Smart Retirement

Smart Retirement

Smart Retirement is a podcast that helps guide, protect, and educate those preparing for retirement or that are already in retirement. We will have a combination of guests from various industries, ideas of products and services that help consumers and most importantly, build a learning environment for our listeners. Matt & Jeff pride themselves on simplifying the complexities of income and asset planning to make the rest of your life the best of your life! Give us a call today at (866) 53-RETIRE Matthew Hollander National Producer #17191418 CA License# 0I75638

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September 22, 2021 37 min

If you have a choice, where do you want to retire? How much of where you retire will depend on how much you will have to retire on.
The cost of living will be a major factor in figuring out how much you will need to retire with. Cost of living can vary dramatically from city to city, state to state and even country to country.

The decision on where to retire takes into consideration many things like how close you are to family, th...

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In this podcast we will talk about the idea of if you love what you are doing for a career, will you ever really retire?

Our guest today will be Steven Shulem. He sells cruise ship experiences. Being a top producer for many cruise ships, he is fortunate to be able to go on many cruises himself. If he is doing what some people want to do when they retire, the question posed to him is, will he ever need to retire if he is already do...

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In an endurance race there are many strategies you can use to get to the finish line. Remember the story of the Hare and the Tortoise? Come out strong and aggressive and 'hope' that you do not break your race car or put too much wear on your tires. Or, another approach could be to run the race slow but steady. Both can get you to the finish line.

What will be your strategy for your life? You may be able to claim Victory af...

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After what we experienced with the Covid pandemic, a lot of us are still recovering from the economic impact but some are already looking ahead and putting Financial Defenses in play to prepare for the next period of uncertainty.

Surveying 2300 adults in 2021, 58% of Americans say they are in "Financial Recovery Mode". When asked what was their best defense was against future economic uncertainty, the two main answers wer...

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Ask yourself - by the time you retire, will you really have the health and energy to do all the fun things you dreamt about?? It's one thing to have the resources to retire comfortably but if you wait too long will you be physically fit and have the motivation to do the activities you also wanted to do? For some people, that might not be the case. If you are still in your 40's or 50's why not think about creating a life...

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Are you Risk Averse? Being your own boss requires some degree of risk. How good are you with dealing with risks and can you look at risk as a fun and rewarding challenge? In racing, every lap takes you approx. 2 min, each lap we get a new challenge or opportunity to do better. As a business owner, everyday is a new challenge. Sometimes with many rewards. Are you ready for that opportunity?

One of the best perks about being your o...

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In this episode Mike, Matt and guest speaker Jeff discuss how inflation can be the silent killer to your business and retirement portfolio. With all the government stimulus and businesses having to increase wages to attract good talent, the cost of living is increasing. We discuss steps to counterbalance inflation so that it does not have a significant affect in your future.

We also give a sincere good-bye to Mike and introduce Je...

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In this episode Mike and Matt bring on a guest that was involved in the beginning creations of cryptocurrency. Michael Noel, Certified Blockchain Professional with Blockchain Consultants. Michael Co-Founded Blockchain Consultants, Inc. in 2016. He has been helping companies in multiple industries adopt Distributed Ledger Technology ever since. This is more of an educational show on how Cryptocurrency really works, and less about wh...

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This is the final episode in our 3 part series that helps listeners focus on simple ways to start thinking like you are a retiree in your 40’s & 50’s, so that you can take advantage of your best asset - TIME. In this episode, Matt has the chance to interview Sylvain Templeman, Executive Vice President and National Sales Manager of The Pacific Financial Group. They go into detail about the concept of turning all, or some, of you...

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In this episode, Mike and Matt lay the groundwork to help you start understanding what the average amount you should have in your retirement accounts when you are in your 30’s, 40’s, and 50’s. In addition to that, Matt helps those revisit or understand for the first time, the concept of maximizing your “free money” with your 401k match with the Employer, then your tax deferred savings, and then caps off the conversation with your t...

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This show begins a 3-part Series where the guys will go into detail on how to habitually prepare for retirement in your 40’s and 50’s, so that you can retire sooner with confidence. The episode starts with Mike and Matt quickly warming up with a discussion about the asset inflation taking place in the U.S. Real Estate Market – in January the Year-over-Year National average price increase for Real Estate was 11.2%, and this was a 1...

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Follow along as Mike and Matt discuss the many ways to financially plan for the “curve balls” your health will throw at you. There’s a Health Savings Account (HSA) discussion in this episode that will have you rethinking the way that you position your health care dollars that saves you money today, but helps you load up your “piggy bank” before the Medicare Health guidelines eliminate your ability to start-up an HSA. Then, just aft...

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In this episode Mike and Matt begin this two part series with the guest appearance of Dr. Ken Ota from his very own O Longevity & Wellness Clinic in Scottsdale, AZ. The guys had him on the show to touch on the true benefits of preventative health care and medicine, as it pertains to those in their mid-life, or approaching retirement age. Also, the 3 of them discuss the philosophy of focus on one’s physical and mental health, i...

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In this episode Mike and Matt just do a quick “check-in” with listeners following the President’s Day weekend. Mike speaks briefly about the status of the 10-Year U.S. Treasury Note and the importance of this index being above 1.20% currently, and how that has an effect on the mortgage rate markets. While Matt spends a few minutes on setting us up for our March 2-part series that will help listeners prepare for various ways to prot...

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We are very proud to announce that we are now recording our Podcast as both a Video & Podcast! You can listen and watch now at the same time!!! Here’s the link to our YouTube channel – Smart Retirement Podcast.

In this episode Mike and Matt touch discuss a “White Paper” that Matt Hollander sent out to his clients titled “What does a Biden Victory Mean for Me?” The guys touch on the fact that Political Parties don’t have a dire...

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In this episode Mike and Matt kick off the show with the current status of the Gold & Silver Market, as well as what to watch for as the 10 year Treasury Note makes a come back from its drastic decline in 2020 – see helpful link below to track the performance of the 10 YR U.S. Treasury Note. Also, Mike spends a good portion of the Show focusing on the SMART ways to provide Lenders with proof that you can repay a Conventional mo...

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In this episode Mike and Matt touch on the forecasts for the U.S. Real Estate market in 2021. The guys discuss points brought up in a 2021 Redfin Real Estate article, as Mike gives his “2 cents” on what happened in many transactions in 2020, as well as what listeners can expect when buying Real Estate in 2021. Matt provides some good insight on his local Market in Phoenix/Scottsdale, AZ region and why Zillow thinks there could very...

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In this episode Mike and Matt embarrass themselves with their reading of the 12 Days of Christmas Price Index—it’s a ridiculous way to share some cheer. Also, they make it a point to address the real reasons why the Dow Jones has recovered from it’s low of 18,519, in late March, to over 30,000 today at Christmas. And of course, they “pepper in” their personal opinions of the 2021 forecasts for the Markets.

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In this episode Mike and Matt touch on the concept of increasing your Investment options through a Self-Directed IRA. The guys help you understand the DO’s & Don’t of properly setting up a Self-Directed IRA. Also, Mike goes over some of the classic Myths about this style of Investment strategy. Remember just because your are in control of this IRA doesn’t mean you can make-up your own rules. The key is to plan & play smart ...

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In this episode Mike and Matt touch on why this time of year is a great opportunity to focus on the items that you need to be organized in your Estate Plan with your immediate Family; but, also your Parents or Grandparent’s plans as well. Matt goes over the basic necessities of what you really should have completed, notarized, and in order so that is the unthinkable illness, or worse death, happens in the Family you are ready to c...

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