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This is the best in Wealth podcast – A show for successful family stewards who want real answers about Retirement and investing so we can feel secure about our family’s future. Scott's mission is simple: to help other family stewards build and maintain their family fortress. A family steward is someone that feels family is the most important thing. You go to your job every day for your family. You watch over your family, you make sacrifices for your family, you protect your family. I work wi ...
 
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Think back to the beginning of 2021. Do you remember what was happening? Do you remember how you were feeling? The odds are that you wouldn’t remember because of recency bias. Recency bias means that you’re more likely to remember things that happened in the immediate past. You might have made some predictions at the beginning of 2021, right? But n…
 
We all understand what goals are and at least intuitively, we know that they are a good thing. As has been famously said, “If you aim at nothing, you’re sure to hit it.” And we all know as well that regrets are no fun. I have a few regarding my educational pursuits in the past and I wish I could change them. But I can’t because the past is past. Al…
 
This last year, when the COVID lockdowns happened, I took advantage of the space in my schedule to get started on a physical fitness routine, and I tell you, I made some great progress. It was a decision that benefited me in multiple ways and made me feel better overall. But once the pandemic restrictions lessened, I slacked on my new habit. It was…
 
Have you heard of Health Savings Accounts (HSA's)? They are a government-approved tax savings tool that enables you to save money specifically for health-related expenses in a way that enables you to avoid paying tax on that money. So whatever tax bracket you are in, an HSA is one of the smartest ways to ensure you are not paying too much in taxes.…
 
Why is it important to teach your kids about money when they are young? How do you teach your kids about money in a day and age where everything is moving digital? I still have an 11 and 13-year-old at home who I need to educate on spending, saving, and investing. I have found a great tool that anyone can use to teach their kids about money—Greenli…
 
According to Dixie Meyer and Renata Sledge in their article, “The Relationship Between Conflict Topics and Romantic Relationship Dynamics,” personal habits, communication style, household chores, finances, big decisions, quality time together, sex, parenting styles, and in-laws are the topics most married couples most frequently argue about. The th…
 
I recently came across an opinion piece, “I Failed at Retirement: How to Avoid My Mistakes,” by Mike Drak. Mike worked in the banking industry for over 30 years. His wife is an investment advisor. But when he retired, he quickly felt like he had failed to prepare. How did he fail at retirement? I will dissect the five mistakes he said he made in th…
 
When people find out I am a financial planner, they often ask things like “The market is so high right now, where is it going to go from here? Should I pull money out of the market? Should I move it around?” So in this episode of the Best in Wealth podcast, I will share how I think family stewards should react to record-high stock market prices. [b…
 
Your home provides shelter, right? Homeowners' houses are also investments—just like stocks and bonds. Unlike living in an apartment, you can bequeath your home to someone after you pass away. Houses—like any product or service—provide benefits. What are they? And can your home be a source of income in retirement? Listen to this episode of Best in …
 
Are you familiar with the 22 age milestones that you will experience throughout your—and your children’s—life? Maximizing these 22 milestones is incredibly important for a successful monetary journey through life. Listen to this episode of Best in Wealth to learn what they are and why they’re important! [bctt tweet="What 22 age milestones in your f…
 
You don’t think you’re timing the market, but guess what? You probably are. In this episode of Best in Wealth, I’ll talk about what the average investor looks like and why you don’t want to fall into that category. I’ll share why I think you’re timing the market and what you should be doing instead. Check it out! [bctt tweet="In this episode of Bes…
 
A recent Charles Schwab survey of 401k participants found that they believed they needed to save at least $1.9 million for their money to last through retirement. When Schwab did this survey in 2019, the target retirement savings was $1.7 million. People are projecting needing $200,000 more over a short two years! So let’s pretend that your number …
 
A Wall Street Article, “Everything Screams Inflation,” was published on May 5th, 2021. The opening line says, “We could be at a generational turning point for finance. Politics, economics, international relations, demography and labor are all shifting to supporting inflation.” Is inflation headed higher? The short-term answer is that it already has…
 
Edward Jones recently completed a large study on the 4 pillars of the “new” retirement. So in this episode of Best in Wealth, I’m going to talk about some of the topics covered in this study: changing times, the definition of the new retirement, the definition of success, and the 4 pillars. Don’t miss it! Outline of This Episode [1:37] How do you f…
 
What is style drift? Style drift is when the fund you’re invested in drifts away from its investment objective. Why is this problematic? How can it impact your portfolio if your mutual fund isn’t actively managed? In this episode of Best in Wealth, I’ll share more about style drift, give an example of what it looks like, and I’ll tell you one of th…
 
“How much do I need to save for retirement?” This is a question I am asked all the time, often before I know anything about the person I am meeting with. Do they need $1 million? $2 million? People talk to friends and family about retirement and question if they have enough. People often think that everyone has the same number. But the truth is tha…
 
Everyone is familiar with the top 10 companies in the US. We’re talking companies like Apple, Microsoft, Google, Facebook, etc. But should you have a large amount of money in the top ten? They have all done really well the last 5–8 years. How many of the top ten biggest companies should you have in your portfolio—if any? I share my thoughts in this…
 
We can all agree that sleep is important, right? Children need 9+ hours of sleep. Adults need at least 7–8 hours of sleep. In our house, we go to bed really early, between 8:30–9. Why? If I don’t get a good night’s sleep, everything else goes wrong. Many people struggle to get a good night’s sleep because they’re stressed about money. If money keep…
 
Everyone listening to this podcast is going to die someday. It’s not always fun to think about, but it’s true—death is our destiny. What do you want to do with your life before you die? Are you putting things off consistently, saying “I’ll do it later?” What if there is no later? It’s time to start planning with the end in mind. Learn how to do it …
 
At the end of March 2020, the S&P 500 was down nearly 20%. The world was scrambling. Many experts hypothesized where we’d be in the next year. Everyone had an opinion. But I don’t remember anyone that said the S&P 500 would be up 56% over the next 12 months. No one could have predicted that. David Booth wrote an article months ago about the “new no…
 
Do you know what your personality type is? Do you know what kind of saver you are? Knowing these things can help you learn more about yourself—and determine what you need to do to have a successful retirement. If you’re interested in learning more about the 5 personality types—and what it means for you—listen to this episode of Best in Wealth! [bct…
 
John Oliver once said, “Everything you don’t understand about money combined with everything you don’t understand about computers—that’s Bitcoin.” Bitcoin is the most famous of over 4,000 different cryptocurrencies. All of these currencies are the subject of both endless debate and fascination. Many people are speculating about what role it should …
 
Financial discipline is imperative to the success of your long-term investments. But your behavioral biases can get in the way of that long-term success. Biases allow you to be short-sighted and you forget about the big-picture consequences of your actions. What are some of those biases? How do you avoid them and make sound investment decisions? I …
 
What is strategic rebalancing? Why should you rebalance your portfolio? How do you rebalance your portfolio? In this episode of the Best in Wealth Podcast, I share what it is, why you want to do it, and the best way to strategically rebalance your portfolio. Don’t miss it! [bctt tweet="This episode of the Best in Wealth podcast is your guide to the…
 
COVID has turned the world upside down. We are all entrenched in the depth of winter. There’s a lot of hatred permeating politics. The economy is overwhelming. It feels like the walls are caving in around you, right? But none of these things are under our control. Focusing on these things won’t make your walls stronger. You’re the one responsible f…
 
If you haven’t heard about what’s happening with Reddit and GameStop stock, you must be living under a rock. It all started in a Reddit forum whose sole intent was to punish “the man.” Thousands of users banded together to run the price of GameStop up. GameStop went from $20 to $460 in a matter of days. Some people have made millions of dollars—oth…
 
I expect the stock market to go up every day. What do I mean by that? Is it a realistic expectation? In this episode of Best in Wealth, I dissect a Business Insider article written by David G. Booth about chasing expected returns. I also share WHY his opinion is one that matters. Don’t miss it! [bctt tweet="As a long-term investor, you need to chas…
 
Forget about New Year’s resolutions. 87% of people make New Year's resolutions, but by the end of January, 50% have already failed. By summer, most people forget about their goals. You end up feeling like a failure when you do not reach your goals. That is why I do not think we should set ANY goals for 2021. You heard me right—zero goals for 2021. …
 
What is a benchmark? Why is it important to be familiar with what your benchmark is? How can it impact the decisions you make? In this episode of Best in Wealth, I walk you through why it is so important to know your benchmark. I guide you through how to figure out which benchmark to follow and break down why you need to rethink your strategy. Do n…
 
What five major areas should you look at at the end of every year? End of year financial planning should include looking at assets and debt, tax planning, cashflow issues, insurance planning, and estate planning issues. Why does it matter? How can it help you from a tax-saving standpoint? Learn more in this episode of the Best in Wealth podcast! [b…
 
What is just as important as building wealth for retirement? Understanding and preparing for the six stages of retirement. You experience different situations and emotions through each stage of the journey. If you know what to expect ahead of time, you can strategize how to emotionally—and monetarily—prepare. Listen to this episode of Best in Wealt…
 
How do you build your family fortress? I talk about cornerstones often, including how to figure out what yours are and how to build abundance within them. Your family is one of—if not THE—most important cornerstones in your life. But what do I mean by building your family fortress? How do you do it? Listen to this episode of Best in Wealth to learn…
 
How will the election impact your long-term investments? Will the election impact your long-term investments? Everyone is reading the headlines that are written for shock, awe, and impact and taking them as the gospel truth. Doing so can harm your investments. You need a long-term perspective on the stock market. Listen to this episode of Best in W…
 
What do millionaires do to become millionaires? What are some of the habits that contribute to their success? In this episode of Best in Wealth, I share 25 survey answers that were conducted by Chris Hogan in his latest book, Everyday Millionaires. If you want to achieve millionaire status in your lifetime, I highly suggest you give this a listen—a…
 
I often get asked, “Should I pay off my house early?” and “Should I refinance my mortgage?” So in this episode of Best in Wealth, I answer those two questions. But to answer those questions, there are a few other questions YOU have to consider. What are they? How do they influence your decision? Which route should you take? Listen to find out! [bct…
 
What is the Mega Backdoor Roth IRA Contribution? How can it be a game-changer for some high-earning individuals who are already maxing out their 401k plans? If you’re investing the maximum you can a year, think of how quickly you can hit financial freedom. If you’re passionate about investing as much of your income as you can—this is the episode fo…
 
Do you enjoy your job? Are you working every day in a field that you’re passionate about? Or are you like me and realized that doing something you’re passionate about means starting your own business? In this episode of Best in Wealth, I share a business startup checklist. I’ll cover many of the questions you need to consider before you start a bus…
 
Are you trying to figure out how to save more? Are you in debt right now? Are you motivated to get out of debt? You can use your abilities to make more and save more. But how do you accomplish that? In this episode of Best in Wealth, I share some of the accounts you can use to not only save more money—but help it grow. Financial freedom makes the s…
 
Are you on track for retirement? Do you have enough money saved at this point in your life to retire or reach financial freedom by 65? One of the biggest questions I hear is: How much money do I need to save for retirement? In this episode of Best in Wealth, I do my best to answer that question using the formula Charles Farrell outlines in his book…
 
When I’m about to shake someone’s hand, pat their back, or give them a hug I stop short and say to myself: “Welcome to the new normal.” The COVID-19 crisis is new to all of us. The inability to shake hands, social distancing, the necessity of wearing face masks—it’s all new. But the phrase “The New Normal” isn’t, it’s been in use for decades. An ar…
 
Do you have a plan for retirement? Or are you just living life and allowing the everyday busyness to drown out thoughts about your future? I firmly believe you need to have a retirement plan in place. In this episode of Best in Wealth, I will explain why. I talk about 3 decisions that can impact your retirement plan—either positively or negatively.…
 
Do you have the right investment mix in your portfolio? Does it include a balance of large and small companies? In this episode of Best In Wealth, I talk about the differences between small and large companies, why you’d want to own either of them, what the science says, and whether or not you can time when to own a small or large company. If you’v…
 
Do you and your spouse fight frequently about money? Are you on completely different pages when it comes to spending money? Do you feel like you’re being heard? You should start the conversation now by having regular meetings with your spouse to discuss your financial plan. If you’re ready to win with money in your marriage, listen to this episode …
 
This episode of the Best in Wealth podcast is a crash course: Credit Scores 101. I answer some of the questions you may have: What is a FICO score? Why do you want a good credit score? How do you improve your credit score? When should you consider closing a credit card? I break your credit score down to help you understand how it works for you and …
 
Is it time to prepare for a recession? I predicted at the end of 2019 that one would be coming—and many argue that we are already deep in the trenches. But what is a recession? What indicates that we ARE in a recession? In this episode of Best in Wealth, I’ll share those indicators, what we can learn from past recessions, and 5 tips to prepare your…
 
Is it ever a good time to take your money out of the market? I’m sure everyone was tempted to jump ship when they saw the S&P 500 drop to negative 37.4%. Numbers like those can make anyone reconsider their investment strategy. Will we be better off if we step out of the market for a while? In this episode of Best in Wealth, I dissect 3 market timin…
 
The CARES Act—Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act—is at the forefront of everyone’s mind right now. It’s an estimated $2 trillion relief package with over $500 billion being allocated to individual rebate checks. $500 billion is being dispersed to affected industries, $400 billion for small businesses, $300 billion for state and loca…
 
What do I mean by ‘build wealth’ while you’re quarantined at home? Many businesses are closing for the foreseeable future. Schools are closing. Parents are learning to navigate working from home while keeping their kids occupied. Our routines are being ripped apart. We are living in unusual times. What was normal yesterday won’t be today. So what d…
 
The coronavirus is making waves around the world, inciting fear in its wake. But what will it’s true impact be on a global scale? Will it affect my investment portfolio? In this episode of Best in Wealth, my goal is to quell your fears. I’ll talk about recency bias, how past pandemics affected the stock market, and what to expect from the coronavir…
 
Podcast Intro: Do you want to finish your life well? Today in an All-Pro Dad group that I run at my kids' elementary school we talked about finishing well. I talked about trying your best but knowing you will make mistakes in any sport, instrument, or competition that you are involved in. The key is learning from the mistake and then forgetting abo…
 
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