68 episodes

Federal employee benefits are among the most comprehensive and strongest in the country. Financial planning for federal employees requires knowledge of both financial planning concepts and a comprehensive understanding of these benefits. General financial planning advice is just that, general. We speak specifically to federal employees and the unique planning techniques and strategies to help them maximize their benefits. Mason & Associates have over three decades serving as financial planners for federal employees.

Federal Employee Financial Planning Podcast Mason & Associates

    • Education
    • 4.9 • 33 Ratings

Federal employee benefits are among the most comprehensive and strongest in the country. Financial planning for federal employees requires knowledge of both financial planning concepts and a comprehensive understanding of these benefits. General financial planning advice is just that, general. We speak specifically to federal employees and the unique planning techniques and strategies to help them maximize their benefits. Mason & Associates have over three decades serving as financial planners for federal employees.

    Episode 66: Get the Most Out of Your Financial Planner

    Episode 66: Get the Most Out of Your Financial Planner

    How do financial planners demonstrate value? In this episode, John, Tommy, and Ben explain the intricacies of the client relationships they maintain as financial planners. They unpack the distinction between onboarding and ongoing client service, emphasizing the importance of maintaining a continuous partnership with your financial advisor.
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    • 44 min
    Episode 65: Are Virtual Meetings as Good as In-Person?

    Episode 65: Are Virtual Meetings as Good as In-Person?

    What are the perks of virtual versus in-person client meetings? In this episode, Tommy, Ben, and John weigh the advantages, exploring how virtual meetings offer unparalleled flexibility and opportunities. They will explain how virtual meetings not only save time, but also provide greater access to financial advice, as well as the less intimidating nature of virtual interactions, where discussing finances from the comfort of home can alleviate stress. 
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    • 39 min
    Episode 64: An Inside Look at Strategic Planning Season

    Episode 64: An Inside Look at Strategic Planning Season

    Wondering what goes on during strategic planning meeting season at Mason & Associates? Join Tommy, Ben, and John as they break down what to expect during this crucial time. From adjusting plans to accommodate changing goals to demanding excellence from your financial planner, this episode covers it all. 
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    • 41 min
    Episode 63: Common Misconceptions

    Episode 63: Common Misconceptions

    Is your financial planner as knowledgeable as they say they are? Do they have all the experience needed to guide you? In this episode, Michael, Tommy, Ben, and John dive deep into the common misconceptions surrounding financial planning. They challenge the notion that anyone can be a financial planner and stress the importance of transparency in the industry. Listen in as they shed light on topics like estate planning for everyone, why financial planning extends beyond insurance sales or investment management, and more.
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    • 43 min
    Episode 62: Financial Planner Compensation

    Episode 62: Financial Planner Compensation

    Have you ever wondered how your financial planner gets paid? In this episode, Michael, Tommy, John, and Ben tackle this question head-on, shedding light on the various compensation methods in the financial planning industry. They cut through the jargon to explain the surge in annual meetings and the strategic importance of mapping out financial goals at the beginning of the year. From explaining fee-only versus commission-based models to the significance of transparency in understanding your planner's payment structure, they will equip you with the knowledge you need to hire the right advisor.
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    • 33 min
    Episode 61: Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017

    Episode 61: Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017

    Did you know that the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 has far-reaching implications up until 2025—with impending changes set to unfold in 2026? Today Michael, John, and Ben discuss the complexities of this legislation, from the sudden shifts in withholdings to the surprising revelations during tax season in April 2019. They also explain how seemingly minor adjustments can lead to significant financial outcomes. Listen in to hear about the current tax landscape, as well as its impact on individuals and businesses alike. 
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    • 40 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
33 Ratings

33 Ratings

Andrea L. B. ,

Estate Planning

This episode was informative and educational. Thank you.

Micharr2406 ,

Happy I found this podcast

Happy I found this podcast I’m a current fed employee and have enjoyed the topics discussed. I would like to retire early so this information is invaluable. I am sharing with other fed employees.

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