 Qualities of Money

The goal for your money is to help you reach retirement and utilizing it correctly will acheive that. Before making any financial decisions, it’s important to understand the three different qualities of money and which investments best align with your goals.

 

Read more and get additional financial resources here: https://retirementplaybookpodcast.com/investing/ep-32-understanding-the-3-qualities-of-money/1384/ 

 

What we discuss on this show: 

2:03 – Financial literacy is on the menu today

2:53 – What are the 3 qualities of money?

3:37 – Can you achieve all three in one investment?

5:13 – Cash

5:57 – Stocks, bonds, and mutual funds

7:08 – Annuities

8:34 – Real Estate

10:05 – Diversifying your portfolio

Ep 31: End of Year Financial Checklist

We’re all ready to put an end to 2020 and turn the calendar to a new year, but first things first. Let’s look at the end of year planning conversations you should be having with your advisor before January 1.

 

Read more and get additional financial resources here: https://retirementplaybookpodcast.com/retirement-strategy/ep-31-end-of-year-financial-checklist/1374/ 

 

What we discuss on this show: 

2:34 – Item 1: Should we max out contributions?

4:10 – Item 2: Reviewing CARES Act and RMDs

5:35 – Tax considerations for waiting on RMDs

6:51 – Item 3: Exploring Tax-Loss Harvesting

7:57 – Item 4: Charitable contributions

9:48 – Item 5: Purchases that would give you a tax credit

12:08 – Item 6: Roth Conversion Conversation

16:03 – Thanks for a great 2020

Ep 30: What is Your Retirement Lifestyle?

Retirement looks different for all of us but determining what kind of lifestyle you want to enjoy will help you plan. Let’s talk about the different types of lifestyles we see clients choose and what it means for building a proper plan.

 

Read more and get additional resources here: https://retirementplaybookpodcast.com/retirement-strategy/ep-30-what-is-your-retirement-lifestyle/1373/ 

 

What we discuss on this show: 

2:10 – Two-home solution

4:46 – One solution a client has chosen

5:43 – Traveling the country by RV

8:45 – Front porch lifestyle

10:18 – The College Life

12:00 – The Florida Life

13:23 – Golf Life

15:08 – Follow your passion

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?

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

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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?

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?

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