Wed, 12 January 2022
Welcome to the second installment of Retirement Plan Live. This is the episode where we run the initial numbers for Joelle’s retirement. We’ll walk through the 3 categories to define Joelle’s base needs, wants, and wishes and put number values to each of these areas.
In addition to the interview with Joelle, you’ll hear listener questions about how to feel comfortable about retirement, converting 401Ks to Roth IRAs, and how my personal journey finding health insurance has turned out.
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Financial behavior is at the heart of all money management issues
Have you ever listened to the Stacking Benjamins podcast with Joe Saul-Sehy? If so, you’ll want to check out his new book, Stacked. If you haven’t heard his podcast, check it out on your favorite podcasting app. Joe joins me today to discuss why he wrote his new book, how he wrote it, and why it’s important.
Did you know that 150 million Americans have cried about money? This number doesn’t only include people who live paycheck to paycheck, people who earn more are also concerned about money. These people aren’t crying about the loss of the mega backdoor Roth or cryptocurrency. They are crying about their financial behavior.
Many people who are educated about money and finances still struggle with their financial behavior. Mastering your finances isn’t about what you know, it's about what you do.
Stacked helps readers take action to improve their financial situation
Traditional finance books often overcomplicate finances or hype certain complicated financial strategies. Stacked helps readers understand what they should be thinking about when it comes to financial matters and why they should think about them.
Since Joe discovered that people need actionable items to complete to successfully change their financial behavior he decided that his book should help readers change their financial behavior through action. The book is based on achievements that are built on micro-actions. Its format is award-based, similar to the way that many educational apps gamify learning.
Joe begins financial planning with the end in mind
Joe’s book begins with the end in mind. It is goal-based and helps readers create a timeline to put their goals in perspective. Since most of us are visual learners, the book helps to plot things visually so that readers can begin to work on their financial problems.
As you read, you’ll be able to visualize your goals so that you can put a list together to understand what you truly value and how that applies to your financial plan. Check out Stacked if you are interested in a light-hearted approach to a serious subject matter that gives you actionable items to get you closer to your financial goals.
OUTLINE OF THIS EPISODE OF THE RETIREMENT ANSWER MAN
RETIREMENT PLAN LIVE WITH JOELLE
JOE SAUL-SEHY INTERVIEW
TODAY’S SMART SPRINT SEGMENT
Resources Mentioned In This Episode
BOOK - Stacked by Joe Saul-Sehy
BOOK - How to Begin by Michael Bungay Stanier
BOOK - Half Time by Bob Buford
BOOK - The Second Mountain by David Brooks
PODCAST - Stacking Benjamins with Joe Saul-Sehy