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. Mike and Matt 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 Mike Poyntz NMLS# 1246224 (CA Only) Matthew Hollander National Producer #17191418 CA License# 0I75638... Show More

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February 17, 2021 22 min
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 (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkylXofeMjBXlRLkt_QChXg). 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 ...
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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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In this episode Mike and Matt touch on the historical performance of the U.S. Economy in Q3, and why Q4 will likely not be anywhere as good. Additionally, the guys debrief on the Presidential Election and the challenges that the Country faces with the end-of-the-Year discontinuance of the enhanced unemployment, mortgage relief, eviction bans and student loan forbearances. As smart retirees, we should be preparing for “WHO” is going...
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In this episode Mike and Matt touch on the final part of the series that focuses on the 7 retirement income risks. With the type of year we’ve had in 2020, the guys thought it would be best to save Interest Rate & Market risk for the last part of this Series. They go into details as to why having a “risk free” holding like a Certificate of Deposit or Money market account can cause interest rate risk relative to the inflation ra...
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In this episode, Mike and Matt continue with Part 3 of their 4 part series that discusses managing the seven risks to retirement income. This episode covers the concept of “Sequence of Returns” risk and “Investor Behavioral” risk. Matt tells the story of how 2 separate families that both have $500,000 in their retirement accounts execute the same investment strategies, but run-out-of-money at two very different times because of wha...
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In this episode Mike and Matt continue their 4 part series about managing the seven risks you'll face in retirement. This episode touches on the concept of out living your money, and how to manage what is known as “Longevity risk” and “Withdrawal Rate Risk”. Matt goes into some of the key details he shares in his Retirement survival workshops. Additionally, Mike supplements some helpful Real Estate equity tips on how to allow t...
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Mike & Matt are excited to kick off part 1 of a 4 part show series covering The 7 Risks You'll Face in Retirement. Today we are isolating Inflation risk, and the varying views of where inflation is today. Additionally, we’ll touch on the interesting concept of “Asset inflation”, and why you will want to focus on how inflation will affect your personal expenses, and financing decisions in Retirement. Finally, we give you som...
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In this episode Mike and Matt touch on the fear and potential volatility that the U.S. economy could have regardless of which Presidential candidate wins in November. Our purpose on this show is to keep you thinking about your financial plan, while not letting the media or the fear of a certain President’s agenda scare you into doing something rash or hastily with your Retirement assets. We will also touch on a couple of ideas you...
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In this episode Mike and Matt interview Michael Lyon, Partnership Manager with Point Digital Finance. Point Digital Finance provides a Home Equity Investment financing solution that allows both Homeowners and Real Estate Investors 30 year financing options with no monthly payments. This is nothing like a Reverse Mortgage, and is a very interesting alternative in Real Estate finance. You are going to want to listen to how Point appr...
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In this episode Mike and Matt touch on the all the ways we can help our children, or our children’s children, save and prepare for the ever increasing cost of a College education. Matt touches on various types of College Savings plans (I bet you don’t know all of them), and he even presents a handy way that he helps clients design a more robust College Savings plan with Life insurance. Also, Mike walks us through the savvy ways to ...
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In this episode Mike and Matt touch on yet another smart retirement “tool to have in your bag”! Learn from listening to their esteemed special guest, Chris Foley, from Core Income Advisors, on why having a portion of your retirement portfolio held in a permanent life insurance policy might make a lot of sense. We get into the all of the investment advantages and tax-free advantages the policy provides as you navigate through retire...
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Mike and Matt discuss 2 great ways to be disciplined and reinvest your tax refund into making your future financial life more free. With Tax Refund time “right around the corner” for many Americans, it’s time to make those dimes & nickels turn into quarters…Also, we touch on some key tips & trick for how to prepare and execute your Tax filing this year, and many to come.
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In this episode Mike & Matt have the pleasure of interviewing, Mark Hall, an attorney of Mark E. Hall, PC law firm to discuss the basics of wills or trusts and where they might make sense. Mark Hall also goes over the basic details of why there are different forms of trusts to have in place depending on your personal financial situation. As a gift to our listeners, Mike & Matt have gotten Mark to agree to complete a new Tru...
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In this episode Matt reminds listeners that there’s a fortune “sitting right under their noses” if they just plan out their Social Security income properly. Mike adds some of the best ways to delay Social Security income by using your Real Estate equity, as well as a few other ways that those should consider.
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In this episode Mike and Matt bring on a guest, Darin Moore DRE#01147784 from Sunset Mortgage, on the Show to help listeners understand the investment insight of being Private 1st Trust Deed lenders. Darin goes into detail as to what these loans provide Investors for income, collateral, and how his firm will help you manage the Servicing of these Notes as your point of contact. It’s another great show with alternative ways for you ...
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