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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

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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 15: Are We Playing Chess, Roulette or Poker?

    Ep 15: Are We Playing Chess, Roulette or Poker?

    Many financial decisions can be compared to playing chess, roulette or poker. Some use skill and some use luck, and we will explain why. 
     
    Read more and get additional financial resources here: https://retirementhuddle.com/podcast/ep-15-are-we-playing-chess-roulette-or-poker/256/  
     
    What we discuss on this show:
    1:51 – Trying to time the market
    3:02 – Deciding how much IRA money to covert to Roth
    5:25 – Deciding when to retire
    7:38 – Choosing the right pension option
    9:12 – Picking stocks
    10:33 – Determining when to start your Social Security
     

    • 15 min
    Ep 14: What’s Your Spending Personality?

    Ep 14: What’s Your Spending Personality?

    Are you an emotional spender or someone who loves to do research before making a purchase? No matter how you spend money, it’s helpful to know your personality type so you can best plan for retirement.
     
    Read more and get additional financial resources here: https://retirementhuddle.com/podcast/ep-14-whats-your-spending-personality/245/ 
     
    What we discuss on this show: 
    1:17 – Emotional spender
    2:31 – YOLO spender
    3:42 – Savvy spender
    5:03 – Miser
    5:57 – How to contact Mark

    • 9 min
    Ep 13: Financial Wisdom From Moms’ Favorite Sayings

    Ep 13: Financial Wisdom From Moms’ Favorite Sayings

    In honor of all the wonderful mothers, let’s take some of their favorite sayings and apply them to financial planning.
     
    Read more and get additional financial resources here: https://retirementhuddle.com/podcast/ep-13-financial-wisdom-from-moms-favorite-sayings/229/ 
     
    What we discuss on the show: 
    0:53 – Because I said so
    2:21 – If you want to act like a child, I’ll treat you like one
    4:39 – If all of your friends jumped off a bridge, would you do it too?
    6:11 – One day, you’ll thank me

    • 11 min
    Ep 12: Top 6 Retirement Google Searches

    Ep 12: Top 6 Retirement Google Searches

    Mark breaks down the top six financial topics that people search on Google and what you should know about them. 
     
    Read more about this episode: https://retirementhuddle.com/podcast/221/221/ 
     
    What we discuss today: 
    1:03 – Income taxes
    5:13 – Insurance
    7:36 – Mortgages
    9:21 – Retirement accounts
    11:52 - College expenses and estate planning

    • 16 min
    Ep 11: Don't Make These Assumptions About Retirement

    Ep 11: Don't Make These Assumptions About Retirement

    Are you making assumptions about your retirement and what it will look like? Mark breaks down some of the expectations people have and where you can go wrong.
     
    Read more and get additional financial resources here: https://retirementhuddle.com/podcast/ep-11-dont-make-these-assumptions-about-retirement/211/ 
     
    On today's show: 
    0:55 – Thinking you’ll spend less in retirement
    2:03 – Thinking your taxes will be lower when you retire
    3:18 – Thinking you need to fund college before retirement
    4:12 – Thinking you’ll never be able to retire
    5:44 – Mailbag: How to help parents with long-term care
    7:13 – Mailbag: Can I overcome a divorce this late in life

    • 10 min
    Ep 10: 5 Types of Financial Risks

    Ep 10: 5 Types of Financial Risks

    Most people don't know what types of risk they should guard against in their financial planning. We break down five risks and how to address them. Plus, Mark answers your mailbag questions.
     
    Read more and get additional financial resources here: https://retirementhuddle.com/podcast/ep-10-5-types-of-financial-risks/200/ 
     
    On today's show: 
    0:51 – Market risk
    2:41 – Interest rate risk
    3:47 – Inflation risk
    5:03 – Tax rate risk
    5:54 – Longevity risk
    6:55 – Mailbag: Judy in Savannah
    8:15 – Mailbag: Anna in Bluffton
    9:41 – Mailbag: Steve in Hilton Head

    • 12 min

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