The Pilot Money Guys are a group of financial planners with a passion for bringing together financial planning and the commercial airline industry. Brought to you by a team of financial planners with backgrounds flying for major US airlines and military service.
If you have questions about personal finance with an interest in news and interesting stories from the airlines, then we hope you will give us a listen.
Flight #38: Seven Steps for High Performance Health High Energy Aging with Stuntman Base Jumper and Urban Building Climber Ron Broyles
In this podcast, we discuss steps to maintain a high-performance, high-energy lifestyle as we get older. More specifically, creating a life where you feel great, more fulfilled, and more joyful as well as creating a legacy with not just your wealth but your health and outlook on life for generations to come.
Our audience is high-performing professionals and pilots, BUT we all go through times where we are not performing at our peak; mentally, spiritually, physically. Especially as we age...
Now is a unique and stressful time for airline pilots, corporate, cargo, and commercial pilots. Most major airlines are under contract negotiations –stressful! Flights have been full, chronically late with angry passengers. Flying has not been a fun place to be in the last 2 years –post-Covid.
Ron Broyles is our guest today because he is walking the walk. He is 69 and full of life, energy, joy, and fulfillment.
How do we as pilots maintain the mental and emotional toughness to maintain our quality of lives, enjoy our families and feel a sense of joy and peace during these difficult airline times?
Why bother with health, nutrition, positive mental attitude?
We are in a race...we are meant for growth. It is as if we are in a highly competitive game or fighting for our peace of mind, focus, finances, health, and joy and we don’t even know it. Every entity in our lives is fighting against us having those things, and we are not fighting back. We know this as being intentional or proactive. Marketing agencies, social media, news media are fighting for your time, money, attention –your mind and they are playing with PhD level minds and huge supplies of money. We are not equipping ourselves to win! We need to be intentional about training to win the fight. We need to take proactive, aggressive steps to live a life of purpose on purpose. Why not? Choose your “hard”...Life is hard when you eat right and exercise and choose to be joyful. Life is much harder when you simply drift along allowing life to happen to you. You will leave a legacy in every aspect of your life whether you know it or not. Your health is your wealth! Seven practical steps for maintaining physical, spiritual, and mental health:
Realize you are one or two choices away each day for either building a great life or living a life of mediocrity or worse chronic unhappiness and bad health. Healthy relationships and accountability partnerships. Ask someone to help you stay on track. Similar to AA and Weight watchers. More importantly, someone you can share your feelings with –seriously! Men are especially bad at this and it’s bad for your health. Get a workout instructor. See a counselor. Don’t minimize your emotional health – Do not try to John Wayne through it! Be intentional about the feelings you want – Happy, joyful, peace, love, anger... Studies have even shown that unhealthy anger in its repressed state has been linked to cancer. Sigmund Freud – “unexpressed emotions will never die. They are buried alive and will come forth later in uglier ways.” This is one of the most underestimated keys to our quality of life. Nutrition - Read the labels on your food and understand what you are eating. You can’t outwork your bad eating habits as you get older! An attitude of gratitude leads to a healthy life! Write down three things a day Give! Give away some of your money, some of your time or both. Your perspective will change. The importance of physical activity and exercise! Links to some of Ron’s Adventures:
https://coronadotimes.com/news/2013/07/17/1986-flashback-thrill-junkie-ron-broyles-jumps-from-coronado-bridge-from-limo-roof-video/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iaXM7WmIuQg https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-2003-oct-15-me-bike15-story.html https://www.nytimes.com/1983/03/15/us/stuntman-scales-tower.html https://www.knoxnews.com/news/local/mad-jack-fielden-turned-furnitur
Flight #37: I’m 60 Now What? You’re Cleared for Retirement!
Leading Edge’s own, co-founder and CFO, Kevin “The Professor” Gormley, CPA, PFS, CFP® is our special guest today.
We think of a 5-year runway to take off for retirement. It can take that long to mentally prepare for the end of your career. It also may be enough time until retirement to make significant course corrections if necessary. At a minimum, this is the time to make sure you run that last Before Takeoff (retirement) checklist, and you are ready for a great retirement!
A quick peek into the discussion with the Pilot Money Guys and “The Professor.”
Understand the difference between risk tolerance and risk capacity. You may not have the capacity for investment risk at age 60 due to your income requirements in retirement.
You should have an idea, the more clarity the better, on how much you want or need to spend in retirement. You need to know if your portfolio and other sources of income can support your desired level of lifestyle spending in retirement.
What is the best way to ensure you do not run out of money in retirement? One way is to use a Monte Carlo analysis. But you must understand what the results actually mean.
As you head into retirement, it may be beneficial to have the required spending needs in retirement covered by guaranteed sources. This includes military pensions, social security, and possibly annuities.
The good news is the annuity marketplace now offers commission-free annuities!
Flight #36: Top 5 Lessons Learned from Value Investing
In this episode, the Pilot Money Guys are talking about Value investing. We describe what value investing is, and talk about lessons learned as investors in value companies.
Value Investing and Lessons Learned
Even though past returns are not indicative of future performance, Value investing has shown to do well during periods of higher inflation. The recent poor performance of Value investing is almost unprecedented. Therefore, making it difficult to stick with a disciplined, diversified portfolio. Do not give in to FOMO when selecting your investment strategy. The recent run-up in Growth Stocks was partly fueled by FOMO. Most of the time when investing based on your emotions instead of a disciplined strategy, investors end up buying high and selling low. There is no evidence that investors can use investment timing techniques to switch from growth to value to take advantage of higher returns. You have to stay diversified even when it feels painful to own underperforming asset classes. It is very dangerous as an investor to assume that you know things that are unknowable. For example, we do not know for certain which asset classes will outperform in the future. Investors must remain humble, be prepared to be wrong and understand that there will always be information in the news, social media, YouTube, etc. that may seem to confirm our false beliefs. When markets are volatile you may have opportunities to rebalance into the pain. For example, when international or value asset class is performing poorly, you can sell your winning asset classes and purchase assets classes that have not performed as well. This is counter-intuitive, and takes discipline but results in buying low and selling high.
Flight #35: The REAL Top Gun ft. Peachez
In this episode of the Pilot Money Guys we sit down with Peachez, aka Micah Porter. Micah is a former Top Gun Navy fighter pilot turned Air Force fighter pilot and current UPS pilot who sheds light on what its really like in Top Gun and how he rates Tom Cruise's performance in the new movie. We hope you enjoy a break from the financial topics - this is a fun one!
We'll be back next time talking Value Investing on the next episode.
Thanks for listening!
The Pilot Money Guys
Flight #34: Forever in Blue Jeans
We’re calling this episode of the pilot money guys “Forever in Blue Jeans” because as the famous song goes:
But it don't sing and dance and it don't walk
And long as I can have you here with me
I'd much rather be forever in blue jeans”
In this episode we discuss the Florida man who lands a plane with no experience, we have a Q&A segment, and we have a heart felt discussion about creating lasting and fulfilling success with finances.
Thank you for listening!
Inverted Yield Curve – Canary In The Coal Mine
In this episode of the pilot money guys, we are talking about the yield curve inversion that has been the topic of many new articles recently. If you’re unfamiliar, an inverted yield curve is supposed to be the magic predictor of a looming recession. Recently the yield curve inverted, so is a recession on the horizon?
Charlie and Rob dive into the yield curve topic and cover in this discussion:
What is a yield curve? What if it points to a recession every time? If it was 100% reliable, would that change how we invest? Are there any actions steps that we can take now that the curve has inverted?
With recession talk ramping up, inflation continuing to rise, and investments dropping rapidly, now is a good time to review your saving, investing, and retirement plans. If you are nervous about the current situation, please give us a call. We’d love to talk about your situation and how a plan will help give you peace of mind.
Thank you for listening to our podcast,
The Pilot Money Guys
Extremely relevant and follows current topics. I love the laid back discussion, it feels like I’m sitting around with my buddies.
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Lots of fabulous and useful advice! A must listen to for all. The pilot money guys for the WIN!!!
These guys have an absolute knack for cutting through all the noise of the sensationalist headlines and detailing the facts of current economic and investing news and concepts. More importantly, they boil things down to how it impacts you as an individual investor. In the first 5 episodes they have examined most of the topics that have been weighing on my mind as far as my financial future. Keep it up guys!