When it comes to financial planning and investing, many of us have more questions than answers. “What the Wealth?!” offers sound financial information and guidance on numerous concerns to help Gen X and Y families and professionals as well as 50-Forward individuals create the lives they love. Jonathan P. Bednar, II, CFP, joined Paradigm Wealth Partners in January 2010, where he is in partnership with his father, Jon P. Bednar. As a Wealth Advisor, Jonathan enjoys guiding his clients to make informed financial decisions and planning as a means to solve their investment and retirement concerns.Securities offered through LPL Financial. Member FINRA/SIPC. Investment advice offered through Paradigm Wealth Partners, a registered investment advisor and separate entity from LPL Financial.
Sailing Smoothly Through Market Fluctuations (89)
What if there was a way to navigate the uncertainties of long-term retirement investments using past trends of the S&P 500 index? Don't let short-term market fluctuations deter you. The truth is, investing for retirement requires a marathoner's perspective, not a sprinter's. Join us as we unpack the weighted 30-year rolling average of the S&P 500, demonstrating why it's crucial to keep your eyes on the long-term prize. You'll be heartened to learn that historically, there have been more years of market ascent than descent.
We're also lifting the veil on the importance of informed decision-making and professional advice for securing a prosperous financial future. Learn about the range of services offered by firms like LPL Financial and how a licensed professional can make all the difference in steering your financial future. We're here to empower you with the knowledge to make informed choices and the confidence to face your financial future without fear. Tune in, and let's tackle the complexities of retirement investment together.
Exploring Passive Income Strategies (88)
Are you tired of the daily grind and looking for ways to diversify your income? Ready to ditch the misconceptions about 'easy' passive income strategies? In this episode I take you on an enlightening journey into the world of passive income. We'll bust some myths, such as the idea that real estate investing or becoming a social media influencer is entirely passive. Instead, I'll introduce you to the potential of dividend growth investing. This strategy doesn't require a heavy-duty capital infusion or a hefty loan from a bank, and it allows you the flexibility to pause and restart at your convenience.
Our conversation doesn't stop at passive income; we also delve deep into wealth creation and financial decision-making. I'll underline the importance of consulting with qualified professionals and making informed decisions based on individual circumstances. We'll address the potential risks involved in investing and discuss different strategies to protect your portfolio. With insights from my real-life client conversations and practical advice, this episode aims to guide you on your path to financial independence. Whether you're setting out on your financial journey or looking to diversify your income, this episode promises to arm you with the insights and strategies you need.
Decoding Roth Conversions: A Deep Dive into Strategies, Myths, and Tax Implications (87)
Ever wondered how to make your money work better for you by leveraging the power of Roth conversions? Join me, Jonathan Bednar, co-owner of Paradigm Wealth Partners, as we journey through the complexities and benefits of this financial strategy. As a certified financial planner, I shed light on the essentials of liquidity, tax implications, conversion methods, and the best timing for conversions. We debunk the myth of income limitations and examine the impact of required minimum distributions (RMDs) on this strategy.
Dare to venture further with us as we untangle the implications of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 on the aspects of Roth conversions. We'll also delve into the long-term tax benefits of a Roth IRA and take a closer look at the potential future of tax brackets and their influence on the conversion decision. We'll expose the real costs and fees associated with Roth conversions, providing a complete lowdown on this financial strategy. So, if you're looking to make smarter and more effective wealth management decisions, then this episode is your perfect guide. Tune in!
Shaping Your Financial Future through Investing in Real Estate
In the conversation about real estate investments, a lot of people are for it and many are against it. Investment philosophy can be very personal. For me, real estate is something I like to invest in, but it’s important to understand all the factors that come into play, such as interest rates, inflation, borrowing costs, affordability, and more. So, in this episode, I will talk about the impact these kinds of investments can have on your financial future and retirement.
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Building Bridges to Your Future: Psychology Meets Personal Finance
Have you ever felt like your future self is a stranger? Or that some future goals are a bit too far away to understand? That's because, scientifically, our brains struggle to connect with the future version of us. Join me as I unpack some fascinating research from UCLA's professor Hal Hershfield, and unravel the implications it has on our ability to pursue long-term goals.
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Bond Voyage: Sailing Into Retirement Stability
A lot of people talk about bonds as a way to generate income “safely” in retirement and say that all you need is to own a bunch of bonds and you’ll be safe, but I don’t necessarily agree with that. There are ways to use bonds for retirement income but it needs to be done in a way that is specific to your unique retirement needs. In this episode, I’ll share the most important information you need to know in order to build a retirement portfolio that allows you to fulfill your retirement goals.
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Stick to your plan
Educational, informative, and positive. A needed break from the typical financial gloom presented by the media. Jonathan does a tremendous job presenting his points clearly so all can understand.
I am so glad I came across this show! I’ve taken so many actionable and practical nuggets of advice to implement. Love tuning in!
A Thoughtful Voice
JB is a calm & thoughtful voice of reason in a world that thrives on panic, fear, greed, & euphoria.
A great follow for all looking to increase their financial acumen.