Plan Wise. Retire Free.

Exposing 401(k) Weaknesses

Your 401k can be your most powerful retirement savings tool. But it’s not perfect. Let’s talk about some of the weaknesses that you should be aware of in your 401k (or 403b...or TSP...or 457 plan)

These Financial Things Are Underrated

This topic is simple. Things related to your money, finances, and retirement that should get way more attention and excitement. Let’s give them the love they deserve on this episode.

These Financial Things Are Overrated

Sometimes things get pushed or catch a lot of buzz in the financial landscape and they just aren’t all they’re cracked up to be. Let’s explore some of the things that might be sold to you as the greatest thing since sliced bread, but in reality it’s probably way too much focus and attention being paid to them.

Planning For Future Tax Rates

This week, we'll continue our earlier discussions about the oncoming tax train that is headed our way. Let the Roth Guy help get you prepped so you can have peace of mind about how taxes will affect your retirement future.

Don’t Utter These Famous Last Words

Hopefully your famous last words in life won’t be “Hey y’all, watch this!” And in the financial world, there’s quite a few phrases that you don’t want to be your famous last words either...

Roth Accounts and Tax Buckets

Jude, "The Roth Guy", helps us look at the tax benefits of Roth accounts this week. We'll also have a more in-depth discussion about the three "buckets" that make up Jude and Mike's Bucket Plan strategy for structuring their clients' financial plans.

Effects Of The Tax Reform & Email Questions

We'll start off things off this week by discussing the effects of the tax code changes on people's tax returns this year. Then we'll dive into the mailbag and answer questions on retirement tax brackets, rolling over a 401(k), book recommendations, and more.

The Tax Train

This week we discuss the oncoming tax train and things to consider when choosing to prepare for the potential tax increases.

The 5 Most Common “Pain Points” In Your Financial Life

When it comes to financial planning, everybody has some kind of pain point. Those pain points are different for each person, but everyone has something that bothers them. Mike and Jude tell us about some times where they've helped clients through these frustrating areas.

The Roth Guy

We discuss the debut of The Roth Guy and talk about some of the finer points of using a Roth as part of your retirement strategy.