The Financial Answer

Financial planning guidance from West Tennessee’s Nathan O’ Bryant.

The Retirement Checklist

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Just like a pilot going through his pre-flight checklist before takeoff, it’s important that you go through your pre-retirement checklist before walking away from a paycheck. Let's look at some of the items on this list.

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Stock Market Update: October Slump

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The stock market has been dealing with some volatility recently. What could it mean for your retirement portfolio? Nathan will also help you avoid rookie mistakes in financial planning, and give a crash course in understanding your statements.

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Financial Therapy

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Let's think of your financial advisor as your financial therapist. We'll discuss some scenarios where it’s almost inevitable that a talk with your advisor seem like a counseling session. Perhaps it would help to reflect on what financial wisdom your grandmother shared with you. Maybe your financial therapist can help you with your 401(k) mistakes.

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Robo-Advisors

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We'll discuss the pros and cons of robo-advisors. Could they be a fit for your financial plan? Nathan will give his professional opinion.

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Score A Touchdown In Retirement

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At this time of year, you can find football on TV almost every night of the week. So let’s take some concepts from the game of football and apply them to our retirement planning. We'll also huddle up and make a game plan for using bonds and preparing for taxes in retirement.

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Unhealthy Financial Foods

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Let's explore some unhealthy foods and find their parallels in the financial world. You will also learn about some of the landmark ages in retirement planning, as well as why life insurance might be a good fit for your needs.

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Irreversible Decisions

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There are plenty of decisions that you’ll make in the retirement planning process that can’t be undone, so you want to make sure that you make the right call. To help make that right call, we'll discuss reading the fine print on several investments, as well as some tips to finding satisfaction in retirement.

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The Financial Hurricane

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Since much of the country has recently spent a lot of time watching the Weather Channel and getting a refresher on how hurricanes work, let’s take the opportunity to see what we can learn about retirement planning from a discussion about hurricanes.

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Between Jobs

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Finding yourself between jobs can be frustrating—whether you were fired, laid off, or just had to step away of your own choosing. But it can also present some opportunities. Let’s discuss some of the challenges and opportunities that you need to consider if you’re between jobs. We'll also see how Nathan goes against the grain of the financial industry.

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Retirement Planning: It Ain’t What It Used To Be

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In some ways, retirement planning was easier for past generations. Let's take a look at how planning has changed through the years. Later, Nathan will take a multiple choice quiz. Finally, he will help you avoid any financial mistakes that might be made if you are going through a divorce.

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