The Simply Retirement Podcast

The Simply Retirement Podcast

Welcome to The Simply Retirement Podcast with Eric Blake, a financial professional from Blake Wealth Management. Our goal is to support women approaching retirement and help them navigate the challenges of this important phase of life. With years of expertise, Eric and his guests provide insights and advice on retirement planning, specifically for widows, divorcees, or women that are simply ready to take control of their financial future. Our “Simply Retirement Roadmap Process” is a key part of our philosophy. Knowing “what’s next?” can be overwhelming, so we’ve created a step-by-step guide to help you navigate your retirement planning journey. Starting with a 15-Minute Introductory phone call to get to know each other better, if together we feel it makes sense, we help you build your own Simply Retirement Roadmap and walk side by side with you down the path to financial freedom. So join us on The Simply Retirement Podcast and visit our website at www.blakewealthmanagement.com

Episodes

June 19, 2024 26 mins
How does care management transform the retirement experience? Discover the intersection of healthcare and retirement planning in the latest episode of The Simply Retirement Podcast. Host Eric Blake welcomes Pamela Farris, founder of Harmony Care Management. They explore the vital role of care management in retirement, offering invaluable insights for retirees, particularly women facing solo …

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Are you leaving Social Security benefits on the table? Let’s take a moment and talk about spousal and ex-spousal benefits. Today on the Simply Retirement Podcast, Eric Blake delves into what women need to know about maximizing their Social Security benefits, specifically spousal and ex-spousal benefits. He clarifies the eligibility criteria, benefit calculation, timing strategies, …

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When we think of retirement, images of tranquil beach walks, leisurely lunches, and newfound hobbies often fill our daydreams. But what if the reality of retirement doesn’t align with the fantasy? Eric Blake welcomes back Kim Lee, a former personal trainer, a retiree and now a personal trainer once more. Kim shares her transformative journey, …

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May 1, 2024 29 mins
Do you know the difference between a will and a living trust? Worried about protecting your assets after you’re gone? Dive into estate planning essentials on The Simply Retirement Podcast with host Eric Blake. He brings on Susan Barnett from Haiman Hogue, offering valuable advice especially for single women, widows, and divorcees aiming to protect …

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Confused about senior living choices?  Explore the complexities of retirement housing in this insightful episode of The Simply Retirement Podcast. Host Eric Blake, a staunch advocate for women’s financial independence in retirement, invites Joyce Logan, Certified Senior Living Advisor. They discuss the challenges and solutions to finding the right retirement housing, combining Joyce’s personal experiences …

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Are you prepared for the emotional and practical realities of caregiving? Join us for an enlightening episode of The Simply Retirement Podcast, where host Eric Blake dives into the world of caregiving, a role predominantly shouldered by women. Joined by Lili Udell Fiore, author, and founder of Much Love Lili, they explore the unique challenges …

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Are you a caregiver (or will be) with concerns about your financial future?  In a compelling episode of The Simply Retirement Podcast, host Eric Blake turns the spotlight on women’s unique retirement planning needs, especially for those who are serving as a caregiver or very likely will be one day. Caregivers often face specific challenges …

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Are you prepared for the unexpected? Confronting fears isn’t just a personal journey; it’s a critical aspect of financial and estate planning. This is the central theme of today’s discussion, where host Eric Blake, joined by esteemed estate planning attorney Christene “Chris” Downs, dive deep into the unique challenges and essential strategies needed for successful …

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Ladies, have you ever considered the unique aspects of your finances? Today’s dialogue sheds new light on the critical topic of women’s financial empowerment. Eric Blake welcomes Dr. Barb Provost and Maggie Nielsen, founders of Purse Strings, to explore the critical topic of women’s financial empowerment. Together, they uncover the unique financial challenges faced by …

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Could your inner wisdom be the key to unlocking financial prosperity?  Dive into this engaging episode of “Simply Retirement” with host Eric Blake, as he joins forces with Ellen Rogin, a visionary in the world of financial intuition. Ellen, acclaimed for her innovative approach to finance, sheds light on how tapping into your intuitive sense …

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What if there’s much more to women’s retirement planning than you ever imagined?  We’ve got some surprises in store for you. Join us for a captivating episode of the Simply Retirement podcast with host Eric Blake, as he dives into the nuances of retirement planning specifically for women. Joined by Dr. Karen Midyet, a renowned …

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As Elananor Roosevelt once said; “A little simplification would be the first step toward rational living, I think”.  In this episode, Eric Blake discusses important aspects of Social Security benefits specifically for women who are looking to financial plan and navigate their portfolios. He covers topics such as social security filing strategies, the three keys …

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What if you could redefine your journey into retirement and end-of-life planning? Discover the crucial yet often overlooked aspects of retirement in this insightful episode of The Simply Retirement Podcast. Host Eric Blake, joined by Jeanne Brosseau, Community Liaison from Ardent Healthcare, tackles the sensitive subject of end-of-life care. This episode is specially crafted to …

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In this episode, Eric Blake is joined by Mary Greer from First Class Caregivers. First Class Caregivers is a Dallas senior care company that provides premium non-clinical, in-home caregiving services on a private-pay basis. Founded in 2007, they are a veteran-owned business with a customer-first focus. Mary’s personal connection to caregiving is deeply rooted, having …

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Ever wondered if it’s too late to dive into long-term care insurance?  Slide your headphones on and plunge into an enlightening chat as Eric Blake and Dina Mabry peel back the layers of this dilemma, placing a special spotlight on challenges specific to women. Drawing from their combined experience, they provide an in-depth look at …

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As retirement inches closer, it is important to consider your living situation and what your most desired outcome will look like once you are in your golden years.  In this episode, Eric Blake is joined by Jules Hicks, co-founder of Aunt Ida’s House. They discuss how Aunt Ida’s House helps seniors sell their homes quickly …

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Calling all women looking to up their financial literacy!  In this episode, Eric Blake is joined by Jeannie Dougherty, a money and mental fitness guide, who shares her insights on the impact of money-related problems on mental health. Jeannie emphasizes the need for emotional and behavioral coaching in addition to traditional financial planning. The episode …

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Who says you can’t teach an old house new tricks? In this episode, Eric Blake welcomes Mary Robb, Reverse Mortgage Specialist from Mutual of Omaha. Together, they’ll peel back the layers on what reverse mortgages really are, and how they differ from the traditional mortgage we’re all familiar with. From surprising financial strategies to how …

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In this thought-provoking episode, our special guest eloquently underscores a profound truth: one person indeed has the ability to bring about monumental change in another’s world. Joining us in this engaging dialogue is personal trainer, Kim Lee. She is united with our host, Eric Blake, by their shared clientele—women on the cusp of, or already …

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Ever wondered if you’re just one question away from safeguarding your retirement? Dive in and discover the power of asking the RIGHT questions. In this episode, Eric Blake delves deep into the maze of retirement distribution planning. Every decision, every distribution, has consequences—some of which you might not see coming. With retirement assets on the …

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