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Get to Know the Hosts: How We Started in the Business

Air Date: September 11, 2021

The most rewarding experience for Dean Barber and Bud Kasper is getting to educate people on financial planning. Get to know Dean and Bud on a more personal level, as they share about their start in the industry and how they approach the industry today..

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5 Common Misconceptions About Retirement

Air Date: September 4, 2021

There can be a lot to look forward about to retirement, but people often have a lot of misconceptions on their way to and through retirement. Join Dean Barber and Bud Kasper, as they break down some common misconceptions about retirement to provide you with the clarity to retire with confidence.

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The Triple Threat

Air Date: August 28, 2021

With rising inflation, rising interest rates, and market valuations at all-time highs, it’s critical to be aware of what could lie ahead due to these financial threats. Dean Barber and Bud Kasper have proclaimed this as the triple threat, and they want you to be prepared for it. Join them now to educate yourself on these important issues.

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Questions About Pensions

Air Date: August 21, 2021

When it’s time to retire, there’s a lot of decisions that you have to make. Join Dean Barber and Logan DeGraeve as they discuss questions about pensions. It’s not just about pensions, it’s about Social Security, taxes, and everything involved in making the right decisions for your retirement goals.

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Understanding US and Consumer Debt

Air Date: August 14, 2021

Total US national debt now eclipses $28 trillion. Total US household debt eclipses $14 trillion. Both all-time highs. What does this mean to the US economy? What does it mean to you financially? Join Dean Barber and Bud Kasper as they examine the US national debt and consumer debt.

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Investing in a Post-COVID Era

Air Date: August 7, 2021

What’s more important when you head into retirement – your asset allocation or the financial planning techniques employed in your retirement plan? Join Dean Barber and Bud Kasper as they tackle investing in a post-COVID era. You’ll understand why financial planning techniques are far more critical than just looking at the asset allocation.

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Bear Markets & Sequence of Returns

Air Date: July 31, 2021

Bear markets and sequence of returns. Join Dean Barber and Bud Kasper as they tackle the question: Can retirees survive the next bear market? It’s not a question of if – it’s a question of when will the next bear market will occur. They’re going to discuss strategies so that you can survive the next bear market.

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The Best Part of the Tax Code: The Roth IRA

Air Date: July 24, 2021

What is the best part of the tax code? We say it’s the Roth IRA. And guess what Peter Thiel would agree, he has a $5 billion Roth IRA. Join Dean Barber and Bud Kasper as they break down the Roth IRA and the importance of tax diversification, asset location, and how you can get as much money as possible into a tax-free environment.

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Breaking Down Inflation

Air Date: July 17, 2021

Taxes and inflation. These are the two largest wealth eroding factors when it comes to your retirement. We see people all the time using an inflation rate in their financial plans well below what it should be. Join Dean Barber and Bud Kasper as they break down inflation historically and inflation today.

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Taxes on Retirement Income

Reairing: July 10, 2021 | Original Air Date: April 17, 2021

Wouldn’t it be awesome if your tax rate in retirement was zero? You may think that sounds like a fantasy, but you have more control over your taxes in retirement than at any other time in your life. Join Dean Barber and Bud Kasper as they discuss taxes on retirement income.

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Why Bear Markets Matter

Air Date: July 3, 2021

You know a lot of people say that asset allocation will take you through any bear market. Not so fast. Join Dean Barber and Bud Kasper as they discuss why bear markets matter more than you think. Especially those of you that are nearing retirement or in retirement.

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Securing Your Estate Plan

Air Date: June 26, 2021

Did you know that the most expensive estate plan is actually the lack of an estate plan? Join Dean Barber and Bud Kasper as they discuss securing your estate planning and mistakes to avoid. They have some interesting stories to tell and some tricks and tips to make sure that your estate plan is right for you.

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Retirement Regrets & How to Avoid Them

Reairing: June 19, 2021 | Originally Aired: May 8, 2021

The last thing you want after you retire is to have regrets. Join Dean Barber and Bud Kasper as they discuss retirees sharing their biggest retirement regrets. They’ll help you make sure that you don’t have those same regrets in retirement.

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Pandemic Market Valuations

Air Date: June 12, 2021

Stock market valuations hit an all-time high in January of 2000. That is until now. Today’s valuations exceed where they were before the Dot Com Bubble. Join Dean Barber and Bud Kasper as they discuss the overvalued markets, whether or not they are sustainable, and pre and post-pandemic market valuations.

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What is a Financial Planner?

Air Date: June 5, 2021

Did you know there are 212 different financial designations for advisors? What exactly is a financial planner? How do you know who to trust? Join Dean Barber and Bud Kasper as they discuss the 212 different designations. What’s good and what’s bad?

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Retiring in a High Inflation Environment

Air Date: May 22, 2021

The headlines are everywhere, inflation is rearing its ugly head again! Join Dean Barber and Bud Kasper as they tackle the subject: Retiring in a High Inflation Environment. You should understand how this high inflation environment affects your ability to retire and stay retired and do it with dignity and peace of mind.

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401(k) Factors to Consider

Air Date: May 15, 2021

You’re 401(k), if you’re like anyone else, is likely your largest asset. If it’s not now, it probably will be in the future. What happens to that 401(k) when you change jobs? Should you do Roth or traditional contributions? Join Dean Barber and Bud Kasper as they discuss your 401(k), your largest asset.

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5 Things to Do Before & After Retiring

Original Air Date: April 10, 2021 | Reairing: May 1, 2021

If you were to list the five most important things to do before and after retirement, what would they be? Join Dean Barber and Bud Kasper as they discuss the five things do to before and after retiring.

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RMD Strategies for Before & After Retirement

Original Air Date: January 9, 2021 | Reairing: April 24, 2021

Dean and Bud discuss required minimum distributions this week. You may be asking, “Why are you talking about RMDs so early in the year?” There are major RMD strategies for both before and after retirement. You don’t want to miss a moment of this episode.

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Real Retirement Disruptors

Air Date: April 3, 2021

When you head into retirement, it’s supposed to be the time of your life. The time where you’re supposed to sit back and enjoy the fruits of your labor. A time when your money can go to work for you. Unfortunately, there are many disruptors out there in your retirement. Join Dean Barber and Bud Kasper as they talk about real retirement disruptors and how to avoid them.

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Getting Income in a Low Interest Rate Environment

Air Date: March 27, 2021

With interest rates near zero and the threat of interest rates rising, we have a conundrum. The question we have to answer is: How do we get income in a low interest rate environment? Join Dean Barber and Bud Kasper as they examine how you generate income in a low interest rate environment.

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Buying Real Estate in Your IRA

Air Date: March 20, 2021

With the stock markets overvalued and the threat of rising interest rates, many are asking the question: Should I buy real estate in my IRA? Join Dean Barber and Bud Kasper as they dive into the subject of buying real estate inside your IRA.

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Traditional Versus Roth 401(k)

Air Date: March 13, 2021

There is a big difference between the Roth 401(k) and the traditional 401(k)? Do you know what they are? Do you know where you should be contributing your 401(k) contributions? Should they be Roth contributions or traditional? Join Dean Barber and Bud Kasper as they discuss Roth versus traditional 401(k)s.

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Revisiting 20 Things to Do Before You Retire in the 2020s

Air Date: March 6, 2021

Imagine a time when your money is working for you, and you’re no longer working for your money. That time is retirement. I want you to join Dean Barber and Bud Kaspar as they discuss the 20 things to do before you retire in the 2020s.

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