Mondays With Matt Podcast

Mondays With Matt Podcast

Financial and retirement planning guidance from Matt Starke, of Great Lakes Retirement Solutions in Saginaw, Michigan.

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July 11, 2024 20 mins

Are you telling yourself financial lies? Discover some top lies people often tell themselves about money and retirement. Some of these could be severely holding you back, so stay tuned!

 

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Great Lakes Retirement Website: http://www.greatlakesretirementsolutions.com/

Call: 989-401-2949

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We hear a lot of half-truths in the financial world, not necessarily because people try to make misleading statements, but because sometimes a simple statement just doesn’t quite tell the whole story. On this episode, we’re back to discuss a few more examples.

 

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Great Lakes Retirement Website: http://www.greatlakesretirementsolutions.com/

Call: 989-401-2949

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We hear a lot of half-truths in the financial world, not necessarily because people try to make misleading statements, but because sometimes a simple statement just doesn’t quite tell the whole story. On this episode, we’ll discuss a few examples.

 

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Great Lakes Retirement Website: http://www.greatlakesretirementsolutions.com/

Call: 989-401-2949

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Retirement planning doesn’t have to be overwhelmingly complicated. It certainly doesn’t have to be as complicated as some people make it. In our next episode, we unravel the unnecessary complexities often woven into the fabric of retirement advice. We’ll debunk some myths, simplify strategies, and uncover the beauty of simplicity and straightforward retirement planning.

 

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Very often, we see people who know that the financial decisions that they’re making aren’t the best decisions, but they try to create excuses or explanations for why they’re doing what they’re doing. Let’s talk about why these excuses usually don’t hold water.

 

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Great Lakes Retirement Website: http://www.greatlakesretirementsolutions.com/

Call: 989-401-2949

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April 25, 2024 17 mins

Psychologists have determined that retirement is one of the most stressful events that some people will experience in life. In this episode, we’ll look at the ways to proactively deal with the stress surrounding the retirement process.

 

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Great Lakes Retirement Website: http://www.greatlakesretirementsolutions.com/

Call: 989-401-2949

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April 11, 2024 21 mins

Just like an annual checkup is important for maintaining good health, performing regular financial checkups is an essential part of planning for a healthy and successful retirement. By regularly assessing your budget, goals, and progress, you can make informed decisions to keep your finances on track. Although financial wellness is going to look different for everyone, we’ll share some areas you should be paying attention to in tod...

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Unpack the toolbox of technology that's promising to redefine retirement planning, but does it deliver? This episode takes a critical look at the wave of innovations, from personal finance management software to online calculators, and questions whether they truly simplify the planning process or introduce new complexities.

 

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Great Lakes Retirement Website: http://www.greatlakesretirementsolutions.com/

Call: 989-401-2949

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As much as any other threat, recognizing and avoiding scams has become a necessary skill for today’s retirees to develop. Join us as we explore crucial steps you can take to safeguard your financial well-being against the growing tide of scams and identity theft. Learn from real-life stories and gain practical advice to keep your finances secure in this digital era, all from the perspective of a seasoned financial professional.

 

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March Madness is upon us, and as you fill out your bracket and watch the NCAA Tournament this year, there are a few retirement planning lessons that you can learn along the way. Join us as we talk about them in today's episode!

 

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Great Lakes Retirement Website: http://www.greatlakesretirementsolutions.com/

Call: 989-401-2949

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As International Women’s Day approaches (March 8), it’s the perfect time to reflect on the progress women have achieved in the financial realm over the past century. Despite this, the path to retirement is not without its unique challenges for women, and it’s important to recognize the financial hurdles that they continue to face.

In this episode, we’ll share some eye-opening statistics and actionable advice to empower women in the...

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Welcome back to part 2 of a conversation that might be a bit counterintuitive. We’re going to question the real impact of common financial habits. Are the strategies you consider beneficial actually working in your favor? We explore the pros and cons of practices like paying off debt early, global diversification, and more. Join us for a practical discussion, as we uncover the unexpected effects of everyday money decisions. Are you...

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This episode might be a bit counterintuitive. We’re going to question the real impact of common financial habits. Are the strategies you consider beneficial actually working in your favor? We explore the pros and cons of practices like ignoring account statements and strict budgeting. Join us for a practical discussion, as we uncover the unexpected effects of everyday money decisions. Are your good money habits holding you back?

 

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We're going to answer some recent listener questions in today's episode. And, for a bit of holiday fun, Matt and Marc reflect on some of their favorite memories of Santa Claus!

Ben, a business owner like Matt, seeks advice on balancing business reinvestment and personal retirement savings. Amy asks about her financial strategy, which involves using debt as a tool to save money for retirement. Stick around to see how Matt answers th...

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Have you ever wondered what questions to ask your financial advisor, or why those questions are crucial? In today’s episode, we’re tackling exactly that. We're discussing the vital questions that bring transparency and depth to your financial advisory relationship.

 

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Great Lakes Retirement Website: http://www.greatlakesretirementsolutions.com/

Call: 989-401-2949

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November 16, 2023 17 mins

Ever thought that minor tweaks in your financial plan could lead to major wins? It’s important to eventually get a comprehensive financial plan for yourself, but sometimes even just a few minor adjustments in your portfolio can make a big difference. Let’s discuss a few easy places to start...

 

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Great Lakes Retirement Website: http://www.greatlakesretirementsolutions.com/

Call: 989-401-2949

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November 2, 2023 19 mins

Join us for a thoughtful episode where we unpack our 2023 edition of key year-end planning strategies for those nearing or embracing their retirement years. We'll explore the nuances of optimizing your investment portfolio, safeguarding your assets, and ensuring a stable, rewarding lifestyle in the years to come. Together, we'll navigate through essential topics like managing RMDs, exploring tax-saving opportunities, and even touch...

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Retirement is a unique journey for each of us. The thought that there's a one-size-fits-all solution is a myth, but what if we told you there are certain universal truths that can guide every retiree? Dive deep in this episode, where we juxtapose the individuality of retirement plans with the foundational principles that remain consistent across the board. Join us for part 2 of this episode series!

 

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Retirement is a unique journey for each of us. The thought that there's a one-size-fits-all solution is a myth, but what if we told you there are certain universal truths that can guide every retiree? Dive deep in this episode, where we juxtapose the individuality of retirement plans with the foundational principles that remain consistent across the board.

 

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Great Lakes Retirement Website: http://www.greatlakesretirementso...

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Are you over 55 and pondering retirement? Dive into the world of Required Minimum Distributions (RMDs) with us. In this episode, we demystify the reasons behind mandatory withdrawals from your retirement savings. Discover strategies to potentially avoid them and understand the risks of not preparing in advance. And for those fortunate to not rely on RMDs for income, we'll explore impactful ways to utilize those funds.

 

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