Ep 9: 5 Classic Pre-Retiree Mistakes
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Everyone gets tripped up by mistakes in retirement planning and sometimes they’re unavoidable. But many times we see pre-retirees make bad decisions that hurt their financial future and they could have steered clear of these with a little assistance. Let’s look at the classic mistakes that we see before answering a few mailbag questions.


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Today's show schedule: 

0:59 – Investing at age 59 the same way you’re investing at 39.

2:42 – Starting Social Security without a plan.

3:58 – Focusing on tax preparation but not tax planning.

4:57 – Assuming that most of your retirement healthcare needs will be met by Medicare.

5:51 – Taking on additional risk to try and make up for lost time.

6:43 – Mailbag Question: Is it better to work with an advisor that charges an hourly fee or someone who charges a management fees based on percentage of assets?

8:08 – Mailbag Question: Is it a good idea to avoid IRA withdrawals this year and live off Social Security and bank account to avoid paying any taxes?

9:26 – Mailbag Question: I’m nervous about how much money I have in the market. How much should I have in my 50s?

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