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Your Money Mentors – Gary Mattson, Laurel Steward, Taylor Steward and Gerald Green – are a financial team at Mattson Financial Services in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Their goal is to teach and empower you with information about what’s going on in today’s world and how it can affect your retirement. Whether you have questions about investment strategies, taxes, income or estate planning, your Money Mentors are here to help!

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Your Money Mentors – Gary Mattson, Laurel Steward, Taylor Steward and Gerald Green – are a financial team at Mattson Financial Services in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Their goal is to teach and empower you with information about what’s going on in today’s world and how it can affect your retirement. Whether you have questions about investment strategies, taxes, income or estate planning, your Money Mentors are here to help!

    Retiring in a Rush

    Retiring in a Rush

    Ideally, you've been planning for retirement for years. But what if you have to make that decision in a hurry? This week, Gary & Corey discuss the steps you might want to take if your retirement is just days, weeks or a few months away. We'll also discuss how to do a mid-year review of your finances and investments in 2024. Need help with that? Connect now at www.MattsonFinancial.com. 

    • 11 min
    The Investing Secret No One Talks About

    The Investing Secret No One Talks About

    Successful investing is much more than just luck - or picking the right stocks. This week, we discuss the one component that even successful investors don't talk about, and how it can make a difference for both you & your family. Gerald and Corey also discuss how to create a withdrawal strategy for retirement when you have multiple accounts. Need help with your questions? Connect with your Money Mentors at www.MattsonFinancial.com. 

    • 8 min
    The Upside of Inflation

    The Upside of Inflation

    The Federal Reserve is still struggling to reach its inflation target, and the real life impact on us is higher prices for just about everything we buy. But is there an upside to inflation and higher interest rates for retirement savers? Laurel & Gerald discuss that on this week's episode. Plus, our Summer Savings Series continues with lessons on how even spouses who don't work outside the home can save more for retirement. Have a question you'd like us to address on the podcast? Drop us a note at www.MattsonFinancial.com. 

    • 8 min
    Summer Savings Series: The Importance of Fees

    Summer Savings Series: The Importance of Fees

    Think of all the fees you pay in your daily life. From streaming services to concert tickets to airline fares...they're everywhere! But some of the biggest fees you'll ever pay may be hiding in the fine print on your investments or even your 401(k). As part of our Summer Savings Series on "Money Mentors," Laurel and Taylor discuss the importance of knowing what you're paying in fees when planning for retirement. Connect now at www.MattsonFinancial.com to have our team run a complimentary fee analysis for you. 

    • 9 min
    5 Key Questions to Ask About Your Retirement

    5 Key Questions to Ask About Your Retirement

    All kinds of questions come up when you make the decision to retire, but are you asking the right ones? This week, Gary & Laurel discuss 5 key questions to consider to help you plan for life after work...and they're not all financial. Need help with any one of these questions? Connect to set up a visit with your Money Mentors at www.MattsonFinancial.com. 

    • 10 min
    The Meme Stock Craze & What It Means For You

    The Meme Stock Craze & What It Means For You

    Meme stocks are back in the headlines, but should these social media-driven investments cause you any concern? Gary & Laurel dive into this topic this week, as well as the latest projections for a Social Security cost-of-living raise in 2025. Have questions about something in the headlines? Drop us an e-mail at www.MattsonFinancial.com. 

    • 11 min

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