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Financial and retirement planning guidance with Mark Howard of the Howard Financial Group in Savannah.

Mark has almost three decades of experience in the financial industry, has been published in the Wall Street Journal, Barron's, South Magazine and several other publications. He has also been featured on the Savannah Morning News.

In addition to clients in Savannah, Mark also serves Hilton Head, Bluffton, Statesboro, and the rest of the Low Country.

To get your own Financial Game Plan, contact Mark today at 888-511-PLAN (7526) or go to HowardFinancialGroup.com

The Retirement Huddle Mark Howard

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Financial and retirement planning guidance with Mark Howard of the Howard Financial Group in Savannah.

Mark has almost three decades of experience in the financial industry, has been published in the Wall Street Journal, Barron's, South Magazine and several other publications. He has also been featured on the Savannah Morning News.

In addition to clients in Savannah, Mark also serves Hilton Head, Bluffton, Statesboro, and the rest of the Low Country.

To get your own Financial Game Plan, contact Mark today at 888-511-PLAN (7526) or go to HowardFinancialGroup.com

    Ep 66: Overrated Concepts in the Financial World

    Ep 66: Overrated Concepts in the Financial World

    Many things in the financial world are critical to your future financial success. But not everything is all it’s cracked up to be. 
    For example, saving money on taxes is wonderful. You don’t want to pay Uncle Sam any more than you have to. But that shouldn’t be the primary advantage of an investment. From rates of return to emotions, we’ll explain the overrated concepts you need to know.
     
    Here’s some of what you’ll learn on this episode:
    Why tax advantages are overrated and you need to consider whether spending money is even necessary. (0:57) Nobody is denying the power of compound interest over time. But placing too much emphasis on rate of return can be dangerous. (4:12) Why commission-based investment accounts are overrated. (6:26) Read more and get additional financial resources here: http://retirementhuddle.com

    • 12 min
    Ep 65: Inheritance 101

    Ep 65: Inheritance 101

    Not everyone inherits money, but for those who do, there are some things you need to know. Today we’re answering some common questions we get about this topic.
    From tax implications to common mistakes we see people make, we are here to make sure your current or future inheritances go smoothly. We’ll explain what steps you need to take, even if you don’t have a clue what to do.
    What we discuss in this episode: 
    What do you need to know about tax implications? (1:14) How will the SECURE Act impact your inheritance? (4:30) What are some common mistakes people make? (6:37) Read more and get additional financial resources here: http://retirementhuddle.com

    • 13 min
    Ep 64: Retirement Planning With Mr. Miyagi

    Ep 64: Retirement Planning With Mr. Miyagi

    Do you remember the movie, The Karate Kid? Mr. Miyagi was the legendary Karate Kid mentor and famously said, “Wax on. Wax off.”
    He helped the karate kid, but his advice can also help you with your finances. Today we’ll take a trip down memory lane and learn about money management at the same time.
    What we discuss in this episode: 
    Why different investment approaches could work for you. (1:22) Why you don’t need to know everything about the financial industry to be successful at investing. (3:38) Why trying to get rich quick with an investment choice is going to end in failure more often than not. (5:30) Read more and get additional financial resources here: http://retirementhuddle.com

    • 12 min
    Ep 63: Mailbag: Money From Grandma and ETFs vs. Mutual Funds

    Ep 63: Mailbag: Money From Grandma and ETFs vs. Mutual Funds

    We’re opening up the mailbag today to answer your questions. We got a lot of good feedback and had some interesting questions come in.
    On today’s show, we’ll share whether you should have a budget when you retire and live on a fixed income, whether ETFs are better than mutual funds, and more.
    What we discuss in this episode: 
    Julie is planning to retire and wonders if she needs to start budgeting. (0:50) Tim wonders whether ETFs are better than mutual funds since the fees are lower. (3:17) Mac’s son just graduated from college. His grandmother gave him $10,000 to invest, and they need some advice. (7:10) Read more and get additional financial resources here: http://retirementhuddle.com

    • 13 min
    Ep 62: Mental Blocks That Mess Up Your Finances

    Ep 62: Mental Blocks That Mess Up Your Finances

    Many of us get mental blocks from time to time. But did you know these blocks can also impact your financial planning?
    We’ll explain what IKEA and bikes have to do with optimism and pessimism and why you might be handling your finances the wrong way.
    What we discuss in this episode: 
    How the “IKEA-effect” causes us to place a higher value on things we partially created ourselves. (1:00) Why being extremely optimistic might be the wrong approach when it comes to your finances. (3:18) How extreme pessimists sometimes have their assets in cash instead of investments and why that’s not a great idea. (4:49) Read more and get additional financial resources here: http://retirementhuddle.com

    • 12 min
    Ep 61: Financial Lessons From Financial Songs

    Ep 61: Financial Lessons From Financial Songs

    What can we learn about financial planning from these song lyrics about money?
    Whether it’s “bills, bills, bills” or “take the money and run,” we’ve got some song lyrics that hit home when it comes to your finances.
    What we discuss in this episode: 
    Does “Mo’ money,” in fact, mean “mo’ problems,” as the Notorious B.I.G sang? (1:09) How Steve Miller’s “Take the money and run” song lyrics can impact your financial decisions. (5:15) Imagine you are at a casino, and you win $10K…what would you do? (6:51) Read more and get additional financial resources here: http://retirementhuddle.com

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