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Finally, a retirement podcast in a language YOU can understand. Your host, Gregg Gonzalez, CFP® is a Dave Ramsey Smartvestor Pro with the heart of a teacher. Listen as Gregg shares financial & retirement tips that are sure to keep you tuned in every episode. Check out podcast website http://RetirementMadeEasyPodcast.com for FREE resources.

RETIREMENT MADE EASY Gregg Gonzalez

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Finally, a retirement podcast in a language YOU can understand. Your host, Gregg Gonzalez, CFP® is a Dave Ramsey Smartvestor Pro with the heart of a teacher. Listen as Gregg shares financial & retirement tips that are sure to keep you tuned in every episode. Check out podcast website http://RetirementMadeEasyPodcast.com for FREE resources.

    7 Steps to Retirement Security

    7 Steps to Retirement Security

    Over the last two months, we’ve had close to 8 people contact us to put together a retirement plan because they’re fearful of being downsized. If they got laid off, could they afford to retire? People are looking for peace of mind and a retirement plan helps cover the what-ifs in life. 
    Tom Hegna wrote the book, “Don’t Worry, Retire Happy.” In it, he brings up some good points when it comes to retirement planning and what to be aware of. I tweaked his methodology to make it my own. So in this episode of the Retirement Made Easy podcast, I’ll cover the 7 steps you need to have a secure retirement. 
    You will want to hear this episode if you are interested in... [0:28] Why you need a retirement plan in place (and how we can help you)  [6:11] Step #1: Get a retirement plan in place  [8:05] Step #2: Maximize Social Security benefits and pensions [8:45] Step #3: Consider a hybrid retirement [10:40] Step #4: Account for inflation  [14:51] Step #5: Protect your dollars from taxes  [17:30] Step #6: Have a plan for long-term care [18:46] Step #7: Use your home equity wisely Resources & People Mentioned 3 Steps to Retirement Planning “Don’t Worry, Retire Happy" Connect With Gregg Gonzalez Email at: Gregg.gonzalez@lpl.com Podcast: https://RetirementMadeEasyPodcast.com Website: https://StLouisFinancialAdvisor.com Follow Gregg on LinkedIn Follow Gregg on Facebook Follow Gregg on YouTube  
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    • 21 min
    Avoid These 7 Retirement Mistakes (Or You’ll Regret it Forever), Ep #163

    Avoid These 7 Retirement Mistakes (Or You’ll Regret it Forever), Ep #163

    I’ve been helping people plan for their dream retirement for the last 16 years. I’ve nearly heard it all. I’ve had to tell people they can’t retire yet or that they have to save far more than they planned. The people who make these mistakes derail their retirement and jeopardize their success. I detail the top 7 mistakes I see that you’ll regret forever in this episode of the Retirement Made Easy Podcast! 
    You will want to hear this episode if you are interested in... [4:05] Mistake #1: Borrowing from a 401k [8:06] Mistake #2: Planning to work indefinitely [10:37] Mistake #3: Buying a timeshare [12:02] Mistake #4: Delaying saving for retirement [14:33] Mistake #5: Diverting the money to your kids [19:28] Mistake #6: Avoiding investing in the stock market [24:20] Mistake #7: People that relocate on a whim Resources & People Mentioned 3 Steps to Retirement Planning 16 Retirement Mistakes You Will Regret Forever Connect With Gregg Gonzalez Email at: Gregg.gonzalez@lpl.com Podcast: https://RetirementMadeEasyPodcast.com Website: https://StLouisFinancialAdvisor.com Follow Gregg on LinkedIn Follow Gregg on Facebook Follow Gregg on YouTube

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    • 28 min
    Greatest Hits: Retirement Made Easy’s 5 Most Downloaded Episodes

    Greatest Hits: Retirement Made Easy’s 5 Most Downloaded Episodes

    I’ve recorded over 160 episodes since the Retirement Made Easy podcast launched. In this special “Greatest Hits” episode of the Retirement Made Easy podcast, I’ll share snippets from the 5 most downloaded episodes. They include some of my best advice for navigating retirement preparation, so you can live out the retirement of your dreams. 
    Have an idea for a future episode topic? Do you have a question you need answered? Feel free to submit your questions to me at RetirementMadeEasyPodcast.com!
    You will want to hear this episode if you are interested in... [0:33] The 5 Most Downloaded Episodes of 2023 [3:21] Episode #5: 5 Ways to Prepare for Retirement, Ep #154 [7:31] Episode #4: What Social Security Isn’t Telling You, Ep #150 [12:30] Episode #3: The Level of Detail Required in a Great Retirement Plan, Ep #145 [18:56] Episode #2: The Basics of Managing Your Retirement Income, Ep #143 [28:35] Episode #1: How Saving for Retirement May Change in 2024, Ep #146 Resources & People Mentioned 3 Steps to Retirement Planning Connect With Gregg Gonzalez Email at: Gregg.gonzalez@lpl.com Podcast: https://RetirementMadeEasyPodcast.com Website: https://StLouisFinancialAdvisor.com Follow Gregg on LinkedIn Follow Gregg on Facebook Follow Gregg on YouTube

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    • 35 min
    How Election Years Impact the Stock Market

    How Election Years Impact the Stock Market

    Do election years impact the stock market? If so, how? We know that election years introduce a rollercoaster of emotions for a variety of reasons. Those emotions tend to influence the stock market and the decisions individual investors make. So in this episode of Retirement Made Easy, I’ll share how the market responds to election years—and what you should do about it. 
    You will want to hear this episode if you are interested in... [2:00] Head to RetirementMadeEasyPodcast.com!  [2:53] Election years are a roller-coaster ride of emotions  [7:58] The presidential cycles and the stock market [11:36] How the stock market performed during each term [12:55] You can’t speculate on what will happen in the market Resources & People Mentioned 3 Steps to Retirement Planning Presidents and the Stock Market How Presidential Elections Affect the Stock Market Connect With Gregg Gonzalez Email at: Gregg@RetireSTL.com Podcast: https://RetirementMadeEasyPodcast.com Website: https://StLouisFinancialAdvisor.com Follow Gregg on LinkedIn Follow Gregg on Facebook Follow Gregg on YouTube

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    • 19 min
    Best Listener Questions of 2023

    Best Listener Questions of 2023

    In this special episode of the Retirement Made Easy podcast, I revisit some of the most commonly asked—and popular—questions from 2023. We’ll tackle everything from capital gains tax to tax mapping for my clients. As tax-filing season comes to an end, these are some important things to keep in mind. Give it a listen! 
    You will want to hear this episode if you are interested in... [1:33] Question #1: How does a capital gains tax work?  [3:39] Question #2: Did contribution limits increase? [5:20] Question #3: How does the gift tax exclusion work? [8:09] Question #4: How do you convert a beneficiary IRA? [11:52] Question #5: How does tax mapping work for my clients? Resources & People Mentioned 3 Steps to Retirement Planning Connect With Gregg Gonzalez Email at: Gregg@RetireSTL.com Podcast: https://RetirementMadeEasyPodcast.com Website: https://StLouisFinancialAdvisor.com Follow Gregg on LinkedIn Follow Gregg on Facebook Follow Gregg on YouTube
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    • 15 min
    Social Security Claiming Strategies

    Social Security Claiming Strategies

    What factors go into the social security claiming decision? How do strategies differ based on your age, health, and marital status? Where do you even start? Social security planning is often neglected—or at the very least not given the attention it deserves. 
    In this episode of the Retirement Made Easy podcast, I hope to start the conversation about Social Security claiming strategies. I want each of you to be able to make an informed decision with your financial planner. Hit the play button to learn more! 
    You will want to hear this episode if you are interested in... [2:57] Social security planning can’t be neglected [5:10] Claiming strategies for single people  [8:51] Claiming strategies for people still working [12:19] The break-even analysis [16:13] Claiming strategies for married people  [20:32] The answer isn’t black and white Resources & People Mentioned 3 Steps to Retirement Planning Scotty Kilmer on YouTube Connect With Gregg Gonzalez Email at: Gregg@RetireSTL.com  Podcast: https://RetirementMadeEasyPodcast.com Website: https://StLouisFinancialAdvisor.com Follow Gregg on LinkedIn Follow Gregg on Facebook Follow Gregg on YouTube
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    • 23 min

Customer Reviews

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20 Ratings

20 Ratings

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Very Helpful Retirement Podcast

I'm a federal employee, but this more generalized show has some very helpful info to aid me in planning.

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Medicare made easy

Gregg made my day when he explained Medicare taxation in easy to understand language! Thank you Gregg!

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This podcast has been so informative and fun. No stress - just easy to understand facts and examples! Straightforward info that is not sugarcoated so you can make realistic decisions for your future :)

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