Tag Archives: Financial Planning

104. Getting Ready For Q1 of 2022 With Mike Whitmore



There is plenty of financial and retirement planning that needs to be done before the end of the year, and in the new year.

In this episode, Mike Whitemore provides us with an overview of what The Retirement Solution helps clients with at the end of the year, and in Q1 of the new year. Mike explains the penalty given if you do not take your required minimum distribution, and why right from the beginning of the year it’s good to start having your RMD in place.

Mike discusses:

  • What The Retirement Solution does for clients at the end of the year
  • Why making sure clients have taken their required minimum distributions before December 31st is so important
  • Taking steps to ensure you have required minimum distributions in place in January
  • How you can look to improve your credit score
  • And more

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About Our Guest:

Mike Whitmore graduated from Brigham Young University with a BS in Business Management and Marketing and a minor in Dutch Literature. He is a Financial Planner with The Retirement Solution, serves as the President of the Advisory Board for Velvet Media, and is a former co-founder of Fresh Consulting. Prior to becoming a financial planner, Mike worked with Apptio, one of Seattle’s fastest growing SaaS enterprise software firms*, managing the client relationship with Apptio’s top clients for building their practice of Technology Business Management. 

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97. Figuring Out Retirement Expenses With Matt Perrone



As you transition into retirement, your monthly spending changes significantly, especially your discretionary expenses.

So, how do you account for your expenses and ensure they are taken care of?

In this episode, Matt helps you figure out your basic retirement expenses so you can become financially confident in your spending habits and live your dream retirement.

Matt discusses:

  • How expenses change during the go-go, slow-go, and no-go years of retirement
  • Why it’s possible to achieve your financial goals despite a low income before retirement
  • Important retirement expenses which are often overlooked
  • Reasons to build a customized financial plan instead of relying on generic rules of thumb
  • And more

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About Matt Perrone:

As a financial planner, Matt Perrone focuses on one goal in his work — to give clients a sense of confidence by managing their life savings with the utmost care and integrity. For as long as he can remember, he has been passionate about helping others make wise financial choices. To this day, Matt finds his work both fun and meaningful. Matt is also involved with charities that aid disadvantaged youth and that support the arts and education. Before transitioning to Finance in 2015, Matt spent seven years in Hospitality and Business Management. His previous experience has allowed him to bring a more personalized level of care and service to his clients.

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Episode 92 -The Financial Aspect of Bereavement with Cindy Mueller



While bereavement means losing something significantly meaningful, like a job or connections pre-retirement, bereavement also means losing and facing the passing of a loved one.

In this episode, The Retirement Solution’s Cindy Mueller breaks down everything you need to know about the financial component of bereavement. All this to help you understand how financial planning (and professionals) can help you reduce and mitigate the stress following the passing of a spouse or family member.

Cindy discusses:

  • How financial advisors can help you address bereavement
  • Using The Retirement Solution’s checklist as a guide: First action items individuals have to take care of after losing a loved one
  • Leave IRA’s, Roth IRA’s, and 401k plans alone: Things widows and widower should avoid doing after losing their spouse 
  • Financial planning considerations to help people reduce the stress after the passing of their spouse 
  • Stories and experiences of widowed individuals 
  • And more

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About Cindy Mueller:

Cindy joined The Retirement Solution in 2008 with a commitment to delivering sound principles of financial management. She offers clients professional counsel in personal finance, investment advisory services, estate planning, and retirement planning.

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