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Time is money, so invest in every minute. Learn how to save both time and money in these mercifully short podcasts. We minimize financial stress to maximize your life as Hans Blake, CFA, CPA hosts Intelligent Money Minute. Hans founded Intelligent Investing after managing $350M and he interviews experts in a variety of fields. To be a part of the show and get your financial questions answered, send an email to: info@investedwithyou.com or visit www.investedwithyou.com/podcasts.

Intelligent Money Minute Hans Blake, CFA, CPA

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Time is money, so invest in every minute. Learn how to save both time and money in these mercifully short podcasts. We minimize financial stress to maximize your life as Hans Blake, CFA, CPA hosts Intelligent Money Minute. Hans founded Intelligent Investing after managing $350M and he interviews experts in a variety of fields. To be a part of the show and get your financial questions answered, send an email to: info@investedwithyou.com or visit www.investedwithyou.com/podcasts.

    Spending Money in Retirement with Christine Benz

    Spending Money in Retirement with Christine Benz

    On today’s Intelligent Money Minute, we continue our conversation with Morningstar’s director of personal finance, Christine Benz on why retirement planning is boring. The last thing you expect to hear is that retirement is boring. Retirement finances and strategies can consume and overwhelm any pre-retiree couple. During this episode, Christine Benz explains how retirement planning can be simple and boring.

    As Christine said, Doing the boring stuff such as saving and living below your means can really impact your financial future. Having both spouses working and saving for the same goals can be challenging, yet rewarding. Don’t be confused by other advisors that may confuse you into buying something you don’t need or want. If you are wanting a second opinion, we’d love to have a complimentary coffee or call with you to learn more about your concerns, struggles, and goals. If you want to learn more, you can click here to learn more. 

    We’ll be interviewing Christine on several podcasts regarding retirement strategies, passive investing, and diversification, so be sure to subscribe to our Intelligent Money Minute podcasts.

    Christine Benz Bio

    Christine Benz is Morningstar’s director of personal finance and author of 30-Minute Money Solutions: A Step-by-Step Guide to Managing Your Finances and the Morningstar Guide to Mutual Funds: 5-Star Strategies for Success. She holds a bachelor’s degree in political science and Russian/East European studies from the University of Illinois. Christine lives in the Chicago suburbs with her husband, Greg. She is an avid cook, a political junkie, and a long-suffering Chicago Cubs fan. Follow Christine on Twitter.

    • 6 min
    Spending Money in Retirement with Christine Benz

    Spending Money in Retirement with Christine Benz

    On today’s Intelligent Money Minute, we continue our conversation with Morningstar’s director of personal finance, Christine Benz on spending money in retirement. During this episode, Christine about retirement distribution strategies and whether there’s truly a safe withdrawal rate. Interestingly enough, she mentions a study that more retirees were concerned about finances  than death. She highlights this strategy of simply taking 4% and whether it’s still usable in today’s economy. 

    Many pre-retirees and retirees are concerned about running out of money. Having a written financial plan and having flexibility with withdrawals are some of the keys to having a good probability of success of not running out of money. 

    Are you are wondering whether you have enough money to outlast your lifetime? If you are, we’d love to have a complimentary call or coffee with you. We are fee-only fiduciaries that don’t sell other products, so you can rest assured, we want to have your best interest in mind. Please visit investedwithyou.com. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

    We’ll be interviewing Christine on several podcasts regarding retirement strategies, passive investing, and diversification, so be sure to subscribe to our Intelligent Money Minute podcasts.

    Christine Benz Bio

    Christine Benz is Morningstar’s director of personal finance and author of 30-Minute Money Solutions: A Step-by-Step Guide to Managing Your Finances and the Morningstar Guide to Mutual Funds: 5-Star Strategies for Success. She holds a bachelor’s degree in political science and Russian/East European studies from the University of Illinois. Christine lives in the Chicago suburbs with her husband, Greg. She is an avid cook, a political junkie, and a long-suffering Chicago Cubs fan. Follow Christine on Twitter.

    • 7 min
    Living in a Glass House Pt.1

    Living in a Glass House Pt.1

    On this episode of Intelligent Money Minute, we’ll be interviewing Shelly Hamilton on living in a glass house. During this episode, Shelly is joined by her son-in-law, Adam Morgan. A glass house is a term used for more those whose lives are more public than the average person. They talk about the hurdles, challenges, and experiences of living in a glass house. Shelly stresses the value of staying true to their faith and values whether people are watching or not.

    One of Intelligent Investing’s core values is Truth. We believe that speaking the truth in love is so vital…especially when it comes to talking within families. We strive to unite families with financial communication, and if you are going to be transferring your business in the near future (especially to another family member), we’d love to start having a conversation with you. We can help be the liaison between family members, and we can help you plan for the many aspects of transferring a business.

    If you haven’t subscribed to our podcasts, you can go to our podcast page and choose whichever method you want to download them. While you are there, you can go to our blog page and subscribe so you can get our latest Intelligent Insights directly in your inbox.

    Shelly Hamilton Bio

    Shelly Hamilton, the daughter of Frank Garlock, married Ron Hamilton aka “Patch the Pirate” in 1975. They have managed Majesty Music and written sacred music for children and adults since they joined the ministry in 1978. Shelly currently ministers at Majesty Music as pianist, composer, arranger, and recording producer. In 2013, their son killed himself after years of struggle with mental health issues. The family’s public struggle and acknowledgement of mental health issues has reached people around the world. Most recently her family faces a new challenge: Ron Hamilton’s early onset of dementia. Her insight and music will encourage anyone facing the challenges of life.

    In January 2018 Majesty Music announced their third generation of leadership. After years of waiting for God’s timing, Ron and Shelly transitioned the ministry over to their son-in-law Representative Adam Morgan and his wife, Ron and Shelly’s daughter, Megan.

    • 7 min
    How Potential Higher Inflation and Taxes Impact Your Retirement Strategy

    How Potential Higher Inflation and Taxes Impact Your Retirement Strategy

    On today’s Intelligent Money Minute, we continue our conversation with Morningstar’s director of personal finance, Christine Benz on how potential higher inflation and taxes impact your retirement strategy. Christine believes we should be mindful of potential inflation and high taxes. A key point she makes is not waiting to implement tax-saving strategies. During this episode, she explains the value of tax-deferred accounts. Tax-deferred accounts blended with other financial vehicles could be beneficial to your financial strategy.

    At Intelligent Investing, one of our unique factors is that we strive to minimize fees and that includes government fees. There are many planning opportunities, especially in the sweet spot years between retirement from an employer and when you start social security benefits. We love organizing our clients’ financial junk drawers, and we’d love to organize yours. To learn more about Intelligent Investing or to become our next intelligent investor, please visit investedwithyou.com.

    We’ll be interviewing Christine on several podcasts regarding retirement strategies, passive investing, and diversification, so be sure to subscribe to our Intelligent Money Minute podcasts.

    Christine Benz Bio

    Christine Benz is Morningstar’s director of personal finance and author of 30-Minute Money Solutions: A Step-by-Step Guide to Managing Your Finances and the Morningstar Guide to Mutual Funds: 5-Star Strategies for Success. She holds a bachelor’s degree in political science and Russian/East European studies from the University of Illinois. Christine lives in the Chicago suburbs with her husband, Greg. She is an avid cook, a political junkie, and a long-suffering Chicago Cubs fan. Follow Christine on Twitter.

    • 9 min
    The Retirement Bucket Approach Pt.2

    The Retirement Bucket Approach Pt.2

    On today’s Intelligent Money Minute, we continue our conversation with Morningstar’s director of personal finance, Christine Benz on the retirement bucket approach. During this episode, Christine expounds further on the bucket approach and behavioral finance. Hans and Christine talk about situations where investors reacted poorly to market situations. Christine stresses the importance of sticking to your financial planning during uncertain times.

    At Intelligent Investing, we strongly believe in behavioral coaching. We believe that the behavior gap (the difference between actual investment return vs. actual investors’ returns) can be significant and minimized if advisors and clients behave properly. This often means doing the hard thing and not chasing after returns or headlines. It also means turning off the scary headlines that make you want to abandon your portfolio and plan. To learn more about behavioral finance and our philosophy, please visit investedwithyou.com.

    We’ll be interviewing Christine on several podcasts regarding retirement strategies, passive investing, and diversification, so be sure to subscribe to our Intelligent Money Minute podcasts.

    Christine Benz Bio

    Christine Benz is Morningstar’s director of personal finance and author of 30-Minute Money Solutions: A Step-by-Step Guide to Managing Your Finances and the Morningstar Guide to Mutual Funds: 5-Star Strategies for Success. She holds a bachelor’s degree in political science and Russian/East European studies from the University of Illinois. Christine lives in the Chicago suburbs with her husband, Greg. She is an avid cook, a political junkie, and a long-suffering Chicago Cubs fan. Follow Christine on Twitter.

    • 6 min
    Transitioning the Family Business

    Transitioning the Family Business

    On this episode of Intelligent Money Minute, we’ll be interviewing Shelly Hamilton on transitioning the family business. During this episode, Shelly is joined by her son-in-law and daughter, Adam and Megan Morgan. They talk about the hurdles, challenges, and considerations that took place when transitioning the family business to Adam and Megan. Shelly stresses the value of communication during the process and considering the feelings of others in the family.  

    Transitioning a family business is one of the most difficult things to do. When you factor in transferring a family business to another family member, you take the difficulty to another whole level. There can be hard feelings and difficult conversations. One of Intelligent Investing’s core values is Truth. We believe that speaking the truth in love is so vital…especially when it comes to talking within families. We strive to unite families with financial communication, and if you are going to be transferring your business in the near future (especially to another family member), we’d love to start having a conversation with you. We can help be the liaison between family members, and we can help you plan for the many aspects of transferring a business.

    If you haven’t subscribed to our podcasts, you can go to our podcast page and choose whichever method you want to download them. While you are there, you can go to our blog page and subscribe so you can get our latest Intelligent Insights directly in your inbox.

    Shelly Hamilton Bio

    Shelly Hamilton, the daughter of Frank Garlock, married Ron Hamilton aka “Patch the Pirate” in 1975. They have managed Majesty Music and written sacred music for children and adults since they joined the ministry in 1978. Shelly currently ministers at Majesty Music as pianist, composer, arranger, and recording producer. In 2013, their son killed himself after years of struggle with mental health issues. The family’s public struggle and acknowledgement of mental health issues has reached people around the world. Most recently her family faces a new challenge: Ron Hamilton’s early onset of dementia. Her insight and music will encourage anyone facing the challenges of life.

    In January 2018 Majesty Music announced their third generation of leadership. After years of waiting for God’s timing, Ron and Shelly transitioned the ministry over to their son-in-law Representative Adam Morgan and his wife, Ron and Shelly’s daughter, Megan.

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