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August 6, 2020  

Estate Planning & Elder Law With Joseph Motta

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, keep them up to date, or even title their assets properly – and as many as 60% of Americans don’t have a plan at all. That is why today we are joined by Joseph L. Motta, an Estate Planning & Elder law attorney, to shed some light on the subject.

Contact Info For Joseph L. Motta

www.jospehlmotta.com

440-930-2826

joseph@josephlmotta.com

 

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Schedule A Call With Scott: http://talktoscott.com/

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Skybox Website: https://www.skyboxasset.com

Call: 888-742-0111

July 16, 2020  

Traditional vs. Roth IRAs

It seems that most people don’t have a clear picture of whether they should contribute to a traditional IRA or a Roth. Let’s discuss how to determine what’s best for you.

Show Notes & Info:

Schedule A Call With Scott: http://talktoscott.com/

Tax Free Toolkit: https://5p7b1gdm.pages.infusionsoft.net/

Skybox Website: https://www.skyboxasset.com

Call: 888-742-0111

July 2, 2020  

Lessons From Keyboard Warriors

The comments section in any article is usually an entertaining section to browse if you're looking for more perspectives, or if you just enjoy drama. But how much should you actually take away from the advice offered by these "keyboard warriors"? Scott will delve into the comments section of a recent financial article and offer his insight.

Show Notes & Info:

Schedule A Call With Scott: http://talktoscott.com/

Tax Free Toolkit: https://5p7b1gdm.pages.infusionsoft.net/

Skybox Website: https://www.skyboxasset.com

Call: 888-742-0111

June 18, 2020  

Hidden Gems

If you’re like most people, you probably have some financial accounts that you haven’t paid much attention to recently. The statements are just collecting dust in your file cabinet, but they might actually be hidden gems that could be put to much better use. Let’s talk about some of the accounts that people tend to ignore for too long.

Show Notes & Info:

Schedule A Call With Scott: http://talktoscott.com/

Tax Free Toolkit: https://5p7b1gdm.pages.infusionsoft.net/

Skybox Website: https://www.skyboxasset.com

Call: 888-742-0111

June 4, 2020  

Financial Terms You Should Know During The Pandemic

The Coronavirus pandemic has likely led to you hearing a lot more financial buzzwords and it’s possible you aren’t familiar with some of the terms getting thrown around. Let’s take a look at some of the most popular ones and see what we can learn from them.

Show Notes & Info:

Schedule A Call With Scott: http://talktoscott.com/

Tax Free Toolkit: https://5p7b1gdm.pages.infusionsoft.net/

Skybox Website: https://www.skyboxasset.com

Call: 888-742-0111

May 21, 2020  

Should You Tap Into Your Retirement Accounts To Make It Through The Crisis?

The Coronavirus stimulus bill now makes it easier for Americans to withdraw money from their 401(k)s and other types of retirement accounts. Is this a wise choice to help ease the burden of the crisis? Plus, we debut the "Shelter In Place Movie Review" segment on the show.

Show Notes & Info:

Schedule A Call With Scott: http://talktoscott.com/

Tax Free Toolkit: https://5p7b1gdm.pages.infusionsoft.net/

Skybox Website: https://www.skyboxasset.com

Call: 888-742-0111

May 7, 2020  

An Update On The Coronavirus’ Financial Impact

We'll update you on the Coronavirus' impact on the economy, the markets, retirement planning, and where we all go from here.

Show Notes & Info:

Schedule A Call With Scott: http://talktoscott.com/

Tax Free Toolkit: https://5p7b1gdm.pages.infusionsoft.net/

Skybox Website: https://www.skyboxasset.com

Call: 888-742-0111

April 16, 2020  

Solid Financial Truths

A lot of things in the financial landscape have an “it depends” resolution. It can be frustrating when things are so fluid and vary person to person. So, let’s discuss some financial truths that we can state with confidence and see what we can learn from them.

Show Notes & Info:

Tax Free Toolkit: https://5p7b1gdm.pages.infusionsoft.net/

Skybox Website: https://www.skyboxasset.com

Call: 888-742-0111

March 24, 2020  

Is Your Portfolio Infected With A Virus?

We'll take a look at the Coronavirus' impact on the financial markets, the economy and our personal retirement plans. Scott will help us try to put it all in perspective and figure out where we go from here.

Show Notes & Info:

Tax Free Toolkit: https://5p7b1gdm.pages.infusionsoft.net/

Skybox Website: https://www.skyboxasset.com

Call: 888-742-0111

March 19, 2020  

Your Desire To Retire

Different people have different levels of desire when it comes to finding their retirement date. Let’s explore these different levels of desire, as indicated by the statements people might make, and discuss how we’d help someone at these different levels.

Show Notes & Info:

Tax Free Toolkit: https://5p7b1gdm.pages.infusionsoft.net/

Skybox Website: https://www.skyboxasset.com

Call: 888-742-0111

March 5, 2020  

All You Need To Know About Roth Conversions

The idea of a Roth conversion is intriguing to a lot of people, and for some people it can be a great strategy to enact. Let’s explore the concept on this episode. Plus, we'll answer some Social Security questions from one of our listeners.

Show Notes & Info:

Tax Free Toolkit: https://5p7b1gdm.pages.infusionsoft.net/

Skybox Website: https://www.skyboxasset.com

Call: 888-742-0111

December 19, 2019  

Avoiding Critical Estate Planning Mistakes

There are some people who don’t care at all about leaving a financial legacy, but for those who do, it’s important to eliminate some of these common estate planning mistakes…

Show Notes & Info:

Tax Free Toolkit: https://5p7b1gdm.pages.infusionsoft.net/

Skybox Website: https://www.skyboxasset.com

Call: 888-742-0111

October 3, 2019  

Even Responsible Savers Make These Mistakes

Even for people who have been very responsible with their money over the years, entering retirement can still be a challenge because it’s such a different stage of life. Let’s talk about some of the missteps that even responsible savers can make.

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August 15, 2019  

You Need To Avoid These Portfolio Disasters

Between wildfires, hurricanes, tornados and floods, there’s always a natural disaster making news headlines. And while life and limb aren’t at stake when it comes to your portfolio, experiencing a financial disaster can still have a catastrophic effect on your life in retirement. Let’s discuss some portfolio disasters that we’ve seen and how to avoid them...

August 1, 2019  

What Does Financial Security Mean To You?

“Financial Security” might mean different things to different people, but for nearly everyone, making sure that they achieve their own definition of security is the most important part of their retirement plan. So, how do you define financial security? On today’s show, we’ll cover some of the popular responses we hear from clients during the planning process.

July 18, 2019  

Learning Financial Lessons From Popular Proverbs

There are plenty of proverbs and axioms that aren’t meant to be about money, but we can easily learn a financial lesson from them anyway. We’ll show you the hidden money meanings behind some of these popular sayings. We have a great question from Roberta putting her entire 401(k) into company stock. And where would Scott go if we kicked him out of North America? We'll find out the answers to that question and more on today's show.

July 3, 2019  

How “Fake News” Impacts Your Finances & That Time Scott Got In Big Trouble

We all probably did something that got us in big trouble when we were kids. Just wait until you hear what kind of mischief Scott was up to when he was little. Plus, did you know you're probably being exposed to financial "fake news" on a daily basis? We'll look at some common headlines that qualify as "fake news" and teach you how to spot other problematic headlines. And Jim has a question on the mailbag about delaying Social Security some more, even though he's already 67.

June 20, 2019  

Goat Yoga, Stretch IRAs & How To Get “Unstuck” From Difficult Financial Decisions

Goat Yoga... That's actually a thing these days. And it somehow comes up on today's podcast when we answer a question from Arnold about a "Stretch IRA". You won't want to miss that conversation. We'll also switch gears and talk about how for some people, the biggest problem with their financial planning isn’t that they make the wrong decisions. It’s that they often fail to make decisions at all. But sometimes you just have to fish or cut bait. We'll discuss some of the things that can cause the decision-making process to stall and how you can get unstuck. And what's a movie you can watch over and over and never get tired of? We'll ask Scott for his opinion on that, plus much more ahead on today's show.

June 6, 2019  

Planning For Summer Vacation & Retirement Are A Lot Alike

If you’re heading out on a road trip this summer, there’s a long checklist of items that you want to be sure you haven’t forgotten. And in retirement planning, some of those exact same items need to be addressed. Let’s look at some of the items that should appear on both your road trip checklist and your retirement planning checklist. We'll also answer a question from Jeff about retiring early at the age of 55. Is it a good idea? Plus, if Scott could trade places with anyone for a day, who would it be? Listen to this episode to find out.

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May 16, 2019  

Conventional Wisdom Isn’t Always So Wise

Let's discuss a few examples where following conventional wisdom might lead you astray. We'll also answer a question from Mary about the consequences of making a mistake while rolling over a 401k. And if Scott had to be an animal, what kind would he be?

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