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Retirement Planning: Have You Been Naughty or Nice?

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This week Michael Andersen takes the role of Santa Claus as he discusses who has been naughty and who has been nice with their retirement plans this year. By going through different hypothetical experiences, Michael calls out smart, or nice, retirement planning choices compared to poor, or naughty, retirement planning choices.

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What is the Best Way to Tackle Unprecedented Challenges?

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On this week’s Wise Money, Michael Andersen talks about what he believes is the best way to approach the new and unexpected financial difficulties we’ve encountered in 2020. Do these new and unprecedented challenges require brand-new solutions or can we use tried and true principles?

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Will 2021 Bring Gridlock or Change to Washington?

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Our main focus on this week’s Wise Money is whether or not Washington will be in gridlock, or will we finally be able to see some change come from the Capital? And if we get change, how might that affect your retirement plans? All that and more with Michael Andersen this week!

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How to Set Yourself Up for Success in Retirement

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In this episode of Wise Money, Michael walks through a few of the rumored bi-partisan proposals floating around Washington and whether he thinks they’ll help or hurt your retirement savings plans. He also discusses Roth conversions and other ways that you can manage your money so that you minimize your taxes and maximize your savings.

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Plan Around What You Know and Adjust As You Go

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As we wrap up the recent elections and approach the end of 2020, it’s important to be sure that you take the necessary steps so that you can start 2021 off on the right financial foot. That means making sure you maxed out any retirement contributions you have for plans through your work and making sure that you’ve taken any and all necessary tax moves that you need might need for your 2021 tax return. Ultimately, even though we’ve been living through seasons of intense change it seems, the basic fundamentals for our financial planning have stayed the same: plan around what you know and adjust as you go.

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Where Do We Go From Here? Retirement Planning After the Election

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While this isn’t a political show, the reality is that whoever wins the Presidential election will have a real effect on the economy, our future taxes, and as a result, our retirement savings. So, how can you best build a retirement plan that will stay steady no matter who wins the election? That’s what today’s episode is all about.

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How to Plan for the Future In the Face of Unpredictability

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As humans, our brains are wired for the predictable, so making it through 2020 and all of its unpredictability has been incredibly hard. This episode is all about how to plan for the future when we have so many things distracting us and pushing us off course. Michael Andersen will also touch on risks that you should be prepared for as you plan for retirement, and how to mitigate them.

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How the National Debt May Affect Your Retirement Plans

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Michael Andersen uses this episode of Wise Money to discuss the ways in which your retirement planning, and things such as Social Security and Medicare, are going to be affected by the nation’s growing debt. As well as steps that you can take to ensure that no matter what comes, you’re staying on track to accomplish your retirement and financial goals.

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Looking Forward Towards 2021: Is It Too Soon?

2021: Too Soon?

Though things may seem pretty divided now, studies suggest that we can all agree on one thing: 2020 has been really rough. With depression rates almost tripling, it can be tempting to just want to forget about the next few months and look towards 2021. However, is that a wise move?

In this episode, Michael Andersen discusses the good, the bad, and the ugly regarding what could happen over the next three months and how it may affect the economy, the stock markets, and your retirement plans. It’s an episode you don’t want to miss.

And as always, the best way to protect your retirement for anything the future may bring is to implement a retirement plan that’s strong and sturdy. If you’d like help with your retirement plan, please contact Michael today at 410-690-4894.

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Proceed With Caution: What’s Your Risk Ratio?

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A lot of people have a fixed income rate once in retirement, but what happens if the cost of living and medical care goes up while your retirement income stays stagnant? In this episode of Wise Money, Michael Andersen provides some of his ideas and tips for building a retirement plan that can support you, even through inflation.

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