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Stay Ahead of the Curve

It’s World Series time and from my playing days, the best way to hit curve balls was to be in front of the pitch. That’s true in baseball and true when it comes to changes to Social Security. This week’s Secured Retirement Radio show covered the October 30th, 2015 legislative changes to Social Security from…

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Secured Retirement Radio: The Golden Decade

Blog post written by Dale Decker If you are 59 ½ up to 70 ½, you are in the Golden Decade when everything you do relative to your retirement matters.    There is a long list of do’s and don’ts during this period. On Saturday’s Secured Retirement Radio Show, CFPs Joe Lucey and Derek Fautsch…

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Secured Retirement Radio: Blackjack

Post written by Dale Decker In the first Austin Powers movie, the lead plays blackjack with Dr. Evil’s henchman, “Number 2.” Number 2, with x-ray vision, holds a 17, and scopes the next card as a 4. He hits for a 21 saying that he likes to live…dangerously. Austin Powers in turn then stays on…

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Secured Retirement Radio: Shoebox Money

Blog post by Dale Decker. We all save something. From childhood to retirement years, we set aside keepsakes that mean the most: a teddy bear, a blanket, sports cards, photos, you name it…it’s saved by someone. Often times things are saved and forgotten or placed in a box somewhere. Just knowing they’re there is the…

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Secured Retirement Radio: Income During Retirement

Blog post by Dale Decker Without income there is no retirement so current retirees are breaking old rules to be successfully retired. In the past, some combination of Social Security, savings, pension, home equity and a good health care plan were usually enough to for one to coast from age 62 on up. Before 2004,…

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Secured Retirement Radio: A Time for Everything

Blog post written by Dale Decker    “To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose… under heaven” The Byrds made Turn Turn Turn by Pete Seeger a top ten hit in 1965. That year Jim (known now as “Roger McGuinn”) combined a Rickenbacker guitar intro with a back beat to soar…

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Secured Retirement Radio: Thrill Rides & Risk

Blog post by Dale Decker It’s State Fair time …let’s talk about thrill rides. Roller coasters are fun for most people. The thrill of controlled risk and being on the edge literally and figuratively brings out the kid in all of us. It’s the turns and the highs and lows that make amusement rides scary.…

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Secured Retirement Radio: How Comfortable Are You With Risk?

Blog post written by Dale Decker Some people skydive for thrills while others marvel at the jumps safely from the ground below. Whether it’s extreme sports or financial planning, everyone has different comfort levels with risk. On last Saturday’s Secured Retirement Radio show, Joe Lucey, Derek Fautsch, and Kari Donnelly talked about China, the stock market, other indicators, and…

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Secured Retirement Radio: Probability Investing vs. Safety First

Blog post written by Dale Decker We all have different tolerances for risk. Some people prefer to go big and climb Mount Everest. Others are perfectly content to stay close to home and go apple picking. But risk tolerance isn’t limited to hobbies and free-time activities. Risk tolerance also plays a role in your personal finances.…

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