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The Your Life, Your Money Podcast helps you thrive in life, wealth and retirement. The show is designed to navigate the complexities around money, building and securing wealth, and achieving financial independence. Scott Sierens, financial advisor at Sierens Financial Group, will provide thoughts, strategies, and ideas on each episode to help you make smart and sound financial decisions. The goal is to take complex financial subjects and make them simple and easy to understand so you can fee ...
 
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Common sense is actually quite uncommon, especially when it comes to financial planning. Here are some common sense money approaches you need to know. Read more and get additional financial information: https://lifemoneyshow.com/podcast/ep-19-learning-through-uncommon-sense/659/ Key Points: 3:56 – Buy low, sell high 9:30 – Don’t pay more in taxes t…
 
Sometimes the easiest way to learn about something is to make it really simple. There are a lot of assumptions out there about finances, so let’s take some time to clear those up. Like the true/false tests you might have taken back in grade school, let’s play a round of fact or fiction to test your financial planning acuity. Read more and get addit…
 
Retirement comes with some double-edged swords – things that are both negative and positive. We’ll explain what they are and how to approach them. Read more and get additional financial resources here: https://lifemoneyshow.com/podcast/ep-17-the-double-edged-sword-of-retirement/634/ What we discuss on this episode: 1:25 – Who taught Scott the most …
 
How much of what you know or what you’ve heard is true when it comes to financial planning? Join us as we play a little game of fact or fiction when it comes to taxes, Social Security and investments. Read more and get additional financial resources here: https://lifemoneyshow.com/podcast/ep-16-test-your-knowledge-financial-fact-or-fiction/629/ Wha…
 
What is your retirement savings for, and what are you working toward? We’ll focus on the non-financial side of retirement and talk about those questions today. Read more and get additional financial resources here: https://lifemoneyshow.com/podcast/ep-15-what-are-your-money-and-retirement-savings-for/611/ What we discuss on this episode: 1:50 – Mor…
 
Today we’re answering questions about Social Security, emergency funds and more. Find out what advice we give people in these types of situations. Read more and get additional financial resources here: https://lifemoneyshow.com/podcast/ep-14-social-security-emergency-funds-and-other-questions/600/ What we discuss on this episode: 1:23 – States with…
 
On today’s episode, we’re talking about the intersection of crisis and opportunity, two words you probably don’t think of together. But sometimes a financial crisis can create opportunities for people. Read more and get additional resources here: https://lifemoneyshow.com/podcast/ep-13-where-financial-crisis-and-opportunity-meet/571/ What we discus…
 
Today we’re sharing more financial questions we have received and how they might help you. You might find yourself in a similar situation and need this guidance. Read more and get additional financial resources here: https://lifemoneyshow.com/podcast/ep-12-listener-questions-combining-401ks-paying-for-weddings-a-stock-selling-catch-22/563/ What we …
 
Today we’re talking about financial questions we have received and how they might help you. You might find yourself in a similar situation so hopefully some of this guidance can benefit you or someone you know. Read more and get additional financial resources here: http://lifemoneyshow.com What we discuss on this episode: 5:54 – Max out 401k and Ro…
 
On today’s episode, we’re sharing some things you need to have in place to retire before the age of 65. Here are five areas you need to have covered so you can transition to that next stage of your life. Read more and get additional financial resources here: https://lifemoneyshow.com/podcast/ep-10-5-areas-to-have-covered-to-retire-by-age-65/540/ Wh…
 
Did you know that nearly a third of near-retirees fail a basic quiz on Social Security? It’s such an important piece of your retirement, so we want to make sure you know the answers. Read more and get additional financial resources here: https://lifemoneyshow.com/podcast/ep-9-can-you-pass-this-social-security-quiz/503/ What we discuss on this episo…
 
Saving for retirement is not the same as what your parents and grandparents did. It has become harder in several ways, but we’ll explain what you can do to prepare. Read more and get additional financial resources here: http://lifemoneyshow.com What we discuss on this episode: 4:44 – Fox Business story 6:55 – Grandparents and parents 9:54 – Pension…
 
Should parents involve children in finances? Are there different rules for younger children versus older children? We’ll explain what considerations when it comes to sharing with your kids. Read more and get additional financial resources here: https://lifemoneyshow.com/podcast/ep-7-how-to-teach-your-kids-about-money/464/ What we discuss on this ep…
 
Let’s dive into financial literacy and the three traits of money you want inside your portfolio. Do you know what they are? On today’s episode, we’ll share the traits of money that and how they affect your portfolio. Read more and get additional financial resources here: https://lifemoneyshow.com/podcast/ep-6-three-traits-of-money-in-financial-plan…
 
Let’s talk about some of the areas of your financial life where you might be flirting with disaster and don’t even know it. Disaster and retirement are not two words you want associated with each other. Read more and get additional financial resources here: https://lifemoneyshow.com/podcast/ep-5-are-you-flirting-with-financial-disaster/393/ Key poi…
 
What kind of mindset do you have financially? Are you a borrower, a saver or an investor? We’ll talk about these three types of mindsets. Read more and get additional financial resources here: https://lifemoneyshow.com/podcast/ep-4-three-money-mindsets-which-one-are-you/339/ What we discuss on this episode: 5:07 – Borrower mindset 11:06 – Saver min…
 
We often see people make certain assumptions about retirement that just aren’t correct. Let’s explore some of these and discuss why these common beliefs might get you in trouble. Read more and get additional financial resources here: https://lifemoneyshow.com/podcast/ep-3-this-is-why-you-never-assume-in-retirement/311/ What we discuss on this episo…
 
As you move into that final decade before retirement, planning becomes crucial for long-term success. We call this the Financial Danger Zone. Today we’ll identify the changes that need to happen as you approach retirement and what areas require the most attention as you transition into the next chapter of life. Read more and get additional financia…
 
As we launch the new podcast, we wanted to kick it all off by providing a little background on Scott and the show. Find out how Sierens Financial began, what Scott does away from work, and what you’ll learn in future episodes. Read more and get additional financial resources here: https://lifemoneyshow.com/podcast/ep-1-getting-to-know-scott-sierens…
 
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