Tag: Retirement Income

Unlocking Retirement Income with Life Insurance: An Integrated Approach to Investments and Insurance (Ep. 42)

Unlocking Retirement Income with Life Insurance: An Integrated Approach to Investments and Insurance (Ep. 42)

Think life insurance is only useful during your working years? Think again.

Gone are the days when life insurance was merely a conservative way to protect against pre-mature death; welcome to the era where it's a cornerstone of savvy retirement planning.

Learn how banks and corporations harness the power of life insurance, not just for risk management, but as an asset replenishment tool.

But here’s the twist – what if you could apply some of these heavyweight strategies to your own Retirement planning?

In this eye-opening episode, host Jim McGovern guides us through a vivid journey using simple yet powerful analogies of how life insurance can help you rethink, retool, and revitalize your retirement income plan with insights that could dramatically enhance your retirement income and legacy.

Key Highlights:

  • Life Insurance Repurposed: Learn how life insurance shifts from Income Replacement during working years to Asset Replacement in retirement years.
  • Corporate Life Insurance Lessons: Discover how corporations and banks use life insurance for key personnel, cash value as an asset class, and a cost recovery tool.
  • The Four Tasks of Retirement Assets: An investment only retirement approach may limit income by forcing too many tasks on your investment dollars.
  • Visualizing Your Retirement Strategy: Jim brings financial concepts to life with analogies of buckets, faucets, and garden hoses, making the complex interplay between life insurance, investments, and annuities crystal clear.
  • Charitable Planning Enhanced by Life Insurance: Understand how life insurance can support charitable giving while safeguarding family wealth and offering tax perks.
  • Life Insurance Uses During Recessions: See how life insurance provides a reliable financial safety net during economic downturns.
  • And much more!

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Retirement Planning Essentials, Part 1 with Thomas Wyatt, JD, CFP® (Ep. 28)

Retirement Planning Essentials, Part 1 with Thomas Wyatt, JD, CFP® (Ep. 28)

In this two-part series, we’ll be covering qualified retirement plans in Part 1 and non-qualified retirement plans in Part 2. If you’re a business owner, these episodes are a must-listen, as they provide valuable insights into retirement income planning, plan designs, limitations, and how to administer them for maximum tax savings.

In part 1, we provide you with important information for navigating qualified retirement plans. Thomas Wyatt JD, CFP® and President of our Columbus office, will guide you through the complexities and help you make informed financial decisions for your business.

Here’s what you’ll learn in Part 1:

  • Understanding the intricacies of pre-tax IRAs and Roth IRAs, including income limitations and contribution rates
  • Exploring the benefits and limitations of SEP IRAs for small business owners and how they differ from traditional IRAs
  • What Simple Roth IRAs are, and how they compare to a 401k
  • Strategies for business owners on how they can design their 401k plans based on their business goals
  • What the 412(e)(3) plan is, and how it differentiates from other retirement plans
  • And a whole lot more!

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About our guest:

Thomas Wyatt, JD, CFP® is a highly skilled Certified Financial Planner based in Columbus, OH. With a strong focus on assisting businesses, business owners, and individual clients, Thomas has dedicated his career to helping them achieve their financial goals through effective and efficient tax-favored strategies.

Throughout his professional journey, Thomas has specialized in various areas, including Profit Sharing, 401(k) plans, Defined Benefit plans, Non-Qualified Deferred Compensation Plans, and essential employee benefits. By implementing these strategies, he empowers his clients to attract and retain talented individuals while maximizing tax advantages.

Recognizing the significance of individual financial aspirations, Thomas also works closely with individuals to help them shape the future they desire. Through comprehensive planning and personalized strategies, he assists clients in realizing their dreams and securing their financial well-being. With his extensive knowledge and unwavering dedication, Thomas Wyatt, JD, CFP® is a trusted financial partner committed to empowering businesses and individuals alike on their journey toward financial success.

Retirement Accounts, Are They Worth the Investment? (Ep. 20)

Retirement Accounts, Are They Worth the Investment? (Ep. 20)

While retirement accounts have powerful tax advantages, they might also have significant disadvantages if we don’t understand the rules. 

In this episode, Jim McGovern discusses retirement accounts and how individuals need to think critically about how these accounts work, know the rules of the game as they stand today, and consider their circumstances before deciding to invest in them. 

Jim also warns against the misconception that investing in retirement accounts saves tax money.

Jim discusses:

  • The advantages and disadvantages of retirement accounts 
  • Understanding the impact of changing tax rates
  • Factors to consider when deciding to invest in retirement accounts
  • Additional insights and tips on retirement account planning
  • And more

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Debunking Social Security Myths With Elaine Floyd, CFP® (Ep.12)

Debunking Social Security Myths With Elaine Floyd, CFP® (Ep.12)

Are you properly claiming your Social Security benefits?

Most people don’t put enough careful thought into Social Security claims and this mistake can leave you with a reduced retirement income.

In this episode, Jim McGovern talks with Elaine Floyd, CFP®, and author of Savvy Social Security Planning For Boomers. She debunks some of the most common myths about Social Security and shares effective methods that maximize retirement income. 

Elaine discusses:

  • Why you shouldn’t bank on the fear of Social Security cuts 
  • How retirement income for Social Security is calculated and how you can maximize that income
  • Why higher earning spouses should claim at age 70 to maximize the survivor benefit
  • Why retirees should consider auxiliary benefits if they become widowed or divorced 
  • And more

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About Our Guest:

Elaine Floyd, CFP® is the director of retirement and life planning at Horsesmouth, a New York-based company that helps financial advisors develop business, advise clients, and manage their practices. She is the author of Savvy Social Security Planning for Boomers and Savvy Medicare Planning for Boomers, two comprehensive training programs designed to educate financial advisors on the important government benefits available to clients when they retire. After 20 years as an independent financial writer of books, articles, and white papers for the financial services industry, she joined Horsesmouth in 2008. Elaine is an authority on Social Security rules and strategies as a result of her intense interest in the subject and analysis of hundreds of cases which have been brought to her by Savvy Social Security Planning program subscribers. Floyd has been quoted in The Wall Street Journal, U.S. News and World Report, Kiplinger’s Retirement Report, and Robert Powell’s Retirement Weekly.