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Weekly financial and retirement guidance with Ben Schrock of BA Schrock Financial Group in Wadsworth, Ohio. Also serving the Cleveland and Akron areas. This podcast will help you learn important financial concepts that allow you to retire with confidence.

Unlocking Your Financial Future BA Schrock Financial Group

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Weekly financial and retirement guidance with Ben Schrock of BA Schrock Financial Group in Wadsworth, Ohio. Also serving the Cleveland and Akron areas. This podcast will help you learn important financial concepts that allow you to retire with confidence.

    Updates From The Annual Social Security Trustees Report (Part 2)

    Updates From The Annual Social Security Trustees Report (Part 2)

    In today’s episode, we’re continuing our conversation on the annual Social Security Trustees Report.
    In this half of the conversation, we’ll cover some interesting statistics from the report, including the impact of declining birth rates and immigration on Social Security's future. We'll also explore how life expectancy trends and recent events like COVID-19 are influencing projections.
     
    Here’s some of what we discuss in this episode:
    What does it mean that Social Security could be insolvent by 2035?
    How declining birth rates and changing death rates affect Social Security projections
    How immigration contributes to and benefits the trust fund
    The importance of personalized planning when it comes to Social Security decisions
     
    For more, visit us online: https://baschrock-fg.com/

    • 16 min
    Updates From The Annual Social Security Trustees Report (Part 1)

    Updates From The Annual Social Security Trustees Report (Part 1)

    In today’s episode, we’re going to share some updates from the annual Social Security Trustees Report. With Social Security serving as a cornerstone for countless retirees, understanding its current state and future projections is important. Listen in as Ben highlights the key takeaways from the 277-page report that you need to know about.
     
    Here’s some of what we discuss in this episode:
    The projected depletion of Social Security reserves by 2035
    Our office's proactive approach to Social Security planning
    Raising FICA taxes to address Social Security solvency issues
    Cutting benefits for current recipients or for new beneficiaries
    Avoiding fear-based decisions and trusting in long-term planning
     
    For more, visit us online: https://baschrock-fg.com/

    • 20 min
    Behind Baskets Galore with Deborah and Hannah Wasylko (Part 2)

    Behind Baskets Galore with Deborah and Hannah Wasylko (Part 2)

    We’re back to finish up our conversation with Deborah and Hannah Wasylko, the dynamic duo behind Baskets Galore. This business specializes in customized corporate gift designs, from branded items to gift baskets featuring local and gourmet selections. If you missed part 1, you can check it out here!
     
    Here’s some of what we discuss in this episode:
    How Deborah and Hannah operate the business side of Baskets Galore
    How inflation has impacted this industry + the delicate balance of managing costs and making decisions for long-term success
    What Deborah’s creative process looks like + what’s the in the future for Baskets Galore
    The value of building and maintaining client relationships through thoughtful touch strategies
     
     
    Get in touch with the Baskets Galore Team
    https://basketsgaloregifts.com/
    Baskets Galore Storefront: 95 Pearl Road, Brunswick, OH 44212
    hannah@basketsgaloregifts.com
    330-220-0088
     
    For more, visit us online: https://baschrock-fg.com/
     
     

    • 28 min
    Behind Baskets Galore with Deborah and Hannah Wasylko (Part 1)

    Behind Baskets Galore with Deborah and Hannah Wasylko (Part 1)

    We’re excited to sit down with Deborah and Hannah Wasylko, the dynamic duo behind Baskets Galore. This business specializes in customized corporate gift designs, from branded items to gift baskets featuring local and gourmet selections. Join us as they share the story behind starting this business and their passion for creatively assisting business owners with thoughtful gifting.
     
    Here’s some of what we discuss in this episode:
    Hannah and Deborah’s professional backgrounds + transition into corporate gift design
    The early development of the business + the importance of relationship-building over direct sales in scaling a business
    How Deborah and Hannah creatively navigated the challenges of COVID + how it led to significant business growth
    Working together as a mother-daughter team + finding work-life balance in this field of work
     
    Get in touch with the Baskets Galore Team
    https://basketsgaloregifts.com/
    Baskets Galore Storefront: 95 Pearl Road, Brunswick, OH 44212
    hannah@basketsgaloregifts.com
    330-220-0088
     
    For more, visit us online: https://baschrock-fg.com/
     

    • 35 min
    The Kitchen 212 Journey with Mike and Mandy Hamlin (Part 2)

    The Kitchen 212 Journey with Mike and Mandy Hamlin (Part 2)

    We’re excited to welcome back Mike and Mandy Hamlin for today’s episode. Mike and Mandy are the owners of the successful food truck and catering business, Kitchen 212. From losing their jobs during the pandemic to taking the leap to start their own business, their story is incredibly inspiring. If you missed part 1, you can check it out here!
     
    Here’s some of what we discuss in this episode:
    How Mike and Mandy have pivoted from public events to private catering + the different services they offer today
    The kind of prep work that goes into a typical week + how they’ve tackled pricing
    Where Mike and Mandy see the business going + finding ways to be innovative and creative without expanding physically
    How the duo’s business structure and communication style have evolved throughout the years
    The story behind the name “Kitchen 212”
     
    Learn more about Kitchen 212:
    https://www.kitchen212.com/
     
     For more, visit us online: https://baschrock-fg.com/
     
     

    • 30 min
    The Kitchen 212 Journey with Mike and Mandy Hamlin (Part 1)

    The Kitchen 212 Journey with Mike and Mandy Hamlin (Part 1)

    We’re excited to have some special guests on the podcast for a fun two-part episode. Mike and Mandy Hamlin are the owners of the successful food truck and catering business, Kitchen 212. From losing their jobs during the pandemic to taking the leap to start their own business, Mike and Mandy have an inspiring story to share.
    Join us as we chat about some common misconceptions of entrepreneurship, the importance of celebrating small victories in business ownership, and much more!
     
    Here’s some of what we discuss in this episode:
    How COVID-19 led Mike and Mandy back to Ohio to start a food truck
    Facing unexpected obstacles and celebrating victories in small business ownership
    Balancing work and life as a husband-and-wife entrepreneurial duo
    The realities of event planning and food preparation behind the scenes
     
    Learn more about Kitchen 212:
    https://www.kitchen212.com/
     
     For more, visit us online: https://baschrock-fg.com/
     
     

    • 23 min

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