65 episodes

Retire with confidence! Introducing "Michigan's Retirement Coach," podcast- one of Feedspot's "Top Retirement Podcasts You Must Follow!"

Join Mike Douglas and his engaging series as he draws upon insights from real clients and their stories to help you make the most of a fulfilling retirement.  

Mike and the whole team at LifePlan Financial Design can help you navigate the complexities of retirement planning in Michigan. Click for your personalized Retirement Roadmap here!

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About Mike Douglas, President and Advisor at LifePlan Wealth Design:

Mike Douglas specializes in wealth management and retirement planning at LifePlan Financial Design. Previously, he spent many years in the service industry, focusing on account management and business-to-business relationships.

His CFP® professional and financial planner certification and MBA round out his unique insight. He combines those experiences with his life, health, and Series 65 securities licenses and training to help families pursue their financial goals.

Mike and his wife, Kimberly, live in Howell, Michigan, with their four young children: Gavin, Zachary, Kaleb, and Emmalyn, along with one Shorkie (Shih Tzu/Yorkie), Satchmo. He enjoys doing anything with his family – sports, gardening, cooking, fishing, and more. Mike plays the piano and several other instruments at church and also enjoys golf and running. A former college football and tennis athlete, he completed his first marathon in 2017 at Walt Disney World.

Michigan's Retirement Coach Podcast With Mike Douglas Mike Douglas

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Retire with confidence! Introducing "Michigan's Retirement Coach," podcast- one of Feedspot's "Top Retirement Podcasts You Must Follow!"

Join Mike Douglas and his engaging series as he draws upon insights from real clients and their stories to help you make the most of a fulfilling retirement.  

Mike and the whole team at LifePlan Financial Design can help you navigate the complexities of retirement planning in Michigan. Click for your personalized Retirement Roadmap here!

Follow on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, YouTube and X (formerly known as Twitter)

About Mike Douglas, President and Advisor at LifePlan Wealth Design:

Mike Douglas specializes in wealth management and retirement planning at LifePlan Financial Design. Previously, he spent many years in the service industry, focusing on account management and business-to-business relationships.

His CFP® professional and financial planner certification and MBA round out his unique insight. He combines those experiences with his life, health, and Series 65 securities licenses and training to help families pursue their financial goals.

Mike and his wife, Kimberly, live in Howell, Michigan, with their four young children: Gavin, Zachary, Kaleb, and Emmalyn, along with one Shorkie (Shih Tzu/Yorkie), Satchmo. He enjoys doing anything with his family – sports, gardening, cooking, fishing, and more. Mike plays the piano and several other instruments at church and also enjoys golf and running. A former college football and tennis athlete, he completed his first marathon in 2017 at Walt Disney World.

    The Challenges And Complexities Of Retirement Planning

    The Challenges And Complexities Of Retirement Planning

    Mike discusses seeking financial help and the decision to change financial advisors during retirement. He emphasizes the importance of a holistic approach to financial planning and the need for professional guidance in preparation for retirement.

    Visit MyLifePlanFinancial.com to connect with Mike and start building your retirement plan today!
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    • 16 min
    Communication And Decision-Making In Retirement Planning

    Communication And Decision-Making In Retirement Planning

    Mike discusses why being on the same page with your spouse is significant in retirement planning and emphasizes the need for open communication and shared decision-making. He also explains the need to address difficult decisions and plan for various life scenarios that may happen in your golden years.

    Visit MyLifePlanFinancial.com to connect with Mike and start building your retirement plan today!
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 15 min
    Avoiding First-Time Retirement Mistakes

    Avoiding First-Time Retirement Mistakes

    Mike compares retirement planning to vacation planning. He explains the need for a comprehensive retirement plan that covers all aspects, including social security benefits, taxes, and Medicare premiums.

    Mike highlights the common mistakes that first-time retirees make and discusses some ways to avoid them.

    Visit MyLifePlanFinancial.com to connect with Mike and start building your retirement plan today!
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 14 min
    Four Splurges In Retirement You Won't Regret

    Four Splurges In Retirement You Won't Regret

    Mike emphasizes the importance of investing in health, family, travel, and charity. He explains that a comprehensive financial plan gives individuals permission to make informed decisions and pursue their goals in retirement.

    Visit MyLifePlanFinancial.com to connect with Mike and start building your retirement plan today!
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 16 min
    Knowing Who You Want To Be In Retirement

    Knowing Who You Want To Be In Retirement

    In this conversation, Mike discusses the story of Nick Saban's retirement and the commandments his wife Miss Terry gave him.  

    Mike explores the importance of knowing who you want to be, who you want to be with, and where you want to go in retirement. He emphasizes the need to have a clear vision for retirement and not let investments determine your identity.

    Visit MyLifePlanFinancial.com to connect with Mike and start building your income plan today!
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 16 min
    Overcoming The Fear Of Financial Mistakes

    Overcoming The Fear Of Financial Mistakes

    In this episode, Mike discusses having a personalized approach to income planning and the risks associated with different income sources in retirement. He also explains the impact of inflation on retirement income and why it needs to be factored into financial planning.

    Visit LifePlanWealth.com to connect with Mike and start building your income plan today!
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 19 min

Customer Reviews

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I can see why this podcast is a must follow

I saw Mike Douglas was a Top Retirement a Podcast to Follow and I can see (or hear) why! He definitely oozes “coach” when it comes to financial planning. He’s worth following.

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