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Retirement Show

A Podcast About All Things Retirement

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Estate Planning Podcast

Estate Planning Mistakes to Avoid with Tim Denker

Episode 113 | Tim Denker | Denker Law Firm, LLC
Dean Barber could talk for hours about estate planning mistakes to avoid. On Episode 113 of The Guided Retirement Show, Dean decided to cover some of the most common estate planning mistakes that he and Tim Denker of Denker Law Firm, LLC have witnessed. Tim founded Denker Law Firm, LLC in 2006 and has practiced estate planning and business law since 2003.1 Dean and Tim want you to be informed when it comes to estate planning and are going to nine mistakes to avoid.

Taxes Podcast

Tax Planning Tips with Corey Hulstein, CPA and Marty James, CPA, PFS

Episode 112 | Modern Wealth Management Director of Tax Corey Hulstein, CPA and Modern Wealth Management Managing Director Marty James, CPA, PFS
How can you pay less taxes over your lifetime? That’s a question everyone wants to know the answer to, but there isn’t a one-size-fits-all answer. Everyone’s financial situation is different. Along with explaining the importance of having a forward-looking tax plan as a part of your personalized financial plan, Corey Hulstein, CPA and Marty James, CPS, PFS joined Dean Barber on The Guided Retirement Show to share some tax planning tips.

Retirement Podcast

Retiring Single with $1.5 Million Saved: How Much Can You Spend with Will Doty, CFP®, AIF®

Episode 111 | Will Doty, CFP®, AIF® | Modern Wealth Management Executive Advisor
Many of the case studies we’ve reviewed in our podcasts, articles, and other content have focused on couples retirement planning. Today, Will Doty, CFP®, AIF® and Dean Barber are going to dive into a case study that geared toward all the single folks out there. Everyone’s situation is unique when it comes to retirement planning, whether you’re retiring single or married. Maybe you’ve been single for most or all your life. Or maybe you were married and are now single following a divorce or death of a spouse. No matter your situation, you need to have a plan for retirement. In this article and podcast, we’re going to run through a case study of someone retiring single with $1.5 million in retirement savings. Let’s review some things they’ll need to think about.

Investments Podcast

How Does a 401(k) Work with Michelle Cannan, CPFA™, QKA®, QKC

Episode 110 | Michelle Cannan | Modern Wealth Management Managing Director and Head of Company Retirement Plan Services
As Modern Wealth Management continues to grow, one of the additions we’re very excited about is our office in Rochester, New York. Our Rochester-based team members specialize in 401(k) plans, which are typically people’s largest asset as they head into retirement. So, we figured it would be good idea to have Michelle Cannan, CPFA™, QKA®, QKC, our head of company retirement plan services and managing director of our Rochester office, join Dean Barber on The Guided Retirement Show to discuss how a 401(k) plan works and many other nuances about 401(k)s.

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.

Retirement Podcast

Wealth Planning: Securing Your Financial Future with Jeremiah Johnson, AIF®

Episode 107 | Jeremiah Johnson, AIF® | Modern Wealth Management Managing Director
A lot of people think that wealth planning is just about the management of money. That is part of wealth planning, but it’s far from being the only part. Modern Wealth Management Managing Director Jeremiah Johnson, AIF® is going to elaborate on that with Dean Barber on The Guided Retirement Show. Having a good understanding of what wealth planning is all about is pivotal to securing your financial future.

Retirement Podcast

Planning to Retire on $10,000 a Month

Episode 106 | Chris Rett, CFP®, AIF® and Logan DeGraeve, CFP®, AIF® | Modern Wealth Management Advisors
How much do you think you need each month to spend in retirement? There are many factors that will go into determining that number. On this episode of The Guided Retirement Show, Logan DeGraeve, CFP®, AIF® and Chris Rett, CFP®, AIF® are going to walk you through a case study that looks into how much money you would need to spend $10,000 net a month in retirement.

Retirement Podcast

Retirement Planning for Small Business Owners with Drew Jones

Episode 105 | Drew Jones, CFP®, AIF® | Modern Wealth Management Executive Advisor
Drew Jones, CFP®, AIF® has a passion in working with small business owners, helping them get their business to be as valuable as it can possibly be before facilitating an exit strategy. As Drew makes his third appearance on The Guided Retirement Show, he and Dean Barber will discuss what small business owners need to do when it comes to retirement planning. 

Insurance Podcast

Affordable Care Act Subsidies – How to Qualify for Them with Marty James, CPA, PFS

Episode 104 | Marty James, CPA, PFS | Modern Wealth Management Managing Director
Making his third appearance on The Guided Retirement Show, Marty James, CPA, PFS joins Dean Barber to discuss how to qualify for Affordable Care Act subsidies. Qualifying for the Affordable Care Act subsidies can greatly reduce the cost of health insurance prior to becoming eligible for Medicare. Who doesn’t want that?! Marty and Dean are both excited to touch on this topic, so let’s see what they have to share.

Investments Podcast

Growth vs Value Investing in 2024 with Brad Kasper

Episode 103 | Brad Kasper | LSA Portfolio Analytics Founder and President
Back for his eighth appearance on The Guided Retirement Show, LSA Portfolio Analytics President and Founder Brad Kasper joins Dean Barber to discuss growth vs value investing in 2024. Brad shares that growth could potentially outperform value as we look at investing for the rest of the year. Why might he think that? Brad has plenty of data to share with Dean to back up his reasoning.

Investments Podcast

Strategic Investing Through Retirement with Stephen Tuckwood, CFA

Episode 102 | Stephen Tuckwood, CFA | Modern Wealth Management Director of Investments
Our Director of Investments, Stephen Tuckwood, CFA, has quickly become one of the most frequently featured guests on The Guided Retirement Show. For the Season 10 premiere, Tuck and Dean Barber will discuss the critical topic of constructing the right portfolio via strategic investing as you transition into and go through retirement. They’ll discuss the nuances of proper portfolio construction and the changing dynamics of investment rules during the retirement phase. 

Retirement Podcast

Retirement Planning 101: Back to the Basics with Chris Rett, CFP®, AIF®

Episode 101 | Chris Rett | Lead Advisor
Chris Rett and Dean Barber discuss Retirement Planning 101 by reviewing BRITE: bookkeeping, risk management, investing, taxes, and estate planning.

Retirement Podcast

Nonfinancial Life Planning with Bruce Godke

Episode 100 | Bruce Godke | Executive Advisor
We have a very special guest for a very special episode of The Guided Retirement Show. We’re thrilled to have soon-to-be retired Modern Wealth Executive Advisor Bruce Godke join Dean Barber for our 100th episode! Bruce joined Dean in the financial industry 18 years ago and is getting ready to embark upon an amazing journey. And as part of this amazing journey, Bruce is launching a nonfinancial life planning program, Your Encore, at Modern Wealth. Today, Bruce and Dean are going to talk about some important aspects nonfinancial life planning to help people prepare for retirement.

Investments Podcast

2023 Market in Review with Garrett Waters

Episode 99 | Garrett Waters | Anchor Capital CEO and Portfolio Manager
For the second time in 2023, Anchor Capital CEO and Portfolio Manager Garrett Waters is joining Dean Barber on The Guided Retirement Show. Earlier this year, Garrett and Dean discussed investment risk for 2023. Now that 2023 is coming to a close, Garrett is returning to do a 2023 market year in review and 2024 market outlook. He and Dean will talk about the stock market, bond market, and economy.

Taxes Podcast

Tax Advantages of HSAs with Marty James, CPA

Episode 98 | Marty James, CPA | Modern Wealth Management Managing Director
Marty James, CPA and Dean Barber discuss the tax advantages of HSAs and how they're one of the most underutilized and misused parts of the tax code.

Investments Podcast

Market Outlook and the Last Six Months with David Mitchell

Episode 97 | David Mitchell | AllianceBernstein Director, Regional Manager
AllianceBernstein's David Mitchell give his market outlook and recap the last six months in the markets on The Guided Retirement Show.

Retirement Podcast

The CFP® Professional and CPA Relationship with Logan DeGraeve, CFP® and Corey Hulstein, CPA

Episode 96 | Logan DeGraeve, CFP® and Corey Hulstein, CPA | Modern Wealth Management Executive Advisor and Modern Wealth Management Director of Tax
Logan DeGraeve, CFP® and Corey Hulstein, CPA describe the working relationship between a CFP® Professional and CPA.

Retirement Podcast

Financial Planning for Retirement: Our Team Approach with Jason Gordo

Episode 95 | Jason Gordo | Modern Wealth Management President
Modern Wealth Management President Jason Gordo joins Dean Barber to explain why it's crucial to have a team professionals working for you to meet your financial planning needs and goals for retirement.

Retirement Podcast

Revisiting Roth vs. Traditional with Bud Kasper and Corey Hulstein, CPA

Episode 94 | Bud Kasper and Corey Hulstein | Modern Wealth Management Managing Director and Director of Tax
Modern Wealth Management Managing Directors Dean Barber and Bud Kasper and Director of Tax Corey Hulstein, CPA review many key considerations when choosing between Roth vs. traditional.

Investments Podcast

Monetary Policy Tools: The Fed’s Latest Actions with Brad Kasper

Episode 93 | Brad Kasper | LSA Portfolio Analytics President and Founder
LSA Portfolio Analytics President and Founder Brad Kasper makes his seventh appearance on The Guided Retirement Show, as he joins Dean Barber to discuss some of the latest news with the economy, markets, interest rates, and the Fed’s monetary policy tools.

Investments Podcast

Tax-Efficient Investing with Stephen Tuckwood

Episode 92 | Stephen Tuckwood | Director of Investments
Modern Wealth Management Director of Investments Stephen "Tuck" Tuckwood joins Dean Barber again on The Guided Retirement Show to discuss direct indexing and the importance of tax-efficient investing.

Retirement Podcast

Defining True Wealth with Ken Osiwala

Episode 91 | Ken Osiwala | Managing Director
For our Season 9 premiere of The Guided Retirement Show, Ken Osiwala joins Dean Barber to define true wealth. To truly understand what wealth means to you, you first need to define what's important to you. Ken and Dean will explain why there's so much more to defining true wealth than how much money you have.

Retirement Podcast

8 Questions Retirees Are Asking with Chris Rett

Episode 90 | Chris Rett | Lead Advisor
For our Season 8 finale of The Guided Retirement Show, Chris Rett and Dean Barber address eight questions that retirees are asking. These questions that retirees are asking have been frequently asked by our clients and prospective clients. If you’re retired or are planning for retirement, you need to know the answers to these questions as well.

Retirement Podcast

Components of a Complete Financial Plan with Logan DeGraeve

Episode 89 | Logan DeGraeve | Executive Advisor
Logan DeGraeve joins Dean Barber on The Guided Retirement Show to review the components of a complete financial plan. These discuss several critical things to think about before and during retirement.

Retirement Podcast

Older Americans Month with Dean Barber

Episode 88 | Dean Barber | Managing Director
Dean Barber shares how his late grandfather and our loyal Modern Wealth Management clients give him several reasons to celebrate Older Americans Month.

Investments Podcast

Proper Portfolio Construction with Stephen Tuckwood

Episode 87 | Stephen Tuckwood | Director of Investments
Modern Wealth Management's newest team member, Director of Investments Stephen "Tuck" Tuckwood, joins Dean Barber on The Guided Retirement Show to share a little bit about his background, proper portfolio construction, investment risk, and how a good CFP® Professional that has access to a Chartered Financial Analyst can make a major difference in your portfolio.

Retirement Podcast

Things to Consider Before Retiring with Drew Jones

Episode 86 | Drew Jones | CFP® Professional
Drew Jones joins Dean Barber on The Guided Retirement Show to review several things to consider before retiring.

Investments Podcast

The Long-Term Market Outlook with David Mitchell

Episode 85 | David Mitchell | Director at AllianceBernstein
AllianceBernstein Regional Director David Mitchell recently joined Dean Barber on the Modern Wealth Management Educational Series to discuss inflation expectations for 2023, but a lot has happened since he last appeared on The Guided Retirement Show two years ago to talk about the markets. David gave a long-term market outlook with Dean in March 2021. We’re going to review David’s predictions from two years ago and get his updated long-term market outlook.

Investments Podcast

Roth Conversions Before and After Retirement with Will Doty

Episode 84 | Will Doty | CFP® Professional
Will Doty and Dean Barber discuss their favorite part of the tax code: Roth IRAs—specifically, Roth conversions before and after retirement.

Retirement Podcast

Understanding the SECURE Act 2.0 with Ed Slott

Episode 83 | Ed Slott, CPA | America's IRA Expert
Dean Barber and America's IRA Expert Ed Slott, CPA take a deep dive into understanding the SECURE Act 2.0 and outline what has and hasn't changed within the original SECURE Act.

Investments Podcast

Investment Risk in 2023 with Garrett Waters

Episode 82 | Garrett Waters | Anchor Capital CEO
Dean Barber and Anchor Capital CEO Garrett Waters explain the importance of understanding investment risk on The Guided Retirement Show.

Estate Planning Podcast

Family Financial Planning with Matt Kasper

Episode 81 | Matt Kasper | Modern Wealth Management CFP® Professional
Leaving a legacy is very important to a lot of people. Dean Barber and Matt Kasper discuss how to go about family financial planning.

Retirement Podcast

Tax Planning During Tax Preparation Season with Corey Hulstein

Episode 80 | Corey Hulstein | Modern Wealth Management Director of Tax
Our Director of Tax, Corey Hulstein, joins Dean Barber on The Guided Retirement Show to discuss tax planning during tax preparation season.

Insurance Podcast

Medicare Changes in 2023 with Taylor Garner

Episode 79 | Taylor Garner | Owner | Garner Insurance Agency, LLC
Garner Insurance Agency, LLC Owner Taylor Garner joins Dean Barber again on The Guided Retirement Show to discuss Medicare changes in 2023.

Retirement Podcast

20 Retirement Questions You Should Be Asking with Chris Rett

Episode 78 | Chris Rett | CFP® Professional at Modern Wealth Management
Dean Barber and Chris Rett review 20 questions that you should be asking your financial advisor on the Season 7 finale of The Guided Retirement Show.

Taxes Podcast

Don’t Overpay Your Taxes: Giving Thanks for Tax Planning with Dean Barber

Episode 77 | Dean Barber | Managing Director at Modern Wealth Management
With Thanksgiving upon us, Dean Barber is thankful for tax planning strategies that can help people to not overpay their taxes.

Retirement Podcast

Mortgage Tips for Different Phases in Life with Tim Kay

Episode 76 | Tim Kay | Branch Manager at Guild Mortgage
Tim Kay and Dean Barber discuss some key mortgage tips to think about when financial planning for people of different ages.

Retirement Podcast

Financial Planning for Veterans

Episode 75 | Chad Webb | US Marine Corps First Sergeant Retired
Modern Wealth Management Chief of Staff Chad Webb shares his perspective on financial planning for veterans after serving 21 years in the Marines.

Estate Planning Podcast

Planning for RMDs with Will Doty

Episode 74 | Will Doty | CFP® Professional
Will Doty and Dean Barber explain RMDs, tax planning opportunities surrounding RMDs, how RMDs factor in when leaving money behind for the next generation, and so much more.

Retirement Podcast

Taxes in Retirement with Steven Jarvis

Episode 73 | Steven Jarvis, CPA | CEO & Head CPA at Retirement Tax Services
Retirement Tax Services Founder Steven Jarvis joins Dean Barber on The Guided Retirement Show to discuss taxes in retirement and why the collaboration between a CFP® Professional and CPA is a critical part of the financial planning process.

Retirement Podcast

Private Equity Explained with Michael Faciana

Episode 72 | Michael Faciana | Executive Director
There are a lot of things that are misunderstood about private equity markets. And somewhat understandably so. The landscape of private equity markets has changed considerably over the past few years to the point where individual investors can now participate. Michael Faciana joins Dean Barber on The Guided Retirement Show to help explain the many nuances of private equity.

Retirement Podcast

Don’t Wait, Act – Overcoming Uncertainty with Logan DeGraeve

Episode 71 | Logan DeGraeve, CFP® | Financial Advisor at Modern Wealth Management
Whether it's the markets, interest rates, inflation, political and geopolitical environments, or the complicated and ever-changing tax code, uncertainty seems to be everywhere we look in 2022. While uncertainty can be overwhelming, there are many ways to mitigate it. The first step is to overcoming uncertainty is to start a comprehensive, forward-looking financial plan. Logan DeGraeve and Dean Barber highlight how the different components of a financial plan can help you overcome uncertainty on the latest episode of The Guided Retirement Show.

Retirement Podcast

Tax Planning Strategies with Marty James

Episode 70 | Marty James | President & Managing Member at Martin James Investment & Tax Management
Many people believe that tax planning strategies are only for the ultra-wealthy. Marty James helps Dean Barber explain why that's simply not true on the latest episode of The Guided Retirement Show.

Investments Podcast

The Fed and the Markets Face Multiple Headwinds with Brad Kasper

Episode 69 | Brad Kasper | President & CFO at LSA Portfolio Analytics
In today's episode, Brad and I will go in depth on these headwinds that the Fed and markets are facing and how it impacts you. The bottom line is that having a financial plan is crucial right now. 

Retirement Podcast

Mail Bag: Answering More Questions from Listeners with Chris Rett

Episode 68 | Chris Rett, CFP® | Financial Advisor at Modern Wealth Management
In this episode, Chris and I dig into a wide array of topics, including how to accurately estimate your income and taxes in retirement, how to determine which retirement vehicle is best suited to your needs, and a ton of other issues facing people in their pre-retirement and early retirement years.

Taxes Podcast

Ed Slott In-Studio!

Episode 67 | Ed Slott, CPA | America's IRA Expert
In this conversation, Ed and I discuss why retirees often get such bad guidance, the new time bombs ticking in the world of retirement (and how best to avoid them), and why now may very well prove to be the best time in your life to pay taxes for years (or decades) to come.

Investments Podcast

Alternatives to Stocks and Bonds with John Hampton

Episode 66 | John Hampton | Executive Director
In this conversation, Dean and John discuss why stocks and bonds get so much of the attention in the mainstream media and what alternatives are available to investors.

Investments Podcast

Optimizing Your 401(k) for Retirement with Drew Jones

Episode 65 | Drew Jones | CFP®, AIF® and Financial Advisor at Modern Wealth Management

In today’s episode, Drew walks me and I discuss what is normally a person's biggest asset in retirement, their 401(k).

Investments Podcast

Accessing Liquidity in REITs and Private Real Estate Markets with Brian King

Episode 64 | Brian King - CEO | Realto

To help us improve our understanding of these investments, I’m thrilled to welcome Brian King. Brian is the CEO of Realto, a marketplace for non-traded securities that would otherwise be illiquid. Institutional and even retail buyers can use platforms like Realto to buy positions in REITs.

Social Security Podcast

Avoiding Costly Mistakes When Claiming Social Security with Ken Sokol

Episode 63 | Ken Sokol - Owner | Financial Spreadsheets, LLC

In today’s episode, we discuss the best (and worst) things you can do in claiming Social Security, why your retirement strategy could be the difference between bringing in or losing $100,000 or more in income, and the financial questions you should be asking yourself as you prepare for retirement.

Insurance Podcast

Navigating Health Care Costs in Retirement with Taylor Garner

Episode 62 | Taylor Garner - Agency Manager & Insurance Consultant - American Republic Insurance Services®

In today’s episode, Taylor and I talk about the traps and challenges of the healthcare industry that affect countless retirees, why the right plan can bring down your healthcare costs substantially, and how to put the many different forms of supplemental coverage to work for you.

Retirement Podcast

Creating a Financial First Aid Kit with Will Doty

Episode 61 - Will Doty | CFP®, AIF® | Partner & Financial Advisor at Modern Wealth Management

Today’s episode is all about how to create a financial first aid kit. You’ll hear from CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ Will Doty about the documents and resources you need to have ready if you’re dealt with a worst-case scenario event.

Insurance Podcast

The Ins & Outs of Property & Casualty Insurance with Sarah Askren

Episode 60 - Sarah Askren | PRM Business Development Manager at The Miller Group

Joining me to talk about this is Sarah Askren. Sarah is a property and casualty insurance expert at The Miller Group. With over 20 years experience in the field, she’s passionate about making sure that her clients protect their loved ones and have access to the resources they need.

Retirement Podcast

The Difference Between Good Debt & Bad Debt with Logan DeGraeve

Episode 59 - Logan DeGraeve | CFP®, AIF® | Financial Advisor at Modern Wealth Management

Joining me to help answer this question is Logan DeGraeve, CFP® at Modern Wealth Management. We discuss the differences between good debt and bad debt, the discipline that is needed when using debt and leverage, and the right (and wrong) times in life to carry debt at every stage of life.

Investments Podcast

Investing in Private Equity with Michael Bell

Episode 58 - Michael Bell | Founder & Managing Director at Primark Capital

Today, Michael joins the podcast to discuss what private equity is, why it matters, and how you, the individual investor, can participate in private equity just like large foundations have done in the past.

Retirement Podcast

Understanding Sequence of Returns Risk with Bud Kasper

Episode 57 - Bud Kasper | CFP®, AIF® | President of Modern Wealth Management Lee's Summit

To make sense of how sequence of returns risk plays out over the course of retirement, I’m talking to Bud Kasper. In this conversation, we discuss his writing on this topic, what the sequence of returns risk is, and how it can affect not just your ability to retire, but your ability to get through retirement.

Investments Podcast

The Basics of Bitcoin with Matt Kasper and Will Doty

Episode 56 - Matt Kasper | CFP®, AIF® & Will Doty | CFP®, AIF®

Joining me today to discuss the basics of Bitcoin are two of our CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERS™ Professionals at Modern Wealth Management, Will Doty and Matt Kasper. Without going down too many rabbit holes, this conversation is a top-level introduction to Bitcoin and cryptocurrency–and one you can use to make it a part of your portfolio in a meaningful way.

Investments Podcast

How Interest Rates and Inflation Impact Business with Don Wenner

Episode 55 - Don Wenner | Founder & CEO of DLP Capital

In this conversation, we dig into the challenges facing business owners in this time, the moves he made in the last 18 months to grow his business in spite of the COVID crisis, the impact that interest rates and skyrocketing values is having on the housing market, and the importance of having real strategies to operate in a recessionary environment.

Taxes Podcast

Prepare for Tax Law Changes by Having a Tax Plan with JoAnn Huber

Episode 52 | JoAnn Huber - CPA, CFP®, PFS - Managing Partner & Tax Specialist at Modern Wealth Management
We dig into the breakneck pace at which Congress is introducing new tax legislation, and how you can prepare for potential tax law changes

Investments Podcast

Assessing Risk During All-Time High Markets with Brad Kasper

Episode 54 | Brad Kasper - President & CFO of LSA Portfolio Analytics

Our markets are at or near all-time highs. There are threats of inflation. People seem convinced that risk isn’t really present, even though it certainly is. What’s going on here, exactly? To help make sense of market risks and how they apply to you, I’m thrilled to be talking with Brad Kasper, President of LSA Portfolio Analytics.

Insurance Podcast

Health Insurance in Retirement with Taylor Garner

Episode 53 | Taylor Garner - Agency Manager & Insurance Consultant - American Republic Insurance Services
In today’s conversation, we explore how the insurance industry has been transformed over the last decade, how to find plans that meet your unique needs, and what to do to make your insurance coverage a balanced part of a comprehensive financial plan.

Retirement Podcast

What is a Registered Agent? with Kent Rockwell and Patrick Eyberg

Episode 51 | Kent Rockwell | Founder & Patrick Eyberg | Director of Partner Development atf Universal Registered Agents
In this episode, we discuss what exactly a registered agent is, why they’re so relevant to business owners, when you might need one, and how to find a great one to help keep your wheels turning.

Retirement Podcast

Addressing YOU: Answering Questions from Our Listeners

Episode 50 | Dean Barber & Chris Rett, CFP®
Here at the Guided Retirement Show™, we receive questions from YouTube viewers and podcast listeners from all over the world. We have a variety of specific questions, and we’re excited to answer as many of them as we can.

Social Security Podcast

How to Claim the Most from Your Social Security with Marc Kiner & Jim Blair

Episode 49 | Marc Kiner & Jim Blair - Social Security Experts
In this episode, we explore the many different options retirees have when it comes to claiming Social Security. We get into how Social Security is taxed, why different types of retirement income don’t play nice together, and how to put a stop to preventable losses and make the most of this extraordinarily complex program.

Estate Planning Podcast

Saving Lives and Saving Dignity with Dr. Alan Molk

Episode 48 | Alan Molk - Physicial & Author of Saving Lives. Saving Dignity: A Unique End-of-Life Perspective From Two Emergency Physicians
In today’s conversation, Dr. Molk and I talk about the unintended consequences of the incredible medical innovations developed over the last several decades. We discuss the growing need for palliative care (and what makes it different from hospice care), and why planning for healthcare emergencies of all kinds is a vital part of any retirement plan.

Insurance Podcast

Proper Risk Management with Darren Newell & Jason Newcomer

Episode 47 - Darren Newell | Insurance Agent at Midwest Professional Insurance & Jason Newcomer | Dir. of Centralized Financial Planning at Modern Wealth Management
Joining me to talk about this are Jason Newcomer and Darren Newell. Jason is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ and the Director of Centralized Finance Planning at Modern Wealth Management, and Darren is an insurance agent at Midwest Professional Insurance. In today’s conversation, we talk about how to view risk management across different age ranges, how financial advisors and insurance agents often fail to help their clients mitigate risk, and how to take a holistic look at your risk exposure and best protect yourself right now.

Investments Podcast

Identifying Real Estate Opportunities with Don Wenner

Episode 46 - Don Wenner | Founder & CEO of DLP Real Estate Capital
In this conversation, Don and I talk about the pivotal moments that made him into the businessman he is today, the powerful tools he’s created to make expansion consistent and reliable for over a decade, and how to use them to scale any great business smartly and sustainably for years to come.

Taxes Podcast

Creating a Tax-Free Retirement with Ed Slott

Episode 45 - Ed Slott, CPA | America's IRA Expert at Ed Slott and Company, LLC. & Author of The New Retirement Savings Time Bomb
In this episode, Ed and I talk about why your IRA or 401(k) might be turning into a ticking time bomb of unpaid debt, how to stop your Social Security check from going entirely toward paying tax in retirement, how we may see the tax code change during President Biden’s time in office, and how to rethink your assets so you can safely take money out of your accounts and grow tax-free.

Retirement Podcast

The Power of Positive Aging with David Lereah

Episode 44 - David Lereah, PhD. | Economist & Author of The Power of Positive Aging

We can have all the money in the world, but if we don’t have our physical and mental health, that money means nothing. Few people understand this better than Dr. David Lereah, PhD. He’s the founder of United We Age, an organization working to inspire a movement where all generations of people are more aware and supportive of people aging. He's also the author of the recently released book The Power of Positive Aging.

Investments Podcast

Understanding Supercycles and Overvalued Markets

Episode 43 - David Mitchell | AllianceBernstein

Today, David returns to the podcast to talk about where we are right now, why the markets are doing what they’re doing, and the parabolic move in the price-to-earnings ratios of the stock market.

Investments Podcast

The Advantages of Planning for Retirement at an Early Age

Episode 42 | Jason Newcomer - CFP®, AIF®, EA | Financial Planner at Modern Wealth Management
Joining me today is Jason Newcomer, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ and advisor here at Modern Wealth Management. In this episode, we’ll share a list of great books geared towards young adults to learn more about the importance of retirement planning early on, we outline the fundamentals that they should be thinking about now, and we’ll share valuable information about the platform we’ve built at Barber Financial to help them get a head start on their retirement planning.

Investments Podcast

How to Build Better, More Predictable Portfolios

Episode 41 | Brad Kasper - President & CFO of LSA Portfolio Analytics
Today’s guest is Brad Kasper. He’s the president of LSA Portfolio Analytics, where he provides investment advisors with the tools and infrastructure they need to deliver incredible client services. In our conversation, Brad and I are talking about intelligent risk and fat tail analysis, how to use these tools to construct better portfolios, and what makes this approach different from modern portfolio theory.

Retirement Podcast

The Power of Building Great Relationships with Dr. Charlie Cartwright

Episode 40 | Dr. Charlie Cartwright - CEO of People Success Labs & Keynote Speaker
In this conversation, Dr. Charlie and I talk about the scientific method he uses to help people grow, the importance of community and meaningful relationships in everything we do, and the lessons he learned from 30 years working for major companies, including FedEx and UPS.

Investments Podcast

The History of Index Investing and the U.S. Stock Markets

Episode 39 | Bud Kasper, CFP®, AIF® - President of Modern Wealth Management Lee's Summit Office
What exactly is index investing? Why do specific companies make up the Dow Jones Industrial Average, the S&P 500, and the NASDAQ? Should we be investing in index funds, or is there a better way? Here to help me answer all of these questions is the co-host of America’s Wealth Management Show, Bud Kasper. He has 38 years of experience in financial services, and we’ve done hundreds of radio shows and videos together.

Estate Planning Podcast

Understanding Donor-Advised Funds and Charitable Giving

Episode 38 | Christopher Rigsby, CAP® - Relationship Manager at Greater Kansas City Community Foundation & Greater Horizons
Joining me to talk about what happened and what to do about it is Chris Rigsby. Chris is from the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation, where he’s helping people find new ways to continue their charitable giving with strategies such as donor-advised funds, and take advantage of the updated tax code.

Retirement Podcast

What Retirement Looks Like After a Career in Professional Sports

Episode 37 | Mark Collins Sr. CEO at 2FiveSports LLC., Former NLF Player & 2x Super Bowl Champ
Today, Mark joins the podcast to tell the story of the many roles he’s taken on since leaving the NFL, building a legacy, and giving back by creating opportunities for other kids just like him.

Retirement Podcast

The Future of Work, Connectivity, and Technology with Jeff Alholm

Episode 36 | Jeff Alholm CEO and Co Founder at Digital Aerolus

Today, Jeff and I are talking about the technological revolution we’re living through right now, some of the incredible innovation he’s witnessed over the course of his career, and the devices that are already transforming life as we know it.

Taxes Podcast

The Power of Creating a Long-Term Tax Plan with JoAnn Huber

Episode 35 | JoAnn Huber, CPA, CFP®, & Partner at Modern Wealth Management
Today, JoAnn returns to the podcast for the fourth time to talk about the ways 2020 has changed how people of all ages need to look at retirement, the importance of having a solid plan in place long before you take your first RMD, and how to protect yourself, no matter how much the tax code changes.

Social Security Podcast

How to Maximize Your Social Security Benefits with Marc Kiner & Jim Blair

Episode 34 - Marc Kiner | CPA at Premier Social Security Consulting LLC & Jim Blair | Lead Consultant at Premier Social Security Consulting LLC

Today, Marc and Jim join the podcast to talk about the major mistakes that people make as they claim Social Security, how to craft a strategy designed to avoid these pitfalls once and for all, and how to find an advisor who can help you navigate this astoundingly complex system.

Retirement Podcast

Owning a Small Business from a Family Perspective with Jan & Adam Fichman

Episode 33 - Jan Fichman | Founder & Owner of 7th Heaven and Adam Fichman | Founder & President of Lifted Logic

Today, Jan and Adam join the podcast to share the story of their family history in owning a small business. You’ll hear about the companies they built alone, lessons passed across generations, and how Adam’s small business has served Jan’s in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Estate Planning Podcast

How to Leave a Legacy that’s More Than Just Money with Ben Weisshaut

Episode 32 - Ben Weisshaut | Founder & CEO of Wishlife

Today, Ben joins the podcast to talk about how families can go deeper than money and create an emotional legacy to leave to your family. You’ll find out what he learned from interviewing countless families about what matters the most to them, what it means to build a responsible legacy, and how retirees are changing their plans in a world where it’s unsafe to travel to stay closer to family in difficult times.

Investments Podcast

How to Avoid the Biggest Tax Traps with Ed Slott

Episode 31 - Ed Slott | America's IRA Expert, Ed Slott & Company, LLC

In this episode, you’ll learn how to navigate the rapidly changing tax landscape we’re all living in. You’ll discover why it’s all but impossible to memorize the tax code and be 100% right in every situation - but how you can get the advice you need to make strategic decisions and plan for the best possible outcome.

Investments Podcast

Investing in Emergent Technology Like AI with Chris Buck

Episode 30 - Chris Buck | Head of Capital Markets & Sales at ROBO Global®

Today, Chris and I discuss his company and the financial products they’re making available to investors, how new technology transforms every industry it touches, and how you can potentially make some of his favorite innovative companies part of your retirement portfolio.

Retirement Podcast

How Preventative Care Can Keep You Healthy in Retirement with Dr. Laura Lile

Episode 29 - Dr. Laura Lile | M.D., R.PH. at Lile Wellness Partners

Though we normally focus on the financial aspect of retirement, this week’s episode is all about healthcare - and specifically how to live healthy at every stage of life. You’ll learn how to work with your body to address the declines we go through as we age, how to take preventative steps now to avoid worse outcomes later, and why it’s never too late to start taking steps to change your health.

Retirement Podcast

How to Give to Charity and Tax Benefits of Charitable Giving with Gary Pratt

Episode 28 - Gary Pratt | Senior Director of Development at Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas

Here to help navigate the world of charitable giving is Gary Pratt, the Senior Director of Development for Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas. In 2019, Catholic Charities served about half a million people in need through over 20 programs across 21 counties, helping empower them to get jobs, learn new skills, receive food and housing, and even hospice care.

Retirement Podcast

Finding Purpose in Retirement with Joe Duran

Episode 27 - Joe Duran | Managing Director of Goldman Sachs, Head of Goldman Sachs Personal Wealth Management

Today, Joe joins the podcast to share stories from his own life, as well as his experience in financial services, about why it’s so important to live life in alignment with your priorities. If you’re trying to shape a financial plan - and a retirement - that gives you purpose and satisfaction, as opposed to merely helping you survive, this episode is a must-listen.

Investments Podcast

What Retirees Need to Know About Options with Lance Gaitan

Episode 26 - Lance Gaitan | Options Strategist & Portfolio Manager at Gaitan Strategic Ventures

Today, Lance joins the podcast to talk about how to craft an options strategy, whether they belong in your portfolio, and if this is something you can do on your own - or if you’re going to need the help of a professional. Stock options aren’t for everybody. A lot of amateur investors get burned trying to play the options game, and there’s a very good reason for this: they require a deep knowledge of strategy, of the win-loss ratio, and a strong understanding of what’s out there.

Retirement Podcast

Hard Work, Habits, and Baseball with Joel Goldberg

Episode 25 - Joel Goldberg | Kansas City Royals Broadcaster, Keynote Speaker, Host of Rounding the Bases with Joel Goldberg

Joel is the host of Rounding the Bases, a podcast where he interviews entrepreneurs and leaders in sports and business. He’s also the announcer for the Kansas City Royals and an experienced TV sportscaster. In our conversation, Joel doesn’t just share stories from his astounding career, but digs deep into the lessons he’s learned from the extraordinary people he’s met along the way.

Investments Podcast

Managing Your Portfolio in Times of Crisis

Episode 24 - Bud Kasper, CFP®, AIF® | Managing Director at Modern Wealth Management

Returning to the podcast today for this special episode is Bud Kasper, Managing Director at Modern Wealth Management Lee’s Summit office. Bud has over 37 years in this industry, has seen all kinds of bear markets, and all kinds of recessions. He has helped countless clients make the most of what can be a painful, difficult time.

Investments Podcast

How to Invest in Real Estate for Retirement

Episode 23 - Dr. Randy Anderson | President Griffin Capital Asset Management Company, LLC

Joining me today is Dr. Randy Anderson. He holds a Ph.D. in economics and has focused his career on real estate investing. Together, we discuss the nuances and challenges of the real estate industry, the opportunities investors have to purchase high-quality real estate right now, and how to avoid complicating your taxes as you do it.

Insurance Podcast

Medicare Supplement Plans, A Closer Look

Episode 22 - Tom Allen | Medicare Expert, CMS, Insurance Consultant

Today, Tom and I dive deep into the differences between Medicare supplement coverage options, how to avoid potentially devastating expenses when dealing with prescription drug costs, and how to find a plan that will cover any conditions you may have and keep you healthy for decades to come.

Retirement Podcast

How to Be the CEO of Your Retirement

Episode 21 - Tony Lewis | Former CEO of ConAgra & Chair at Vistage International

Today, Tony joins the podcast to discuss the business leadership lessons that cross over into retirement and family planning, how to avoid missing out on major opportunities (financial and otherwise), and the power of communicating your intentions.

Retirement Podcast

Why Self-Awareness is Crucial to Retirement Planning

Episode 20 - Joe Lieberman | Author & Entrepreneur

Today, Joe joins the podcast to share the hard lessons he learned about life, business and self-awareness. How the mindset of blaming others and not recognizing your own impact affects you in retirement, and why no one should attempt to prepare for retirement alone – especially if they think they’re the smartest person in the room

Investments Podcast

How to Add Private Equity to Your Portfolio

Episode 19 - Greg Anderson | Private Equity & Fixed Income Specialist

In today’s episode, Greg and I discuss what makes private equity so special, how to break into this world at a low cost, and how to find private equity funds that might make sense as a part of your portfolio. With millions of privately traded companies in the world, private equity can help you become a part of the story of great businesses while seeing great, tax-friendly returns.

Investments Podcast

What Retirees Need to Know about Roth Conversions

Episode 18 - JoAnn Huber | Modern Wealth Management & BFG Tax Service

Today, JoAnn and I are digging deep into Roth conversions: why you might want to do it when they make sense and the surprising reasons you may not want to do a Roth conversion. You’ll learn how to stop missing opportunities, take advantage of the unique benefits of the Roth while potentially avoiding hidden costs, and discover how some retirees have saved hundreds of thousands of dollars by doing a Roth conversion the right way.

Investments Podcast

Economic Cycles & Avoiding Emotional Investing

Episode 17 - David Mitchell | AllianceBernstein

There’s nothing easy about building a portfolio designed to get you through retirement, and this is especially true in the event of an economic downturn. Emotional investing and aggressive reactions to bad news can make matters even worse, and these factors all have the power to turn your retirement from the greatest vacation of your life into something less fulfilling.

Retirement Podcast

What Retirees Need to Know About Cybersecurity

Episode 16 - Wayne Robinson | Financial Planner Modern Wealth Management

Today, Wayne joins the podcast to talk about the many different ways retirees can fall victim to cyberattacks, why the criminals responsible for them are all but impossible to catch, and the simple steps you can take right now to reduce your risk factors by as much as 85%.

Investments Podcast

How to Assess Risk in Your Portfolio

Episode 15 - Brad Kasper | President & CFO LSA Portfolio Analytics

Today, Brad is here to dive deep into the nature of risk and what it really means. You’ll learn how to quantify risk, how to measure it, and what it really means as you build a portfolio that will help you live the retirement you’ve always wanted.

Retirement Podcast

Travel in Retirement to Create Memories

Episode 14 - Mark Comfort | Owner of Cruise Holidays KC

Retirement is all about checking things off the bucket list. It’s a time to turn hard work into incredible experiences, truly connect with loved ones, and create memories that will last a lifetime - and for many retirees, that means plans to travel in retirement.

Investments Podcast

Mutual Funds vs. ETFs Pt. 2

Episode 13 - Bud Kasper | CFP® & Managing Director at Modern Wealth Management & Jason Newcomer | CFP® & Financial Planner
We're going to go into some more of the differences between ETFs and mutual funds, some advantages of ones over the other in certain circumstances, all designed to get you to understand what it takes in order for you to build the right portfolio for your own personal situation. Enjoy the conversation.

Investments Podcast

Mutual Funds vs. ETFs

Episode 12 - Bud Kasper | CFP® & President Modern Wealth Management Lee's Summit & Jason Newcomer | CFP® & Financial Planner
Many investors have had questions lately about the difference between mutual funds and ETFs: why choose one over the other? Are they the same? What differentiates these two products, why are there so many offerings that appear to be so similar, and which is the best choice for my portfolio, especially as I approach retirement?

Investments Podcast

Things to Know Before Building Your Portfolio

Episode 11 - Brad Kasper | President & CFO LSA Portfolio Analytics
There’s a lot that you need to understand before you set out building your portfolio for retirement. In the first part of my conversation with Brad Kasper, we had a big-picture discussion of what makes a portfolio successful, the dangers of emotional investing, and why math and data will always beat attempting to time the markets.

Investments Podcast

How the Economy Affects the Marketplace

Episode 10 - Brad Kasper | President & CFO LSA Portfolio Analytics
When it comes to retiring, nothing matters more than building a portfolio that allows you to achieve your goals, and no one knows this better than Brad Kasper. He believes in using math to create solid strategies to meet goals, and as simple as that may sound, it’s less common in the financial services industry than it should be.

Estate Planning Podcast

Estate Planning Pitfalls of Going Online

Episode 9 - Jason Salinardi | Attorney, J.D., LL.M Taxation & Garrett Griffin | Attorney, J.D., LL.M Taxation
Today, we continue our discussion by diving a little bit deeper. We focus predominantly on how DIY planning often leads to massive complications for survivors, how events like divorce can lead to serious estate issues after one family member dies, and why you need to work with a counselor or advisor who truly understands the nuances of estate...

Estate Planning Podcast

Estate Planning Wills and Probate

Episode 8 - Jason Salinardi | Attorney, J.D., LL.M Taxation & Garrett Griffin | Attorney, J.D., LL.M Taxation
One thing is certain: at some point in time, all of us won't be alive on this Earth. This means that we all need proper estate plans. Many people, however, fail to set their estate plans up correctly...

Insurance Podcast

Understanding Medicare Options, Costs, and Coverage Pt. 2

Episode 7 - Tom Allen | Medicare & Supplemental Insurance Expert
In our previous episode, certified Medicare specialist Tom Allen and I discussed what Medicare actually is and what it’s designed to do. If you haven’t listened to Part 1, I strongly recommend you do so now. There are so many nuances to health insurance, and it’s very easy to get caught in financially devastating traps if you aren’t careful.

Insurance Podcast

Understanding Medicare Options, Costs, and Coverage

Episode 6 - Tom Allen | Medicare & Supplemental Insurance Expert
For many retiring seniors, Medicare is super confusing. There are lots of misconceptions about how it works, how supplements work, and what you should be doing in your retirement years to ensure that you’re covered. Tom Allen is a Medicare and supplemental insurance expert. Every year, he stays on top of the latest and greatest in this extraordinary...

Retirement Podcast

Top 10 Financial Scams Targeting Seniors

Episode 5 - Brie Williams | VP State Street Global Advisors
You don’t have to read stories about people like Alan Stanford and Bernie Madoff or The Wolf of Wall Street to learn about scams and abuses in the financial services industry. In fact, fraud and abuse often hits much closer to home, and the growing senior population all over the world gets more likely to be taken advantage of with every passing year.

Estate Planning Podcast

Your Realistic Retirement Plan with Brie Williams

Episode 4 - Brie Williams | VP State Street Global Advisors
When many people build their financial plans, they only envision an ideal retirement where nothing goes wrong. They assume they’re going to live long, happy, healthy lives, that nothing’s ever going to get in their way, and that the future is going to go exactly to plan.

Retirement Podcast

Creating Better Financial Outcomes

Episode 3 - Brie Williams | VP State Street Global Advisors
Why do we do what we do? What motivates us? These are big questions - and they apply just as much to financial services as they do everything else in our lives. Brie Williams, the Vice President of State Street Global Advisors, has dedicated her career to helping financial advisory firms facilitate efficiency and growth

Retirement Podcast

IRA vs. Roth IRA Pt. 2 with JoAnn Huber

Episode 2 - JoAnn Huber, CPA, CFP®
In the last episode, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER® and CPA JoAnn Huber and I kicked off the podcast with a discussion about the differences between the IRA and the Roth IRA.However, we barely scratched the surface, and if you’re feeling confused after listening to Part 1 of our conversation, that’s okay.

Retirement Podcast

IRA vs. Roth IRA – How to Make Both Work for You

Episode 1 - JoAnn Huber, CPA, CFP®
For many people, the 401(k) is their largest asset. However, there are several different types of 401(k) plans, each of which follows a different series of rules and regulations. Choosing the wrong type of 401(k) can have significant consequences in retirement - and can drastically affect your quality of life for years to come.