Maximizing Outcomes

Maximizing Outcomes

Welcome to the Maximizing Outcomes podcast, brought to you by Jim McGovern and the McGovern Wealth Group. Achieving bigger and better results with money, family, and business isn’t about creating a bigger to-do list for yourself. It’s about who can help you create results, without you having to do all the work. Listen as we provide uncommon perspectives, powerful resources, and experienced people that can help you Maximize Outcomes in your life.


January 27, 2023 40 min

One of the most important documents that a business owner should have is a buy-sell agreement which doesn’t seem to get a whole lot of attention.

In this episode, Jim McGovern shares a step-by-step process for creating a buy-sell agreement without losing out on the value of your business. He will give you tips on how to get started and keep your business protected.

Jim discusses:

  • What a buy-sell agreement is and why it is important
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    98% of business owners don’t know the value of their business. Yet, most business owners are banking on the sale of their company someday to fund their retirement. 

    In this episode, Jim McGovern talks with Jason Early, president of BizEquity, to discuss why you deserve to know the value of your business and what you can do with this information.

    Jason discusses:

  • The importance of a business valuation
  • How often your business should h...
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    Structured notes have sometimes been perceived as investments for only the rich and wealthy. 

    Now with the competitive marketplace, financial advisors have access to low-cost, accessible structured notes that offer investment solutions any individual investor can access.

    In the episode, Jason Barsema, CEO of Halo Investing, discusses the details of structured notes, when to use structured notes and how using a platform like Halo in...

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    1 in 3 workers are willing to consider a lower paying job if it was a more fulfilling job. It can be nearly impossible to be fulfilled in your life if you are not fulfilled at work. 

    In this episode, Emily Melious, CEO and fulfillment coach at Launch Consulting, discusses why fulfillment equals the alignment of your unique skills, passions, and talents. She shares how The Career Navigator Program helps mid-career professionals and ...

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    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 inc...

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    During the life of a business whether it be a company that is big or small, business owners put in long hours, wear different hats, and are pulled in different directions with no shortage of stress.

    In this episode, Jim McGovern talks about a clear path to follow so you can protect the company you have built, position this company for growth in the future, and exit the company on your own terms.

    Jim discusses:

  • The differences betwe...
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    November 4, 2022 42 min

    Do you know what ingredients are in your investment portfolio, the recipe being used and why?

    Do you know how markets work, the factors that influence your long-term returns, and what to expect out of your portfolio based on how it’s designed? Without an intuitive and logical framework to follow, investing can be confusing, intimidating, and frustrating. It doesn’t have to be that way.

    In this episode, Jim McGovern outlines the fun...

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    October 21, 2022 34 min

    One of the most important financial resources that you have is cash flow. We use cash flow to determine how to spend, save and plan our money for the future. 

    What happens to you when your cash flow stops as a result of a health-related matter?

    In this episode of Maximizing Outcomes, Jim McGovern discusses health-related issues that may stop you from earning a pay check. He also discusses why your employer’s insurance coverage does...

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    What would happen to your estate if you were to pass away tomorrow?

    Do you have a will in place for your family? States such as Pennsylvania cannot guarantee that the spouse of a deceased person will inherit 100% of the money when there isn’t a will in place.

    In this episode, Jim McGovern talks with Brooke McMorrow, a business owner and attorney from McMorrow Law, LLC. They explore why you should develop a will and establish your p...

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    Every child is going to need different quantities of support from their parents.

    How can you establish and navigate the support systems that your child requires?

    In this episode, Jim McGovern talks with Judy Herron, CPA to discuss her story of raising her son Chaz and how she became proactive in creating his financial future, finding him support systems, and finding the right opportunities for someone who is ‘differently abled’.


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    Everyone wants what’s best for their children even if they need a little extra support whether it be financially or emotionally.  In this episode, Mike Magulick, co-founder and president of the board for the Miracle League of Moon Township, discusses his family’s story of raising and financially preparing for their child with disabilities and how … Continue reading Supporting Children With Special Needs With Mike Magulick (Ep.6) →
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    Navigating the education system is completely different when you have a child with special needs, but just because it’s different doesn’t mean it has to be any more complicated. In this episode of Maximizing Outcomes, Jim McGovern talks with Dr. Hall-Wirth, an assistant professor at Slippery Rock University in West Pennsylvania. Dr. Jessica Hall-Wirth outlines … Continue reading The Landscape of Special Education With Dr. Jessica H...
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    August 12, 2022 36 min
    What’s at stake when setting your child up for a successful financial future? What specific goals do you have in mind for your child? In this episode, Jim McGovern will give you practical insights and an overview of life planning, building a sustainable wealth for you and your children, and caring for your child’s future.  … Continue reading Protecting Your Child’s Future (Ep.4) →
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    You should understand just how fragile financial plans really can be and stay realistic about what you are up against. If it was easy to do, then you wouldn’t hear about people running out of money. In this episode, Jim McGovern shares how retirement income planning has changed over the years. He also briefly explains … Continue reading A Conversation About Retirement Income Planning (Ep.3) →
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    Planning for your finances far in advance is always a good idea. However, planning for harsh financial circumstances is much more difficult. In this episode of Maximizing Outcomes, Jim McGovern explains what clients can expect when having their first conversation with a financial advisor. He also goes into detail about the difference between a good … Continue reading What to Expect When Having Your First Conversation About Retireme...
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    July 15, 2022 30 min
    Introducing the Maximizing Outcomes podcast with Jim McGovern.  Listen in for uncommon perspectives, powerful resources, and experienced people that can help you Maximize Outcomes in your life. In this inaugural episode, Jim McGovern, shares more about him from behind the microphone. He will inform and educate anybody looking to maximize their financial potential. You will … Continue reading Meet Your Host, Jim McGovern (Ep.1) →
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