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Retirement Today is a podcast for retirees and pre-retirees looking to gain knowledge during the fundamental shift in their lives when it comes to retirement. We believe that your best is yet to come and you deserve to get good information to make good retirement decisions. Michael Reese has been in the financial industry for 20 years and it has become clear that the industry as a whole, firms particularly, are failing American families. Michael will share topics such as retirement, retirement income planning, reducing unnecessary taxes, protection from market risk, estate planning strategies, social security, long-term healthcare, medicare and more.

Retirement Today Michael Reese

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    • 4.5 • 20 Ratings

Retirement Today is a podcast for retirees and pre-retirees looking to gain knowledge during the fundamental shift in their lives when it comes to retirement. We believe that your best is yet to come and you deserve to get good information to make good retirement decisions. Michael Reese has been in the financial industry for 20 years and it has become clear that the industry as a whole, firms particularly, are failing American families. Michael will share topics such as retirement, retirement income planning, reducing unnecessary taxes, protection from market risk, estate planning strategies, social security, long-term healthcare, medicare and more.

    When Should I Take Social Security?

    When Should I Take Social Security?

    On this episode, we discuss Social Security and the reasons you should consider for taking it earlier or later.

    • 11 min
    Budget Better than a 3 Year Old

    Budget Better than a 3 Year Old

    This is the episode where I am king for a day. For this episode, my law is this: Dear Government, if you cannot balance a budget, then you are not eligible for reelection.

    • 11 min
    The Power of Zero

    The Power of Zero

    Today we’re going to talk about a topic that I call the power of zero. If you’ve ever talked to an investment advisor, you’ve probably heard them tell you that they’re going to help you get a higher return with less risk. The focus is on getting a higher return, and that's the end of the risk discussion. People often mess up investing because they don’t understand the impact that risk has on their retirement savings.

    • 11 min
    America's Retirement Crisis is Getting Worse

    America's Retirement Crisis is Getting Worse

    As more companies eliminate pension plans, many people are beginning to face the harsh reality that the responsibility for their retirement is on their own shoulders. Congress has done very little in the face of years of warnings that Social Security may be running into trouble. Many Americans are just like Congress when it comes to saving for retirement. They ignore the problem even when many signs indicate that the situation is only going to get worse. 

    • 11 min
    Everything Changes in Retirement

    Everything Changes in Retirement

    The things that get you to retirement should not be the same things that keep you in retirement. Recognizing that retirement is a fundamental shift requires you to implement a shift in your planning.
    Tune into this week's episode of Retirement Today, where Mike explains how everything changes in retirement!

    • 29 min
    How Fear Can Hurt Your Retirement

    How Fear Can Hurt Your Retirement

    Fear can hold you back from making the right decisions, and in retirement there are some very rational fears that can be overcome.
    Tune into this week's episode of Retirement Today, where Mike explains why fear can hurt your retirement.

    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
20 Ratings

20 Ratings

L.Flynn1 ,

Financial Advisor

Abosolutely excellent! Must hear for any retiree or soon to be retired.

KarlaV98 ,

Mostly a sales pitch, but some good ideas

Beyond the sales pitch, some good stuff, but one highly misleading point they keep making: no, Roth IRAs are not “tax-free;” the tax is paid upfront, not deferred. Huge difference. Also, while I want to pay as little in tax as the next guy, I would never do business (or continue listening to the podcast of) a company that leans into how they “HATE taxes.” Vote on how that money is spent and how much of it is required of us, but stop with the HATE stuff. Not attractive.

M.Bigler ,

Good listen!

Mike is highly knowledgeable and makes complex topics easy to understand. Great listen with great information!

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