Personal Financial Growth: The Retirement Podcast

Personal Financial Growth: The Retirement Podcast

Jason T. Micheli, PhD will teach you how to invest and how to retire comfortably. Listen as Jason Micheli answers the questions on the minds of modern investors and those planning for retirement. Check out the Personal Financial Growth Podcast for answers on investments, retirement, social security, and more. Lean more at


June 8, 2021 17 min

The eleven-year bull market has prompted many investors to wonder if now is a good time to sell stocks. That is precisely the question we will tackle in this episode. Topics Discussed:

  • The odds of the stock market being positive or negative over a variety of timeframes.
  • Why most people fail to make money in the stock market.
  • Why many investors underperform the stock market.
  • When it might and might not be a good time to sell your stock...
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    What accounts should you fund first when saving for retirement?

    Many people think that the first account they should fund when saving for retirement is a 401(k) or IRA, but that’s not always the case.

    Knowing what types of accounts to use and which accounts to fund first, can make a big difference in your long-term savings and future tax bill.

    So, if you have always wanted to know the order of accounts for saving your money, this e...

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    April 13, 2021 10 min

    In this episode we discuss international stocks. Specifically, we talk about why one might invest in international stocks, even though they underperform U.S. stocks in some years; how much should a person allocate to international stocks; and what is the best way to add international stocks to a portfolio?

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    There are three common mistakes I see people make when investing for retirement. Number one: people tend to be too active with their investments. Number two: people think they know what they don’t actually know. Number three: people too easily stray from their goal.

    In this episode we will outline how you can avoid making these common mistakes.

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    March 16, 2021 10 min

    Why invest in the stock market even though there is the risk of losing money? In can be hard to watch your account balances drop, so what should you be doing with your investments today? What happens to the stock market during crises?

    We help you understand why it still might make sense for you to invest in the stock market even in light of the risk that is involved.

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    When you contribute to retirement accounts, you typically have two options: traditional accounts or Roth accounts. Which is better? 

    Tune in to today's episode to learn the benefits of each and which might be better for you.

    For all the links and resources mentioned in this episode, visit

    DISCLAIMER: This podcast is for informational and entertainment purposes only and should not be relied upon as a bas...

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