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Retirement Plan Playbook

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Retirement Plan Playbook

Matthew Theal, Brent Pasqua, Joshua Winterswyk

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Financial and retirement planning guidance from the team at RPA Wealth Management. Join president Brent Pasqua and CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ Matthew Theal and Joshua Winterswyk each show for helpful conversations about money, life and retirement. Listen to this show and you'll be sure to have an excellent Retirement Plan Playbook.
 
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One important financial tool that is often overlooked is a balance sheet. This will help you keep an inventory of the financial assets you have and you can easily track your progress from year to year. Brent, Matthew, and Joshua will walk you through on how to create a balance sheet, the different elements you should include, and how you can utiliz…
 
We invite Amber Storms of Collaborative Tax Partners to the podcast this week. Amber is an enrolled agent, which is the highest credential that is awarded by the IRS. She is passionate about helping her clients navigate through the complex and ever-changing tax landscape. Brent, Matthew, and Joshua discuss common mistakes Amber sees in her practice…
 
We have been feeling the effects of inflation over the past year and this topic of conversation is quickly becoming a top concern. Brent, Matthew, and Joshua talk about some of the factors that have contributed to the rise of inflation and some of their favorite cash management strategies to protect against this risk. Important Links: Website: http…
 
Joe Biden’s tax proposal has made its way to the House for discussion and there have been many changes made from the original plan. Brent, Matthew, and Joshua will discuss the key items that are in this proposal and who will be impacted by these possible changes. Important Links: Website: https://rpawealth.com/ Call: 909-296-7977…
 
We have witnessed the S&P 500 continue to rise over the past few years and now retirement accounts are at all time highs right now. But we should take a step back to review the investments every so often to see if there are other opportunities we can take advantage of. Brent, Matthew, and Joshua discuss the importance of knowing what your goals for…
 
Your lifestyle and financial situation can be drastically impacted by what state you reside in during retirement. Brent, Matthew, and Joshua will compare and contrast the tax laws of California with the laws of states that many people choose to move to after they retire, and will help you financially prepare for moving out-of-state. Important Links…
 
On today's show, Brent, Matthew and Joshua will review highlights from the second quarter, some factors that might affect the market down the road, and how these numbers correlate to the current health of the U.S. economy. Important Links: Website: https://rpawealth.com/ Call: 909-296-7977By Matthew Theal, Brent Pasqua, Joshua Winterswyk
 
One of the most important factors in a financial plan is the amount of risk you have in your portfolio. This factor varies from person to person, so it's vital to get your risk tolerance and capacity customized to your wants and needs and not just thrown into a one-size-fits all plan. Brent., Matthew, and Joshua talk about the considerations they g…
 
If you were to receive a lump sum of money right now, how would you invest it? This question can feel overwhelming to many people because of how many options there are. We hope to provide some clarity to this situation on today's show. Brent, Matthew, and Joshua discuss some proactive ways to invest a lump sum of money, and why age is such a big fa…
 
The topic of inflation has been getting a lot of attention from the mainstream media lately. People are worried that inflation is going to continue to rise and skyrocket. As with any piece of news media, it's important that we take a step back and look at what's actually going on. Brent, Matthew, and Joshua will discuss the current inflation enviro…
 
Renowned personal finance author, Ramit Sethi, had recently tweeted about the 4 signs when you might want a financial advisor. Brent, Matthew, and Joshua offer their opinions on this tweet and discuss how an advisor can add value to your situation. Important Links: Website: https://rpawealth.com/ Call: 909-296-7977…
 
Building personal wealth can take a long time to do and making smart, financial choices can be difficult to carry out. On top of that, there are many products in the financial industry that can do more harm than good and can affect your personal wealth long term. Brent, Matthew, and Joshua discuss some potential wealth destroyers they have seen in …
 
Many people are preparing their taxes right now, so we thought this would be a great opportunity to talk about some tax saving strategies you can possibly implement. On today's show, Brent, Matthew, and Joshua discuss the different ways you can be proactive in your tax planning and some of the lesser known strategies. Important Links: Website: http…
 
One point that we reiterate on the podcast is the importance of being an informed investor and not a daytrader. One way to eliminate some of the guess work is by investing in an index fund. This investment tool is meant to mimic a financial market index such as the S&P 500. In other words, you will have a better idea on your expected rate of return…
 
If you tune into any financial news, you have probably heard about cryptocurrencies, the most popular one being Bitcoin. Many people are interested in this novel investment because of how well it has been doing lately and they don't want to miss out. However, as with any popular topic, it can be difficult to filter through noisy opinions and find f…
 
If we take a look at the financial landscape right now, we see a thriving real estate market, a low interest rate environment, and a stock market that is continuing to rise. Though the pandemic caused major disruption in March of last year, the economy seems to be recovering well, which is an important thought to keep in mind if you plan on retirin…
 
You probably heard all about Gamestop stock and buzzwords like short squeeze, Reddit’s Wall Street Bets, and hedge funds the last week of January. But what really happened that had all of the financial media world stirred up and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Ted Cruz actually agreeing about something? Brent, Matthew, and Joshua break down this multi…
 
For many business owners, their business is the largest asset that they own and it's common that they sell their company to fund retirement. But many entrepreneurs don't even know what their business is actually worth and are unable to put a solid plan together without that information. Brent, Matthew, and Joshua discuss how a business valuation cr…
 
As we kick off 2021, Brent, Matthew, and Joshua take a look back on the previous year and discuss some key investment lessons that 2020 brought to their attention. The guys will discuss the importance of sticking to an investment philosophy, risk tolerance, being flexible with your investments, and much more. Important Links: Website: https://rpawe…
 
Planning for retirement can feel like a daunting task to complete. The financial landscape is constantly changing and learning how to navigate the problems that come up can be challenging. But starting the retirement plan might be easier than you think. Today Brent, Matthew, and Joshua discuss some initial questions you should be asking yourself if…
 
On Saturday it was announced that Joe Biden won the election and will be the 46th president of the United States. Brent, Matthew, and Joshua reflect on the market's reaction to this news, what might be down the road, and why their philosophy on retirement planning will not change even with a new president. Important Links: Website: https://rpawealt…
 
The presidential election is right around the corner and many clients have wondered if this event will have a significant impact on their portfolio. Brent, Matthew, and Joshua talk about why there is no need to emotionally react to the result of this election and the importance of long-term financial planning. Important Links: Website: https://rpaw…
 
When you start looking for someone to help you handle your finances, you'll often see that many financial professionals refer to themself as a "financial advisor." Over the years, it has become a common title to see and it can be difficult to recognize the differences between each professional that uses this umbrella term. Brent, Matthew, and Joshu…
 
Many people don't realize how crucial it is to have a thoughtful and intentional estate plan in place. This plan addresses how you want your assets passed down, who is able to make decisions for you if you become incapacitated, and much more. Brent, Matthew, and Joshua talk about the basic components of an estate plan and some tips for maintaining …
 
The Federal Reserve announced that they are going to continue to keep interest rates low for the foreseeable future. This will affect many areas of the financial world, but today we focus on how it will impact the housing market. Brent, Matthew, and Joshua will talk about the factors that have contributed to place us in a highly competitive seller'…
 
This year's election is only a few months away and many people have strong emotions and opinions going into it. It's common that we hear one candidate will make the stock market crash, while the other one will be beneficial for the market. Brent, Matthew, and Joshua will dive into some data and take a look at how the stock market has performed unde…
 
Retirement today certainly looks different than it did 30 years ago. We have moved away from pensions and have put more emphasis on employer-sponsored plans. So how will the landscape for retirement continue to move and shift? Brent, Matthew, and Joshua talk about trends that they think we will start to see in this next decade. Important Links: Web…
 
Selling a business is certainly no easy task and it is one of the most important decisions that a business owner will have to make. It's imperative to find the correct plan for your situation, but many people fail to realize how many options are available to them. Brent, Matthew, and Joshua will break down the 8 ways you can sell your business and …
 
It's important to have a financial advisor to help you build a plan and get you to and through retirement. Many people are able to call themselves financial advisors, but they are not required to do what is best for the client. Brent, Matthew, and Joshua discuss some of the red flags to note when talking to a financial advisor and when it might be …
 
There is no doubt that business owners have hectic schedules and work tirelessly to maintain what they have created. However, it is vital to take a step back and create an exit plan for the business that you have put all of your effort into. Brent, Matthew, and Joshua talk about the important questions that need to be answered when putting together…
 
Many retirees are wondering if bonds are still needed in a retirement portfolio because of how low the interest rates are. Brent, Matthew, and Joshua will discuss how bonds have been used in the past and compare it to the purpose that they serve in a retirement plan today. Important Links: Website: https://rpawealth.com/ Call: 909-296-7977…
 
Dave Ramsey has earned a lot of respect among savers and investors over the years as evidenced by his enormously popular radio show, books and sold out performance venues when he speaks. But is all of his advice worth following? Is it possible that some of the things he professes will actually hurt you financially? Brent, Matthew, and Joshua will t…
 
When the market goes down, many people panic and want to take their money out of the market. This is a common reaction, but it may not be the best decision. Brent, Matthew, and Josh discuss various strategies you can implement in your plan so you can make the most out of a down market. FlavCity Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnq1…
 
There is no doubt that we have witnessed many shifts and changes since we entered this current health crisis, but will we still feel these effects even after the virus is eradicated? Brent, Matthew, and Joshua share their thoughts on some of the long-term impacts that COVID-19 may have not only in the financial realm, but in our everyday lives as w…
 
Last time we discussed how the CARES Act impacted individuals and today we turn our focus to business owners. Listen to Brent, Matthew, and Joshua talk about how small business owners can gain some relief from this new bill. Important Links: Website: https://rpawealth.com/ Call: 909-296-7977By Matthew Theal, Brent Pasqua, Joshua Winterswyk
 
The new year brings new changes to retirement and tax laws with the passing of the SECURE Act. This week we will discuss the main points of interest of this bill and different planning strategies you need to know before you retire. Important Links: Website: https://rpawealth.com/ Call: 909-296-7977By Matthew Theal, Brent Pasqua, Joshua Winterswyk
 
As the end of the year is coming to a close, it is important to reflect on what we accomplished and what has room for improvement. Today's show focuses on taking this idea and applying it to your financial plan. Important Links: Website: https://rpawealth.com/ Call: 909-296-7977By Matthew Theal, Brent Pasqua, Joshua Winterswyk
 
DIY projects have become a popular topic with all of the home renovation shows on television, but have you ever wondered how you might be able to put together a retirement plan on your own? There are many steps and factors that need to be considered if you choose to go this route and we will explain all of them on today's show. Important Links: Web…
 
There is a lot of buzz in the media about annuities. Some claim that annuities are the greatest investment for your money and others claim that they are terrible. We break down the ins and outs of annuities today and give our opinions on how you can properly use one. Important Links: Website: https://rpawealth.com/ Call: 909-296-7977…
 
Being a business owner takes a lot of dedication and commitment. You put many hours into making sure your business runs smoothly, but do you know how much your business is worth? Today's show focuses on why you may want to consider having a business valuation completed in order to have a plan set in place for some tricky situations. Important Links…
 
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