Tag Archives: Spending

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.


96. How to Manage Your Spending in Retirement With Tom Black

It’s not enough for your advisor to know what’s going on with your retirement, you need to know as well.

Of course you want to spend all the money you saved for retirement. In this episode, Tom Black shares how you can be successful in your retirement. Tom speaks about some of the “rules” around retirement spending and why not everyone can keep up with them. 

Tom discusses:

  • Why more people are looking towards retirement
  • The first step to creating a real retirement plan
  • Why having a good handle on your monthly will likely lead to you having a successful retirement
  • The “rules” of retirement and spending and why it’s not for everyone to follow
  • And more

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About Tom:

As a Financial Planner, Tom has a thorough understanding of the complex issues that must be addressed when preparing a strategic retirement plan.

Tom has always been interested in wealth management, graduating with a Finance degree from Brigham Young University. He attributes his career path to his passion and desire to help enrich peoples’ lives. Tom is motivated by helping people maintain financial independence and their active lifestyle long into retirement by providing a holistic financial review process. Prior to joining TRS, Tom gained extensive experience overseeing client-business relationships, client satisfaction strategies, accounting, budgeting, projections, and financial operations at Abadan, Yakima Valley Farmworkers, and Connell Grain Growers.

Episode 81 – A Comprehensive Look at Our Planning Process – With Mike Whitmore

When you near retirement, you need to look at things differently. It’s like having a different strategy in the second half of a football game!

Today, Mike Whitmore explains how our planners at The Retirement Solution help folks create just the right plan for their unique retirement vision. Mike dives deep into our comprehensive planning process and discusses the various steps involved.

In this episode, you will learn:

  • How we customize your income plan through our holistic planning process to effectively address all of your fears and concerns
  • The five major pillars covered during our planning process
  • Ways in which our process differs from that of a regular broker or an insurance representative
  • What defines an ideal client for us to work with
  • And more!

Tune in now to fully understand the planning process at TRS, and how it can help you achieve your goals and sustained retirement success! 

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Episode 77 – What Are You Grateful For?

While money is important, remember, money isn’t everything.

Join this episode of Your Retirement Solution Podcast as Jim Black discusses the benefits of being grateful, and how he weaves this quality into the planning process when working with his clients.

In this episode, you will learn:

  • Jim’s take on how practicing gratitude can change your attitude 
  • Find the positive in every situation: How Jim establishes financial and non-financial conversations with clients during tough times 
  • The firm’s holistic planning approach that focuses on health, family, legacy, and anything that fulfills clients and their hopes and dreams 
  • And more!

Tune in and find out how gratitude can help you thrive in your personal and financial life! 

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Episode 75 – Preparing for 2020 Year-End Tax Planning

Did you know that fall is the right time to start thinking about the incoming year-end tax planning season?

Join this episode of Your Retirement Solution as Jim Black highlights not only the tax planning to-do’s, but also the two possible outcomes of year-end planning: You either pay or save in taxes.  

In this episode, you will learn:

  • Why it’s important to review your stocks, especially in 2020 
  • How to do a Roth conversion, and what are the benefits of opening a Roth account 
  • Using the CARES Act as a tool to do 401K, IRA, and Roth rollovers 
  • Why you don’t need to take a Required Minimum Distribution (RMD) in 2020
  • And more!

As year-end is right around the corner, tune in as Jim explains the different things you can do with that extra cash saved during the COVID-19 restrictions! 

Resources: The Retirement Solution 



Episode 74 – The ABCs of Medicare with Tom Black

Understanding your Medicare options and why it matters for you.

Today’s episode with Tom Black of the Retirement Solution focuses on Medicare and the challenges we face when looking into Medicare for ourselves or checking on our loved ones’ coverage; the different parts, the different plans, and what it all means.

In this episode, you will learn:

  • What choices you have and the timeline you have in which to change it
  • What the difference is between an Advantage plan and a Medigap plan
  • At what age should you start to enroll in Part D
  • How you start and stop Medicare if you are laid off due to Covid
  • And more!

Tune in to learn more about Medicare and the steps you can take to make an informed decision.

Resources: The Retirement Solution | Your Retirement Solution Podcast


Episode 73 – Plan for the Retirement You Deserve with Jim Black

Do you have a plan that can cover the bumps and bruises of life?

In this podcast Jim Black of the Retirement Solution discusses how a thorough plan process can help give you the confidence and courage to do what you want to do in your retirement.

In this episode, you will learn:

  • Why people resist going through the planning process
  • The value a comprehensive financial plan can have to a person
  • How the service and engagement change over the years 
  • And more!

Tune in as Jim explains what a plan can truly be and the affect it can have on your life

Resources:  The Retirement Solution | Your Retirement Solution Podcast

Episode 72 – Financial Players You Need on Your Retirement Team –– With Cindy Mueller

Do you have a solid financial team to keep you on track for life after retirement? 

Today, Cindy Mueller, a financial planner and tax advisor with The Retirement Solution, walks you through a list of professionals that make up an all-star team, and what role they each play in helping you live your happily ever after in retirement. 

In this episode, you will learn:

  • Why financial planners maintain good relationships with estate planning attorneys
  • How a personal coach can help you navigate life’s transitions
  • How life, health, and annuity insurance may fit into your plan
  • Why a good relationship with your realtor should be part of your team
  • And more!

Tune in to get a list of financial players to add to your retirement team! 

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Episode 71 – Your Annual Plan Review – With Tom Black

Is your financial plan ever really complete? 

In this episode of Your Retirement Solution Podcast, Tom Black from The Retirement Solution explains the review process and what your annual or even semi-annual review with your financial planner should look like.

In this episode, you will learn:

  • Why it is important to meet with your financial planner regularly and discuss life changes
  • How your annual review is a time to make adjustments to your financial plan
  • Why tax changes may have you adjusting your written plan 
  • What you want your plan to do now and in the future 
  • And more!

Tune in to learn how to get the most out of your annual review so that you can retire on your own terms and live life to the fullest! 

Resources:The Retirement Solution | Your Retirement Solution Podcast 


Episode 70 – How to Build a Legacy Plan – With Tyler Lively

Join this episode of Your Retirement Solution Podcast as Tyler Lively with The Retirement Solution explains how the planning process deals with the passing of a loved one, and how it impacts the family. 

In this episode, you will learn:

  • Successful client estate planning stories 
  • Why is it important to work with a planner and have good family communication when building a wealth and legacy plan 
  • The importance of a consistent, annual review of your income and retirement plan 
  • When grieving: Why you should wait one year before making drastic decisions  
  • And more!

Tune in to learn more about The Retirement Solution’s holistic planning process so that you and your planner can look at different strategies and options together! 

Resources:  The Retirement Solution | Your Retirement Solution Podcast | Tyler Lively