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Below you’ll find articles, downloadable guides, videos, and more all created to help you get to and through retirement.




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Are You Overspending or Underspending?

How do you know if you're overspending or underspending? We reviewed some key findings from a 2023 BlackRock study, To Spend or Not to Spend?, that further explains why it's critical to create a spending plan for retirement.

Estate Planning Article

Financial Checklist After the Death of a Spouse

A lot can get put on the surviving spouse's plate when their spouse dies. We're hoping that our death of a spouse checklist can help.

Taxes Article

How Do I Pay Less Taxes?

Everyone in America who pays taxes feels like they have paid their fair share, and in some cases, far more than their fair share. This causes people to be very shortsighted when it comes to reducing your tax bill.

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Investments Podcast

Market Sentiment and Inflation’s Impact with David Mitchell

Episode 109 | David Mitchell | AllianceBernstein Regional Director
As we attempt to help educate people about market sentiment, we’ve continued to welcome back AllianceBernstein’s David Mitchell as a guest on The Guided Retirement Show. David last appeared on The Guided Retirement Show with Dean Barber in October 2023 to give his market outlook and review market trends from the previous six months. Dean and David will review some of the things they discussed during that episode. David will also review the last six months of market performances again and give his updated market outlook to help people develop a better understanding of market sentiment.

Estate Planning Podcast

A Successor Trustee Checklist with Matt Kasper, CFP®, AIF®

Episode 108 | Matt Kasper, CFP®, AIF® | Modern Wealth Management Executive Advisor
Estate planning can be a complicated issue. It can run smoothly or there can be a lot of pitfalls that you don't foresee. As Matt Kasper, CFP®, AIF® makes his third appearance on The Guided Retirement Show, he and Dean Barber will go over some key items for successor trustees while discussing the importance of having a solid estate plan and being transparent about your wishes with the next generation.

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Year-End Tax Planning for 2023

Managing Directors Dean Barber and Marty James, CPA discuss some key things to keep in mind while doing year-end tax planning for 2023.

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Pursuing Passions in Your Financial Plan

Commemorative Air Force Heart of America Wing Leader Steve Zimmerman shares how his financial plan has given him the confidence to further pursue his passion for flying and much more on the Modern Wealth Management Educational Series with Wayne Robinson, CRPC®, AIF®.

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Q3 2023 Quarterly Market Update

Dean Barber, Ken Osiwala, and Bud Kasper give their main takeaways from Q3 2023 and their expectations for Q4 in our Quarterly Market Update.