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I want to help you eliminate the financial risk facing your retirement. No one is exempt. Many well-planned retirements can be ruined due to some risks. This podcast is your tool for the right education to get you not only to retirement, but help you get through retirement. 68% of retirees say their biggest fear is running out of money during the longest self-imposed unemployment time of their life. Let's help you eliminate as much risk as possible.

The Retirement Risk Show Dave Hall, CPA

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I want to help you eliminate the financial risk facing your retirement. No one is exempt. Many well-planned retirements can be ruined due to some risks. This podcast is your tool for the right education to get you not only to retirement, but help you get through retirement. 68% of retirees say their biggest fear is running out of money during the longest self-imposed unemployment time of their life. Let's help you eliminate as much risk as possible.

    How to Recognize and Avoid Emerging Elder Financial Exploitation

    How to Recognize and Avoid Emerging Elder Financial Exploitation

    Dave says in this week's episode: "And for some [elders and retirees], it's a time of great loneliness. You've gotten to a point where maybe your whole working career, you were in an office or an environment where you were around people all the time, and now you're home, and all of a sudden those people aren't there every day." 

    Join Dave as he breaks down an eye-opening article from the AARP bulletin for April 2024—Fraud 2024. Scammers are more cunning than ever; leveraging advanced technology and artificial intelligence, they are targeting our seniors in new and sophisticated ways. He explores the six main scams that are currently circulating, from "check cooking" to "voice printing," and give you strategies to combat these fraudulent schemes.
    Protecting your hard-earned savings is paramount, and information is your best defense. Tune in to learn how to recognize these scams, avoid the manipulative traps set by scammers, and stay connected with the right people. Your retirement should be a time of enjoyment and freedom, not stress and uncertainty.
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    • 27 min
    Retirement Strategies: Long-Term Care and Medical Costs with Brian Britt

    Retirement Strategies: Long-Term Care and Medical Costs with Brian Britt

    This episode of the Retirement Risk Show dives into the looming concern of long-term care and rising medical costs. Dave Hall, alongside Brian Britt, addresses a significant retirement challenge—managing the costs of long-term care. Amidst a declining long-term care insurance market, they discuss innovative insurance solutions and the advantageous chronic illness riders now available. Their conversation provides clarity on navigating financial risks that could cost you your retirement. 

    Episode Insights: 
    Long Term Care Concerns - People have misconceptions about long term care, thinking they can't afford it or won't qualify. The show highlights the need for accurate information and planning alternatives beyond traditional long-term care insurance, which is becoming increasingly difficult to obtain.

    Insurance Industry Evolution - The traditional market for long term care insurance has shrunk significantly, leading to the creation of hybrid policies that combine life insurance with a chronic illness rider. These policies offer benefits that can be used tax-free for long term care without the risk of losing all the premiums paid if the benefit isn't used, a common pitfall of traditional long term care insurance.

    Financial Planning and Choice - Financial planning is essential for avoiding becoming a burden on family members and having control over retirement destiny. The podcast stresses the importance of integrating long term care into a comprehensive financial plan. It emphasizes having options to protect against risks, such as market downturns and unforeseen long-term care needs, to ensure retirees have a secure and dignified retirement. 

    Key Takeaways:
    Hybrid Insurance Solutions**: Traditional long-term care insurance is seeing a decline in providers. Fortunately, hybrid policies combining life insurance with chronic illness riders are now available, offering a versatile approach and relief from the "use or lose it" nature of traditional long-term care insurance.Flexibility in Funding: These policies give you the freedom to use your death benefit for qualified long-term care expenses without the restrictions typically associated with standard long-term care insurance, enhancing your control and choice over your retirement funds.Avoiding Dependency: Planning for long-term care is not just about preserving wealth but also about maintaining independence and dignity in retirement, avoiding the emotional and financial strain on families. 
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    • 28 min
    Work Credits & Social Security: How They Work with Alisha Wright

    Work Credits & Social Security: How They Work with Alisha Wright

    In this episode, Dave brings to light the daunting reality of retirement — a period that could span decades, and highlights the essential resources available on retirementriskadvisors.com, designed to help you navigate retirement risks. As the episode unfolds, Dave and Alisha explore one of the top financial risks retirees face: Social Security. They discuss why the system seems shrouded in complexity, making it challenging for the average person to make well-informed decisions about their benefits.
    Alisha, a junior advisor and expert in the field, shares insights on work credits — the essential currency for qualifying for Social Security. She clarifies common misconceptions about the number of credits needed and the flexibility with which you can earn them over your working years. The discussion also touches upon the sensitive topic of spousal and ex-spousal benefits, a feature rooted in traditional family values but subject to potential changes as the government faces future program refinancing.
    Moreover, Dave uses his personal situation as a case study to illustrate the impact of continuing to work after claiming early benefits and how the earnings test may affect your Social Security payments. Yet, fear not — Alisha reassures that benefits reduced by the earnings test are not lost but merely deferred to a later time.

    Key Themes: 
    1. Retirement risk strategies
    2. Social Security misunderstanding
    3. Importance of Social Security education
    4. Work credits for Social Security
    5. Non-consecutive credits accumulation
    6. Credits and income thresholds
    7. Survivor and disability considerations

    Episode Takeaways: 

    1. Social Security is a complex topic with limited straightforward educational resources, leading to confusion about how to effectively navigate benefits. The podcast emphasizes the importance of seeking informed advice due to the lack of comprehensive guidance from government sources. 

    2. The episode highlights the work credit system of Social Security, detailing that 40 credits are needed to qualify for benefits, equivalent to ten years of non-consecutive work. It also explains the implications for individuals who may not work throughout the year but still earn enough to receive the maximum four credits per year. 

    3. There is a discussion on potential strategies to maximize Social Security benefits, including the implications of the earnings test for those who claim benefits before reaching their full retirement age and continue to earn an income. The 'do-over' policy, which permits the reversal of a claim decision within a year, is also explored as a means to rectify a suboptimal benefit claiming strategy.
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    • 25 min
    Tips for Mitigating Retirement Investment Risk

    Tips for Mitigating Retirement Investment Risk

    In this episode, we take a deep dive into the timeless investing wisdom of Warren Buffett, as presented by retirement risk expert, Dave Hall. Through an in-depth exploration of Buffett's top ten investing tips, we unravel the profound insights on risk management, investment temperament, and the value of sound decision-making. Join us as we dissect these crucial principles and examine their potential impact on your retirement planning and financial security. 

    Key Themes: 
    1. Retirement Planning: Strategies for financial security
    2. Investment Tips: Advice from Warren Buffett
    3. Market Timing: Knowing when to invest
    4. Emotional Temptations: Balancing fear and greed
    5. Passive vs. Active Investing: Making informed choices
    6. Decision Making: Limited punches for investment decisions
    7. Risk Management: Navigating risks in retirement

    Episode Takeaways: 
    1. Warren Buffett's Investing Tips: The episode delves into Warren Buffett's top ten investing tips, offering valuable insights for becoming a better investor.

    2. Retirement Risk Management: The episode emphasizes the importance of navigating retirement risks and provides strategies to reduce and eliminate risks, empowering listeners to make informed decisions about their retirement investments.

    3. Advisor Guidance: It highlights the significance of seeking guidance from advisors for retirement planning, stressing the need to understand investment choices and work with professionals to navigate the complexities of retirement planning.
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    • 16 min
    Longer Life Could Mean More Retirement Risk with Brian Britt Part 2

    Longer Life Could Mean More Retirement Risk with Brian Britt Part 2

    In this episode, Dave Hall continues the conversation with Brian Britt about the various risks and challenges people face in retirement, particularly focusing on longevity and the crucial role of annuities in providing a secure and lasting income. Brian explains the evolution of annuities, highlighting their transformation from high-fee products to reliable, no-load financial planning tools. The discussion covers the different types of annuities, their benefits, and the strategies for leveraging them, including the opportunities for partial Roth conversions.

    Noteworthy Themes: 
    Longevity risk in retirementEvolution and benefits of annuitiesFlexibility in annuity productsAnnuities as a hedge against market volatilityTax-efficient retirement income strategiesAnnuitization options for lifetime incomeStrategic Roth conversions with annuitiesKey Takeaways: 
    Annuities have evolved into valuable financial planning tools, offering benefits such as no load, no-fee options and the flexibility to withdraw 10% annually without penalties.They serve as a hedge against longevity risk and sequence of return risk in retirement, providing a guaranteed stream of income without the risk of losing money.New annuity options, including living benefits and partial Roth conversions, provide more flexibility and control.Annuities should be strategically positioned within different tax buckets to maximize tax benefits, with income from annuities ideally placed in the tax-free bucket to reduce tax liability and potential impact on Social Security taxes.Support the show
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    • 28 min
    Longer Life Could Mean More Retirement Risk with Brian Britt Part 1

    Longer Life Could Mean More Retirement Risk with Brian Britt Part 1

    In this episode, Dave Hall and Brian Britt delve into the critical topic of longevity risk in retirement. They dissect the financial implications of extended life expectancy and the inadequacies of relying solely on Social Security for retirement income. The conversation underscores the importance of seeking professional financial guidance and building a reliable support system for a success, lasting retirement.  


    Key Themes:
    1. Longevity risk: Addressing longer-than-expected lifespans
    2. Family longevity: Understanding genetic predisposition for lifespan 
    3. Retirement income: Ensuring a reliable source of income 
    4. Social Security: Its role as a supplemental retirement benefit
     
    Episode Takeaways: 
    Plan for the Long Haul: It's crucial to carefully consider living beyond life expectancy when devising retirement plans, taking into account family history as a significant factor in longevity. Social Security as Supplement: Social Security should be regarded as a supplementary income source rather than the primary source of funds for retirement, with additional savings and investments being necessary for financial stability.Get help from a Retirement Risk Advisor: Having experts that specialize in retirement risk to guide you is important to ensure that your retirement funds last as long as you do. Support the show
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